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Responsible Mohair Standard (RMS)

What is the RMS?

The Responsible Mohair Standard is a voluntary standard that addresses the welfare of goats and the land they graze on.

Objectives of the RMS

  • Provide the industry with a tool to recognize the best practices of farmers.
  • Ensure that mohair comes from farms that have a progressive approach to managing their land, practice holistic respect for animal welfare of the goats and respect the Five Freedoms of animal welfare.
  • Ensure strong chain of custody for certified materials as they move through the supply chain.

Key Points in the RMS

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Protecting Animal Welfare

Only material from certified organic farms (under one of IFOAM’s Family of Standards) is accepted to the OCS.
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Preserving Land Health

Progressive methods of land management are practiced on RMS farms, protecting soil health, biodiversity and native species.
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Protecting Social Welfare

Social welfare, working conditions, and health and safety of workers is addressed.
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Chain of Custody

Certification ensures that the identity of the RMS wool is maintained at all times: from the farm to the final product.
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Credible Certification

A professional, third party certification body audits each stage in the supply chain. Only products with 100% certified wool may carry the RMS logo.
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Stakeholder Engagement

The RMS was developed with the input of farmers, animal welfare experts, land conservation experts, brands and retailers from all parts of the globe.

Find RMS

Find the full list of Certified Suppliers here or browse some of our featured supplier profiles below.

Farm

Top Maker

Spinner

Fabric Mill

Garment Maker

Brand / Retailer

How does the RMS work?

The RMS requires all sites to be certified, beginning with the mohair farmers and through to the seller in the final business to business transaction. Usually the last stage to be certified is the garment manufacturer or brand. Retailers (business-to-consumers) are not required to be certified. Farms are certified to the Animal Welfare and Land Management and Social Modules of the RMS. Subsequent stages of the supply chain are certified to the Content Claim Standard requirements. If you wish to be certified to the RMS, you can contact one of the listed certification bodies.

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Tools and Support

In this section you will find templates for plans and records required by the RMS and other tools and resources to help with the process of implementing the RMS. If you can’t find what you are looking for here, please contact us directly.

RMS Documents

In this section you will find templates for plans and records required by the RMS and other tools and resources to help with the process of implementing the RMS. If you can’t find what you are looking for here, please contact us directly.

RMS Documents

None available at this time.

In this section you will find templates for plans and records required by the RMS and other tools and resources to help with the process of implementing the RMS. If you can’t find what you are looking for here, please contact us directly.

RMS Documents

None available at this time.

In this section you will find templates for plans and records required by the RMS and other tools and resources to help with the process of implementing the RMS. If you can’t find what you are looking for here, please contact us directly.

RMS Documents

In this section you will find templates for plans and records required by the RMS and other tools and resources to help with the process of implementing the RMS. If you can’t find what you are looking for here, please contact us directly.

RMS Documents

None available at this time.

In this section you will find templates for plans and records required by the RMS and other tools and resources to help with the process of implementing the RMS. If you can’t find what you are looking for here, please contact us directly.

RMS Documents

None available at this time.

History of the RMS​

The RMS 1.0 development process began in 2019, and the standard was published on March 17, 2020. You can read more about our development process in the Development Hub.

View the RMS 1.0 Consultation Feedback Summary for a summary of comments received during the Public Stakeholder Review period.