SFA is the first holistic sustainability standard for cashmere production to promote the adoption of responsible practices that benefit people, livestock and the environment.
The Sustainable Fibre Alliance is the standard created by the international non-profit organisation of the same name and provides a recognised industry benchmark for sustainable cashmere production. The SFA provides a third-party certification that guarantees the production of internationally traded cashmere using only sustainable practices that result in a reduced environmental footprint and a fair economic return for participants throughout the chain of custody, from shepherds to retailers.
Sustainable Fibre Alliance guarantees:
- textile products containing at least 5% certified cashmere, and where the product has a composition of 100% cashmere, at least 33% of this must be certified;
- manufacturing activities and processes using management models and procedures that comply with the requirements.