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EARTH DAY 2011: What Are We DOING?

By Steve Jesseph, WRAP President and CEO From 1948 to 1975, the political satirist and cartoonist Walt Kelly penned the Pogo cartoon series which appeared in hundreds of US newspapers.  Pogo was a small alligator who lived in the swamps of the Southern US with…

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Remembering the Triangle Factory Fire

On March 25th, 1911, a fire broke out at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City. Within 18 minutes, 116 young women and 30 men, whose average age was 19, lost their lives in the fire. March 25, 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of…

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Celebrating International Women’s Day 2011 with WRAP

Please join WRAP this year to celebrate achievements and contributions from women throughout the world on International’ Women’s Day, March 8. Women in our society play a crucial role as they are not just wives, mothers, daughters and homemakers, but also hard workers. In the…

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Things To Do Before MAGIC

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WRAP’s 10th Anniversary Conference Receives Positive Feedback

As part of WRAP’s 10th Anniversary celebration, WRAP organized one of the most important information sharing conferences on sustainability and corporate social responsibility in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from November 18 to19, 2010. Titled “The Good, the Great, and the Excellent: A Tour of World-Class Practices…

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WRAP Invites Certified Facilities to Participate in the 2011 MAGIC Show

Following the tremendous success of the first WRAP Pavilion at MAGIC (the largest fabric and apparel sourcing event in North America) in August 2010, WRAP is planning another WRAP Pavilion to showcase socially and environmentally compliant businesses and products at the February 13-16, 2011 MAGIC Show in Las Vegas,…

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Reminder: Register for the November Conference NOW!

Dear Friends of WRAP, Please note that the deadline to register for the Embassy Suites Hotel in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida,  for our Sustainability and CSR Conference is October 15 to obtain the special discounted rate of $159 per night (book online or call 1‐800‐Embassy).  After that date,…

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WRAP 10th Anniversary Conference Agenda

by Russ Jowell (rjowell@wrapcompliance.org) The beginning of 2013 has brought us yet another tragic reminder of why fire safety is so vitally important for garment factories. The incident in question is a fire that broke out on January 26 at the Smart Export Garments factory…

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Responsible Manufacturing: Global Best Practices in Sustainability, CSR and More

The buzz about the BRICs continues to grow and Brazil, in particular, has been in the spotlight. As its economy continues to thrive—so does its potential as a luxury market and, correspondingly, its domestic apparel consumption and production. Brazil is currently the world’s sixth-fastest growing…

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The Ultimate Sustainable Eco-Material

By Steve Jesseph, WRAP CEO Last week, I had the honor to again address the annual meeting of “Beast to Beauty” in London, England.  It was the best conference on sustainability I’ve attended in the past two years.  Over 70 professionals from all sectors of…

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