Phil and Peter Cooper
Phil Cooper and his brother Peter farm 2000 merino sheep on their property, located in the Town of Parndana on Kangaroo Island. Established after the Second World War and one of the island’s smallest towns, Parndana has the prime climate for wool growing.
Here, they put their 15 years of wool-growing experience to use, running the business with their parents and the four family dogs. For the Coopers, the farm is about freedom; enjoying the simplicity of working for oneself, the company of animals and basking in nature on a daily basis.
Q. What does it mean to you to know who is wearing your wool?
A. In the past we haven’t had any follow through with knowing where the wool is ending up. Now, thanks to the Australian Wool Network, we have the opportunity to better understand what the consumer wants. We are more than happy to have them as repeat buyers of the product – it only means great things for Kangaroo Island.
Q. What would you like to say to the person wearing your wool?
A. I would simply say, ‘thank you’.