From Origin to Owner; is blockchain fulfilling its promise of bringing transparency to the fashion industry?

The fashion industry’s supply chain is notorious for being opaque, concealing human rights and environmental abuses. With more vocal demands from governments, consumers, NGO’s and other stakeholders, fashion brands face increased pressure to track and communicate supply chain information. Yet most brands still have a path to travel. As the 2020 Fashion Revolution Transparency Index highlights, among …

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Five Ways to Ensure Responsible Sourcing of Leather

Within the leather industry material traceability is one of the major challenges. It can vary depending on the scope of production, the location and the type of hides. Usually, manufactures sourcing directly from slaughterhouses have good traceability, however a large proportion of leather is bought and sold through traders that reduce the transparency of supply.

How traceability and plant-based material innovations are cleaning up the leather supply chain

Within the leather industry material traceability is one of the major challenges. It can vary depending on the scope of production, the location and the type of hides. Usually, manufactures sourcing directly from slaughterhouses have good traceability, however a large proportion of leather is bought and sold through traders that reduce the transparency of supply.