Under the MoU, Eurofins S&L and Tailorlux will co-operate on digital fibre verification in response to the rising consciousness of brands, retailers, suppliers and consumers in identifying and tracing the sources of materials, as well as end products, with a special focus on recycled materials.
Textile and footwear buyers and suppliers can leverage Tailorlux’ system that can trace and verify the recycled content of a textile or footwear product tracked with the polymer or viscose marker fibre from Tailorlux. The online verification and machine-to-machine elements pave the way for innovative solutions for the textile and footwear industry. As the industry is keen to examine the environmental impact of the entire supply chain, being able to accurately trace the lifecycle of materials and products is essential to offer maximum clarity. The technology is also said to promote greater brand protection and product authenticity.
With Eurofins Softlines & Leather’s global laboratory coverage, Tailorlux technology users can deliver their samples easily to the Eurofins laboratories for validation and further testing to obtain data for quantification.
In March, Eurofins Softlines & Leather and Eurofins GeneScan’s Organic Cotton Identification Services attained global recognition.
While in April, its Consumer Products Assurance (CPA) was approved by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) as a Higg Facility Environmental Module (Higg FEM) verifier body, supporting the apparel and footwear industry’s effort in driving continuous improvement in its environmental performance.