ISEAL welcomes Textile Exchange as Associate Member

From www.isealalliance.org | 25 Oct 2017 See the full article here.   We are pleased to announce that Textile Exchange has been accepted as an Associate Member of ISEAL, joining a growing number of initiatives that are driving positive social and environmental change across multiple sectors. Textile Exchange focuses on identifying and sharing the best [...]

By | 2017-11-02T18:34:08+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

RWS Stakeholder Meeting – November 20th

We will be holding our next RWS Stakeholder Meeting on Monday, November 20th from 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST. The meeting will focus on outcomes from our sessions at Textile Exchange's 2017 Textile Sustainability Conference as well as news and updates with the standard. All are welcome to participate. To join, follow the link below at 11:00 AM EST [...]

By | 2017-11-07T03:39:35+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

AUS-MEAT Limited to become Licensed RWS Certification Body

AUS-MEAT Limited is currently in the process of becoming a Licensed RWS Certification Body which will allow it to provide certification to Australian and New Zealand Wool Producers against the Responsible Wool Standard. AUS-MEAT limited is an industry-owned not-for-profit company whose objective is to be able to provide the certification needs of both the Australian [...]

By | 2017-10-27T17:57:48+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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|