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Birla Cellulose partners with TextileGenesisTM to provide traceability and transparency solutions

Published: May 23, 2023
Author: Fashion Value Chain

Mumbai, 22nd May 2023: Birla Cellulose, the pulp and fibre business of the Aditya Birla Group, is a leading sustainability focused Man-Made Cellulosic Fibres (MMCF) producer. Staying ahead of the sustainability curve Birla Cellulose makes tracer enabled sustainable man-made cellulosic fibre and integrates with a traceability platform. Birla Cellulose has collaborated with TextileGenesis, a block-chain enabled digital traceability platform which tracks and verifies the use of sustainable fibres from fibre to garment

Regulatory changes towards sustainable fashion have driven big brands to set key sustainability and ESG goals by 2030 and made the traceability platform a key tool in the textile and apparel industry to provide transparency across the textile value chain to the end consumer. 

Mr. ManMohan Singh, Chief Marketing Officer – Birla Cellulose, Grasim Industries, said “Our partnership with TextileGenesis is one more step towards our commitment to offering a complete transparent supply chain and creating visibility to the sustainably managed forests that are among the most important aspect of responsibly produced viscose. Birla Cellulose has for the last three consecutive years achieved the Dark Green Shirt status in the Canopy’s Hot Button Report, a testimony to our continuous efforts on the conservation of Ancient & Endangered Forests and robust initiatives to scale circular business models in the fashion.”

Birla Cellulose is actively collaborating with brands and supply chain partners, innovators, and orchestrators such as Canopy, Fashion for Good, and Circular Fashion Partnership for scaling its circular business model. The company’s blockchain based and molecular tracer-backed platform ‘GreenTrack – Fibre Traceability tool’ launched in 2019 has today 90+ brands and 1500+ value chain partners on board with over 56000 MT of fibre tracked across the globe. The platform provides end-to-end traceability of the value chain from forest to fashion.

Mr ManMohan Singh added “Last year, a pilot was carried out with a global brand to understand the feasibility and adaptability of the TextileGenesis platform. After a successful pilot run, Birla Cellulose is now expanding the scope to include more   Brands on the TextileGenesisTM platform in addition to the existing GreenTrack platform”. 

Amit Gautam, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of TextileGenesis says “With increasing compliance and reputational risks, CEOs and Boards of top 100 fashion brands have committed to using 100% sustainable and traceable fibers over the next 5 years, with transparency being a core part of business priorities. Sustainability and traceability are intertwined, and it’s great to partner with Birla Cellulose and deliver transparency solutions for the brands. Our supply chain traceability platform will create digital solutions for Birla Cellulose’s innovative and sustainable fibers across the entire supply chain using Fibercoins™ traceability technology”.

Brands today seek end to end visibility across the value chain rather than just their immediate supplier. More and more brands are encouraging environmental sustainability through business practices that helps both brands and consumers. The partnership will strengthen the sustainable credentials as well as strengthen the brand and consumer connection of Birla Cellulose.



About Birla Cellulose

Birla Cellulose, the pulp and fibre business of the Aditya Birla Group, is a leading sustainability focused Man-Made Cellulosic Fibres (MMCF) producer.

Birla Cellulose operates 12 sites for pulp and fibre manufacturing that apply environmentally efficient closed loop technologies including recycle materials and enhanced conservation of natural resources. Birla Cellulose tops the Hot Button Ranking and has been accorded a ‘dark green shirt’ by the Canopy Planet Society. Its five global advanced research centers are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and pilot plants. Birla Cellulose’s fibers are made from renewable wood and are produced using a closed-loop process with significantly lower carbon emissions and lower resource consumption.

Birla Cellulose’s fibers such as Livaeco viscose, Livaeco Modal, Excel™ (lyocell), and Spunshades™ Eco- Enhanced are manufactured with accredited sustainability benchmarks and deliver superior performance. Liva Reviva is a circular viscose fibre made using cotton waste and provides a solution to recycle fashion industry waste into fresh fibers. Birla Cellulose collaborates actively with its upstream and downstream partners with an aim to create a bigger and broader positive impact on sustainability of its value chain.

About TextileGenesisTM

TextileGenesisTM is a pioneering traceability platform custom built for the apparel ecosystem to creating radical transparency from fiber-to-retail, and ensure authenticity & provenance of sustainable textiles against generics.  TextileGenesis invented FibercoinsTM – a digital token – to create material accounting at article-lot level across the textile supply chain.  It currently collaborates with 75+ brands and 8000+ suppliers in 45 countries.

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