At Cara Cashmere, we are always working towards a more sustainable cashmere supply chain. With this goal in mind, in 2020 we became the first Australian member of the Sustainable Fibre Alliance (SFA), a global partnership with multiple stakeholders including LMVH, Marks and Spencer, J Crew and Johnstons of Elgin.
As part of SFA, we unite in a mission to encourage the adoption of responsible production practices that minimise environmental impact, safeguard herder livelihoods and meet high animal welfare standards.
Part of SFA's further education programme includes Young Herder Education and the Empower Women Programme, giving the herding communities the opportunity to grow and improve best practice for all members of the household.
This is a fully inclusive organisation which embraces all levels of the supply chain from the herders, processors, manufacturers and retailers allowing a platform for all to focus on improving the cashmere industry overall. It's a long road, but with organisations like SFA actively leading, it's a commitment to establishing firm foundations for positive change.
You can read more about the wonderful work of the SFA here.