Baltic Wool Conference

We are constantly monitoring the Covid-19 situation and programme may change due to this. However, we are now welcoming you to register for the Baltic Wool Conference on Gotland 8 - 10 October on our up-dated website: www.balticwoolconference.com.

Day 1 Trends and New Business Opportunities.

How can companies in the wool sector meet an increased demand for sustainable and locally produced products? Speakers include Linda Nydén from Smart Textiles at the University of Borås (SE) and representatives from the outdoor brand Fjällräven.This day also includes speakers from Uist Wool, Scotland and HW Textil, Åland.

Day 2 Production, Innovation and Research.

What are the challenges and opportunities when working with local wool? Speakers include  Ave Matsin from the University of Tartu (EST) and Sue Blacker, The NaturalFibre Company/Blacker Yarns (UK). We will also get a lecture about creating a new breed of sheep to meet the demands from both consumers and a local industry.

Day 3 Full day bus excursion around Gotland.

Visit to a sheep farm, a scouring mill, a spinning mill and a knitting mill working with wool on Gotland.

How to register

Our conference secretariat, Resia Kongress, handles the registration and can also assist with hotel reservation and travel arrangements. The conference venue isClarion Hotel Wisby, in the middle of the medieval town of Visby. If you would like to stay there (optional), you can make your reservation at the same time as you register for the conference. Early bird registration until 1 August (3900 SEK, includes 3-day programme, meals and small exhibition table) More details on the website.

If you cannot register online, please contact Resia Kongress: congress.gotland@resia.se, phone: +46 (0)498 25 76 78.

Hope to see you in good health on Gotland in October! Welcome!The Project team, E-mail: info@balticwoolconference.com

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The conference is hosted by The Rural Economy andAgricultural Society Gotland in cooperation with RegionGotland and The National Swedish Handicraft Council.