Direct Network Advantage

For wool growers AWN can now offer, through our Direct Network Advantage (DNA) wool supply program,
a genuine opportunity to know where their wool will be used.

The DNA wool supply program allows us to give a provenance to the end product and to showcase to consumers the AWN clients and their sheep who contributed to the making of the product they are wearing.

Importantly for wool growers by controlling wool processing from bale to retail we can better manage some of the associated processing costs, enabling us to potentially offer above market prices for specific wool types - a direct advantage to your wool growing operation.

We believe that the DNA program will appeal to wool growers wanting to make a genuine contribution to driving demand for their wool as well as those looking to take advantage of the benefits that come when selling their wool direct.

To understand the DNA of a MerinoSnug garment, take a look at these short stories from our wool growers, their sheep, their properties and the environment in which they grow the world's best wool.

Follow the links below to read more about AWN wool growers who contribute to the DNA program.


DNA participants

Grampians

The western districts of Victoria is some of the most prized wool growing country in Australia. A spectacular natural environment for generations of wool growing.

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At Australia Wool Network we believe that 'every day in every way wool works best'. That's why we think wool should be your 'natural fibre of choice' when choosing clothes to wear, furnishings for your home or anything else for that matter!

Flinders Outback SA

A vibrant landscape spanning over 800 million years of horizons dotted with blue bush, native grassy plains, craggy outcrops and rugged mountain ranges that offer a kaleidoscope of colour & a spectacular home for modern merino sheep.
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Williams WAAnother first in our DNA Program... and it all begins in an area of Australia that upon first glance appears perhaps somewhat unremarkable. But there is a hidden truth to be discovered.Read more

BarossaThe DNA Barossa story is the first for our 'Only Merino' product label and is the first to feature an exclusive design by local abstract artist and designer - Marnie Gilder.Read more 

CormoThe migration of the Cormo sheep in the Central Highlands TAS each year starting on ANZAC day is a sight to behold. We were lucky enough to capture the trek and include Cormo wool in DNA.Read more

Midlands MerinoThe Midlands of Tasmania is known for many things, the historic Ross Bridge is one of them. What many may not know is that the region produces some of the best wool in the world for...DNA.Read more

EgelabraIntroducing one of Australia's most historic merino studs and sheep breeding seemed a natural fit for DNA. Albeit a tricky subject to explain the process to consumers!Read more

Kangaroo IslandKangaroo Island in South Australia was the first 'regionally' branded DNA program. 20 woolgrowers, members of the Kangaroo Island Wool group, joined AWN and the DNA program.Read more

Jigsaw FarmsAs clients of AWN we were able to explore a little further into this family run operation in  Hamilton in western Victoria. We discovered that wool had a profound affect on the property's staff.Read more

KeeyugaThe Thomson family at Keeyuga, Glenauroa VIC were part of our initial DNA pilot program. Together with their unique farming story  we were inspired to continue to develop the program.Read more

What's a QR code?

A QR Code is a two-dimensional barcode that is readable by smart-phones. To SCAN a QR (quick reader) code and watch the video stories you will need a QR reader installed on your mobile device.

 

You can download a QR scanner for your phone from the Google Play store or Apple App Store.  There are several to choose from but we have found the following to be quite good.

 

Android - Click here to download

iPhone - Click here to download

 

Facebook also has an ‘in built’ QR scanner directly from their application which is quite handy if you are a Facebook user.

Open the Facebook  App on your phone, go to the menu tab and select the QR code App.

Are you a wool
grower?

If you would like to contribute to the making of our MerinoSnug garments please contact your local AWN Wool Specialist or email us.