WRAP’s Avedis Seferian Gives Keynote Speech at BATEXPO

Last week, WRAP’s Director of Compliance Administration Avedis Seferian was a keynote speaker at the Bangladesh Apparel and Textile Exposition (BATEXPO) of 2011, held annually by the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA). Speaking to a crowd of 200 that included Bangladesh’s Secretary of…

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AAFA Product Safety & RSL Conference in Bangalore, India

By Yin Yin WRAP co-sponsored a one-day Global Opportunities Conference for more than 300 students and local businesses in Appalachian State University on October 9, 2009. The conference provided ideas, knowledge, and resources to Appalachian students and the regional business community to identify new export…

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AAFA Product Safety & RSL Conference in Dhaka

On November 30, WRAP’s Director of Compliance Administration Avedis Seferian moderated two panels at the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) conference in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The conference, which focused on international product safety and restricted substance lists (RSLs), drew 337 registered attendees with more being…

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Global Social Compliance Program Annual Meeting

Last month we examined an interesting phenomenon within the global garment industry that hearkened back to the Oklahoma Land Run of 1889. The phenomenon was that of hundreds of garment makers leaving behind traditional garment sourcing destinations, like China,  in search of more favorable grounds on which…

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USA-ITA 23rd Annual Conference

This month, WRAP CEO Steve Jesseph and compliance manager Hong Mei headed to New York City to attend the 23rd Annual U.S. Association of Importers of Textiles and Apparel (US-ITA) conference. Held at the Bridgewaters South Street Seaport on November 8, the annual event was…

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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 ( 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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