Purchasing Practices

What are Purchasing Practices?

“Purchasing Practices” is an umbrella term that refers to how buyers engage with their suppliers. For instance: when do brands pay suppliers for the goods they’ve produced? How are prices negotiated? Are technical specifications agreed before production is due to start? READ MORE

All you need to know about Purchasing Practices

Purchasing Practices at a Glance

Purchasing Practices at a Glance

When do brands pay suppliers for the goods they’ve produced? How are prices negotiated? Are technical specifications agreed before production is due to start? Here's a short overview of the issues.

A Who’s Who of Purchasing Practices

A Who’s Who of Purchasing Practices

A quick guide to the key actors and initiatives helping the industry to understand and take action on better purchasing practices.

Manufacturers, get involved & have your say…

Manufacturers, get involved & have your say…

We get it, engaging in conversations about purchasing practices can be risky for suppliers, leading to lost orders and retribution. Here are some low-risk ways for you to have your say.

What is the Common Framework for Responsible Purchasing Practices?

What is the Common Framework for Responsible Purchasing Practices?

The Common Framework for Responsible Purchasing Practices (CFRPP) provides a common language and alignment on what constitutes responsible purchasing practices. It is the result of a 2-year process of the MSI Working Group on Purchasing Practices.

Interview: Why is it the right time to talk about better Purchasing Practices?

Interview: Why is it the right time to talk about better Purchasing Practices?

As Better Work launches a new supply chain eLearning course aimed at helping industry stakeholders understand the impacts of supply chain decisions, we spoke to two leading voices in the programme about why action on purchasing practices is critical to the future of the garment industry.

News on Purchasing Practices


Haiti garment workers share $1m payout after factory closure a year ago

"PVH, which was one of several brand owners sourcing from the Vald’or factory in the Caribbean country, agreed to pay the sum to cover missed severance pay, pension contributions directly to workers a ...

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Fashion is spending more to shape regulation

"Over the last decade, the industry has ratcheted up its spending on lobbying efforts in the US. Now, emerging sustainability regulations are drawing increased attention." ...

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Stay or go? In Myanmar, fashion faces more questions than answers

"Imprisonment might even be the least of her worries. Khaing Zar Aung’s organization, an affiliate of IndustriALL Global Union, has helped apparel factory workers claw back hundreds of thousands of do ...

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Resources for Buyers

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Better Work Interactive E-Learning Course to Support Companies to Address Purchasing Practices

Better Work's interactive and action oriented e-learning is designed to help companies get started on addressing purchasing practices.

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Better Work  | March 11, 2022

Garment Sector Wage Digitization—A Practical Guide for Global Brands and Buyers

This guide offers global brands and buyers practical advice and covers four stages for ensuring sustainable wage digitization in global supply chains, that benefits both business and workers, especially women.

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Ella Moffat  | December 15, 2021

Better Buying 2021 Purchasing Practices Index Report

Better Buying 2021 Purchasing Practices Index Report

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Better Buying Institute  | November 10, 2021

Early analysis by Better Buying Institute indicates stronger pandemic resilience among subscriber garment brands

Garment brands and retailers who were already engaged with Better Buying when Covid-19 struck continued to improve some areas of their purchasing practices and treatment of suppliers throughout the pandemic, according to early analysis of this year’s supplier ratings.

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Better Buying Institute  | September 17, 2021

2020 Better BuyingTM Purchasing Practices Index Report

Introduces company-level improvements in purchasing practices for 10 companies across two ratings cycles. These findings demonstrate how supplier feedback on buyer purchasing practices enables companies to develop and track the effectiveness of their strategies for improvement....

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Better Buying Institute  | August 10, 2021

Press briefing on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the garment Sector in Asia and the Pacific

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The Asia Garment Hub  | July 08, 2021

Resources for Suppliers

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Suppliers and manufacturers are invited to complete the Sustainable Terms of Trade Initiative (STTI) Baseline Survey

Suppliers and manufacturers in the garment industry are invited to complete the STTI Baseline Survey, open until 7th January, and available in both English and Chinese. The survey asks manufacturers to rate their buyers' adherence to commercial compliance, which STTI defines as...

