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Transparency & Traceability: How to Give Consumers What They Want - ViJi and SgT

Traceability and transparency in the textile supply chain are key to achieving sustainability. Customers also want to know more about the product they are about to purchase: who made it, who will benefit from it, as well as its origin, material and history.

However, the textile supply chain is complex and diverse: it is not unusual for a fabric to travel around the world before reaching the final customer. This is why technology plays such an important part in transparency, traceability and the future of sustainable textiles.

The European Commission Launches Green Consumption Pledge: 5 Solutions for Textile Companies to Improve Their Sustainability

The European Commission launched its new Green Consumption Pledge on 25 January 2021, which will require companies to commit to improving their environmental impact and to help consumers make more sustainable purchases.

SgT To Share Industry Expertise at ICPHSO 2021 Annual Symposium

SgT will share its textile industry expertise and ‘boots on the ground’ technical insights at ICPHSO (International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization) 2021 Annual Virtual Meeting and Symposium.

AAFA x SgT: Virtual Product Safety & Compliance Seminar on February 9 & 10, 2021

SgT is part of the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA). This year, SgT will take part in different events organized by or with the AAFA, starting with SgT's sponsorship of their virtual Product Safety & Compliance Seminar on February 9 & 10, 2021 from 1:00PM to 3:30PM ET. 

The SCIP Database Takes Effect on January 5 – What Are Your Obligations?

The new SCIP database – the Substances of Concern In articles as such or in complex objects (Products) established under the Waste Framework Directive (WFD) – comes into force on January 5, 2021. Companies that supply articles containing substances of very high concern (SVHCs) on the Candidate List in a concentration above 0.1% weight by weight (w/w) in the EU market will be required to submit information on these articles to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) from January onward. 

SgT: More Than Ever, Engaged for the Future

 

Greener Fashion Industry: Responding to Consumers Expectations

Consumer demand for sustainability has never been higher, particularly in the fashion industry. In fact, a recent survey conducted by McKinsey found that a majority of fashion consumers listed the use of sustainable materials and the promotion of sustainability as important purchasing factors.

Speeding Up Sustainability: ICS Environmental Audits

In a world where the environment is at the top of almost every agenda – leading to pressure from governments, associations, and eco-aware consumers – companies have never been under more pressure to accelerate their sustainability journey.

Local Textile Experts to Complement Your Team

The reduction of workforces and international travel restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic are among the practical challenges that are forcing companies worldwide to adopt new strategies and contingency plans.

Liability Check: On-site Stock Assessment before Payment to Suppliers

Surplus stocks of fabrics, trims, accessories, and finished goods are building up at mills and factories due to COVID-19 delayed shipments and shutdowns.