Campaign for Wool retains King Charles as patron

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The Campaign for Wool is proud to have HM The King as a patron, and he has been an unwavering supporter of the organization’s efforts to promote the sustainability and environmental benefits of wool. In light of growing worries about global warming and the overabundance of synthetic materials, King Charles’s steadfast support highlights the critical importance of promoting wool as a sustainable, renewable, and biodegradable resource.

After a thorough evaluation of their ties to more than 1,000 institutions, King Charles and other senior British royals will resign as patrons of approximately 200 organizations and charities, according to an announcement last week from Buckingham Palace. In spite of this reorganization, King Charles is still committed to funding causes that share his beliefs, such as the Campaign for Wool.

The Campaign for Wool, which King Charles began in 2008 while serving as Prince of Wales, was formally established in 2010 with the principal goal of providing Commonwealth wool producers with the resources they need to combat the increasing prevalence of synthetic fibers. Many sectors, like the fashion, interior design, and building industries, are greatly affected by the environmental problems caused by these synthetic materials. In his role as Patron of the Campaign, King Charles has met with wool producers in countries like the United Kingdom, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and South Africa to promote the many ways in which wool is good for the environment.

Under the present circumstances of climate change and increasing plastic usage, the Campaign for Wool takes on greater significance, in line with King Charles’ recent thematic focus on Climate, Community, Commonwealth, and Culture. Since his undergraduate days, when he initially voiced worries about the growing adoption of plastics more than fifty years ago, His Majesty has been an outspoken supporter of wool. The adoption of wool is depicted as an ethical decision that is vital to protecting the earth for the sake of subsequent generations.

Farmer, wool processor, designer, brand, and retailer support is among the many global stakeholders that the Campaign for Wool receives. During October’s Wool Month in 2024, the Campaign will reveal a slew of new programs and partnerships. In an effort to draw more attention to wool and its role in sustainable practices and consumer choices, these initiatives will highlight the importance of wool in reducing environmental deterioration.


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