WRAP Staff Attends CSR Conference at the State Department

By Steve Jesseph Progress on labor and environmental issues over the past 15 years in facilities producing consumer goods for export has, by most accounts, been nothing short of impressive. More progress needs to be made, but as we celebrate the 10-year anniversary of WRAP,…

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WRAP CEO Avedis Seferian Ethical Sourcing Forum Interview on YouTube

Darlene Ugwa ( For the past 6 months, I have been immersed into the world of social compliance within apparel manufacturing. While the term ‘social compliance’ and ‘corporate social responsibility’ are not new to me, it has always been theoretical rather than practical. As the…

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WRAP’s Monica Escobar-Hertzoff Conducts Webinar for U.S. Embassy in Peru

By Steve Jesseph Welcome to our new website; we hope you like it.  For the past year, we’ve been working on a new look and enhanced functionality to provide you with better and more useful information.  In the coming weeks and months, you will find…

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UL-STR’s 7th Annual Responsible Sourcing Summit

Earlier this month, a pair of reports were released regarding apparel manufacturing that caught my attention. One of these, a continuation of an earlier report released by China’s Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs (IPE), detailed dangerous conditions created by numerous printing and dyeing factories. The other, released by Human Rights…

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MAGIC February Apparel Show

By Yin Yin Public voice on the topic of environment is going high in the capital city Washington, DC this week. If you are a local resident, you probably have been to at least one of the 155 films featured by the DC Environmental Film…

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WRAP’s Latin America Duo Take Medellin

In late January, WRAP’s Monica Escobar-Hertzoff, who manages compliance and training for Latin America, and Anthony de Lima, our compliance coordinator who works extensively with Latin America, headed to Medellin, Colombia, for the Colombiatex conference. Colombiatex 2012 is one of the most important showcases for…

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WRAP at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market

Biannually, the Outdoor Retailer Association hosts a trade show in Salt Lake City Utah. The Winter Market, held each January, features apparel and accessories for the outdoorsy type. Whether it’s hiking, skiing, camping or snowboarding—if you enjoy the outdoors, you’re in luck. WRAP attends both…

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Business Opportunities Abound at Colombiatex

Last week, Bangladeshi Country Manager Saifullah Khawaja spoke to a crowd of 200 at the Fabric Apparel Clothing Technology Summit (FACTS). Khawaja discussed WRAP’s 12 Principles and educated attendees on WRAP’s certification process. Khawaja provided a history of social compliance programs and the evolution of…

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WRAP’s Saifullah Khawaja discusses Bangladeshi apparel sector at GARMENTech

We recently visited the South Indian town of Tirupur.  Some people call it the “Manchester of India,” because it is well known for the numerous manufacturing units in the apparel sector.  Over the years, several companies were set up and business flourished.  It can be…

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