Three Simple Steps for Retail Brands

Step 1

Make the decision to engage in a managed supply chain

  • Provide us with an outline of your product categories and time-frames
  • Introduce us to your preferred spinner and knitter or weaver.

Step 2

  1. Advise your spinner* that your are working with NewMerino® to provide a totally transparent supply chain.
  2. That you will require NewMerino® Transaction Certificates.
  3. That NewMerino® will be selecting and verifying the farmers from which the wool is to be sourced

* or your first point of contact in your supply chain

Step 3

We are now on your team, working with your processing partners to ensure that your merino products will be:

  • Authentic
  • Ethically managed
  • Sustainably produced
  • Fully Traceable

100% Australian merino – and you will be able to prove it.

This is what we will do for you:

Develop lead time plan

Starting with the date finished goods are required to be in your stores, this plan calculates times and dates for each processing stage right back to the selection of suitable farms and required shipping date of greasy wool from Australia

1. Develop Supply plan report

This report will:

  • Confirms supply chain partners
  • Confirm technical and non-technical attributes required
  • Identify a time line for greasy wool supply and tops and yarn production

2. Select supply

  • Identify and communicate with suitably qualified farmers for compliance with standards and protocols.
  • Work with farmers to determine availability of technically suitable wool.

3. Facilitate Purchase and Export

  • Work with topmaker and their Australian exporter to facilitate purchasing and export of greasy wool in accordance with specifications.
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4. Provide Transaction Certificates

  • Greasy Wool Transaction Certificate
  • Topmaking Transaction Certificate
  • Spinning Transaction Certificate

5. Reporting

We will keep you informed of progress at each stage.

On completion we will provide a ‘Certificate of Origin & Attributes’. This report consolidates all key information about the consignment – the critical components for traceability. These include:

  • Contributing farmers and volumes from each farm.
  • Greasy wool consignment details providing weighted average of all farm lots included.
  • Names of all processing partners and shipping details.
  • Production details of tops and yarn

Additionally we will provide other relevant information you may require to develop your marketing story.