Free Webinar: Update on the Turkmenistan Cotton Harvest

Please join Responsible Sourcing Network on Wednesday, May 20 at 11am EDT (8am Pacific) for a free webinar focusing on the latest research and observations from the 2019 cotton harvest in Turkmenistan. The Government of Turkmenistan forced tens of thousands of its citizens to pick cotton or pay for replacement pickers last year, similar to prior years.Continue reading “Free Webinar: Update on the Turkmenistan Cotton Harvest”

Sustainable Fashion

In collaboration with Remake and Adalinda, a project was launched to look at worker health and safety together with designers, operating officers, and founders of fashion companies. WHWB-US helped fund the first public forum on sustainable fashion on November 7 in lower Manhattan. The event included about a dozen committed and concerned individuals, mainly fromContinue reading “Sustainable Fashion”

Third Quarter Membership Meeting Update

Thanks to all who were able to join us for our quarterly general membership teleconference! As Dr. Mary O’Reilly’s presentation highlighted, please continue to consider how your clothing is manufactured when purchasing new items. The average American discards ~80 pounds of clothing each year. Workers in the textile industry who manufacture clothing in low- andContinue reading “Third Quarter Membership Meeting Update”

UMIHSA Road Rally Raises $$$$$

The University of Michigan Industrial Hygiene Student Association (UMIHSA), a student chapter of WHWB-US, raised over $400 during their annual scavenger hunt fundraiser. This money was donated to WHWB International and will be a huge contribution to future projects and improving worker health and safety across the globe. A huge thank you to UMIHSA forContinue reading “UMIHSA Road Rally Raises $$$$$”

Welcome New Student Chapter!

WHWB-US is thrilled to announce that a new student chapter has been formed in Washington DC – a warm welcome to our newest student members from George Washington University and Georgetown University!  This effort was spearheaded by Dr. David Goldsmith and Gayle Goff, with Dr. Goldsmith acting as the faculty sponsor.