Do you really need blockchain?

By | Blockchain, Supply Chain Transparency

As with any major trend, it is important to carefully evaluate whether it is truly right for you and your business. Today’s businesses need to know where their products are coming from and who they are working with. But rather than assuming blockchain will answer these questions, businesses should work in reverse: first, find an effective solution to achieve supply chain transparency, then see how blockchain can be implemented for greater value.

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The present and future of transparent fashion supply chains

By | Collaboration

Earlier this year, Fashion Revolution released the 2018 edition of its Fashion Transparency Index. This annual report ranks 150 of the biggest global fashion and apparel brands according to how much they disclose about their social environmental policies, practices, and impact. We take a look at some of the top performers for a more detailed look at how they have embraced corporate social responsibility.

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Tattoos for transparency: innovations in consumer communication

By | Food, Supply Chain Transparency

Researchers at Rice University have discovered a way to convert the outer layer of food into graphene, creating an edible barcode “tattoo.” This technology, which can be applied to any substance with a high level of lignin, such as potatoes and carrots or even wood and fiber, has significant implications for how product information is communicated to consumers.

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