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Textile Exchange releases RWS 2.0 & RMS 1.0 standards

Mar '20
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Textile Exchange has announced the release of the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) 2.0 and Responsible Mohair Standard (RMS) 1.0. Textile Exchange, which is headquartered in the US, is a global non-profit that works closely with our members to drive industry transformation in preferred fibres, integrity and standards and responsible supply networks.

The RWS release signifies the first revision of the standard since its 2016 launch. The standard has seen strong adoption across the supply chain with certified farms in all key wool producing countries. The revision covers updates and clarifications to the animal welfare and land management modules, for example, introducing additional requirements and guidance around biodiversity. It also introduces a set of set of social welfare requirements, according to Textile Exchange.

The RMS is closely aligned with the RWS and the two standards are combined for the supply chain. The goals of the RWS and the RMS are to provide the industry with the best possible tool to recognise the best practices of farmers; ensure that wool and mohair come from farms with a progressive approach to managing their land, and from sheep and goat that have been treated responsibly; create an industry benchmark that will drive improvements in animal care, land management and social welfare where needed; and provide a robust chain of custody system from farm to final product.

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