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BRADFORD – The wool of British sheep farmers will be forensically traced along supply chains through a partnership between British Wool and textile traceability specialists, Oritain. Oritain’s isotope technology will be used to test and authenticate wool fibres from the British Isles to ensure proof of origin, creating a ‘fingerprint’ to enable the identification of authentic British Wool.

British Wool is owned by around 35,000 sheep farmers in the UK and is used in flooring, furnishings and apparel. There are more than 60 different sheep breeds in the UK, spread across all geographies, including Scotland, Wales and large swathes of mainland England.

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