Responsible Wool Standard (RWS)

Responsible Wool Standard (RWS)

What is RWS?

The Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) is an international, voluntary standard that addresses animal welfare in sheep farms and chain of custody of wool from certified farms to the final product.

Individual sites are certified by independent, third-party certification bodies using annual audits. Material is tracked from the farm to the final product using Transaction Certificates (TC).

Principles of RWS:

The RWS is a voluntary global standard that addresses the welfare of sheep and of the land they graze on. The RWS provides verification of the practices that are happening at farm level, giving brands a clear solution that will allow them to make claims about their wool sourcing with confidence. The standard was developed by an international working group through an open and transparent process. GSCS only conjoins with the secondary scope of RDS i.e., traceability/chain of custody.

Certification Procedure in a brief:

  • Application
  • Audit
  • Closure of Non-Compliances (If Any)
  • Certification
  • Post Certification Activities

Criteria to meet for certification:

  • Certified Content
  • Chain of Custody

Why GSCS for RWS?

GSCS has already signed an agreement with Textile Exchange and being granted a grace period for delivering this service with-

  • A young and energetic team of professionals
  • Highly experienced
  • International Accepted
  • Defined & Agreed Certification Timescales
  • Fixed Cost & Competitive Quotations
  • Better Client Understanding & Support
  • Prompt post certification services such as transaction certificate (TC).

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Contact Us

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