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 the RWS as a global benchmark, and this will contribute to bringing RWS certified wool to the world quickly.”
– Anne Gillespie, Director of Industry Integrity, Textile Exchange
“We are pleased the alignment between RWS and ZQ Accreditation has been acknowledged. This is a reflection of the leadership of ZQ Accredited growers and those brands that specify their wool. We are pleased to be able to offer some of the first RWS wool to the world.”
– Dave Maslen, Global Partnerships Manager, The New Zealand Merino Company