TRUE STORY OF SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS. The new consumer generation expects fashion brands to deliver a contribution to a sustainable society. They demand reliable products that they can trust, offered with as much transparency as possible. Therefor traceability is a necessity.
It’s very difficult to prove that final garment is really made of genuine sustainable materials though. Because the real connection between ‘the original material’ and ‘the certification’ is unguarded. Greenwashing is a hidden risk.
Aware™ is a traceability technology that can truly, and easily, verify the authenticity of sustainable materials. With a simple scan you can distinguish false material from genuine sustainable fabric. On top of that you have access to all traceability data. This information and certainty allows you to be transparent.
The Aware™ technology guarantees that a final product is made from original sustainable materials. As a result, sustainable claims related to that final product are absolutely true.
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BLUESIGN’s textile expertise is valued and trusted by numerous global players, working in the chemical industry, such as leading textile suppliers, among many others. The bluesign® SYSTEM functions as a holistic solution for safe and environmentally friendly textile production. By working with each step of the supply chain, BLUESIGN ensures that products can meet rigorous benchmarks that both adhere to social justice and are environmentally sound. By preventing hazardous chemicals from entering the input stream, the bluesign® SYSTEM creates a clean process that assures consumers that they’re purchasing a product that’s both sustainably produced and abides by the highest safety standards.
Founded in 2000, the bluesign® SYSTEM functions as a sustainable textile production solution that eliminates harmful substances from the beginning of the manufacturing process, and later sets and controls standards for an environmentally friendly and safe production. This not only ensures that the final textile product meets very stringent consumer safety requirements worldwide, but also allows brands in the outdoor, sportswear and fashion industry to offer sustainable products to their consumers.
circular.fashion is a sustainable design agency creating product and system innovation for a circular economy in fashion and textiles. The company develops services and software for circular design and closed loop recycling to enable a transparent flow of information between material suppliers, fashion brands, consumers and recyclers.
At the centre of the circular.fashion system is the circularity.ID, which holds material and product data, along with a product’s entire story. This ensures future reuse, reselling and recycling at the highest possible level of sustainability. Through this system, data becomes accessible to stakeholders in the fashion ecosystem at any point in time to assess and handle products in a circular economy.
a circular future of fashion
circular.fashion was founded by Ina Budde and Mario Malzacher in Berlin, 2017. Today, the team consists of 12 passionate people with interdisciplinary backgrounds combined with many years of experience in lecturing on sustainable fashion design and circular business models, design thinking, process management, textile engineering and software development.
Together, we share the vision of a circular future of fashion and it is our mission to find and spread solutions that accelerates the transition towards such a future.
At Fair Wear, we know there’s a better way to make clothes. A fairer way. The global garment industry employs some 60 million workers, most of whom face difficult and unsafe working conditions, don’t earn enough to cover their living expenses, and have limited freedom to stand up for their rights. Our goal is to push the garment industry towards the new normal: a world where fashion is fair for all. We work with our 120+ member brands, who are committed to finding a fairer way to make clothes, and we engage directly with factories, trade unions, NGOs and governments to find answers to problems others think are unsolvable. Together we’re stitching together new solutions across the supply chain to make fashion fair for everyone.
Behind every item of clothing are people who have woven and dyed the fabric, trimmed and stitched it together. Sustained living wages are a human right. Everyone should receive a wage that covers their basic needs. This is not the reality for millions of garment workers across the globe. Our Living Wage tools and knowledge-sharing capabilities help brands, suppliers, trade unions and others understand how it is possible to increase wages for workers and still remain competitive.
Haelixa is a traceability solutions provider who makes it possible for brands and manufacturers to mark and trace products from farm to retail. By creating a unique fingerprint for each party involved, we provide a forensic proof for the origin, authenticity and integrity of products. Our data is highly reliable, because we turn the product itself into the carrier of information about its origin and journey using a marker based on DNA that is solved in liquid and then applied to the product. The marker is harmless for humans and the environment, does not affect the properties of the product and is yet robust enough to withstand all industrial processing.
The Haelixa solution for textile fibers (i.e. cotton, wool, cashmere, silk, etc.) can easily be integrated into existing automated production processes. The read out can be done with the final product or any intermediate product with a simple test. And the results of the test can be uploaded into existing ERP or blockchain solutions.