As part of the Green Deal, the EU is developing a Digital Product Passport (DPP) mandatory for all textile products sold on the European market. The need for clear, complete and reliable product data is more urgent than ever. Preparing for the DPP requires all supply chain partners to work together.
To prepare companies in time for the DPP, and to adapt to appropriate circular business opportunities, GS1, a not-for-profit partner, has launched a textile pilot. The pilot for a DPP is a collaboration with several textile and footwear companies, to investigate what data is needed for which business case from which player in the circular chain and how that data can be captured and accessed by a DPP.
With the project, GS1 aims to accelerate and standardise the DPP process in a level playing field. The outcomes will also be presented to governments and industry associations with the aim of shaping and supporting policy.
In this talk, Jan Merckx, Loek Boortman and Michiel van Yperen update you on the planning, content and criteria for such a DPP. In addition, they will show the already existing standards for identifying products, locations and events and how this can be used for a DPP. Moreover, participants in the textile pilot will share their first experiences for a circular use case and how a DPP can accelerate circular business models.