"After spending 20 years in a corporate manufacturing environment, I had a desire to build a manufacturing business from the ground using Australian labour in the process. The next step was to decide what to make, I wanted it to be very Australian and what is more Australian than wool, knowing that Australia had plenty of sheep and therefore no supply issue with the resource." - Graeme Kerr, Founder
...The Journey Began.
On 8th April 1996, in a small factory unit situated 45klm south west of Sydney, Wool Products Australia Pty Ltd and the Woolstar Brand was born. In only a short space of time Wool Products out grew the Ingleburn factory unit and sought larger stand - alone premises to accommodate increase in our Woolstar growth.
In only a short amount of time Wool Products moved to accommodated the increase in product demand.
Woolstar's very first range consisted of 3 products, the Woolstar Reversible Under-blanket and the Woolstar For All Seasons Quilt Set.
Graeme's goal was to build a brand that represented quality and innovation. Woolstar invested in high quality textile machines such as; fibre carding machines, high speed computerised cross lappers and high speed quilting and high speed sewing and binding machines.
This advanced technology provided Woolstar with the opportunity to focus on developing new innovative products for both the domestic and export markets.
Graeme Knows that the overseas market love Australian wool products, and he is proud to export high quality Australian made, 100% Australian wool products to various overseas customers.
Export sales continue to grow. Many products are exported globally to Asia, Europe, North and South America.
To ensure the integrity and authenticity of Woolstar's products Woolstar have acquired the Woolmark Certification and Australian Certifications.
Woolstar work closely with farmers who are committed to best animal husbandry practices. Ensuring their sheep are well fed and looked after to produce the best wool.
The Wool fibre used by Woolstar has high micron, consistent fibre length, and is the perfect mix of natural performance, strength and softness, providing excellent loft and comfort.
It is also natural, sustainable, renewable and biodegradable. A natural insulator that maintains even body temperature, keeping you warm in winter and cool in the heat of summer.
Woolstar's "farm to shelf" concept, allows consumers to experience the woollen products journey and trace the wool fibre back to the farm.
As part of Woolstar's commitment to the environment all woollen products meet the Oeko Tex Standard 100, a global standard for textile goods, all products are free from any harmful chemicals associated with fabric and fibres and are manufactured in accordance with the best environmental processes.
Proud supporters of The Campaign for Wool Program, a global promotion initiated by its patron, His Royal Highness, a 5-year program carried out by Australian Wool Innovation Ltd to raise awareness about the natural, sustainable and many unique functional benefits provided by wool.
Woolstar endeavour to continue their journey in developing new and innovative products that improve the way we sleep and complement the way we live.