Wool and Mohair was recently added as a TFSA priority sector in Lesotho due to its vital importance to the country as a major export sector with great potential for growth. The wool and
mohair industry has a significant presence of rural small-scale producers that are already linked to the international supply chains as their products are largely destined for international
Adoption of the Responsible Mohair Standard (RMS) is gaining momentum among leading fashion brands and retailers worldwide. Since its introduction in 2019, 27% of global mohair
production is already certified to the standard, and a growing number of buyers are setting goals to only source RMS certified materials by 2025. Producers of mohair in Lesotho currently
do not comply with the standards, leaving them with a great competitive disadvantage that will only increase in the coming years.
TFSA is working with the Lesotho National Wool and Mohair Growers Association to develop and pilot a RMS certification model – based on the Communal Farmer Module developed by
Textile Exchange – for Lesotho farmers and shearing sheds, and to deliver an education and training programme to local producers.
Business support partners in green technology and renewable energy
- Lesotho National Wool and Mohair Growers Association