RFID Information System for Future Textiles

Use of digital information carriers (RFID tags) integrated in garments have the potential to greatly increase future traceability throughout the supply chain and facilitate subsequent sorting processes prior to recycling. The main aim of the project is to build the foundation of a digital system based on RFID to reach circular textile value chains.

The specific objective of this project is to build knowledge and competence regarding:

-Information system model

-System for data collection

-Overview of existing standards and mapping of standardization need

-Cost calculations and evaluation of ROI (Return on Investment)

-Implications of integrating digital information carriers in textile products


Period of the project: 15.11.2018 – 30.06.2021

Funded by: Sweden’s innovation agency, Vinnova

Coordinators: RISE IVF


Boer Group is member of the Tex.IT consortium and is actively involved especially in the evaluation of the system at pilot scale in one of our sorting facility. Here, the best possible use will be investigated when it comes to the reuse and recycling of post-consumer texiles.

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