By  on December 6, 2017

NEW YORK — There was a little good-natured rivalry going on at the Loro Piana Lounge at Sotheby’s Tuesday night with the Australian and New Zealand wool farmers sizing each other up from across the room.

“If you find out their secret, tell us,” laughed Pamela Sandlant of Australia’s Pyrenees Park, which won the Italian luxury brand’s Record Bale Award for producing the finest wool in the world for the fourth consecutive year. This year’s winning bale measured 10.4 microns, which edged out the 11.3-micron bale produced by New Zealand’s Visulea.

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