Nick and Penny Clark
Nick Clark and his family have been farming for three generations, beginning in Mannanarie in South Australia’s mid-north, then moving to Jamestown and finally to Kangaroo Island in 2005.
Settling in the town of Parndana, they began to build their family business in the optimum wool-growing climate, and now farm an impressive 6500 merino sheep on their property.
For the Clark family – which includes Nick, his wife Penny, three children and parents Peter and Ann Marie – the joys of being a wool grower lie in the rich family history, closeness to animals and wholesome country lifestyle it brings.
Q. What does it mean to you to know who is wearing your wool?
A. It gives me great satisfaction knowing that the work that we do helps a larger group of people and meets core human requirements, such as clothing. We are very proud of our story and we believe that we produce a great product.
Q. What would you like to say to the person wearing your wool?
A. I would say to them, “I hope you enjoy it, because it was hard yakka growing it!” In all seriousness, wearers can be assured that their clothing was produced by someone who cares a great deal about the health and welfare of animals – and about the Kangaroo Island environment.