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#065 Piercarlo Zedda explains how nothing gets wasted in the wool supply chain

Piercarlo Zedda Pantex SPA guest at the Wool Academy Podcast

Piercarlo Zedda is one of two Directors of the family-owned business Pantex SPA based in Biella in Italy. The company is specialised in importing fine raw wool and manufacturing the wool into tops and open tops. On this episode, Piercarlo explains the difference between the many wool products available before spinning and weaving. He gives insights how the products are made and how they are used further down the supply chain. Amazingly, nothing in the wool supply chain gets wasted.

Being an active member of the Italian and International wool textile industry, Piercarlo talks about the importance of working together as an industry to create a better future for wool.

Podcasts that were mentioned during the episode: 

#023: Götz Giebel, Interwoollabs

#035: Michael Jackson, Australian Wool Testing Association and the Almeter

About Piercarlo Zedda

Piercarlo Zedda is, together with his Brother Giovanni Zedda, the Director of the family-owned business Pantex SPA in Biella in Italy. The company sells scoured, carbonised wool as well as wool tops, open tops and noils. Already as a child, Piercarlo spent his time in the family wool warehouse learning about wool.

Today, Piercarlo is also the Vice President of the International Wool Textile Organisation and the President of the Italian Wool Trade Association.

Connect with Piercarlo Zedda here

Pantex website

Italian Wool Trade Association website

International Wool Textile Organisation website

Key Time Stamps

[spp-timestamp time=”01:15″] About Piercarlo Zedda

[spp-timestamp time=”02:28″] About Pantex SPA

[spp-timestamp time=”03:44″] The History of Pantex and how the company developed over time

[spp-timestamp time=”04:42″] Who are the customers of Pantex?

[spp-timestamp time=”05:46″] What is Scoured and Carbonised wool and how are they used?

[spp-timestamp time=”08:34″] What are tops and open tops?

[spp-timestamp time=”10:30″] About noils and other wool waste?

[spp-timestamp time=”14:08″] Why is sustainability important for Pantex and their customers?

[spp-timestamp time=”17:08″] About Biella – one of the important centers of the wool industry

[spp-timestamp time=”20:23″] About the Italian Wool Trade Association

[spp-timestamp time=”22:30″] Why Piercarlo is active on the international level of the wool industry


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About the author, Elisabeth

Elisabeth is the founder and host of the Wool Academy Podcast. She also runs her own consulting business where she supports wool industry businesses with strategic communications and project management.
Elisabeth used to work as the Secretary General for the International Wool Textile Organisation where she developed her passion for wool and the wool industry. Her previous education and work experience equipped her also with a broad set of communications skills.

Elisabeth vision is to see the wool industry thrive which is why she supports wool industry businesses communicate successfully.

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