Launched by Fashion for Good, the Viscose Traceability Project uses blockchain technology from TextileGenesis to trace viscose use in the textile supply chain spanning eight countries. The project is being developed in collaboration with BestSeller, Kering and Zalando. Besides operational support, these companies will provide financial support for the project that aims to verify sustainable viscose fibers along the fashion supply chain.
TextileGenesis will design traceability applications for use across the entire textile value chain, from fiber to finished goods. It will provide blockchain 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.
The Viscose Traceability Project builds upon learnings from the 2019 Organic Cotton Traceability Pilot, which investigated the technical feasibility of blockchain and physical tracers using organic cotton as the primary fiber. The project will focus on demonstrating the feasibility of global application of the solution across the viscose supply chain. Its success will be measured against the flexibility of the solution – being able to operate across diverse supply chains; the interoperability of the solution – collecting data from multiple platforms into a single system; and scalability – global implementation across multiple brands, fiber producers and supply chains.