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Public Consultation for the SFA Cashmere Standard is now live!

Posted by Fiona Jones

The second round of public consultation for the revision of the SFA Cashmere Standard is now live!

We are seeking feedback on the proposed new structure and indicators for the SFA Cashmere Standard from all stakeholders and members of the public.  Please visit the consultation webpage to review the proposed standard and provide your feedback:  

This consultation is open to anyone interested in SFA’s work, but we especially want to hear from underrepresented stakeholders, NGOs and academics that will be impacted by the standard or have an interest in the material issues being addressed.  

The public consultation will close on 2nd December 2022.   

This is a vital piece of work which aims to improve the standard robustness and measurability. The revision aims to: 

The standard review is being conducted as per the SFA’s Standard Setting Procedure, which follows ISEAL’s code of good practice on Standard Setting.  Decisions are made by the Standard Setting and Improvement committee (SSIC).

Public Consultation for New Standard

Posted by Fiona Jones

The final Public Consultation will be launching here soon. Watch this space for further updates.

Why is the standard being reviewed?

We invite you to provide your feedback on the content and structure of the SFA Cashmere Standard, as the standard will be a multi-stakeholder developed standard, ensuring that we have input from stakeholder regardless of location, ethnicity, perspective or sector. We are particularly interested to hear from underrepresented stakeholders that will be impacted by the standard.

We are actively looking for experts and practitioners in the following subject areas:

You can provide feedback or comments relating to the content or structure of the SFA Cashmere Cashmere Standard by emailing standards@sustainablefibre.org.

The Sustainable Cashmere Standard Public Consultation is Now Open

Posted by Fiona Jones

SFA first published codes of practice for rangeland stewardship, animal husbandry, and clean fibre processing. The focus for each of these is on continuous improvement with certification at three award levels to reflect compliance. 

In 2022 the SFA is proposing consolidating into the Sustainable Cashmere Standard, a performance-based, outcome-oriented worldwide standard. The Principles and Criteria focus on the production of cashmere in a way that is measurably better for animals, the environment, and herding communities. 

The SCS Principles are the essential rules or elements of environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable cashmere production, and the Criteria provide the means of judging whether or not a Principle has been fulfilled. 

To find our more, visit our website for more details. 

Round Two of Public Consultation on SFA-ICCAW Cashmere Goat Welfare Code of Practice is Now Open…

Posted by Fiona Jones

Round two of the Public Consultation for the joint SFA-ICCAW Code of Practice development is now open for feedback until 12pm on 15th February 2021. More information can be found here.

Round Two of Public Consultation on Clean Fibre Processing (review) is now open…

Posted by Fiona Jones

Round two of the Clean Fibre Processing Code of Practice review is now open until 31st January 2021 for your feedback. More information can be found here.

Public Consultation on Clean Fibre Processing (review) is now open…

Posted by Fiona Jones

The public consultation on the review of The Clean Fibre Processing Code of Practice is open until September 30th. Click here to access the public summary and relevant documents.

Public Consultation on SFA x ICCAW Goat Welfare Code of Practice now open…

Posted by Fiona Jones

The first round of public consultation is now open until the 16th October please follow the link for the public summary.