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Rob Handfield New Project to Develop Ethical Apparel Index

Rob Handfield, professor of operations and supply chain management, hopes to make consumers better informed on whether their clothes were ethically produced. Handfield has embarked on a three-year project funded by the Templeton World Charity Foundation to develop an Ethical Apparel Index.

“The consumer has a choice as to how they’re going to spend their dollar,” said Handfield. “And we believe a lot of consumers, especially young people today will pay a little bit more for a garment that is produced in a sustainable factory.”

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