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2019-07-10

New system ensures traceability in the textile industry

How can a garment's origin be derived in a safe and credible way? How can the producer guarantee that it has been produced in a socially, environmentally and economically sustainable way? Now, a new, secure traceability system has been developed in a research project at the University of Borås.

“The textile supply chain is a complex network and a lot can happen in the process between the various production lines or stages – from the  production of fiber and yarn and on to weaving or knitting the textile, the garment production, the transportation to the retailers, and finally to the consumer.", explains Tarun Kumar Agrawal, who has developed the system.