RAF is the most important standard for the certification of products containing responsibly raised animal fibres. It brought together the RWS (Responsible Wool Standard), RMS (Responsible Mohair Standard) and RAS (Responsible Alpaca Standard).
Responsible Animal Fibre is promoted by Textile Exchange, one of the most important international non-profit organisations for responsible and sustainable development in the textile sector.
The RAF standard envisages the issuing of a third-party certification guaranteeing that wool, mohair or alpaca comes from responsibly managed farms, in compliance with stringent criteria for animal welfare and the reduction of environmental impact, and ensures traceability throughout the entire production process. The certification covers the entire production chain from livestock farms to textile manufacturing.
Responsible Animal Fiber guarantees:
- textile products containing at least 5% certified fibre;
- manufacturing activities and processes using management models and procedures that comply with the requirements.