How do you monitor sustainability objectives in your supply chain?

Nowadays, fashion companies are imposed various circular objectives, but how do you collect the requested data on circular sustainability? Trimco Group, better known in the Netherlands as A-TEX, has the solution. A real-time platform for transparency and traceability in the supply chain to help fashion companies monitor, measure and register their own sustainability goals and their suppliers: ProductDNA®.

Increasing legislation demands action.

The need for due diligence in the supply chain is more urgent than ever. A range of social and environmental legislation worldwide obliges companies to take action. The European strategy for circular textiles, among others, has motivated Trimco to develop ProductDNA®. A user-friendly tool for the fashion industry to monitor and register their circular and sustainability objectives.

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“Trimco Group has long been a link in the supply chain of many fashion companies worldwide. ProductDNA® helps brands comply with regulations and measure their sustainability strategy.” according to Camilla Mjelde, Care and Content Compliance and Sustainability Director at Trimco Group.

ProductDNA® consists of three parts: a Certificate Manager module in which brands monitor and comply with social and environmental scope and transaction certificates at product level. A Product Manager, a custom-made dashboard in which the sustainability objectives set by the brand can be measured, including weight-based claims as required by the European strategy for circular textiles. A Digital Manager, on-product communication through QR codes, digital product passport. Later this year, Trimco will add a Packaging Manager, reporting on the quantity and weight of used packaging at item level. Including the resulting symbols that are mandatory in several countries.

The reality is that it is often difficult to obtain information beyond Tier 1 (apparel manufacturers) to Tier 4 (suppliers of raw materials). ProductDNA® is cloud based, giving suppliers worldwide the option to add certifications and updates.

Product DNA® by Trimco Group

Brands such as ASICS, The Sting Companies, Sissy Boy and DK Company already use ProductDNA®.

“Improving our sustainability performance, sustainability goals and traceability in our supply chain has become easier with Trimco Group’s solution,” said Laurens Norde, senior material manufacturing specialist at ASICS EMEA. “Working with different suppliers worldwide and actively paying attention to sustainability brought the need and need for more transparency. We are very satisfied with this tool and it was good to see that ProductDNA® is just as flexible as other solutions from A-TEX.”

“Flexibility is an important feature of our platform, users have the option to adapt it to their needs. The custom-made dashboard enables brands to track their sustainability and ESG efforts, request real-time reports based on material, collection, product category and region and from there make deeper analyses. We are pleased to see a growing number of brands in the Netherlands, and worldwide, using Product DNA® for their sustainability goals. We are proud to be able to accompany our customers in this evolution.” says Sander van Veen, Managing Director A-TEX Netherlands. “ProductDNA® removes the time-consuming workload of manually collecting certifications and processing data across multiple locations.”

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ProductDNA® is about action and enabling a compliant and circular mindset for the textile sector in the future. ProductDNA® is the tool to help gather information and support green claims with data and prevent greenwashing.

Take over for more information ProductDNA® contact the sales team of A-TEX Netherlands via [email protected]

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