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Responsible Wool Standard (RWS)

About the Responsible Wool Standard

The textile industry becomes increasingly aware of its sourcing challenges. In particular regarding the use of animal products such as wool, angora, cashmere sustainable solutions are on high demand. With the development of the RESPONSIBLE WOOL STANDARD (RWS) Control Union has created together with TEXTILE EXCHANGE a leading standard for animal welfare.  And with our global expertise we can offer services for all animal products in textiles.

Focus of RWS

  • Animal welfare based on the five freedoms for farm animals (e.g. no mulesing).
  • Preserving land health with progessive methods of soil management
  • Full supply chain transparency with an integrated traceability system

RWS is globally applicable for the whole wool industry, from industrialized supply chains to farms in small rural areas. The audit and certification process is based on annual visits to certified sites. The traceability of the product is controlled by Transaction Certificates based on the Content Claim Standard.

We´re pleased to make a free offer for you, just complete our online application to proceed. Please also do not hesitate to contact us for further enquiries, you could call our office between 8:30 AM to 12:00 AM and from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM by phone at +004930 509 69 88-0 or send a fax to +004930 509 69 88-88. We´re also happy to receive your inquiry via email at berlin@controlunion.com.