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2020 Better Buying Index ReportTM Released

The Better Buying Institute today released the 2020 Better Buying Index ReportTM, underscoring the importance of better purchasing practices by brand retailers in meeting post-COVID pandemic recovery. Twenty- two brand retailers invited more than 2,000 global suppliers to participate in the annual survey, which examines the impact of company purchasing practices – such as planning […]

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Better BuyingTM Spotlight on Hardgoods

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Better Buying Releases New Report: Cost and Cost Negotiation and the Need for New Practices

Better Buying Releases New Report Linking High-Pressure Costing Practices to Suppliers’ Sustainability Better BuyingTM has released its third in a series of Special Reports focused on how suppliers and what changes suppliers want to see as the industry recovers from COVID-19. These latest findings reveal that the high-pressure cost negotiation strategies most frequently used by buyers […]

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Webinar: Creating an equitable fashion industry

Our President, Dr. Marsha Dickson, highlighted the magnitude of financial vulnerability that suppliers are facing in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis as a result of their brands’ and retailers’ payment and terms practices, and the need to prioritize best practices as industry standards going forward. Click here to watch the webinar.

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Joint Call to Action: Responding Responsibly to the COVID-19 Crisis

Better BuyingTM recently engaged with a group of multi-stakeholder initiatives to release a joint statement directed toward a) the governments of garment-producing countries to provide relief for international supply chains, and safeguard factory working conditions. Click here to view the joint call to action that includes input derived from Better Buying’s recent global supplier survey and retailers.

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Webinar: Keeping Workers Centerstage

Our President, Dr. Marsha Dickson, spoke on a panel talk organized by the Association of National Institute of Fashion Technology Alumni (NIFTA) in India, to discuss joint efforts that are needed to support apparel and textile workers in India in the wake of the global Coronavirus pandemic. Click here to watch the webinar.

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Guidelines for “Better” Purchasing Practices Amidst the Coronavirus Crisis and Recovery

Suppliers from 39 countries, have responded to Better Buying’s survey about the supply and challenges they are experiencing due to the coronavirus crisis, and how their buyers’ purchasing practices are further impacting business and workers. While best practices can be difficult to discern, some suppliers reported ways their buyers are helping them wade through this […]

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Better Buying Introduces New Program to Support Improved Purchasing Practices

This fall, Better Buying takes supplier ratings to the next level with Learning Loops: a continuous, two-way improvement process between buyers and their suppliers. Learn more about the new program here. READ THE NEWS STORY

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2019 Better BuyingTM Index Report Released

The 2019 Better BuyingTM Index Report introduces for the first time, country-level analyses and sustainable outcomes for all. READ THE REPORT READ THE NEWS STORY

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Second-Ever Better BuyingTM Index Report Released

Following the spring launch of the Better BuyingTM Purchasing Practices Index (BBPPI), Better BuyingTM now released its second report designed to support industry efforts to improve purchasing practices in supply chains globally. The report reveals that suppliers experience increasingly more financial pressure from their customers, and shows significant regional differences in purchasing practices. READ THE PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT […]