Platform launch to drive fashion brands' sustainability
Digital supply chain startup, SupplyCompass, has unveiled its new full-service platform that empowers fashion brands to design and deliver better products, effortlessly.
The cloud-based software is set to transform the fashion industry, by digitising global supply chains and making sustainable sourcing easy for brands and every player in the supply chain. The full-service platform launch follows £1.5m investment in SupplyCompass last year, which launched in the UK in 2018.
The new design-to-delivery platform brings improved functionality for fast-growing fashion brands – making designing, developing and producing sustainable collections quicker, more efficient and cost-effective.
Through SupplyCompass, brands get instant access to a global network of trusted manufacturers and can develop sustainable collections and gain complete control over production – all in one platform.
Through the software as a service (SaaS) platform, fashion brands are able to:
design collections collaborate across teams create tech packs in minutes find world-class manufacturers with leading certifications get instant costs receive quality samples first time manage all production have supply chain transparency and traceability through the platform’s holistic solution, brands can control up to 80% of the product’s environmental impact, by discovering sustainable and local materials and using efficient processes – reducing waste and keeping supply chain costs down.
Flora Davidson, SupplyCompass' co-founder, commented: “The current way of designing and producing goods is unsustainable for people and the planet. We believe that real change and transformation of the industry will only happen with the right combination of technology and collaboration. Through SupplyCompass, we are building the best supply chains and long-term production relationships with commitment, collaboration and transparency at the core, setting a new standard for sustainability in the fashion industry.” Gus Bartholomew, SupplyCompass' co-founder, added: “We believe that for sustainable sourcing to enter the mainstream and become the only way to source, it needs to make business sense. If designing and producing sustainably was easier, more efficient, and more cost-effective than conventional ways of sourcing, then everyone will do it. “SupplyCompass enables brands to meet the increasingly demanding needs of their customers by removing supply chain uncertainty so that they can focus on disrupting and innovating. We are helping them digitise their whole product development and production management, whilst allowing them to plug and play into pre-vetted, responsive and sustainable supply chains, so they can be agile and responsive to their customers’ needs. Our vision is to build the new operating system for supply chains and set the gold standard for global sourcing, with sustainability at the heart.”
Gus and Flora moved from London to Mumbai in India in 2016 so that they could research and build the business in collaboration with manufacturers and suppliers.
They have worked collaboratively with SupplyCompass' brand and manufacturer partners to build the new platform and drive change in the supply chain. The company has handpicked the best manufacturers and suppliers around the world to be part of their network of over 200 carefully selected partners. The majority of their network is in India, with some strategically placed partners in Portugal, Nepal, China and Spain. The team personally visits, vets and monitors every single one to ensure they align with SupplyCompass’s values and meet environmental and social guidelines.