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Sourcing Journal Radio is thought leadership brought to life. Each podcast episode provides apparel industry executives with a platform from which to showcase their personalities and share their perspectives on a range of engaging topics, enabling listeners to consider new points of view and plot their next steps.

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    Rivet 50 Radio: Menno van Meurs

    Menno van Meurs, CEO of Tenue de Nîmes, talks about sourcing premium denim and building a sense of community in denim.

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    Stretch, Recover, Repeat with DuPont Sorona

    Whether they’re jumping into a spin class or running to the office, consumers want their clothes to look great, feel even better—and have a positive impact on the planet. Renee Henze of DuPont Industrial Bioscience discusses how DuPont™ Sorona® offers exactly that.

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    Rivet 50: Baris Ozden

    Isko product manager Baris Ozden discusses why the future of sustainability relies on “responsible innovation.”

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    Preparing for the USMCA Trade Agreement

    The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement has several key points that differentiate it from its predecessor—points the textile and apparel industries need to take note of before it comes up for a vote in Congress. It’s just one more moving piece in the ongoing geopolitical changes making international trade more challenging than ever. Suzanne Richer, director of the Trade Advisory Practice for E2Open, discusses the advantages of the trilateral trade agreement as well as the areas that textile and apparel need to be aware of.

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    No More Excuses

    It can be a touchy subject, but this is no time for hurt feelings. The apparel industry simply isn’t doing enough when it comes to climate change.

    In a provocative, no-holds-barred episode of the Sustaining Voices podcast, produced in partnership with Cotton Incorporated, Sourcing Journal publisher Caletha Crawford explores whether our incremental changes are having the impact that’s needed. Joining her are Morton Lehmann, chief sustainability officer for Global Fashion Agenda, and Jeff Wilson, senior business development manager of sustainability for NSF International.

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    Smarter Sourcing

    Where to source and how to source smarter is top of mind for the entire apparel industry right now. With the speed of change and so many competing demands, it can be challenging to weigh the options.

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    Practicing Responsible Sourcing, One Tree at a Time

    More than 150 million trees are logged each year and turned into cellulosic fabric, many from ancient and endangered forests. As a result, irreparable damage is being inflicted upon the roots connecting our world’s facilities. Amanda Carr, director of strategic initiatives at Canopy, and Franco Costantini, managing director at Control Union, discuss the problem and possible solutions.

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    Transparency's Many Upsides

    Transparency has been a hot topic in apparel recently but the industry is still struggling to gain visibility into much of the supply chain—and as a result, it is missing opportunities for improvement. A recent report from the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable outlines the benefits brands and retailers could realize if they truly made transparency a priority.

    Alison Kiehl Friedman, executive director of the ICAR, joins us to discuss what’s holding the industry back, the catalysts for change and the possible rewards.

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    Sourcing Journal Podcast: Tariff Workarounds & Worst-Case Scenarios

    Sourcing Journal founder and president Edward Hertzman talks with AAFA executive VP Stephen Lamar about these pressing uncertainties, as well as the potential implications of President Trump’s upcoming meeting with China’s President Xi Jinping and why China could be benefiting from the trade war in more ways than one.

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    Sustaining Voices Podcast: Funding Sustainability Innovations

    The apparel industry is racing to find more sustainable options for both its inputs and processes. But the reality is, no matter how environmentally friendly these innovations may be, developing them requires investment so the question becomes, who’s financing fashion’s sustainable evolution?

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