Join Stuart Adams at Sheepvention 2017 – August 7 & 8

Textile Exchange's Agriculture Standards Adivsor, Stuart Adams will be at the 2017 Sheepvention on 7 and 8 August at the Hamilton Showgrounds Sheepvention's competitions. Events include the Ram Sale, Sheep Show, Victorian Farm Dogs Competition, Inventions Competition, and Wool Fashion Parade. Sheepvention is Hamilton Pastoral and Agricultural Society's biggest farming event with over 25, 000 [...]

By | 2017-08-07T12:45:26+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Events, Uncategorized|

Victoria’s Avington Merinos is Australia’s first Responsible Wool Standard farm

By Terry Sim, 15 May 2017 AUSTRALIA’S first wool-growing properties have been certified under the international sheep and wool welfare program, the Responsible Wool Standard. The first property to gain farm certification under the standard is the north-east Victorian operation Avington at Sidonia, owned by Noel and Lyndsay Henderson. http://www.sheepcentral.com/victorias-avington-merinos-is-australias-first-responsible-wool-standard-farm/

By | 2017-05-17T15:27:17+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Textile Exchange and New Zealand Merino sign MOU

The two organizations recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) detailing the alignment between the ZQ Accreditation program and the RWS.  As a result of this agreement, wool grown under the ZQ Accreditation program (ZQ Merino and ZQ Premium Wool) can now be sold as RWS certified. “This MOU is an important step in establishing [...]

By | 2017-04-21T13:44:29+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|

RWS Brand Training Event, November 30th, Milan

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, [...]

By | 2016-10-18T14:14:55+00:00 October 18th, 2016|Events, Training, Uncategorized|

Brand and Supplier Commitment to Responsible Wool Standard Grows

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 [...]

By | 2016-10-06T09:42:17+00:00 October 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|