John Lewis supports the expansion of the SFA’s new Cashmere Standard from Mongolia to the Inner Mongolia region of China
The John Lewis Partnership has announced plans to fund a three-year programme run by the Sustainable Fibre Alliance (SFA), to support the expansion of the SFA’s new Cashmere Standard from Mongolia to the Inner Mongolia region of China.
Climate change and increased global demand for cashmere are putting pressure on the fragile ecosystems the cashmere industry relies upon. In response to this, a global standard has been developed by the SFA to promote best practice in land management, animal welfare, fibre processing and supply chain transparency; ensuring the long-term viability of the cashmere sector.
John Lewis is funding the training of 420 herders in Inner Mongolia, on the global standard. Training will be provided by a leading animal welfare NGO, the International Cooperation Committee of Animal Welfare(ICCAW), together with experts … Read more