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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 […]

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Better BuyingTM a Focus at 2018 Hong Kong Fashion Summit

Better Buying<sup><span style=”font-size:10px;”>TM</sup> attended the 25th Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring/Summer (July 2018) to share the initiative’s latest developments and transparent yet performance evaluations. READ NEWS STORY

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Better BuyingTMAnnounces Ambassadors to Support Supplier Ratings of Critical Purchasing Practices

Better Buying<sup><span style=”font-size:10px;”>TM</sup> Ambassadors work with suppliers, industry associations, and environmental sustainability goals. FULL STORY

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New Platform Seeks To Improve the Relationship Between Buyers and Suppliers

We aren’t the first ones to purchase the clothes we wear. Before they reach store shelves, these items are bought by brand most of those suppliers are located in developing countries. Millions of people in developing nations are dependent on international buyers to make a living, as a 2006 report on purchasing practices points out. Many companies have […]

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Just Style Interview with Dr. Marsha Dickson: Can Supplier Ratings Reform Apparel Purchasing Practices?

Just-Style Can supplier ratings reform apparel purchasing practices? A new initiative has been launched to try to improve the purchasing practices of apparel retailers and shared publicly. The idea is that sharing this information and increased use of temporary labour. While Better Buying<sup><span style=”font-size:10px;”>TM</sup> is still in its feasibility stage, testing of the data input […]

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White Paper Prepared for Better Buying’s Geneva Workshop

A White Paper was prepared for Better Buying’s Geneva Workshop as part of the feasibility study leading up to the roll out of the initiative. The workshop was attended by representatives of buyers, suppliers, multi-stakeholder initiatives, trade unions, international agencies and other civil society representatives. READ THE WHITE PAPER