FibreTrace has partnered with Arise IIP to announce a new pilot program enabling spinner-to-garment traceability for Arise IIP’s highly anticipated Republic of Benin spinning facilities at the Glo-Djigbé Industrial Zone (GDIZ).
FibreTrace, Singapore, works alongside raw fiber producers, spinners, weavers, manufacturers and brands to connect and unite the supply chain – from seed to store. Arise Integrated Industrial Platforms (Arise IIP), Lomé/Togo, is a pan-African developer and operator of world-class industrial parks. The partnership between the 2 organizations will bring full traceability to the first of their kind, vertically integrated mills in Benin to trace, verify and audit the lifecycle of their garments from spinning mills to stores.
The partnership will position Benin at the forefront of textile innovation and technology, improving visibility, resilience, securing economic competitiveness, and creating a thriving value chain for African agriculture as the country is expected to have 98,000 tons/year of lint cotton processing capacity by the end of 2023.
Smallholder farmers are estimated to produce around 30% of total crop output globally, making them the foundation of global agriculture and the food sector.
The program will make its debut in the autumn of 2022 when GDIZ spinning, fabric and garment production facilities are expected to start operations. FibreTrace technology will be widely adopted at scale across all textile processing sites and facilities in Benin and across the African sub-continent.