Story: Farming in the economy

Merino wool suit

Merino wool suit

Farmers, scientists and manufacturers responded to the new commercial environment of the post-subsidy era by becoming more innovative. This is a machine-washable suit made from merino wool. The lightweight, breathable suit was made from a single thread, using a method developed by AgResearch and Australian Wool Innovation.

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Robert Peden, 'Farming in the economy - A sunset industry? 1984 to the present', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/17643/merino-wool-suit (accessed 28 May 2022)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008