Transparency & Traceability
Transparency and traceability is the process of making information available to understand how fibres and materials were sourced, processed and produced through the supply chain. Improving the transparency of suppliers, and the traceability of sourced materials, is essential to enable more sustainable decision making. It is an enabling factor to help reduce the negative environmental and social impacts of the textile supply chain.
Why fabric fraud is so easy to hide
How can we tell if the clothes in our wardrobes really are what they claim to be? Fashion for Good mentions the insights and issues of international fabrics’ certifications along the supply chains.
Assessing Tracer Technologies to Boost Traceability
Fashion Brands, Ready To Accelerate Your Sustainable Transformation with Digital Traceability?
TrusTrace, a market-leading platform for supply chain transparency and product traceability within the fashion and retail industries, has joined forces with Fashion Revolution and Fashion for Good to accelerate sustainable transformation in the fashion industry with the help of a one-stop guide.
Unlocking the Trillion-Dollar Fashion Decarbonisation Opportunity
Fashion for Good Celebrates The Success Of The Viscose Traceability Pilot Project
On World Rainforest Day, Fashion for Good celebrates the success of the Viscose Traceability Pilot Project, a consortium to trace sustainable viscose in clothing using the company’s blockchain tracing solution. TextileGenesis innovator. With around 30% viscose coming from threatened forests, the validation of TextileGenesis’ solution is an important step towards transparency in the value chain and ensuring that the fibers come from renewable sources.
From Fibre To Finish To Scale: Tracing Viscose And Beyond
The Search for Fashion Supply Chain Transparency
In 2019, Zalando partnered with platform for sustainable innovation Fashion for Good on its “Organic Cotton Traceability Pilot”, which combines on-product authentication markers and blockchain technology to track organic cotton from farm to consumer. In December 2020, the German etailer started supporting Fashion for Good’s newest project, the Viscose Traceability Project, which uses blockchain technology to trace viscose. It also supports the Open Apparel Registry (an open-source map and database of global apparel facilities) to map garment facilities worldwide and allocate a unique ID to each facility.
Blockchain’s potential tested in new viscose project
Dutch sustainability initiative Fashion for Good has kick-started a Viscose Traceability Project which assesses blockchain technology’s performance in tracing the cellulosic fibre throughout the textile supply chain.
Satma CE is a web based software that uses blockchain optionally to offer traceability across the waste-to-worth supply chain, including collection, segregation, recycling and processing. (India)
Vaayu is the world’s first automated carbon-tracking software for retailers, enabling businesses to reduce their footprint by providing accessible, real-time data to drive carbon-reduction at scale. By integrating with point-of-sale systems, such as Shopify, and leveraging proprietary AI and machine learning technology, Vaayu draws insights from production, sales and logistics to deliver a tangible solution in the fight against climate change and a more sustainable future for retail. Founded in 2021 (Germany).
The Made2Flow platform enables brands to gain visibility of tiers 1-4, gather the necessary environmental data, and track the environmental impact (LCA) across their supply chains, including carbon footprint, water consumption, land use, and more. Founded in 2019 (Germany).
Oritain uses forensic science to test the geochemical composition of a material, which is unique to the place it is grown. The detected isotopes and trace elements are interpreted to produce an “Origin Fingerprint” which gives information from where the commodity came from enabling traceability at any point in the supply chain. Founded in 2008 (New Zealand).
Textile Genesis is a traceability system built on blockchain specifically created for the apparel sector, that focuses on sustainable fibres such as wood-based fibres, premium cotton, specialty filaments, silk, wool, and cashmere. TextileGenesis platform allows digitisation and traceability. Founded in 2018 (Hong Kong/India).
InfiniChains is a leading end-to-end track and trace solution using blockchain, AI and Cloud Computing to help brands and manufacturers to digitise sustainability practices. Through real-time data, efficiency and storytelling, they bridge the fragmented gaps between the different sustainability systems of farmers, manufacturers and brands. Founded in 2018 (US).
VeChain is a blockchain-enabled product management platform which secures product data enables retailers and manufacturers to easily collect, manage, and share product data across the supply chain all the way to the end consumer. The company uses a Smart Tag system to connect physical products with the physical world, facilitating transparency throughout the supply chain and product lifecycle. Founded in 2015 (China).
MonoChain have developed a method for fashion companies to connect an individual physical item with a digital twin, based on blockchain, using a low-energy, sustainable form of non-fungible token (NFT). This resolves the problem of deceptive counterfeits, we are exploring the potential for providing fashion consumers with ways to get more value and enjoyment from their wardrobe. Founded in 2018 (UK).
How Can Companies Recycle Clothes Back Into Clothes?
Polyester is in almost all of your clothing, and it’s almost impossible to recycle. Some innovators are looking beyond turning plastic bottles into fabric.
Meet the Innovator: Ecovative
Meet the Innovator: Infinited Fiber Company
The Fashion Charter is on track to miss its key goal. What now?
In a recent report, the UN Fashion Charter said there’s still a long way to go to meet its net-zero emissions goal, and signatories are dropping. It’s raised questions about impact and accountability.