Enhancing Supply Chain Traceability with Mapping Technology

Masterclass Description

In the ever-evolving landscape of the fashion industry, traceability has become a cornerstone for ensuring transparency and compliance with new legislative requirements. In this recent traceability master class we provided invaluable insights into how fashion brands can navigate these complexities.

With Marta Inchausti Moya, Public Affairs Manager at Global Fashion Agenda (GFA), the session highlighted the importance of traceability, the impact of new legislation, and practical tools for mapping and tracking supply chains.

Special Guest

Marta Inchausti Moya

Public Affairs Manager at Global Fashion Agenda

GLOBAL FASHION AGENDA

Overview of GFA's Work

Martha, Public Affairs Manager at Global Fashion Agenda (GFA), shared an in-depth overview of GFA’s work and the current legislative context.

GFA is a non-profit organization based in Denmark, whose mission is to accelerate sustainability in the fashion industry. Martha highlighted how GFA inspires, educates, influences, and mobilizes all stakeholders for more sustainable fashion.

Legislative Context

In recent years, textile legislation has increased significantly, from zero to over 16 proposals directly impacting the fashion industry.

Martha emphasized the lack of global consensus, meaning that what happens in the European Union is not necessarily replicated elsewhere. Additionally, we are now in the implementation phase of many of these legislative proposals, meaning that companies will need to adapt quickly to comply with new regulations.

GFA's Policy Matrix

To help companies navigate this complex landscape, GFA has created the Policy Matrix, a living document that is updated monthly. The Matrix covers both legislative and non-legislative initiatives at the EU and Americas levels. This tool is structured around five fashion priorities, which include respectful and secure work environments, better wage systems, resource stewardship, smart material choices, and circular systems.

Martha explained how to read the Matrix, distinguishing between legislative and non-legislative proposals, and provided specific examples of regulations in force and under discussion, such as the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive and the Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation.

OUR SOLUTIONS

Overviews

We are leading a supply chain traceability platform that assists fashion brands in mapping and tracking supply chain data.

By providing a comprehensive overview of materials, processes, and products, we help brands achieve transparency and meet legislative compliance requirements.


Key Features and Services

Live Demo Highlights

Mapping and Tracking Explained

During the live demo, we showcased how our platform help brands to track materials and processes along the supply chain. The demo illustrated the ease with which brands can define data rules, manage supplier information, and ensure compliance with legislative requirements.

Engaging Suppliers

One of the key takeaways was the importance of direct supplier engagement. By involving suppliers in the traceability process, brands can collect higher quality data and ensure more reliable supply chain mapping.

Many solutions support the supply chain traceability, we differentiate ourselves from other traceability systems because we directly involve your suppliers to collect primary data, the original data derived from your direct stakeholder.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWEARS

Questions on CSRD and Due Diligence

One of the main topics raised was the impact of the Due Diligence Directive (CSRD) on companies. Martha explained that, despite the Council’s approval of the text, it is still uncertain whether it will be formally adopted by the European Parliament, especially considering the upcoming European elections. The directive, if adopted, will require large companies to identify, assess, prevent, mitigate, and remedy the impacts of their activities on both human rights and the environment.

Main Users of The ID Factory System

We answered a question about who the main users of our system are when a brand wants to start with The ID Factory. The main users are usually the project owners within the brand, who then define and manage access for direct and nominated material suppliers.

We have 17 brands +700 stakeholders and mapped 12 material types including Leather, PU, fabric, accessories, reinforcements, insole component, outsoles, insoles, boxes, packaging accessories, outer cartons, uppers & finish product

Integration with Procurement Systems

Another question concerned the integration of our platform with the brands’ procurement systems. Our goal is to provide direct integrations not only for the brand but also for suppliers when necessary, to avoid additional manual activities for data import and updating.

We help you ensure that material tracing, reporting, PO and certificate management fits well into your business flow, through the integration with your ERP and PLM systems, in order to help you empower all the stakeholders involved – from farmer to final garment. We are already integrated with SAP, AS/400, Stealth, ZDHC and partnership with Eco – Age, Temera, Sopra Steria, Ympact, Process Factory, 4Sustainability.

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Let’s get in touch!

Tell us a bit about yourself, and we will connect you with one of our experts.

They will be ready to guide you through the journey to achieve your compliance objectives, offering personalized solutions and effective strategies.

It’s a great chance to understand how we can help you and which is the right direction based on your business needs.

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