Introducing the Spinner Verification Initiative
Responsible Sourcing Network invites companies to attend an interactive presentation introducing the Spinner Verification initiative. Hosted by Patricia Jurewicz, Director of RSN, the webinars will outline an exciting new initiative designed to help companies responsibly source cotton.
The Spinner Verification initiative will establish a verification system for slave-free cotton yarn spinners and textile mills. It is often a challenge for home goods and apparel companies to know the country of origin of the cotton in the yarn or textiles they use, and therefore understand where they are exposed to human rights risks.
Since spinning mills are the point of entry for raw cotton into the global textile industry, the goal of this initiative is to provide verification for mills that are not using cotton picked with forced labor. Auditing and verifying yarn spinners as clean of slave-labor will drive the market away from this abusive practice. Companies can then better identify and source materials from truly responsible spinning mills.
These two webinars will take place on September 18th, 2014, 10:00 AM ET, and October 1st, 2014, 12:00 PM ET.
To RSVP to attend one of the presentations, or if you’d like more information about the Spinner Verification initiative, please contact Natalia Alvarez at natalia*sourcingnetwork.org.
Look to our website in the weeks to come for more information on the development of the Spinner Verification initiative.