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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 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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International Labor: A Crucial Social Issue and WRAP’s Impact

British retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) is embarking on a very lofty mission. As part of their “Plan A” commitment to become the world’s most sustainable retailer, the company is setting out to train 500,000 workers at their suppliers’ factories by 2015. The goal is…

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New Set of Eyes

WRAP-certified factories are being spotlighted at the Sourcing at MAGIC show, which is held in Las Vegas from February 16-18, 2010. Sourcing at MAGIC is the ultimate international business platform offering one-stop shopping for the entire apparel supply chain. A WRAP Pavilion is set up…

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A call for remembrance, a call for unity

While at the Ethical Sourcing Forum 2012, WRAP CEO Avedis Seferian was interviewed about WRAP, social compliance, fire safety and the business benefits of ethical production practices. Mr. Seferian was interviewed by Andrew Savini of Intertek, in a video created by 3BL Media. Seferian began…

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Celebrating the 250th edition of the WRAP Weekly Newsletter

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The Path of Compliance

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Working our MAGIC

It’s once again that time of year! The time when movers and shakers from every corner of the apparel industry, from design to delivery and visualization to fabrication, converge on the Nevada desert (in the middle of August no less) for the semi-annual conference of…

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Highly Effective, Highly Affordable Fire Safety

During my interactions with many of our stakeholders, especially the manufacturing organizations, it was observed that there are hardly any or little awareness on sustainable development goals, leave alone the organizational contributions towards the achievement of these goals.  This situation is what prompted me to…

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Cotton: Prices Plummet, Focus on Sustainability Grows

Global cotton prices continued to drop in May, completing the month at 60 percent below pricing from the previous year. The 7-market average U.S. spot price fell more than 20 cents in this month, from $0.83 to $0.62. The drop in pricing has both positive…

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