WEAR (World Ethical Apparel Roundtable) 2016 Recap

Last week a non-profit group, Fashion Take Action, organized a conference to gather different audiences from industry leaders to independent designers to master students. Three themes were set out: Textile Waste, Innovation and Supply Chain (transparency). The conference kicked off with Safia Minney, Author and founder of People Tree UK & Japan) and was present in…

Scorecards – Rating the Qualitative

What does the perfect scorecard for a company or product entail? Where do the gaps occur? What would the purpose of it be? Shine some light for us @ethisphere ! Previously, we spoke about how the lack of transparency are some issues for companies. IF majority of the rating systems out there obtain information in…

Ethical Sourcing Forum 2015 – NYC (Overview)

Excuse the MIA but during the time I haven’t been around, I had the privilege (and opportunity) to attend the Ethical Sourcing Forum hosted by Intertek (leading provider of quality and safety solution to a variety of industries) in New York City. Their 15th year in the making and to think back to where I…

Whose Body is Warmer: You or the Goose?

It’s another cold winter day and i’m still searching for that perfect winter jacket. What embeds a “perfect” jacket? One that I know will keep me warm, isn’t too heavy, has the right amount of pockets and didn’t come from an animal being harmed in any way for its fur or insulation i.e) live plucking as per…

The Least Ethical Companies in the World

I thought it would be great contrast to the last blog if I could easily look up who the worst companies are but why is it so difficult? Either, somebody is really good at hiding information from the public, it’s limited from public viewing or there is an emphasis on the good opposed to the…