Temera project partner of SDA Bocconi's Monitor For Circular Fashion
Événements 17/10/2023

Temera project partner of SDA Bocconi's Monitor For Circular Fashion


For three years, Temera has been a partner of the Monitor for Circular Fashion research observatory, directed by Francesca Romana Rinaldi within the SDA Bocconi Sustainability Lab and powered by Enel X. 

Within the project, Temera has helped digitize supply chain information by making it accessible to the end customer through interaction with the products of pilot projects, the result of true "open innovation."

This year TOD's Group, Ferragamo and Vivienne Westwood joined the first pilot projects launched in 2022. The idea behind the pilot projects is to test more than 40 circularity KPIs identified by the SDA Bocconi research team, promoting and sharing sustainable and circular methodologies among ingredient brands, service providers and brands in the fashion & luxury sector. 

Held on Wednesday, October 11th, at the SDA Bocconi auditorium in Milan, the annual event where the projects and the manifesto were presented declaring the commitment of 26 companies to greater supply chain transparency and traceability. Prestigious guests and representatives of national and international institutions such the European Parliament and the United Nations were included in the conversation, Antonio Sigismondi Head of Presales Consultancy and Account represented Temera.
Sigismondi addressed the audience emphasizing the value and cruciality of IoT technologies and traceability in the creation of the Digital Product Passport, an indispensable tool for the process of building a factual story about the life-cycle of the product.

"The Digital Product Passport" explained Antonio "will have to provide information about process mapping to measure and understand the supply chain, it will be used to uniquely identify the product and will be functional in the management of its digital twin, to collect reliable primary data.
Finally, the DPP should have the necessary interoperability to enable improvements and cooperation providing digital experiences -based on concrete statements- to foster customer awareness.
All these elements that we consider foundational in the creation of the Digital Product Passport are inextricably linked to transparency policies and the adoption of traceability solutions.
We are all about to experience the great opportunity to make decisions that will define the success of these initiatives in the years to come. From our perspective, companies' sustainability efforts cannot thrive without the support of a forward-looking traceability program, and we, at Temera, are already partnering with brands on this journey."

Within the project, Temera created digital experiences, accessible through QR Codes and NFC tags, where the KPIs -the key performance indicators that are used to measure how effectively a company is achieving its main goals- were the processing steps from raw material to finished product, product movements at all these stages, and various other secondary content.

The TOD's group's pilot project, for example, monitored eco-design (which includes measures such as lightening packaging, eliminating inks and heavy metals, using recycled materials all resulting in environmental savings and benefit) and circular inputs of raw materials (using renewable resources that the ecosystem can replenish faster than they take to deplete, focus on reducing the absolute amount of inputs required for products). Also among the KPIs taken into account in the pilot projects are modularity solutions for production of finished and semi-finished products, management and control of chemicals used in the supply chain, and end-of-life with product recycling and remanufacturing.

As a result we have a comprehensive and information-rich traceability process, capable of mapping each stage of the product lifecycle. With the launch of the Unique ID module in the Stylewhere platform, Temera collects and fully embraces this traceability process and finally enables a transparent supply chain. 
"In 2019 we added to our portfolio the t!Care, a solution for raw materials, and in 2022 the t!Upcycling solution for end-of-life products," says Guido Mengoni, CMO and CDO of TEMERA.  Launched with MERMEC Engineering, t!Upcycling is based on multimodal Rfid reading and machine vision. "The other solutions for manufacturing, logistics and retail in our platform have been TEMERA's core for 14 years. Today traceability and sustainability are hype topics, but for us they have been fundamental since TEMERA's inception."

"We also bring value to companies by providing traceability in optimizing operations and logistics: with Rfid we can serialize products, reduce the time it takes to move goods through supply chain processes and ensure inventory accuracy. Our solutions allow us to monitor, with the Insight module, statistics related to product lifecycle stages also through the use of AI. The spirit with which we approached this important partnership," Guido Mengoni emphasizes, "is one of deep sharing, starting from a scientific approach to circularity, thanks to SDA Bocconi's methodology, from upstream to downstream of the supply chain, to obtain a complete mapping of products and their life cycle.

The objective of the Monitor for Circular Fashion is to disseminate best practices in the sector, enhancing technical, managerial and scientific skills, so as to drive the transition to circular business models. The evolutionary dynamics of the sector of the next decade are analyzed, keeping in mind the alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda and identifying the main qualitative and quantitative indicators of circular fashion. Each year, a Circular Fashion Manifesto is drafted and presented to institutions and summits, national and international.

"The Monitor for Circular Fashion was an early-adopter of UNECE's (United Nations Economic Commission - https://unece.org/trade/traceability-sustainable-garment-and-footwear) Sustainability Pledge call to action for traceability and transparency, which has now received more than 100 pledges (https://thesustainabilitypledge.org/joinus.html) from leading brands, NGOs, industry associations and initiatives in 28 countries, involving a network of more than 700 partners," said Maria Teresa Pisani, UNECE representative. "We at UNECE urge industry to take concrete and targeted steps to help consumers make better informed choices, thereby moving the needle toward sustainable fashion," said Pisani, OiC Trade Facilitation Section Chief, UNECE.