[Ansteorra-textiles] Bale of Fine Wool Sells for $496,000

Carolle Ternus cternus at texas.net
Fri Mar 12 11:40:39 PST 2004

Thought folks might be interested.
I've only quoted part of the article, but you should be able to find the rest at the following link. 



Bale of Fine Wool Sells for $496,000
Mar 12, 10:53 am ET 

By Pauline Askin 
SYDNEY (Reuters) - A Chinese clothing manufacturer paid A$675,000 ($496,000) Friday for a bale of Australian wool finer than cashmere or human hair, to be turned into fashionable suits. 

The 90-kg (198-lb) bale of wool, grown on sheep living in a low-stress air-conditioned shed and fed a special diet, was bought at auction in Sydney by Shanghai-based Hengyuanxiang Corp. 

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