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Better Buying Institute  | December 16, 2021

Committed to industry-wide progress? Help transform purchasing practices and accelerate change in the garment and footwear industry

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The Industry We Want  | November 08, 2021

Human Rights Due Diligence Training Guide and Tool released

The Business and Human Rights in Asia (B+HR Asia) project, an EU-UNDP joint action, launched the Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD) Training Facilitation Guide and Human Rights Self-Assessment Training Tool to help businesses prevent, mitigate, and account for potential human...

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Countdown to October 1st: launch of the Better Buying Partnership Index

On October 1st, the Better Buying Institute will launch its Partnership Index, a versatile new tool enabling buyers and retailers to take a rapid temperature check of their supplier relationships across multiple industries, regions and tiers.

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Better Buying Institute  | September 17, 2021

经合组织鞋服行业负责任供应链尽责管理指南

经合组织鞋服行业负责任供应链尽责管理指南 《经合组织鞋服行业负责任供应链尽责管理指南》帮助企业在鞋服行业供应链上实施《经合组织跨国企业准则》中包含的尽责管理建议,以避免并消除自身活动与供应链造成的潜在负面影响。《指南》支持《经合组织跨国企业准则》确定的各项目标,以确保鞋服行业企业的运营符合政府政策,从而巩固企业与运营所在地社会相互信任的基础。《指南》还将支持企业实施《联合国工商企业与人权指导原则》中包含的尽责管理建议。《指南》与《国际劳工组织关于工作中基本原则和权利宣言》、...

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The Common Framework for Responsible Purchasing Practices - Building Resilience in Textile Supply Chains

he Common Framework for Responsible Purchasing Practices (CFRPP) (the framework) provides a common language and alignment on what constitutes responsible purchasing practices. It is the result of a 2-year process of the MSI Working Group on Purchasing Practices (the Working...

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The Asia Garment Hub  | August 01, 2022

Manufactured x Asia Garment Hub: How to measure worker wellbeing?

In collaboration with the Asia Garment Hub, the Manufactured podcast is running a four part series on worker wellbeing. This episode looks at how to define and measure wellbeing. Joining co-hosts Kim van der Weerd's and Jessie Li in this episode are Dr. Divya Jyoti and Dr....

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GIZ FABRIC Asia  | May 18, 2022

Deep Dive: Win-Win Sustainable Partnership

Win-Win Sustainable Partnership is a one of seven key BBPPI categories and includes both the internal alignment of buyer staff on corporate social compliance goals, and the buyer’s contribution to reducing industry-wide audit duplication. It also covers audit harmonization, a...

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Better Buying Institute  | March 24, 2022

Better Work's interactive e-learning on supply-chain dynamics and Purchasing Practices

Interactive and action oriented e-learning on supply-chain dynamics and addressing Purchasing Practices.

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Better Work  | March 11, 2022

A quick reference tool – in the event brands are unable to avoid cancelling an order

Brands are responsible for the business agreements they make. If a change happens on the brand’s end, it is responsible for covering the costs associated with that alteration. While supplier relationships differ, here are some thoughts on the minimum costs your brand should cover...

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Fair Wear Foundation  | January 13, 2022

Events on Purchasing Practices

Responsible Purchasing Practices: how can companies integrate responsible purchasing practices in their businesses?

2023-02-14 16:00:00+07:00 to 2023-02-14 17:00:00+07:00  (4:00 PM — 5:00 PM)  UTC+07

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Transforming business models in the global garment industry: Are partnerships the answer?

2023-02-14 23:00:00+07:00 to 2023-02-15 00:00:00+07:00  (11:00 PM — 12:00 AM)  UTC+07

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