Trimco Group - part of Trace4Value project to pilot Digital Product Passports in textiles

Sep 6, 2023

Trimco Group is proud to be part of the Trace4Value project in Sweden, where the company collaborates with esteemed industry partners in pioneering the implementation of Digital Product Passports (DPP). The project is partly funded by Vinnova, and coordinated by RISE Research Institute of Sweden. The partners working on the DPP project include TrusTrace, Marimekko, Kappahl, Elis, SIS Swedish Institute for Standards, GS1, TEXroad Foundation, Circularista, 2bPolicy, Rudholm & Haak, Aalto University, and of course, Trimco Group. The broader Trace4Value project covers more than 65 partners, focusing on traceability and data-sharing across various industries.

Working closely with all the partners involved in the Trace4Value project, Trimco Group is committed to exploring the opportunities and challenges associated with DPP implementation. As a vital component of the EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles, the DPP will become mandatory on textiles sold in Europe by 2030. This collaboration comes as a natural addition to our already extensive solutions connected with DPP and compliance, enabling us to play a role in preparing the entire industry for the upcoming DPP.

Although our offer and experience is extensive, to this point our focus for the initiative has been on being the label supplier for Marimekko, as part of the Trace4Value initiative. With sustainability and transparency at its core, the DPP aims to revolutionize the textile and fashion sectors by enabling responsible production practices and empowering consumers to make informed choices, and we’re glad to be part of this journey.

According to Marimekko’s Sustainability Manager Marjut Lovio, “Digital Product Passports aim to increase transparency and traceability of products to enable improved consumer communications. This pilot program will help the industry to prepare for planned regulations that will move us one step closer to a circular economy.

Using QR codes, the labels carrying the link to the DPP interface, from where the product information will be consolidated and accessed by the consumer with a simple scan of a QR code, consumers can gain instant access to, promoting transparency and trust. Trimco Group is excited to be part of yet another great DPP initiative.

As an industry leader delivering labels for the Trace4Value project, Trimco Group has deep insight into the transformative power of the DPP. Through our involvement in this project, we aim to drive sustainable change within the textile and fashion sectors, shaping a more transparent and responsible industry for years to come.

Read more about the Trace4Value project here.

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