In 2019, the SFA developed a code of practice which is targeted at primary processors – those involved in the sorting, scouring and dehairing of raw cashmere fibre. The Clean Fibre Processing Code of Practice sits within the SFA Cashmere Standard and aims to ensure that cashmere fibre is processed without the use of harmful chemicals, ensures efficient use of energy and water, and maintains a safe and fair working environment.
Since March 2020, we have been piloting the Clean Fibre Processing Code of Practice with several primary processing facilities in Mongolia. We are now undertaking a review of the feedback and evidence collected during the pilot, in order to prepare for its final launch later this year.
Our highest priorities are to include representation from all potential stakeholders and to create a tool that balances eﬀective requirements with realistic and auditable criteria.
You can review the Clean Fibre Processing Code of Practice here.
How to Contribute
Interested parties may contribute to the consultation by submitting comments by email to our Standards and Compliance Manager, Lesley Colvin: email@example.com. Comments on the process as well as the content of the draft standard are welcome.
The first stage of the public consultation period is now closed and the second is planned to begin week commencing 9th November. Further information will be shared for feedback in due course, following completion of the first review stage.