The first draft of the Responsible Wool Standard is ready for input, with the Stakeholder Review period coming to an end on April 15, 2016. Based on the feedback received, Textile Exchange and the International Working Group will make revisions to the standard and release it for a second review period of 30 days.
A key element in the standard development process is to get broad stakeholder input, in alignment with the ISEAL Code of Good Practice.
The goals of the Responsible Wool Standard are to provide the industry with the best possible tool to:
Recognize the best practices of farmers around the globe
Create an industry benchmark for animal care and land management to drive improvement where needed
Ensure that wool comes from farms with a progressive approach to managing their land, and from sheep that have been treated responsibly
Provide a robust chain of custody system from farm to final product so that consumers are confident that the wool in the products they choose is truly RWS
To participate in the review, visit http://responsiblewool.org for further details.