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The official podcast of Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP), WRAPCast, hosted by Communications Manager Seth Lennon, will provide insight and analysis into the world of social compliance and responsible sourcing and will feature a rotating cycle of guests to address the hot button issues within the sphere.
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In this episode, Seth sits down with Fatima Anwar, the Founder, and CEO of Ethical and Sustainable Sourcing. Fatima and Seth examine how her company is working to advance sustainability throughout the supply chain and how her upbringing in Bangladesh shaped her passion for responsible sourcing. 
In the latest episode of the WRAPCast, Seth sits down with Rubana Huq, President of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA). In his conversation with Dr. Huq, Seth discusses the challenges that the Bangladeshi apparel production industry is facing in the COVID-19 era, as well as talking about how the industry continues to work towards improving worker safety and welfare. 
In the latest episode of the WRAPCast, Seth is joined by Daniel Sepulveda of the Mexican Footwear Chamber. They went into depth about how Mexico's industry is innovating despite COVID-19, and at the same time, making sustainability and transparency a top priority. Seth and Daniel will also talk about the emerging partnership between WRAP and the Chamber. 
In the latest episode of the WRAPCast, we have a conversation with Godecke Wessel from Foursource about his company's efforts to improve transparency within the supply chain, their partnership with WRAP, and our thoughts on what the sourcing environment could look like moving forward. 
In the latest episode of the WRAPCast, Seth is joined by Megan Stoneburner, Director of Sustainability and Sourcing with Outerknown. In their discussion, Megan and Seth discuss circularity and how the apparel supply chain is as complex and potentially fragile as ever and highlight the industry's efforts to be better social actors. 
Chelsey Evans from the CSR team over at Nordstrom joins Seth to talk about the state of circularity within the industry, how COVID-19 is impacting corporate social responsibility efforts, and the role of virtual trade shows in the new reality.(Episode produced in cooperation with Texworld USA)
WRAP President and CEO Avedis Seferian joins Seth to talk about WRAP's new position paper Symphonization, and how this new approach can benefit the entire supply chain.  
Jason Prescott, CEO of Manufacturer.com & The Apparel Textile Sourcing Trade Shows joins Seth Lennon to discuss a variety of topics, including how apparel sourcing will be impacted during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, they will talk about how trade shows will evolve and remain relevant in the post-pandemic reality.
In a special edition of the WRAPCast, WRAP President and CEO Avedis Seferian interviews Communications Manager Seth Lennon about his professional experience in his role with WRAP, how that role is impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, and also talk about how WRAP's public face is about to evolve. 
WRAP Communications Manager Seth Lennon talks with Natasha Franck, Founder and CEO of The Eon Group to discuss how evolving technological concepts such as the Internet of Things are driving improved visibility and traceability in the apparel supply chain. 
Seth sits down with Claire Kells from the United Nations Global Compact to discuss the Sustainable Development Goals and what apparel brands are doing to work within this framework to improve conditions throughout the supply chain. 
Seth Lennon is joined by Kristen Kern, Government Affairs Representative with the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) to discuss matters of environmental sustainability and product safety and how the industry is working to protect consumers and the environment. Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) is AAFA’s corporate social responsibility partner developing tools and resources, including environmental sustainability resources, to assist apparel and footwear professionals move beyond compliance in their global supply chains.
In the latest episode of the WRAPCast, Communications Manager Seth Lennon sits down with Jennifer Bacon and Thimo Schwenzfeier from Messe Frankfurt to discuss a variety of topics surrounding sustainability and how they impact the sourcing arena. 
Communications Manager Seth Lennon is joined by Liz Hershfield, Vice President/Head of Product Development, Production & Sustainability with Walmart's eCommerce Digital Brand Incubation. 
WRAP President and CEO Avedis Seferian joins Communications Manager Seth Lennon in discussing the impact of the U.S./China trade war and its impact on apparel sourcing and social compliance throughout the globe. 
Seth is joined by Jason Shinn, Conference Director with JP Communications to talk about issues of social compliance and how shows like Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami have a role in increasing awareness of topics surrounding ethical sourcing. 
WRAP Senior Vice President Clay Hickson and host Seth Lennon discuss trends in social compliance and how collaboration between multiple entities can serve as a means towards promoting ethical sourcing. 
Communications Manager Seth Lennon is joined by WRAP President and CEO Avedis Seferian to discuss the basics of social compliance and the factors that are currently in play within the sphere. 
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