WHAT THE MARK MEANS FOR BUYERS:
The Suri Network certifies use of the Suri Simply Stunning™ mark through an application process, ongoing regulation, and programs for continuous improvement. Use of the mark represents a shared commitment as stated in the application process. This commitment includes four cornerstones necessary for meetings the goals of the mark program:
- Suri Breed—Protect the viability and vigor of the Suri alpaca herd by breeding Suri alpaca males with Suri alpaca females, in line with the current published breed standard.
- Suri Animals— Manage breeding programs using available quantitative tools and responsible animal husbandry to produce lustrous, uniform fiber.
- Fiber Harvest—Harvest, sort, and grade Suri fiber using best practices described in the SURI FIBER HARVESTING CODE OF PRACTICE to maximize yield and commercial use ;
- Fiber Use—Promote the inherent qualities of Suri by pursuing the production of consistent high-quality products that best represent Suri fiber.
The Suri Network provides and manages a robust program and toolbox of standards and industry practices to enhance conformance with this commitment. The program and the tools included are designed to regulate use of the mark and certify compliance in advancing the goals and objectives of the program.
Buyers of animals or products from those who are permitted to use the Suri Simply Stunning mark may be assured that the sellers are dedicated and committed to the cornerstones above and that those sellers strive to continuously improve the products that they sell.