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Responsible Wool Standard

The Responsible Wool Standard is a voluntary global standard that addresses the welfare of sheep and of the land they graze on.

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Asia-Pacific RWS Update Meeting

Please join us for our next Asia-Pacific region Responsible Wool Standard update meeting on: Tuesday, August 14, [...]

July 5 – RWS Update Meeting

Please join us for our next Responsible Wool Standard update meeting on: Thursday, July [...]

4- Part RWS Brand Training Mini-Series

We are excited to invite you to participate in the RWS Brand Training Mini-Series, a [...]

RWS Supply Chain Certification Training in Biella, Italy

Join us in Biella, Italy for an in-person training on RWS Supply Chain Certification. Where: [...]

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Our Goals

The goals of the Responsible Wool Standard are to provide the industry with a tool to recognize the best practices of farmers; ensuring that wool comes from farms with a progressive approach to managing their land, and from sheep that have been treated responsibly.

How does the RWS work?

The Responsible Wool Standard is an independent, voluntary standard, which means that companies can choose to become certified. On farms, the certification ensures that sheep are treated with respect to their five freedoms and also ensures best practices in the management and protection of the land. Through production, certification ensures that wool for certified farms is properly identified and tracked.

RWS Key Points

Want to Learn More?

We welcome you to get in touch with any questions you may have about the RWS, or if you would like to learn more about the RWS Roundtable and how to get involved.

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