Behind The Thread
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Behind The Thread is a unique podcast that talks about current issues in the global garment industry and tells the untold stories about the people and places that make your clothes.
||CleanEpisode 66: Cracking down on illegal garment manufacturers in California. Are fast fashion ecolines really legit? Taking the temperature of the Better Work program.||In this episode of Behind The Thread, we talk to California Labor Commissioner Julie Su about the recent crackdown on 18 garment factories near Los Angeles. Also, Dr. Nikolay Anguelov of the University of Massachusetts looks at why new eco-friendly lin||11/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 65: Is Myanmar ready for the big time? Getting real on minimum wages. Behno is bringing ethical fashion to life in India||In this episode of Behind The Thread, attorney Eric Rose of Herzfeld Rubin Meyer and Rose in Yangon Myanmar talks about the challenges the country faces in realizing its full economic potential. Also, Daniel Kostzer of the International Labor Organizati||9/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 64: Protecting Syrian Refugee Workers in Turkey. Bridging the ethical consumer gap. Redefining ethical production in Africa.||In this episode of Behind The Thread, we talk with Darrell Doren of the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) about how they are protecting the rights of Syrian refugee workers through education and information. Plus, Deidre Shaw of the Universit||8/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 63: Fashion Revolution Transparency Index, Impact of Generation Z on ethical fashion. Looking at India's important handloom industry||In this episode of Behind The Thread, we talk with Sarah Ditty of Fashion Revolution about the latest version of their Transparency Index. Also, Rekha Ramesh of Daymon Worldwide looks at how Generation Z could impact ethical fashion. Plus, Arvind Singha||8/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 62: Looking at rampant labor abuses in Bengaluru, India. Is China's manufacturing success finally catching up with it? A new film about Rana Plaza||In this episode of Behind The Thread, we talk with Jane Gordon of Sisters for Change about a new report looking at labor abuses in Bengaluru, India. Also, Dickson Ho of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council looks at why many Chinese manufacturers are||7/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 61: Walking the walk in sustainable cotton. Is the Greenpeace MRSL too strict? Millennials drive sustainable fashion dialogue.||In this episode of Behind The Thread, Keith Tyrell of PAN-UK looks at how the uptake of sustainable cotton is not as prevalent as many people think. Also, Dr. Pierfranceso Fois of ETAD in Europe discusses criticism of the Greenpeace MRSL. And, Tony Migl||6/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 60: Update from the International Labor Conference. Asia Floor Wage Alliance goes after Gap, H and M, and Walmart. Taking a hard look at the safety of India's cotton gin workers.||In this episode of Behind The Thread, Sarah Labowitz of the Stern Center for Business and Human Rights updates us on the International Labor Conference in Geneva and how stakeholders are considering new approaches to supply chain accountability. Also, A||6/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 58||In this episode of Behind The Thread, Ayesha Barenblat of Remake talks about how they are working to bring the stories of garment workers homes to consumers. Also, Jennifer Boynton of Triple Pundit talks about telling the stories of cotton. Plus, Gladys||4/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLooking for Past Episodes of Behind The Thread?||Our past episodes have now been archived on www.behindthethread.net. You may visit the site to access them||6/30/2010||Free||View in iTunes|