Innovation and adaptation in the shadow of COVID-19

During the last several weeks, I have enjoyed talking to several important figures for various episodes of WRAP’s podcast, the WRAPCast. I had excellent discussions with thought leaders such as Godecke Wessel from Foursource, Daniel Sepulveda from the Mexican Footwear Chamber, and Dr. Rubana Huq…

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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…

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Micro-trends: The acceleration of fashion cycles and rise in waste

I have always been eager to indulge in a trend—your leather blazers, pleated midi-skirts, I even purchased a peplum dress in my youth. Now that I’m edging further into my twenties, I think it’s about time that I identify, develop, and invest in my personal…

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Sustainability: The Blog

When I started working on this blog, I was going to write something completely different. However, a discussion I had while recording an upcoming episode of WRAP’s podcast made me reconsider my initial topic. Since The WRAPCast started, I have always made a point of…

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There and Back Again: Industry Leaders Reflect on 2020 and Look Towards the Future.

A couple of weeks ago, I had the privilege of attending the American Apparel and Footwear Association’s (AAFA) Executive Think Tank. This event, which gathers executives and other thought leaders from across the apparel space, is traditionally held in Hong Kong. However, with COVID-19 making…

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Introducing: The new WRAP website

On Thursday, September 24th, WRAP will be launching a new version of its website, This is the result of a year and a half of visualization, design, and implementation. The WRAP website is meant to be the virtual nexus of all of our activities,…

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Facemasks: a new frontier for compliance

Since the early part of this year, the facemask has become a necessity in line with your keys or purse. With local authorities slowly rolling back restrictions, it is unlikely that we will be discarding these new essentials any time soon. Let’s take it back…

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In Memoriam: Clay E. Hickson

On Tuesday, July 7, 2020, the social compliance world lost a good man. Our little family at WRAP was heartbroken by the passing of our friend and colleague, Clay Hickson. Those of us who have had the pleasure of working with Clay know what a…

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The tangible impact of COVID-19

Every level of the apparel supply chain has felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Retail outlets are slowly reopening after months of closure. Production facilities around the world are weathering the storm after brands and retailers canceled orders during the pandemic. Even the buying…

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Updates on Chinese Factory Operations After COVID-19

The outbreak of COVID-19 has become the “lifeline for mankind” as it poses a challenge to people, communities, and the economy. We all need to work together during these turbulent times. The lockdown of China led to several facilities expanding their shutdowns for the Lunar New Year. This…

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