Our Ambassadors

We are grateful to the incredible people and businesses who are helping us achieve our goals.

We encourage you to support them in kind.

We simply couldn’t run the Campaign for Wool New Zealand without the voluntary support and selfless contribution of our Ambassadors.

We are growing our Ambassador’s Programme with the vision of creating a large group of like-minded people pursuing a better future for New Zealand wool.

Please get in touch with our team to get involved.   Thank you.

Get in touch

Sam Neill, Actor and Owner of Two Paddocks wines

Sam was educated in Christchurch, and graduated with a BA in English for the University of Canterbury. He worked on stage at University, and since the late 1970s, he has worked internationally in Film and Television.  He has worked in over 150 film, documentary and television shows.

Sam has received a number of awards, including the Longford Lyell Award for Outstanding Contribution to Australian Cinema. He has been nominated for Emmy and Golden Globe awards, and has won two Silver Logies. He was appointed OBE in 1991, and DCNZM in 2006. He was knighted KNZM in 2022.

Sam lives on his farm in the South Island of New Zealand, along with sheep, cattle, pigs, ducks, chickens and grapevines. He has four small vineyards, and is the Proprietor of TWO PADDOCKS wines, producers of premium organic Pinot Noir.

Thank you for supporting New Zealand wool, Sam.

Visit Two Paddocks wines

Stephen McDougall, Studio Pacific Architecture

Stephen McDougall is a founding Director of Studio Pacific and a strong advocate for wool’s use in architecture.

Stephen is passionate about architecture and design and carries this enthusiasm and energy through to opportunities to promote the use of wool through all Studio projects as well as being a strong voice within the industry.

Thank you for your being part of our journey, Stephen.

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Liz Mitchell, Liz Mitchell Design

Liz Mitchell MNZM, is one of New Zealand’s leading fashion designers, specialising in bespoke tailoring. She is a champion for New Zealand wool with its unique and enduring qualities.

As an Ambassador Liz encourages people to embrace wool and its qualities.  “Throughout my career I always loved natural materials and had strong ties with the New Zealand Wool Board. I love the beauty of wool. It is enduring, versatile and breathable. It helps creates classics for customers that value quality and sustainability.”

We thank you for your continual support, Liz.

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Robert Macfarlane, Macfarlane Design

Robert has built a strong portfolio of residential and commerical interior work. His design philosophy is centred around a process of close consultation to understand your needs and ideas, while bringing his own expertise and experience to bear.

Whether working on a commercial or residential, Robert believes there is often a wool answer. Not only is it hardwearing, wool breathes and is perfect for use in rugs, carpets, upholstery, drapery, manchester, wall coverings, insulation and has many acoustic applications.

Robert, thank you for being an active supporter of the Campaign.

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Toby Clark, Toby etc.

Toby Clark is a Welsh born fashion designer and founder of Toby etc. –  a design and brand strategy studio.

Widely experienced in the fashion & textiles industry, Toby’s design methodology has been sought after by prestigious international brands.

Throughout his career Toby has felt a deep affinity with nature and natural materials, particularly wool. Having learnt to handknit at 8 years old, this early fascination with transformative textiles, prompted him towards a career in fashion.  Learn more about Toby’s story by listening to this podcast.

We thank you for your support, Toby.

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