We set the standard when it comes to wool testing & guaranteed certification.

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Coloured Wool


We can test wool at all points. From early-stage processing to scoured and wool tops.


Alpaca testing

A successful breeding program requires accurate and reliable fleece data. That’s where we can help.


Certificate verification

Verification from WTAE provides confirmation to wool users that your test results are trustworthy.

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Book and pay for your fleece tests from your desk or tractor.

About WTAE

Our specialist team is dedicated to providing exemplary services to our customers within Europe and beyond. We strive every day to meet the needs of our customers.

Our customers are guaranteed a fast, cost-effective and accurate testing service wherever they are located on the map.

Our central location means we’re never too far away from the largest transportation hubs in the world and samples can be with us within a matter of days from anywhere on the globe.

The laboratory is fully equipped with the latest state-of-the-art testing facilities which allow us to carry out a suite of tests to determine the physical properties of your wool. Through our stringent quality control programs and internationally recognised accreditations, we offer a service that can be relied upon again and again.

A test result is only as good as the test method used to produce it, which is why we’re very proud of the accreditations we hold.

A test result is only as good as the test method used to produce it, which is the reason why we are very proud of the accreditation we hold to the international technical standard ISO 17025 and our status as an International Wool Textile Organisation (IWTO) licensed laboratory. ISO 17025 is the golden standard for technical excellence demonstrating rigorous testing standards and meticulous laboratory management.

As WTAE hold ISO 17025 accreditation, we have proven without doubt that we are fully competent in what we do. Our competence is assessed annually by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) from which we receive outstanding reports.

We also take part in extensive round trials with other IWTO licenced test houses around the world. These round trials give us additional confidence in the quality of our results.

  • IWTO Licence - No.0017
  • UKAS Laboratory - No.2680
  • ILRT Member
  • Interwoollab Member

We offer testing services for a range of natural fibres, not just sheep wool. We can test the physical properties of alpaca, cashmere, vegan fibres, camel, mohair and many other natural fibres.

Mission Statement

Wool Testing Authority Europe is dedicated to providing an exemplary and impartial testing service to the global wool industry.

We will endeavour to provide this service to you by maintaining our International Wool Textile Organisation licence and technical accreditation to ISO 17025 through full cooperation with the International Wool Textile Organisation and the United Kingdom Accreditation Service.

We will continue to set the standards in wool testing by providing our team with expert training in all IWTO testing requirements, maintaining our testing equipment to the highest standards, implementing stringent quality control programs and providing nothing less than the best when it comes to customer service. This is our promise to you.