What is the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS)?

The Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) aims to provide the industry with a tool to recognize the best practices of farmers; ensuring that wool comes from farms with a progressive approach to managing their land, and from sheep that have been treated with respect to their Five Freedoms. Farms are certified to a set of strict animal welfare and land management criteria, including non-mulesing of sheep. Wool from RWS farms is tracked using the chain of custody requirements of the Content Claim Standard (CCS).