Chairman of the Charitable Trust: Robert Hall E mail: MerchantStaplersTrust@gmail.com
21st Century Challenge of Rural Leadership Course
The Charitable Trust is sponsoring farmer Jen Hunter for this leadership course https://www.ruralbusinessschool.org.uk/21st-challenge-of-rural-leadership endorsed by the Worshipful Company of Farmers
The Company sponsors a Nuffield Farming Trust Scholar in the category of sheep, wool, or textiles. This scholarship is awarded to someone already working in the industry who will conduct an in-depth survey in their chosen subject.
The 2014/15 project by Jen Hunter looked at how wool is processed to suit today’s environmental concerns; compare natural and synthetic fibres; and to allow consumers to make informed decisions about ethical and ecological production techniques. The ultimate goals are finished wool products that are as carbon neutral as the fleece itself, manufactured as a natural, long-life textile and for the product owner to appreciate wool as a truly versatile, protective and comforting, renewable and biodegradable by-product. Her report: 20151130 Staple Nuffield Scholar -JenHunter- Report
Wool Innovation Prize
The Great Yorkshire Show
The Company sponsors the Wool Fleece section and provides the Staple Bronze Trophy for the Winner of the Best Fleece. Great Yorkshire Show