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Nate Herman and Avedis Seferian video discussion

Insights on the implications of UFLPA

AAFA’s Senior Vice President, Policy, Nate Herman, sits down with WRAP’s President and CEO, Avedis Seferian, to discuss the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA).

Safe factory operations in a post-pandemic environment

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues for a third year, as business operations attempt to resume normally, and as public health guidelines keep changing, the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) has updated the guidance previously created with Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) — AAFA’s Corporate Social Responsibility Partner — to enable safer factory operations during […]

WRAP and TEDD announce partnership streamlining human rights due diligence in apparel and textiles manufacturing

(Monday, January 24, 2022) In the face of evolving human rights legislation and increasing calls for responsible business practices from consumers, stakeholders, and the investor community, all organizations stand to benefit from strategic due diligence focusing on environmental issues and governance. Coupled with a growing global demand for transparency in manufacturing and sourcing, these cultural […]

Apparel industry labor issues in supply chains

Avedis Seferian, WRAP’s President and CEO, joined the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) to discuss labor issues in supply chains and the apparel industry at large. 

The intersection of social compliance audits and CTPAT minimum security requirements

Avedis Seferian, WRAP’s President & CEO, participated in the United States Fashion Industry Association’s (USFIA) Virtual Washington Trade Symposium. Avedis spoke on The Intersection of Social Compliance Audits and CTPAT Minimum Security Requirements. 

How to ensure compliance while juggling quality, speed to market, and cost

Avedis Seferian, WRAP’s President & CEO, took part in PI Apparel’s Quality and Compliance event. Avedis moderated a panel titled “How Do We Ensure Compliance While Juggling Quality, Speed to Market, and Cost?”

Policies to identify and eliminate forced labor in supply chains

Avedis Seferian, WRAP’s President & CEO, joins AAFA’s Senior Vice President, Policy, Nate Herman to discuss new guidance designed to help AAFA members establish and implement policies to identify and eliminate any form of forced labor in their supply chain. 

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WRAP named USFIA’s 2021 Corporate Social Responsibility Sponsor

Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) will be the United States Fashion Industry Association’s (USFIA) 2021 Corporate Social Responsibility Sponsor. WRAP and USFIA look forward to expanding their collaboration. USFIA President Julia Hughes says “One of the most important values for USFIA and our members is Corporate Social Responsibility.  It is very exciting to collaborate with […]

Expanding due diligence requirements

Avedis Seferian, WRAP’s President & CEO, spoke at the virtual edition of the Apparel Textile Sourcing (ATS) trade show. In his remarks, Avedis examined how under increasing regulatory and public scrutiny, responsible sourcing due diligence expectations are expanding beyond just social compliance to cover a wide range of additional issues, including supply chain security.

Sewn products sector and new developments in the social audit space

Avedis Seferian, WRAP’s President & CEO, joined Fatima Anwar of Ethical and Responsible Sourcing (ESS) for an episode of their podcast, Straight From The Source. Avedis discussed the value of WRAP to the sewn products sector along with new developments in the social audit space.