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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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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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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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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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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Want More Business? Join WRAP at MAGIC!

I am a Millennial (born between 1980-2000), hailing from Auburn University in Alabama. I initially chose Fashion Merchandising as a major, but found that my interests extended beyond trend forecasting and production logistics to the lives of the people my clothing choices affected. I went…

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WRAP Pavilion to Be Spotlighted at MAGIC in Las Vegas

By (First published on April 19, 2010) Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) is an independent and international NGO, dedicated to certifying facilities that engage in lawful, humane and ethical operations. It is the world’s largest labour and environmental certification program for the apparel manufacturing…

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