In this episode, part two of our conversation with Marsha, we get into what it would take to get suppliers to open up and share their perspectives more freely.
In this episode, part one of our conversation, we ask Marsha about why she started Better Buying and how she became an advocate of purchasing practices in the first place.
047. Manufactured x GIZ FABRIC: Vijay Suvarna on How a Leather Manufacturer Approaches Sustainability
Given the relationships upstream and downstream, and the complexity of sustainability issues facing the leather industry, how did Asiatan decide where to start its sustainability journey? And what’s Vijay’s take on the role of government regulation?
This episode is all about inputs: what types of inputs does Asiatan need to make its leather? Where do these come from? What’s their relationship like with their suppliers? And how does this impact the traceability of leather?
Always wanted to know how leather is made? Vijay Suvarna, formerly the CSR and Sustainability Manager for Asiatan, gives an overview of the leather production process. What’s their relationship with shoe factories? And what’s their relationship with brands?
This is part two of our conversation with Crispin Argento, Managing Director at the Sourcery, about cotton traceability.
This is part one of our conversation with Crispin Argento, Managing Director at the Sourcery, about direct-to-grower cotton sourcing.
Cannon shares a bit about a regenerative agriculture project he’s working on with a brand, and the way it’s been structured to ensure a fair distribution of risk and reward.
In this episode Cannon shares why he thinks existing cotton accreditation options fall short, how traceability could and should be done when it comes to cotton, & why he sees traceability as the key to being able to tell his own story.