Welcome to the Traceability Edit, TrusTrace's curated list of news to know from the month. In September, Kharon released its one-year review of the UFLPA, Textile Exchange publishes the Biodiversity Landscape Analysis and traceability becomes fashion's must-used keyword.
TrusTrace CEO Explains Why Traceability Is a Must For Sustainability by Tim Juio for Setting Mind. "Understanding what is happening in your value chain, and the impact of your company’s decisions is pivotal to making the right choices. If you do not know where your sustainability challenges are and why you have them, you’ll never be able to properly address them," says Shameek Ghosh.
Biodiversity Landscape Analysis report by Textile Exchange. The Biodiversity Landscape Analysis was created in partnership with the Fashion Pact and Conservation International. It aims to align companies on their journeys toward protecting and restoring nature.
Signal: Traceability Steals Show In Apparel Industry Company Filings by Shemona Safaya for Just Style. Data shows that traceability was the most used keyword in company filings from the last five years.
How Deep Tech Can Drive Sustainability and Profitability in Manufacturing by François Candelon, Daniel Küpper, Max Männiq, John Paschkewitz, and Vinit Patel for Harvard Business Review. Sustainable sourcing practices are now a competitive advantage. But how can businesses be sustainable and profitable?
From Fibres To Fabrics To Technology, Here Are The Innovations Reshaping Fashion’s Future by Anjori Grover Vasesi for Apparel Resources. Innovators converged at Apparel Sourcing Week to demonstrate a more positive future of fashion through technology.
TrusTrace & Trace4Value Announce Digital Product Passport Pilot by Isatou Ndure for Just Style. “Working together with dozens of industry leaders, the Trace4Value project will allow us to investigate the opportunities and challenges that the DPP will entail for textile and fashion companies, ultimately helping the entire industry comply with this new directive before 2030,” says Shameek Ghosh, TrusTrace CEO.
UFLPA: From Enforcement to Evolution report by Kharon. This white paper by Kharon shares key learnings from the first year of UFLPA enforcement, as well as trends and updates for businesses to consider while continuing to adapt to this new era of forced labour regulation.
The Circular Fashion Challenge: Can AI Help Close the Loop? by Amy Francombe for Vogue Business. (Paywalled) Inside the push to discover new technologies that can make clothing recyclable.
The Vogue Business 100 Innovators: Sustainability Thought Leaders by the Vogue Business Team. TrusTrace co-founders Shameek Ghosh, Hrishikesh Rajan, Madhava Venkatesh and Saravanan Parisutham have been recognized as Sustainability Thought Leaders by Vogue Business this month.
Next-Gen Sustainable Material Innovations You Need To Know by Karl Smith for FutureVVorld. Innovative fibres are flooding the fashion market. FutureVVorld spotlights the ones to watch.
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