Avington was proud to be the first wool growing property in Australia to be certified under the international Responsible Wool Standard in 2017.
The certification is for three years but an annual surveillance audit is required. The surveillance audit was carried out in February 2018 by Lexi Sturrock of Control Union on behalf of Textile Exchange. Also present was Stuart Adams, Agriculture Standards Advisor- Textile Exchange, the developers of the RWS.
The goals of the RWS… ‘will provide the industry with a tool to recognize the best practices of farmers, ensuring that wool comes from farms with a progressive approach to managing their land, and from sheep that have been treated responsibility.’