International Wool Textile Organisation

The International Wool Textile Organisation is a global organisation with members from all over the world, including growers, exporters, brokers, early-stage processors, spinners, weavers, market-support bodies, wool testing authorities and research organisations.  It is the central office for the co-ordination of standards, codes of practice and interaction between all wool/textile industry segments.




IWTO look forward to seeing you in Harrogate, UK for the 86th Annual IWTO Congress, 3-5 May 2017.

Working groups and other Specialty Meetings will be scheduled on 2 May.

A must-attend event for the wool textile professionals from all parts of the supply chain, the annual Congress offers a broad programme covering market trends, trade issues, education initiatives and more, along with a lively social agenda and partners programme.

Our Young Professionals Programme makes it easy for young wool professionals to attend as well.

This year the Congress explores the theme "Wool in a Digital Age". From farm gate to retail, e-commerce and digitalisation effects every aspect of the wool business and presents us with an interesting challenge: How does an industry that is proudly steeped in tradition convey a message of quality, provenance and sustainabiliy in a world of instant communication and product availability?

Registration: follow this link:

Accommodation & Travel: We are holding block bookings for accommodation in Harrogate and you will be able to book your hotel once you have registered. Full details can be found in the section on Hotel and Travel.

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