In this episode, part two of our conversation with Gladys Tang, we talk about why Gladys thinks dialogue is the key to a more sustainable future, and how brands can support it.
057. Manufactured x GIZ FABRIC: Gladys Tang on Why Working as a Social Auditor Left Her Convinced of Their Inadequacy
In this episode, part one of our conversation with Gladys Tang, we start with Glady’s time as a social compliance auditor. She shares why her experience left her feeling that conventional approaches to sustainability were inadequate, and ultimately, led her to Tchibo.
056. Manufactured x Transformers Foundation: Marzia Lanfranchi and Andrew Olah on a Constitution for the Fashion Industry
What is Transformers Foundation? What are the Eight Ethical Principles? And how, exactly, will they serve as a “Constitution” for the Ethical Denim Council?
055. Manufactured x Transformers Foundation: Marzia Lanfranchi and Andrew Olah on Putting Supplier Voices at the Center of the Sustainable Fashion Story
In this episode, Andrew Olah and Marzia Lanfranchi of Transformers Foundation, share what they think is missing from the sustainable fashion story, and why they think supplier voices should be at its center.
054. Manufactured x Transformers Foundation: Three Suppliers on Why They’ve Vertically Integrated & How it Shapes Sustainability Strategy
Back in April we teamed up with Transformers Foundation and three vertically integrated suppliers from Pakistan, India, and Turkey respectively for a live panel discussion about how vertical integration has shaped their journeys – both from a general business perspective and a sustainability perspective.
053. Manufactured x GIZ FABRIC: Dr. Stephen Frost on What’s Missing in the Sustainable Fashion Conversation
In this episode, part two of our conversation, Stephen reflects on the gaps he perceives in the sustainable fashion conversation and what he wishes different stakeholders at the sustainable fashion table understood about one another.
In this episode, part one of our conversation, Stephen reflects on how CSR within the fashion industry has evolved and shares his views on how his manufacturing clients have perceived CSR over the years.
051. Manufactured x GIZ FABRIC: Professor Raymond Robertson on Why Social Compliance Data is a Necessary but Insufficient Metric for Worker Well-Being
This is part two of our conversation with Professor Raymond Robertson. Is data from social compliance audits a reasonable proxy for improved worker well-being? And if we agree that social audits are a necessary but not sufficient condition, what’s next?
050. Manufactured x GIZ FABRIC: Professor Raymond Robertson on Social Compliance & Factory Closure Rates
This is part one of our conversation with Professor Raymond Robertson. Are socially compliant factories more or less likely to go out of business? What can we make of his findings?