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Supply chain traceability, digital product passports & upcoming legislations: How Trimco Group helps fashion brands stay compliant in product labelling and packaging

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With upcoming laws and regulations on supply chain traceability, the introduction of the digital product passport, and overall push towards sustainability, fashion brands are now facing the challenge of translating their oftentimes complex production systems into compliant and cohesive information – available for both regulators and end consumers.

At the end of 2023, Rachel sat down with Rochella Kooij, a sales manager of Trimco group, that addresses the increasing issues of product compliance for apparel and footwear brands across the globe, to talk about the most recent innovations in this fast developing sector.

Rochella Kooij (left) & Rachel Cannegieter (right)

During our in-depth conversation that is fully available to watch on our YouTube channel, there are ultimately three key takeaways that fashion companies should keep in mind when it comes to labeling and packaging of their branded products.

#1 Importance of uniformity and compliance across global operations

For global fashion brands, uniformity and compliance is crucial especially with manufacturing facilities in various countries and continents. This not only guarantees consistent branding but also instills trust by ensuring compliance with social and environmental standards.

#2 Focus on sustainability and responsiveness to regulations

In the fashion industry and beyond, the demand for sustainable and responsible products and practices keeps growing every year. In the case of care labels, tags, and packaging, there is an emphasis on using recycled materials, FSC-certified paper, or organic cotton. Crucially, there are various regulations soon coming into effect related to packaging and displayed information about the product and its characteristics, which also often differ from country to country. For example, Trimco’s label information for France complies with the Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR).

#3 Digital product passports and radio frequency identification

Another challenge the fashion companies face is the evolving landscape of digital product passports legislation. Specifically, Trimco has developed a platform called "Product DNA" with modules for certificate management, product details, packaging information, and digital communication to help with the major aspects of this new development. To achieve accurate data collection, radio frequency identification (RFID) is one of the most recent innovations being implemented for product traceability, stock accuracy, and efficient supply chain management.

To dive deeper into these critical topics, watch the full interview with Trimco’s Rochella Kooij and our founder Rachel Cannegieter (time investment of 15 minutes).
A special thank you goes to Trimco Group, one of the global leaders in supply chain traceability, data management, and RFID solutions with the vast expertise on care label regulations and ESG compliance for international markets. Learn more at trimco-group.com.
Interested in learning more about the upcoming EU Laws & regulations? Read our blog where we break down the16 pivotal EU laws and regulations that are forcing brands and organisations to move towards a more responsible fashion industry. Click here to read now!
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