Bamboo Rose, a retail and supply chain services provider, has formed a strategic partnership with Columbus Consulting International, a retail consulting firm. The companies will leverage their respective capabilities to deliver optimized solutions around product sourcing, creation and delivery.
Bamboo Rose will expand its professional services connections by adding Columbus Consulting to its network, and Columbus Consulting will work with Bamboo Rose customers to educate them on how best to use the platform to meet their unique business needs.
The partnership comes at a time when retailers are improving their supply chains to reduce emissions, including through the G7 Fashion Pact, a coalition of private sector companies seeking to reduce global warming. Retail signatories included Gap, Nike and Nordstrom. Bamboo Rose is using the coalition’s Higg Index to help customer measure their progress in meeting sustainability goals.
“Even as recently as four, five or six years ago, talk about sustainability was mostly lip service,” said Sue Welch, CEO, Bamboo Rose. “That’s changed and it’s become a social movement. The industry has looked at this and embraced the idea of achieving savings while building better, healthier products. Some are seeing it translate into improved sales and better relationships with their customers.”
“By adding Bamboo Rose to our ever-growing list of partners, we will work closely with the company and its customers to implement product lifecycle and supply chain solutions,” said Jon Beck, CEO, Columbus Consulting in a statement.