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Jul 14, 2021

New kids on the block's woolly solution

The Woolly Wedge, a new product created using kiwi ingenuity and New Zealand wool, will hit shelves in Mitre 10.

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The Woolly Wedge was created by Under the Door Enterprises, a group of 10 students from Kavanagh College in Dunedin, as part of a Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) project.

The Woolly Wedge is a door stop made from New Zealand wool supplied by local farmer Tokofarms, recycled bicycle inner tubing, and wood.

“We study agribusiness and recognise the value of wool, both historically and for today and the future,” says Under the Door Enterprises chief executive Hayley Anderson.

“We know the wool industry is really struggling… with the price of wool falling right now from $5 per kg in 2017 to $2 per kg now due to global oversupply and changing consumer demand for wool.

“So, that kind of inspired us to make some type of product that was integrated with wool.

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