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The New. Zealand Wool Council's v series' of mannequin: parades on, their - unusual pavilion in the General Exhibits Court has held a lasting popularity* particularly with visitors from the country ,and their wives, for the displays made exemplify something of "what has been achieved through the campaign instituted by the Interna- ; tional Wool Secretariat^—of which New ' Zealand, Australia, and South Africa are the three partners—to widen in- , terest^in, and the demand for,, wool ■fee - world over. The static- display is very beautiful, for the fabrics and - colours are. quite new to this country. The parades are excellently staged and the fabrics and garments are described by the manageress of the pavilion, Mrs. Ina Allen. f A further attraction 'has been added .by the .reception from the London office' '•*..'of the Secretariat of a sound film: tracing the development of the novir great • woollen manufacturing industry from its •■'first days of homespun weaving, through the period of domestic manu- • "facture, the coming of the machine, and the smashing of the machine by the short-sighted Luddites, to ( the present enormous importance of wool throughout the Empire. . There is the closest "tie-iip" between the film, which was specially built in London for screening at the New Zealand Centennial and other Empire Exhibitions, and the mannequin parades which "follow it, in that a number of the garments shown in the later sections of the film are worn in the parades at the pavilion. The next main parade "will be given on Saturday evening. So : -xnany inquiries have been made by visitors from outside Wellington that it is possible that demonstrations will be made in other centres after the close of the Exhibition.

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WOOL COUNCIL'S PARADES, Evening Post, Volume CXXIX, Issue 57, 7 March 1940

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WOOL COUNCIL'S PARADES Evening Post, Volume CXXIX, Issue 57, 7 March 1940