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Responsible Sourcing For Garment and Footwear Manufacturers, Brands, and Retailers – New Guidance from the OECD

On February 8, 2017, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) issued its Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains in the Garment and Footwear Sector.  The Guidance promotes a framework of actions that enterprises in this sector can use to address and reduce the negative human rights impacts of their business activities.  It’s … Continue Reading

Supply Chain Disputes With China (Or, How To Protect Your Interests) (Or, How To Avoid Really Pointless Litigation)

In terms of supply chain relationships, China is often alluring.  Known as a low cost manufacturing country, China (among other non-US locations) often strikes some industrial buyers as a good place from which to source components, or to assemble finished goods.  Chinese contract manufacturers (CMs) are amongst the largest in the world, and can provide … Continue Reading

Sustainable Fashion – It’s about more than just being really really ridiculously good looking

In our last installment of Fashion Friday, we visited the importance of increased supply chain visibility and the impact fast fashion is having on labor conditions of textile factories in low wage countries.  Another area of concern in fashion that is gaining public awareness is the impact of toxic chemicals used in the manufacturing process … Continue Reading

California Asserts Its Transparency In Supply Chains Act (Or, Letters To Retailers And Manufacturers) (Or, Seeing Through Supply Chains)

It’s springtime, which apparently means… that the California Department of Justice has begun what looks like enforcement measures with respect to California’s 2010 Transparency in Supply Chains Act.  If you are a manufacturer or a retailer who has received a letter inquiring about your compliance with this (relatively) new legislation, don’t be surprised.  It is apparently … Continue Reading

Fashion Friday – Supply Chain Issues in Fashion Visibility in the Supply Chain

It's FridayWelcome to the first installment of Fashion Friday!  In Fashion Friday, we focus on supply chain issues that impact an industry we follow in our personal lives as well as our professional lives. Fashion is an industry in which supply chain visibility is increasingly important.  Supply chain visibility means the ability to know and understand … Continue Reading
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