Pathways for the Development of Organic Rare Natural Animal Fibre Production

  • 36 pages

  • Published: 7 Jan 2010

  • Author(s): McGregor, Bruce

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This RIRDC report investigates the issues associated with the development of pathways for new supply chains for organic production of rare natural fibres in Australia. It has been produced as part of a larger project that aims to assist the local rare animal fibre industries in the key areas of efficient fibre production, improved fibre quality, cost-effective fibre processing and new product development.
The world organic textile market is currently valued at over $5 billion and growing at 20% compound annually. Australian farmers, processors and exporters do not have access to existing information or potentially available information on pathways for organic rare animal fibre production. Demand exists for the supply of some organic rare natural animal fibres.