We are pleased to announce the launch of the RWS Kick Start program, where companies can demonstrate their leadership and commitment to sustainability by helping to fast-forward the adoption of the Responsible Wool Standard. By getting more certified wool into the supply chain quickly, we can achieve a number of important things: Show farmers that [...]
Visit the Tools and Support section of the website to download a copy of the RWS Toolkit - Sourcing for Brands and Retailers for guidance on how to create a RWS sourcing strategy.
Are you working with wool? If so, do you have a strategy to address the welfare of the sheep and the land they graze on? Are you able to confidently manage the risks in your supply chain and make accurate claims about the wool in your products? The Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) is a tool [...]
On October 28th, Anne Gillespie spoke on the wool panel at Savory Institute’s dynamic annual conference in Boulder, Colorado. The Savory Institute is known for its work on Holistic Management, which has a lot to offer sheep farming and the world. Not only does it support more successful farming, but it has direct impacts on [...]
The next RWS brand training event will take place on November 30th, in Milan. This training seminar is designed to meet the needs of brands that want to understand how to work with the RWS. Attendees will learn about the issues that the RWS addresses, get an understanding about the realities of farming and certification, [...]
Read about how Kathmandu participated in the development of the Responsible Wool Standard and initiated a pilot RWS programme in the recently published 2016 Kathmandu Sustainability Report.
Anne Gillespie, Director of Standards and Integrity at Textile Exchange, will be speaking at the upcoming Savory Institute annual conference. This year’s theme highlights the efforts of the Savory Network’s gold-standard producers and of the regenerative-minded companies supporting the transformation of anonymous meat, milk, wool, and leather supply chains into a regenerative value network. It [...]
Fifteen brands have made commitments to the Responsible Wool Standard, including H&M, Marks & Spencer, William-Sonoma, Inc., Patagonia, Eddie Bauer, REI, Eileen Fisher, Tchibo, Varner, Vaude, Coyuchi, Mountain Equipment Co-op, Deckers, Kathmandu, and Knowledge Cotton Apparel. “H&M commits to using RWS wool and we have a long term goal to only use RWS certified wool [...]
The Textile Exchange conference will take place on the 4-5th of October in Hamburg. On the agenda is a wool focused breakout session. For more information and to register for the conference click here. A Holistic Look at Wool Description - The foundation of responsible sourcing is an understanding all of the areas of potential [...]
Following the successful Brand Training events in Munich and Salt Lake City, further training events are being planned for the autumn. Check back for details of time and location or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our mailing list.