South Asian apparel manufacturer Beximco has partnered with traceability solutions provider FibreTrace to adopt its tracer technology.
FibreTrace embeds indestructible luminescent pigments – which are linked to blockchain – to raw materials, enabling customers to chronicle the lifecycle of an item and establish proof of origin.
Beximco boasts vast manufacturing operations in Bangladesh – the world’s second-largest garment exporting nation – and supplies companies around the world.
Its collaboration with FibreTrace will boost its sustainability credentials by establishing greater transparency over the materials it uses and the applications they serve across the sector.
Beximco’s portfolio of materials – including cotton, hemp, recycled polyester, and recycled cotton – will be tagged with tracing pigments and logged on FibreTrace’s platform to ensure data can be logged and shared regarding their lifecycle.
By the start of next year, the Singapore-based manufacturer expects its traceable products to be available to the industry.
To date, FibreTrace has worked with the likes of Arise Integrated Industrial Platforms (Arise IIP) – to create what is claimed to be Africa’s first fully traceable cotton supply chain– and the UK’s main producer of Harris Tweed, Harris Tweed Hebrides, to connect Scottish wool growers to the end consumer.