The supply chain in the wool industry is long. This is because merino wool is predominantly grown in the southern hemisphere but processed in the northern hemisphere.

Lead Times:

The processing lead times can likewise be long because there are many stages from the shearing of sheep on individual farms to consolidation, shipping, washing, combing, treatments, spinning, knitting/weaving and garment construction.

Verification of supplying farms for land management and animal welfare adds another dimension which can only be catered for reliably through good planning.