YESS Videos and Webinars

Visit the YESS page to learn more about the initiative


This webinar accompanied the launch of the YESS: Yarn Ethically & Sustainably Sourced Standard and assessment workbook.

RSN has been working hard to finalize the development of YESS: Yarn Ethically & Sustainably Sourced. This webinar will review the YESS standard, the results of recent feasibility assessments, future activities of YESS, and where support is needed.
Learn more about Responsible Sourcing Network's YESS initiative
A detailed explanation of each section of the YESS standard and what is expected of a spinning mill to conform with each section. This webinar will include an introduction of the YESS assessment workbook that a spinner can use to assess its current sourcing due diligence program against the YESS standard.
YESS's first webinar is an overview of the purpose, approach and high-level requirements of the YESS standard.

Hosted by Textile Exchange, Responsible Sourcing Network (RSN) has launched and is in the process of developing its new initiative YESS: Yarn Ethically & Sustainably Sourced. Subtitles available: turn on CC. The goal of YESS is to drive forced labor and the worst forms of child labor (WFCL) out of cotton production.


Yarn Ethically & Sustainably Sourced Promo Video 1.25 minutes


Cotton Pledge Video and Webinars 

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Findings on the 2018 Cotton Harvests in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan

Responsible Sourcing Network and its partners review the recent cotton harvest, focusing on any improvements as well as incidences of forced labor in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.

2017 Harvest and Cotton Campaign Updates

Original air date February 27, 2018. Join us for a webinar reviewing the labor conditions of the 2017 cotton harvests in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. We will hear from human rights defenders from the Uzbek-German Forum for Human Rights and Alternative Turkmenistan News about their observations during the 2017 harvests in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.

Minerals Videos and Webinars

Learn more about RSN’s mineral program here


Mining the Disclosures 2018 – An Investor Guide to Conflict Minerals Reporting in Year Five

Uploaded by RespSourcingNetwork on 2018-10-19.

Archive Videos & Webinars


Ethical Sourcing Forum - An Interview with Patricia Jurewicz, Director, Responsible Sourcing Network


CNN Report on Cotton Exporters Using Child Labor, ft. Patricia Jurewicz


Child Labor for Cotton in Uzbekistan


Conflict Minerals in the Democratic Republic of the Congo


Ceres Conference - An Interview with Patricia Jurewicz, Responsible Sourcing Network


Campus2Congo Conference (Part 4)

Three-person panel on multi-stakeholders at Stanford. Patricia Jurewicz of Responsible Sourcing Network is featured on Parts 3, 4, and 5. Click here for our YouTube playlist to watch the videos in order.


Tim Wilson: Facilitating Transparency with Technology


Levis Responsibly Sources Their Cotton, Says No to Forced Child Labor


Rebecca Calahan Klein on Social Responsibility and Uzbek Cotton


Patricia Jurewicz Gives Insight Into the World of Uzbek Cotton


Kindley Walsh Lalor from Gap Inc. Talks About Enforcing Transparent Supply


Elaine Fultz (former ILO Director) Identifies Key Problems and Solutions for Uzbek Cotton Issue


Bennett Freeman on Uzbek Cotton and Corporate Responsibility


Cotton Sourcing Snapshot: A Survey of Corporate Practices to End Forced Labor - Webinar Recording


Best Current Practices in Purchasing: The Apparel Industry.  This is a webinar hosted by RSN director, Patricia Jurewicz.  Click below to watch the 60-minute video.