TextileGenesis Launches Second Generation of Fashion Traceability Platform

TextileGenesis launched version 2.0 of its software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform for traceability in the fashion industry, offering a host of new services and features.

The new version offers a traceability engine based on more than 300 real-world supply transformation steps, along with real-time integration with more than 90 percent of the major material certification standards.

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The update also includes a risk and compliance management module that automatically tracks and flags global supply chain risks from public databases, flagging risks from tiers 1 to 4. The platform also now offers material-origin verification for tier 4 and 5 suppliers for all material value chains, along with standardized and automated data exchange with fashion brands and textile suppliers through API and SFTP protocol.

“Our partnership with the key players in the sustainable fashion ecosystem has enabled us to bring the relevant evolutions to the platform,” says Amit Gautam, CEO of TextileGenesis. “Users on all sides of the chain—fashion brands and fabric producers—can now use a single, seamless and unified platform to achieve ultimate traceability across the entire value chain.”

TextileGenesis, which is owned by Lectra, also enhanced the user dashboard and added data integrity checks to the updated platform.

Traceability has become a major push for many players in the fashion and textile industries, as consumers become increasingly aware of the environmental and social impact of the clothing and accessories they buy. Traceability allows companies to ensure their products are produced sustainably and equitably at every link of the supply chain.

TextileGenesis launched in 2018 to provide greater transparency in the fabric supply chain, using a SaaS platform and digital token traceability technology to guarantee authenticity and provenance at every stage of the supply chain. Last month, the company launched two new cooperatives in the footwear and leather industries to improve traceability and promote more sustainable supply chains in those fragmented sectors.

TextileGenesis also recently inked a memorandum of understanding with the International Cotton Association to “enable digital collaboration on ethical trading and sustainability for the betterment of the industry.”

TextileGenesis has worked with a number of textile companies and organizations in recent years, including Supima, Renewcell, the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, the Forest Stewardship Council and Fashion for Good.

Currently, more than 8,000 supply chain roles from more than 70 countries use the TextileGenesis platform to improve traceability.