TMC Named Official Licensee Of EU Eco-Label

The Merino Co. (TMC), Australia — a provider of vertically integrated merino wool fiber solutions
for retail and brand partners — has become an official licensee of the EU Eco-label, a
certification system established in 1992 that distinguishes environmentally friendly products and
services. TMC’s wool supply chain is the first globally to be fully certified to the EU Eco-label,
from greasy wool through yarn. The company’s products will now display the EU Eco-label Flower
symbol, designating that they have been certified by an independent third-party organization to
comply with ecological and performance criteria. 

“We recognise the importance placed on high quality natural fibres that are environmentally
friendly by our global retail, apparel and textile brand customers,” said Stefan Bernerius,
manager, TMC Yarns. “It has been a rigorous process and has taken over two years to come to
fruition but we have met the strict EU Eco-label environmental and performance criteria, and can
proudly guarantee that our products have a reduced impact on the environment.”

October 27, 2009