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Joining the dots: reflections on five years at ETI
22 August 2019
In this valedictory blog, Martin Buttle looks at the evolving world of ethical trade.
Activist interest in company purchasing practices grows
21 November 2018
There is a definite sense of momentum around getting brands to buy responsibly, with many campaigning organisations planning more work in this area.
Elizabeth Warren’s Accountable Capitalism Act – will it benefit workers in the supply chain?
22 August 2018
Last week, US Senator Elizabeth Warren introduced a bill dubbed the Accountable Capitalism Act, which aims to redistribute wealth and ensure American corporations consider wider stakeholders in their decision-making.
Giving everyone in Turkey’s garment industry a voice and a platform
16 May 2018
Local coalitions – platforms of interested parties – are a key mechanism in finding solutions to local problems.And Turkey’s footwear and garment sector is a case in point.
Identifying high performance collaboration between buyers and suppliers
16 March 2018
If you are a Buying Director, a Buyer – either senior or junior – or hold a position where purchasing or sourcing is one of your key responsibilities we want to hear you.
Can there be fair rules for the ‘purchasing practices’ game?
8 February 2018
As part of two days of discussions, the OECD’s annual garment trade forum debated recent progress in the commercially sensitive area of purchasing practices.
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