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April 06, 2021

Mongolian Sustainable Cashmere Platform calls for increased participation from the sector stakeholders

Ulaanbaatar, 12 March 2021: To position Mongolia as a global leader for sustainable cashmere, various key partners and actors in Mongolia’s cashmere sector came together yesterday to hold the first Plenary Meeting of the Mongolian Sustainable Cashmere Platform (MSCP) virtually. Key stakehold...
December 24, 2020

NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR SUSTAINABLE TEXTILE PRODUCTION HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED

In order to increase the reputation of Mongolian wool and cashmere in the world market and increase its competitiveness, the Standards Committee of the Certification Body of the Mongolian Wool and Cashmere Association has completed the “Sustainable Textile Production Guidelines” system standard i...
December 21, 2020

The True Cost of Cashmere

With a population of 3.17 million people and more than 80 million livestock animals, Mongolia is the world’s second largest producer of cashmere wool.  This ancient fiber has long been associated to luxury, with earliest documented usage dating back to the 18th century, when Cas...
December 20, 2020

How is the wintering condition in Mongolia?

Initiated by the Mongolian National Federation of Pasture User Groups (MNFPUG), a survey was conducted on December 9-13 to identify and assess the current situation of herders in soums with challenging wintering conditions. Currently, 75 soums in 8 aimags, including Arkhangai, Bayankhongor, Govi...
December 15, 2020

Responsible Cashmere Roundtable by Textile Exchange demonstrated the importance of land management, animal welfare and transparency

Responsible Cashmere Roundtable meeting has been held in early December, organized by Textile Exchange. During this virtual Roundtable meeting, CEO & Founder of SFA, Una Jones shared her insights on how COVID19 and Climate change are impacting the cashmere value chain & herder...
December 07, 2020

Herders are trying to maintain their "sustainable" production with initial steps in pasture management amidst COVID 19

Mongolia meets the challenges of COVID-19, climate change After keeping novel coronavirus at bay inside its borders for nine months, Mongolia recorded its first local COVID-19 case this month, already surpassing the number of imported cases. Mongolia locked down its capital with a few other p...
October 29, 2020

World renowned cashmere brands discussed sustainability with Mongolian herders

Bayarkhongor and Arkhangai, 29 October 2020 - The Mongolian Sustainable Cashmere Platform at UNDP Mongolia has conducted series of innovative virtual meetings straight from the steppes, between Mongolian herders and sustainability representatives from global level luxury cashmere brands, fro...
September 29, 2020

SFA is Using Blockchain to Make Cashmere Sustainable

The Sustainable Fibre Alliance supports fair outcomes for nomadic herders and the natural environment in Mongolia, in partnership with major retailers in the international cashmere industry. Sustainable fashion has for a long time focused on new and innovative products, such as shoes made f...
September 29, 2020

Sustainable cashmere project: a "steppe" in the right direction

Led by Kering along with the Wildlife Conservation Society, Rio Tinto and with collaboration from Stanford University and NASA, the South Gobi Cashmere Project is redefining high quality cashmere production in the Mongolian steppe. An initiative that pays back today. The goal: Saving Mongolian ...
September 29, 2020

Swiss Green Gold Project has restored 5 million hectares of rangeland in 8 years

An interview with Ts. Enkh-Amgalan, Coordinator of the Green Gold Animal Health Project of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. Five million hectares have been restored, quite a substantial number. What is the total for rangeland area in Mongolia? In total, Mongolia has 110 million ...
September 29, 2020

Official Launch of Mongolian Sustainable Cashmere Platform on 20 November 2020, at the first Plenary Meeting

Mongolian Sustainable Cashmere Platform Steering Committee Members - 18 September 2020 Ulaanbaatar, 18 September 2020 – The Mongolian Sustainable Cashmere Platform, established early in 2020 at UNDP Mongolia, has been established to facilitate several key activities with close collaboratio...
September 29, 2020

“Cashmere Sector Recovery from Covid 19 – Building Forward Better” workshop

August 13, 2020 UN House, Mongolia Opening Remarks by Ms. Nashida Sattar UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Mongolia Good morning and welcome to the UN House, The importance of cashmere for Mongolia cannot be overestimated. As the second largest producer of cashmere in the world, it is a f...