Sustainable Cashmere Certification

AVSF Mongolia's Sustainable Cashmere Certification 

AVSF Mongolia first initiated and implemented the Sustainable Cashmere Certification Model in 2015 with the aim of creating a good practice in the wool and cashmere value chain and to engage buyers in a premium scheme built on sustainability claims. The certification is by-design suited to semi-nomadic pastoralism context and cashmere production. This robust, traceable, and verifiable certification meets market expectations and demonstrates the adoption of sustainable practices by the herders and their communities.

Therefore, it is a proof document that certifies that herders and herders’ cooperative prepare and supply cashmere in an environmentally-friendly, socially responsible and economically viable way and guarantees good practices at herders, PUGs, and cooperatives’ levels.

The Certification is made of 25 criteria covering sustainable management of pastoral resources, good herding practices, quality management, good governance, financial management and fair profit distribution. More




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