The official podcast of Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP), WRAPCast, hosted by Communications Manager Seth Lennon, will provide insight and analysis into the world of social compliance and responsible sourcing and will feature a rotating cycle of guests to address the hot button issues within the sphere.
WRAPCast Episode 23: A conversation with Miran Ali (BGMEA and the Star Network)
Seth is joined by Miran Ali of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) to talk about the situation facing Bangladesh's garment industry, as well as a new collaborative effort by some of the world's leading apparel production destinations.
WRAPCast Episode 22: "Beyond Symphonization" - A Conversation with WRAP President & CEO Avedis Seferian
WRAP President & CEO Avedis Seferian joins Seth to discuss how Symphonization has impacted the social audit space. They also address some of the recent developments in the sector, including industry efforts to address forced labor in the supply chain and how entities are emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic.
WRAPCast Episode 21: A Conversation with Sanjeev Bahl, Founder and CEO, Saitex
Seth is joined by Sanjeev Bahl, the founder of Saitex, a manufacturer working to pilot new and more sustainable methods of producing denim. Seth and Sanjeev discussed several topics, including the social and environmental impacts of Saitex's operations, the current global sourcing climate, and his new project to bring a sustainable production facility to the United States.
WRAPCast Episode 20: A Conversation with Margaret Bishop (FIT, Parsons, LIM College)
Seth is joined by Margaret Bishop, one of the leading academic voices in the social compliance realm. We talk about several topics, including how students are viewing social compliance, what new trends are beginning to emerge, and examine Margaret's vast experience in applying responsible sourcing concepts to real-world issues.
WRAPCast Episode 19 (Part 2): A Conversation with Nate Herman - Senior Vice President, Policy, American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA)
In Part 2 of their discussion, Seth and Nate take a look at the U.S./China trade relationship, the forced labor issues surrounding the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), and how governments and the industry are engaging on this matter, what the new U.S. presidential administration means for the apparel and footwear sector, as well as other hot-button topics.
WRAP - Incredible Organization
There are very few organizations deeply and sincerely committed to safety, human rights and compliance as WRAP. Whether you’ve been a sourcing professional for many years or new to the industry, getting to know WRAP will help guide your sourcing strategies. Great leadership. Necessary service!