THE FUTURE OF CASHMERE
We uphold some of the textile industry’s highest quality standards for our Cashmere, and traceability can be incredibly challenging. The SFA is developing a chain of custody model for tracing fibre from SFA-certified sources along the supply chain, which now traces certified Cashmere all the way to the final product.
We are now backing SFA certification, and our goal in 2021 is to buy 25% of our Cashmere from certified sources, increasing to 50% next year, 75% in 2023 and reaching 100% by 2024.
Our work in cashmere sustainability through the SFA and our own programmes remains a strong, ongoing commitment. If collectively we can protect the grasslands of Mongolia, this will defend a landmass approximately five times as large as the United Kingdom along with diverse and unique plants, animals and a community with a way of life that has been perfected over hundreds of years.
We pledge that by 2024, as larger quantities become available, all of our cashmere will be purchased from SFA sources.