RWS 2.0 Revision 2019-04-07T18:56:59+00:00

Revision of the Responsible Wool Standard and the development of the Responsible Mohair Standard

Responsible Wool Standard

Textile Exchange is seeking feedback as part of a revision of the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS). To learn more about the scope, objectives, and justification of the need for the standard, you can read the Terms of Reference for the Standard: RWS Draft Terms of Reference. This document is also under review as part of the revision.

In response to a need from the industry for a mechanism for verifying how mohair is produced a Responsible Mohair Standard is being developed based on the RWS. A draft standard has been produced and is currently being piloted on farms. The development of this standard will be done alongside of the revision of the RWS in order to keep the two standards closely aligned.


Feedback on the Responsible Wool Standard can be provided by using this form.

Feedback on the Responsible Mohair Standard can be provided by using this form.

Feedback can also be submitted to

The Revision Process

The initial feedback process will begin in April 2019 and run for a 30 day period. Following this an International Working Group will be convened. You can read more about our process in the Textile Exchange 2018 Standard Setting Procedures.

See below for details on how to participate.


International Working Group

To register an interest in participation in the International Working Group please contact . IWG Members include any interested party, and Voting Rights are granted to those that sign our Charter.


You may also elect to receive updates on the progress of the development or revision. To be added to our stakeholder list and receive updates, send an email to

Decision Making

During the Development or Revision of a Standard, all decisions are made by consensus among the Voting Members of the International Working Group. You can read more in the Textile Exchange 2018 Standard Setting Procedures.