Certification Responsible Wool Standard
material Recycled cashmere
ARKET’s merino wool comes from responsible and sustainably minded farms in Uruguay and Australia. From A/W 2018, all our merino knitwear is certified to the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) which makes it possible to trace the material used in each product, from the individual garment all the way back to the farm. The goals of the RWS are to protect the sheep that supply the wool and the land on which they graze.
‘Responsible’ means that animal welfare is always considered and respected; it also means environmental care on the farms and a progressive, more sustainable use of the land. The animals are guaranteed a healthy life and provided with their essential freedoms, including the freedom to express their normal behaviour, freedom from hunger, thirst, fear and distress, and freedom from pain or discomfort.