Fashion industry using tech to increase supply chain transparency

Rising consumer demand for fast fashion trends, and the increasingly fragmented and complex nature of the globalised garment supply chain creates major problems for companies wanting to reduce and manage human rights risks.

Examples of technologies being used to increase transparency include”

  • Zara is embedding RFID chips into to every garment, allowing the company to track individual finished items of clothing from factory floor to paying customer.

  • Cloud based software that enables tracking of fashion production materials such as fabric, packaging, hangers and labels from anywhere in the world.

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