We are proud of the natural fibres we work with to create our products, but we remain committed to rigorous animal welfare standards and the monitoring of good practice.
As members of the Sustainable Fibre Alliance, Caregora and CapraCare, we actively collaborate with external partners to ensure the highest standards of human and animal welfare in our supply chain.
Promoting Cashmere Standards
As members of the Sustainable Fibre Alliance, nurturing close relationships with our key fibre suppliers is something we take extremely seriously.
This alliance is a global multi-stakeholder initiative with a mission to ensure the long-term viability of the cashmere sector. We commit to transforming the cashmere sector through responsible practices which benefit people, livestock and the environment. Through the SFA we promote the SFA Cashmere Standards to encourage the adoption of responsible production practices that minimise environmental impact,safeguard herder livelihoods and meet high animal welfare standards.
Learn more about the Sustainable Fibre Alliance
We are proud of the natural fibres we work with to create our products, but we remain committed to rigorous animal welfare standards and the monitoring of good practice. We are committed to The Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare which ensure the mental and physical wellbeing of animals.
Non-Mulesing Policy: We actively collaborate with external partners to ensure due diligence on all fronts. To this end all of our wools are sourced subject to a stringent non-mulesing policy, solely purchasing wools from farms certified to have ceased all mulesing activity.
All of our Angora is certified Caregora. This is the first responsible and reliable angora fibre certification which ensures breeding and animal welfare standards are aligned with the Animal Welfare Code recommended by DEFRA and with strict EU welfare standards.
Ethically Sourced Fibre
The manufacture of products using natural fibres means that animal welfare is a major concern to us. Our sustainability team make regular visits to farms in Mongolia and China to allow us to feel confident with the high standards of animal husbandry and certifies that any cashmere and wools sourced are sourced ethically and without coming into contact of harmful chemicals.
Since 2017, we have been working to establish a supply chain for ethical, sustainable and fully traceable cashmere from Mongolia. This program is known as the CapraCare program. Through this program we are able to purchase small batches of brown cashmere fibre and track the journey of the fibre through every single process, using paper-based transaction certificates. Our intention is that through this pilot program we can start to build out a more comprehensive, transparent, and traceable supply chain for our cashmere fibres in future.
Since Begg x Co was founded 10 years ago, we have taken our corporate responsibility seriously but we acknowledge that we can still do more. As the world lands in our homeland for COP26, the United Nations Climate Change Conference, we’re proud to launch our inaugural Responsibility Report.
We invite you to join us on this journey.