Towards more responsible purchasing practices within global supply chains


Garment process - specification This description of a simplified process of the sourcing practices in the garment industry simply aims at providing:

- A quick panorama to new comers to the garment industry, and
- Some reference terms and basic process skeleton for a common understanding between partners coming from different cultural backgrounds and between different types of actors of the supply chain.

This simplified process starts from the new collection idea at the Brand headquarters and goes through some steps up to the delivery/shipment time by the Supplier. It doesn't have the ambition to cover all cases, it only provides with an idea on types of relationships cases between Brands and Suppliers.


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Consumers and CSR in the Textile industry

towards the Consumers survey with Patagonia on CSRHave a look at the direct survey with consumers about social responsibily of brands and supply chain...

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Be a consum'actor

Become an informed, responsible and committed consumer:

  • Read the labels, recognize a socially or environmentally positive label, look at the origin of the product, learn about the working conditions under which the product was manufactured...
  • Encourage good practices and denounce bad ones.
  • Inform and involve other people (family, friends, colleagues, associations, chat on internet forums, media and social media...).
  • Support awareness campaigns, sign petitions, and communicate with brands about your expectations.
  • Consume fair trade and ethical products, while also promoting them.