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Guest Blog: The Better Buying Partnership IndexTM shows that too often, communication between brands is more about dictation than a conversation, says Bulent Alkanli

In today’s competitive environment with so many uncertainties, whatever information available within a supply chain, if shared, will lead to efficiencies and enable all parties within the chain to gain margins. The whole value chain should work together and the starting point of that collaboration is communication. The latest Better Buying Partnership IndexTM,which is being […]

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Hey Fashion! Talk – join Dr. Marsha Dickson, Eileen Fisher and Shiraz Omar on tackling overproduction

Better Buying Institute’s President and Co-Founder Dr. Marsha Dickson joined Eileen Fisher, Founder of women’s clothing brand and Better BuyingTM subscriber Eileen Fisher Inc.,  and Shiraz Omar, Country Head – USA – Brandix, for a Hey Fashion! talk on smart procurement approaches to overproduction in the garment industry, on November 29th. Watch the talk, and […]

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Better Buying Institute joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition as Affiliate Member

  The Better Buying Institute is pleased to announce that we have joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition as an Affiliate Member.  Better BuyingTM allows suppliers in global supply chains to anonymously rate the purchasing practices of the companies that buy their products so that brands and retailers who are looking to improve their purchasing practices […]

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The STTI Survey of Commercial Compliance is Open for Ratings

COMPLETE THE SURVEY Suppliers are invited to participate in the Sustainable Terms of Trade Initiative (STTI) survey of commercial compliance. The survey is open now, and runs until mid-January 2023. You can complete the survey by clicking on the link at the top of the page, or via this QR code: STTI is led by […]

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We’re Hiring! Could you be our new Research Analyst?

Better Buying Institute is seeking a Research Analyst who will use their analytical skills and their interest in supply chain sustainability to carry out our research initiatives. The Research Analyst will work under the direction of the Senior Manager of Research in communicating with suppliers located around the world to manage data collection, analyzing and […]

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SUPPLIERS: three reasons to complete the Better Buying Partnership IndexTM

  COMPLETE THE SURVEY BY NOVEMBER 4TH Last week I was at the Istanbul Apparel Conference hosted by the Turkish Clothing Manufacturers’ Association. There I had a chance to talk to a large group of Turkish suppliers about the value of suppliers submitting data to Better BuyingTM about their customers’ purchasing practices. I think this […]

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Shahi Exports’ Anant Ahuja joins Better Buying Institute Board

Better Buying Institute is delighted to announce the appointment of Anant Ahuja to its Board of Directors. Ahuja is Head of Organizational Development at Shahi Exports, the largest apparel manufacturing company in India, operating over 50 factories and three processing mills across nine states. He is also the CEO and Co-Founder of the Good Business […]

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Guest Blog: Better Buying’s newest Board Member, Shahi Exports’ Anaht Ahuja, on why sustainability is inextricably linked to purchasing practices

“Growing awareness of the potential for purchasing practices to transform worker wellbeing, achieve living wages, drive environmental sustainability, and unlock innovation makes this an exciting time to be joining the Better Buying Institute’s Board of Directors”, Anant Ahuja In the journey to build out Shahi’s sustainability agenda and to scale impactful worker wellbeing initiatives through […]

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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 […]