Arise Integrated Industrial Platform and Fiber Trace has started a new pilot program in Benin. The partnership aims at enabling vertically integrated mills in the Republic of Benin to trace, verify and audit the lifecycle of their garments from spinning mills to stores, sharing the journey of Benin premium cotton with end consumers. The aim of this agreement is also to improve Benin’s position in terms 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 reach a 98,000 ton cotton processing capacity a year by the end of 2023.
Arise Integrated Industrial Platform is a pan-African developer and operator of industrial parks committed to help Africa thrive. Fiber Trace embeds luminescent pigments on the fiber at the spinning mill. The pigments, indestructible throughout the entire textile processing cycle, can be read and tracked at every stage of the supply chain, and each audit is recorded on the blockchain making the information secure, accessible and irrefutable. Fiber Trace will provide transparency and true custody of supply chain solutions for brands and suppliers across the globe working with African manufacturers and supporting the growth of best practices in agriculture on the continent.