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Introducing: The new WRAP website

On Thursday, September 24th, WRAP will be launching a new version of its website, wrapcompliance.org. This is the result of a year and a half of visualization, design, and implementation. The WRAP website is meant to be the virtual nexus of all of our activities,…

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Facemasks: a new frontier for compliance

Since the early part of this year, the facemask has become a necessity in line with your keys or purse. With local authorities slowly rolling back restrictions, it is unlikely that we will be discarding these new essentials any time soon. Let’s take it back…

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In Memoriam: Clay E. Hickson

On Tuesday, July 7, 2020, the social compliance world lost a good man. Our little family at WRAP was heartbroken by the passing of our friend and colleague, Clay Hickson. Those of us who have had the pleasure of working with Clay know what a…

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The tangible impact of COVID-19

Every level of the apparel supply chain has felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Retail outlets are slowly reopening after months of closure. Production facilities around the world are weathering the storm after brands and retailers canceled orders during the pandemic. Even the buying…

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Updates on Chinese Factory Operations After COVID-19

The outbreak of COVID-19 has become the “lifeline for mankind” as it poses a challenge to people, communities, and the economy. We all need to work together during these turbulent times. The lockdown of China led to several facilities expanding their shutdowns for the Lunar New Year. This…

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The Big Game and Supply Chains

Editor’s Note: This article was written by Ronan O’Kelly for the Sourcing Journal on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 and is republished on the WRAP blog with the author’s permission. Emerging Asian markets have seen a surge in demand for compliance certification, according to the world’s…

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The New Facilities’ Handbook: Everything You Need to Know

The Facilities’ Handbook is an important tool for all facilities (new, renew, lapsed) who have questions about the WRAP program. It serves as a set of guidelines to help facilities understand the program and complete a successful audit process. As the Handbook is not up…

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An Overview of a Case Study on Health and Safety and Working Hours at the AAFA CSR Workshop

2012 has been a busy year for trade policy in the Obama administration. President Obama and his economic team made numerous changes to the United States’ trade policy—including the merging of trade offices, the creation of trade enforcement units and more—as well as had multiple…

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A recap of Sourcing Summit 2019

In the seventh year of this annual event, “Sourcing Journal” promised to go beyond the headlines to focus attendees’ attention on the new fundamentals for today’s sourcing model; presenting the skills, processes and mindsets needed for success according to industry insiders. WRAP representatives attended the…

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The G7 Fashion Pact: The New Standard?

As many of us know, the fashion industry has dealt with a lot of controversy dealing with environmental issues. On August 23rd, 2019, Emmanuel Macron and François-Henri Pinault, Chief Executive Officer at luxury apparel company Kering, presented the “G7 Fashion Pact.” This pact outlined three…

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