Textile Exchange announced on November 8, 2017 that the language, content and best practices of its Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) will be used by two key Argentina organizations as a basis for the outreach to and training of regional farmers.
- This represents the first time Textile Exchange—a global non-profit that promotes the adoption of preferred fibers, integrity and standards and responsible supply networks— and its RWS is being recognized at a national level to facilitate the adoption of improved sustainability practices.
- The goal is that by 2018 Argentina adapt its language and protocols to reflect the wording and intent of the RWS, train potential farm trainers, and put a specific emphasis on shearing practices.
- The collaboration will involve ProLana (a state-run national program that aims to help Argentine wool growers to improve quality, presentation and sale conditions) and the Federación Lanera Argentina (the national guild that represents the interests of scourers, top makers and exporters.)
- The government and guild will ultimately focus on alignment with RWS criteria and will provide support to facilitate certification to the RWS.
Learn More at www.ResponsibleWool.org