Fashion for Good, a global initiative to make all fashion good, has launched the Viscose Traceability Project today. Developed in collaboration with Best Seller and Kering, the project applies the innovative block chain technology from Textile Genesis (a Fashion for Good Innovator) to trace the viscose in the textile supply chain spanning eight countries.

In addition to their operational support, Best Seller and Kering, together with Zalando, will provide the financial backing needed to enable the nine-month project to pilot a solution that verifies sustainable viscose fibres along the fashion supply chain.

“A critical step towards a circular fashion industry is verifying that the materials used are sourced sustainably, processed responsibly and can provide the information needed to ensure their value can be recaptured at the end-of-use. This consortium project elaborates on our foundational traceability work with organic cotton to bring a scalable solution for traceability, from fibre to finish, in the viscose supply chain,” said Katrin Ley, managing director, Fashion for Good.

Facilitated by Fashion for Good, the Viscose Traceability Project is a collaboration with leading brands Best Seller and Kering who will provide the eight garment styles to be traced for the pilot, with fibres sourced from three leading sustainable viscose producers. Textile Genesis will design traceability applications for use across the entire textile value chain, from fibre to finished goods. It will provide its block chain solution and platform to trace the origins of the viscose used in the garments along the supply chains of the two participating brands. These supply chains, consisting of spinners, weavers, knitters, dye-houses and garment makers, span a total of eight countries to reflect the real-world complexities and various supply-chain scenarios to fully test the flexibility and scalability of the platform.

“Our use of more sustainable materials is increasing intensely in BestSeller and we want to guarantee the integrity of raw material sources. By using blockchain technology we can ensure increased transparency where we verify that the sustainable fibres are used throughout the supply chain from fibre manufacturer to end product,” said Camilla Skjønning Jørgensen, Sustainable Materials & Innovation manager, BestSeller.


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Manali Bhanushali