Complete text of the Charter
The members of ATELIER commit
local raw materials with,
as far as wool is concerned, a rigorous selection and
guarantee of its origin. Constant care is to be exercised
in applying the results of research for improving
breeding technology by developing contacts between
producers, shearers and scientific experts. The raw
material cannot, in any circumstances, be bought from
wholesalers without a certificate of origin.
towards the full mastery of the production
processing, marketing). As far as possible, processing
should be carried out by the members themselves. In the
case of sub-contracting, there must be constant control,
at all stages, of the execution and the integral
restitution of the product. Processing should be as
diversified as possible if the wool is to fulfil all its
up a network of mutual
function at all levels (training, purchase of materials,
participation in markets, exhibitions and congresses, the
production of a joint catalogue, etc.). The diversity of
products and the raw materials allows for complementarity
that excludes competition. A combined effort should be
made to promote among consumers, official bodies, etc.
the activities of ATELIER members.
- No individual taking part in
the processing of an ATELIER product must be subjected to
any exploitation whatsoever.
Processing cannot take
place in any country that does not respect the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights or in any enterprise where
the working conditions are not in accordance with respect
for human dignity.
products by using quality
guarantees the precise origin of the materials, the place
of processing and the methods of work