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First ranch in North America RWS certified by Control Union

Shaniko Wool Company is the first US farm group to achieve the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) certification, and Control Union USA is proud to have served as their certifying office!

Shaniko Wool Company established the farm group to scale the economics and supply of RWS-certified US wool available to US brands. They facilitate the certification of member ranches, purchases the certified wool and convert it to clean wool product for downstream processing. For the last three Winter Olympics, Ralph Lauren has chosen Shaniko Wool Company to supply wool to the Team USA Olympians’ uniforms.

Shaniko Wool Company understands that sustainability should be more than a trend and they have now created a Carbon Initiative to determine their net carbon budgets and measure their carbon sequestration.

For more information about the RWS certification, contact us at

Shaniko Wool Company: Shaniko Wool Co. (
KGW news: Team USA to wear sweaters made with wool from an Oregon company in Closing Ceremony - YouTube
Textile Exchange: Shaniko Wool Company - Textile Exchange

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