WRAP and the Sustainable Development Goals

Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) has been covering the U.S. government’s push of domestically produced apparel—and the corresponding drop in American imports—for the past few months. At the beginning of this year, the Obama Administration and the U.S. Department of Commerce launched the Made in America…

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Social Compliance: Responsibility versus Accountability

In Ghana, if one were to attend a Sunday church service or any special occasion like a wedding, funeral, outdooring etc., they are likely to encounter a colorful display of traditional print garments all around. Most of them would likely be from the prominent local…

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Where’s Your Key?

In February, Vice President of Compliance Avedis Seferian headed to Los Angeles for the 7th Annual UL-Responsible Sourcing’s Responsible Sourcing Summit. The day-long event featured six panels on issues related to corporate social responsibility in the sourcing industry, such as human trafficking, slavery, anti-corruption and…

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The Death of Ghana’s Apparel Industry

By Russ Jowell ( Today marks a somber anniversary in the history of Bangladesh’s garment industry. It was exactly one year ago today that over 110 people perished in a fire at the Tazreen Fashions factory in the Ashulia region outside of Dhaka. While, sadly,…

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The ethics of counterfeit sports apparel

In the last couple of editions of this blog, I discussed the evolution of my own thinking when it came how sports team apparel and memorabilia were sourced. I no longer confined my thinking strictly to the tangible product I picked up via the internet…

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Rocking the Red and Closing the Circle

By the time the latest edition of The WRAP Weekly is released, Super Bowl 54 will be well under way, and in a few hours, either the Kansas City Chiefs (hopefully) or the San Francisco 49ers will be crowned champions of the National Football League….

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Rocking the Red (Responsibly)

On April 26, 2012, WRAP’s President & CEO Avedis Seferian and Compliance Coordinator Kelli Hoggle attended a conference, “Promoting a Comprehensive Approach to Corporate Social Responsibility,” hosted by the State Department’s Foreign Service Institute and the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs. The day-long conference…

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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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Compliance Must Go On

By: Matt Boyce, Online Marketing Specialist, TigerTrade Editor’s Note: This is the first post from our friends over at Tiger Trade as part of a content-sharing partnership with our apparel, sourcing, and compliance industry peers. This fall, Thailand has been in crisis due to relentless…

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Sourcing efficiency is key to success, and WRAP can help

Last month, the WRAP team headed to San Francisco for the Global Social Compliance Program (GSCP) Annual Meeting. CEO Steve Jesseph, Vice President of Training and Education Stuart Webster and Director of Compliance Administration Avedis Seferian were in attendance at the valuable education and networking…

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