Environmental

Kering’s Sustainable Cashmere Project: A Profitable Collaboration

Led by Kering along with the Wildlife Conservation Society, Rio Tinto and with collaboration from Stanford University and NASA, this project is redefining sustainable cashmere production.

The increased world demand for cashmere, combined with dramatic changes in the agricultural sector in the nineties, has resulted in a surge in goat numbers in Mongolia. Exacerbated by climate change, the increased grazing pressure has led to the degradation of the native grasslands across the country and, in some parts, desertification. 

Read Fibre Briefing: Cashmere for more on the impacts of cashmere

Over the last few years, millions of livestock have perished, threatening cashmere supplies…

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Melanie Plank

Director of Content & Research at Common Objective

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