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The Path to Responsible Purchasing: brands and retailers are too different for a ‘one size fits all’ approach to developing standards

Dr. Marsha Dickson, President and Co-Founder of Better Buying Institute on how, when it comes to defining standards for purchasing practices,  ‘responsible’ will look different for different companies  Purchasing practices have become a top priority for the fashion industry, as understanding grows among brands and retailers of the myriad of practices that negatively impact suppliers, […]

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Join Better Buying’s Talent Pool

Better Buying Institute (BBI) reimagines supply chain sustainability, leveraging data to strengthen supplier-buyer relationships and improve purchasing practices that drive profitability while protecting workers and the environment. Better BuyingTM is seeking individuals who share this passion to join us on our mission. What is Better BuyingTM? Better Buying Institute is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization incorporated […]

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Guest Blog: Michael Levine, Chief Sustainability Officer for Under Armour, Inc., on why building strong supplier relationships is mission critical

Better Buying’s vision statement calls for brands and retailers to work together with responsible purchasing practices to achieve shared goals including profitability. Michael Levine, Chief Sustainability Officer for Under Armour, Inc., explains how purchasing practices and working closely with suppliers are key to delivering profitable growth and building resilient supply chains. As one of Better […]

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VIDEO: How to read your BBPPI Company Report

  Brands and retailers who subscribe with Better Buying will be receiving their BBPPI Company Reports over the next few months. We’ve put together a short video which talks you through how to read and better understand your report, and get the most out of the supplier data you’re collecting, so you can really begin […]

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The BBPPI 2022 Garment Scorecard is Out Today!

Record number of Garment ratings submitted – up 37% on 2021 Ratings from 54 different countries Overall Garment score static since 2021 Lower scores for Cost and Cost Negotiation and Win-Win Sustainable Partnership The Better Buying Purchasing Practices IndexTM Garment Industry Scorecard is released today, ahead of the full findings and scores from the Better […]

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We are Hiring! Could you be our next Senior Manager of Research?

  Better Buying Institute is seeking a Senior Manager of Research who will use their analytical skills and their passion for supply chain sustainability to carry out Better Buying’s research. The Senior Manager will work under the direction of the President in creating and refining data collection instruments, communicating with suppliers located around the world […]

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Beyond Tier-1 – New Opportunities for Better BuyingTM Surveys

Gain a high-level view into tier-1 and beyond – including raw materials Cascade work on purchasing practices throughout your supply chain Global supply chains are coming under more scrutiny than ever before, but did you know that Better BuyingTM has a range of options to help you get a deeper understanding of supplier relationships at […]

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Copenhagen Fashion Summit: STTI calls for responsible purchasing practices and global standardization on due diligence

  STTI spokesperson and Vice President BGMEA Miran Ali called for a globally standardized approach to due diligence at the prestigious Global Fashion Summit last week. Mr Ali was speaking at a panel focusing on the upcoming due diligence legislation, led by OECD due diligence head Tyler Gillard, alongside Maxine Bedat, founder and director of […]

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Copenhagen: shaping fashion’s “new era”

Post-Covid survival and climate change for the global fashion industry hang on its willingness to abandon the colonial mindset and welcome suppliers to the decision table as equals  For the first time since the Covid-19 Pandemic, global fashion brands will gather this week in Copenhagen’s Royal Opera House, in the city’s exclusive harbor district, for […]

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Guest Blog: The need for robust FIRST MILE thinking

A guest blog from Stephen E. Lamar, AAFA President and CEO We’ve long been discussing the pivot of our industry from a last mile focus to FIRST MILE thinking. With the last mile, we had been concentrating on how to get goods to the customer – to cover that last mile to service folks who […]