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Textile Exchange Teams With SupplyShift to Advance Apparel Sourcing

SupplyShift, a responsible sourcing and supply chain transparency software platform, and Textile Exchange have partnered to accelerate responsible sourcing practices across global textile and apparel supply chains.

The partnership adds a streamlined set of supply chain assessment tools to the offerings available to the Textile Exchange community. The tools use SupplyShift’s platform to engage suppliers at all levels to assess risk, reduce supply chain impact, identify fiber sources and generate business insight.

“Complex problems require multiple interventions,” said La Rhea Pepper, managing director at Textile Exchange, a global non-profit working to drive industry transformation in preferred fibers. “As we drive implementation of options for greater transparency and traceability, our partnership with SupplyShift will provide a unique opportunity for our members to drive significant improvement in their textile and apparel supply chains.”

The new partnership comes in line with Textile Exchange entering final piloting stages of a new Central Database System (CDS). The new CDS will digitize the chain of custody for all Textile Exchange and Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) requirements to strengthen integrity and provide a foundation and collaboration point for multiple technology solutions.

“By combining our expertise with SupplyShift’s platform, we’ve created an efficient, effective system to help businesses identify supply chain risks and opportunities and embed responsible practices into their business strategies more broadly,” she said.

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As part of their partnership, Textile Exchange and SupplyShift have created Textile & Apparel Supply Chain Essentials, a standardized SupplyShift assessment package launched in collaboration with Textile Exchange to promote visibility and information-backed action at every tier of the global textile and apparel supply chain.

“This solution is a key piece of our effort to create a collaborative solution where textile and apparel organizations at any stage can address the issues that impact their business, while developing insights that move the entire industry forward,” Jamie Barsimantov, chief operating officer of SupplyShift, said.

SupplyShift’s relationship with Textile Exchange is part of an expanded mission to grow the unified supplier network and facilitate a range of supply chain solutions for the textile and apparel industry, including environmental and social data collection and analysis, raw material traceability, farmer impact and audits. In the apparel sector, SupplyShift also provides solutions through The Sustainability Consortium and Organic Cotton Accelerator and works one-on-one with retailers and brands to deploy customized solutions for textile and apparel supply chains.