Common questions in sustainable textile supply chains

By Alexander Ellebrecht | May 27, 2019

Thumbnail_Textile_YoutubeResponsibly sourcing your textile raw materials can be quite a challenge. You need to be sure your raw materials are sustainable and that working conditions are fair and safe. You need to be absolutely sure you’re sourcing from the right places.

At ChainPoint, we often hear a number of questions from the textiles and apparel sector…

  • How can we keep track of audits, certifications and sustainability measures taken at all supplier levels?
  • Can we be sure our suppliers don’t employ child labour and treat their workers fairly?  
  • Which chemicals are used?
  • How can we see more than just one-up / one-down in our supply chain? How to get more insight?
  • And how can we be certain we’re sourcing sustainably?

ChainPoint helps you answer these vital questions with clear, transparent information being made directly available. Our platform allows finished products to be tracked back to their source materials. And it provides you with the KPIs you need to stay on top of your sustainable sourcing initiatives.

Textile producers, standards companies and brand owners alike use ChainPoint for:

  • Traceability in textile supply chains

    Track sustainably sourced raw materials from origin to final product. Easily see where they came from and where they ended up. Create links between suppliers at different tiers in your chain. Register key performance indicators on supplier level. Have a constantly up-to-date overview of your supply chain.

  • Chemical monitoring in textile supply chains

    Stay informed about chemicals left behind in semi-finished or final products. Contamination can happen at several stages in the chain, so ChainPoint helps you monitor each step that matters. 

  • Supplier Management

    Securing future availability of raw materials means collaborating with farmers and raw material suppliers deep in your supply chain. Use ChainPoint to help them improve the yield and quality of the materials they supply. When you help improve their livelihood, you help to secure your future supplies. 

  • Data collection and analytics

    Supply chains can get really complex. Important supply chain data is often scattered at different locations and premises along the supply chain. ChainPoint connects it all together, giving you a central overview of all your sustainability data. 


Use ChainPoint to build more trust and stronger relationships in your supply chain. Use it to protect your brand’s image and assure customers you’re doing your bit to make the world a more sustainable place.

If you want to start making your textile supply chain more sustainable too, request a demo now to see our software in action. 

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