Carrefour – a French supermarket chain – will expand the use of blockchain technology to the textile products as well. Previously, Carrefour used blockchain technology – provided by IBM Food Trust –only to trace food products.
According to the company, the textile expansion of blockchain will enable it to trace 450 products in France and Spain from Carrefour’s TEX line of bed linen – which is its exclusive textile brand – and baby bodysuits.
The company created an extension of TEX called Tex BIO that produces home textiles and baby clothes from 100 per cent certified organic cotton. The goal is to implement blockchain across all Tex BIO products’ supply chains.
With the use of blockchain, the customers of Carrefour’s textile products will be able to access data on the product by scanning a QR code via their smartphones.
The QR code includes information such as place and date of production, the product’s composition, method of cotton cultivation and environment-related certificates.
It’s worth mentioning here that Carrefour is committed to having 100 per cent natural raw materials in its exclusive textile brand products in order to its endeavours towards being sustainable and traceable by 2030.