Asia Pacific Rayon Partners Perlin To Launch A Blockchain-Based Solution For Textile Supply Chain
Asia Pacific Rayon (APR) has confirmed the introduction of a mobile app for its ‘Follow Our Fibre’ program at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit. The company, which specializes in the production of viscose rayon, will use the app to ensure that every action in the entire viscose rayon production chain is transparent and traceable.
The app is based on the enterprise-grade solution created by Perlin. It will enable APR customers to easily trace the origin of the company’s production to the farm using data recorded on an immutable blockchain ledger. This move is an indicator of the intentions of APR to implement cutting-edge technologies to ensure sustainable sourcing and production.
Cherie Tan, the VP of communications and sustainability at APR, said that the company is committed to sustainability, and is currently working to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by adopting disruptive technologies. He added that the integration of blockchain technology would greatly improve the efficiency of the company’s operations.
The data will have both timestamps and geo-locational markers at crucial points of the production chain. It will then be recorded and uploaded onto a blockchain ledger that is unalterable and accessible to every member of the APR ecosystem. To access this data, APR users will have to scan the product’s barcode using the aforementioned mobile app. Soon, APR and Perlin plan to improve this service such that it captures the environmental footprint and performance.
Dorjee Sun, the CEO of Perlin, said that Perlin Clarify differs from other enterprise-grade supply chain solutions because it is decentralized and has a robust security mechanism that guarantees data security. He further stated that customers who have firm sourcing and procurement standards could use the Perlin Clarify solution to verify the provenance of their supplier’s products.
The ‘Follow Our Fibre’ program is proof that APR is committed to ensuring that the sources of their pulp remain sustainable and that they regulate their consumption of this material. APR intends to set a global precedent in the textile supply chain industry, which is expected to have a value exceeding $1.2 trillion by 2025. Perlin, on the other hand, aims to empower businesses to create transparent supply chains.
In addition to enhancing transparency in supply chains, the Perlin Clarify app enables companies to identify any improvable points in their value chains.
Perlin is a directed-acyclic-graph (DAG)-based distributed ledger built on top of the Avalanche consensus protocol.