Aware™ is the easy method to
reveal truly sustainable materials
Aware™ is the easy method to reveal truly sustainable materials.
The new generation expects producers to contribute to a sustainable society. They demand reliable products that they can rely on and that are offered as transparently as possible. Traceability is therefore a necessity, also for the producer himself to know that what you buy is correct. However, until now it is very difficult to prove that the final clothing is made of real sustainable materials. Because the connection between ‘the material’ and ‘the certification’ remains unguarded during the production process. Greenwashing is a hidden risk.
Schijvens works together with Aware ™ , a traceability technology that can really and easily verify the authenticity of sustainable materials. With a simple scan you can distinguish fake material from real durable material. In addition, you have access to all traceability data. This information and assurance enables brands to be transparent to their customers. Using blockchain technology, it can be verified that the recycled yarn entering the supply chain is the same yarn coming out as clothing.
Schijvens adds Aware™ tracer particles in the form of fibers to the recycled yarn during the fiberization process and then uses a secure open-source blockchain to ensure that the material entering the supply chain is the same as the material coming out of the supply chain as clothing. By offering validation, transparency and verification, this technology can eliminate greenwashing
Production factories can then use the yarn in the same way as any other raw fabric. The difference is that at the end of production, the final product can be scanned to confirm that it is made from the original certified recycled materials. This confirmation is then linked to the related digital token stored in blockchain, the original purchase order, the GRS certificate, and the AWARE™ Certificate of Authenticity. All of this information is then transferred to the company’s digital wallet, complete with an easy-to-understand blockchain interface that documents all of the environmental savings.
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Schijvens is one of the first to use the Aware tracer. Our yarn producer adds the tracer particles to our yarn, which consists of 50% recycled textile and 50% recycled PET polyester. This yarn is scanned and authenticated by Aware before delivery. When the yarn is approved, a digital version is created in a secure blockchain environment. The corresponding GRS certificate is also added to this. Any other chain partner in the process can also trace the yarn with the scanner sets they received from Schijvens. This guarantees authenticity throughout the chain.
- Producers in the chain cannot unnoticed use other yarn or cloth than our certified and traceable materials.
- We cannot make more claims than the numbers actually produced. Our output is never greater than our input. So there is a fair balance in our process.
- Major responsibilities are taken away from production partners. Efficiency is increased by eliminating intermediate steps in important documentation, through blockchain.