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Traceability News to Read from June

30 June 2023

TrusTrace Sustainability team

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Welcome to the Traceability Edit, TrusTrace's curated list of news to know from the month. In June, the industry commits to more transparent leather supply chains, Vogue Business explores fashion's data gap, and EU due diligence laws fall short, say critics.

Traceability Gathers Steam: Why the Playbook Was Written by Maliha Shoaib for Vogue Business. TrusTrace's latest project, the Traceability Roadmap, has been featured in Vogue Business, featuring insights from TrusTrace CEO and co-founder Shameek Ghosh, Sherry Fazal from Tapestry and Matthew Xu from ASICS.

Stop Dumping your Cast-offs on us, Ghanaian Clothes Traders tell EU by Isabel Choat for the Guardian. Traders from Kantamanto Market in Ghana, which is one of the world's largest secondhand clothing markets, met with EU legislators to demand support.

How To Close Fashion’s Sustainability Data Gap by Bella Webb for Vogue Business. Data is essential to cleaning up the fashion industry, but brands still struggle with how to gather, analyze and act on it. 

European Parliament Latest Due Diligence Law Push Still Falls Short by Shemona Safaya for Just Style. Critics say that value chain mapping and transparency should have been included as part of the EU's Due Diligence legislation. 

Kate Spade, Adidas And Other Brands Commit To More Transparent Leather Supply Chain by Laurel Deppen for Supply Chain Dive. The Textile Exchange and Leather Working Group have launched a joint initiative calling for companies to create deforestation-free leather supply chains.

The Kearney CFX 2023 Report: Consumers Don’t Know and Brands Don’t Act by the Kearny Consumer Institute. A recent Kearney Consumer Institute (KCI) survey of consumers in Italy, France, and the United States clearly shows a lack of education on sustainability when it comes to buying and disposing of fashion products.

How EFA Will Help The Fashion Industry Comply With New EU Laws by Maria Cristina Pavarini for The Spin Off. The European Fashion Alliance (EFA) is the first transnational alliance of European fashion institutions and chambers founded to advocate and accelerate the transition of European fashion towards a more sustainable and creative future.

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