Category: Corporate Responsibility

Choosing Factories With Care

Choosing Factories with Care

Do you look at labels on clothes when you are shopping to see where they are made? I do. That’s because I spent many years deciding which factories Victoria’s Secret would use to make their millions of bras, panties, and sleepwear. All good brands use a set of criteria to choose suppliers which is veryRead more »

What is WRAP– And What Does It Mean for You, Clothing Brands, and Corporate Responsibility?

I’ve visited hundreds of factories in dozens of countries on multiple continents. I’ve seen factories at both ends of the spectrum: the best are highly modern, air-conditioned, state-of-the-art facilities with restaurant-quality cafeterias, banking services, on-site nurses and recreational facilities for the workers. The worst was a shed-like structure with holes in the roof where the onlyRead more »