LEMPRIERE WOOL TRADING HISTORY
For over 150 years the textile mills and fashion houses of Europe, England, Japan and North America have trusted Lempriere to source and process their wool.
The Lempriere reputation has been earned through integrity and quality. It is proud of its many multi-generational relationships with customers. One is reputed to be the oldest unbroken supplier relationship in fashion textiles; each year for almost 110 years Lempriere has sourced and processed wool for Lanificio di Tollegno S.P.A. in Biella, northern Italy.
During its history over 2 billion kilograms of the finest sheep wool have been sourced from the highlands of Tasmania, the alps of New Zealand, the outback of Australia, the wilderness of Patagonia and the savannah of South Africa.
Due to astute decisions and foresight over the past 150 years, Lempriere is now firmly placed to offer its wealth of experience, dedication to quality and business integrity. Lempriere continues to be focused on growing the business in global markets, understanding the needs of the final customer and ensuring the business delivers value and a superior level of customer service.
In 2000, the business began to implement its global sourcing strategy and rapidly opened businesses in Argentina, USA and South Africa.
Today Lempriere is one of the world's largest wool merchants and processors with the most diversified portfolio, including a new topmaking plant commenced operations in 2016 in Sliven, Bulgaria.