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Social and Environmental Compliance Gets Attention from the African Textile Industry

There is a lot of wisdom in this Chinese saying:  一分 錢 一 分 貨 (yī fēn qián yī fēn huò).  Literally translated it means “one cent gives you one cent’s worth of merchandise,” but what it really means is “you get what you pay…

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Anvil Knitwear Receives First WRAPe Certification in the World

by: Russ Jowell (rjowell@wrapcompliance.org) Which path do you prefer? Before we continue, I’d like for you to consider the picture at the top of this post. It depicts two very different paths right next to each other; one that is smooth, clear, and well-paved and…

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WRAP & SGS to Host a Seminar on Social and Environmental Compliance in China

In order to help businesses understand the importance of social and environmental compliance and win the international market, WRAP and SGS will jointly host a free seminar in Guangzhou, China, on April 26, 2010. The seminar will cover updated information on EU and US economic…

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WRAP Certification Helps Open More Doors to Global Buyers

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Magic at MAGIC

Apparel supply chains can be affected by everything—from factory issues to the cost of transportation and everything in between. Fiber prices—most notably cotton and wool—experienced massive fluctuations throughout 2011 and into 2012, affecting the global apparel supply chain. After years of low prices, cotton prices…

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A “First” for 1,000,000 Year-Old Industry…..

By Steve Jesseph Do you remember your first kiss?  Or, the first time you drove a car?  Or, your first day of class in high school?  Most of us do because they were momentous occasions, days we looked forward to and days which were “milestones”…

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Save Our Planet: Actions, Actions, Actions

A few weeks ago, I talked how my love of hockey intertwined with my new career in the realm of social compliance. A week after the article was written, the Capitals won their first Stanley Cup Championship in franchise history. During the final series, I did what…

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Bring CSR Awareness to Apparel Trade Shows

The principles of education have different aims.  At the earlier stage, it aims to develop individuals’ physical, intellectual, social and emotional abilities.   When they come to a higher level of their education, they acquire necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes for the development of oneself as…

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WRAP-Certified Factories Spotlighted at Sourcing at MAGIC

We in the social compliance world draw from a lengthy lexicon of specialized terms every day as we go about our business, and if you have been connected with WRAP for any length of time, you have no doubt come across these terms as well….

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The Loss of Neil Kearney

Our sincere condolences go to the wife and daughters of Neil Kearney, General Secretary of the International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers Federation on his untimely death this past week at the age of 59. A native of Ireland, Mr. Kearney was a tireless advocate…

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