Fashion & Textile Traceability

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The Garment Open
Traceability Initiative

The Garment Open Traceability (GO TRACE) Initiative is an independent initiative that aims to help the fashion industry achieve a new level of responsibility in line with Goal 12.6 of the Sustainable Development Goals, which aims to promote sustainable practices and reduce the environmental impact of production and consumption.


Advisory Board

Alexandra Pelka

Alexandra Pelka is an Austrian ESG and Sustainability Consultant with a focus on manufacturing. She gained hands-on supply chain experience as Head of Europe for a tech provider and founded AP Projects to improve sustainability in companies. Alexandra is also a member of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe's (UNECE) expert team for traceability and transparency in the footwear and garment sector since 2019, working with industry representatives on legislation proposals, compliance programs, and blockchain services.

Bettina Hobson

Bettina Hobson, a US-based Supply Chain Leader passionate about fashion sustainability, is a certified Sustainable Supply Chain Professional and experienced instructor, and Course Content Creator for the International Supply Chain Education Alliance, who uses her expertise to help organizations enhance sustainability practices; she has lectured extensively, including at the University of Michigan Ross Business School, authored articles on circular economy inclusion, produced shows for NY Fashion Week, and participated in a Lenovo-hosted sustainability panel at the NRF Big Show in New York City.

Inés Renobales Fernández

Inés Renobales Fernández is a Sustainability Specialist with 7 years of experience working at Inditex. During her time there, she focused on the improvement of social and labor conditions in the supply chain. In addition, she served as the Global Coordinator for programs and projects related to gender equality and women's empowerment within the supply chain. Inés is currently based in Madagascar where she is developing a sustainability and CSR Strategy for the social enterprise, Made for a Woman. She is passionate about her work and believes that businesses can be agents of positive change.

Medina Imsirovic

Medina Imsirovic is a writer and former legal advisor with a focus on sustainable fashion. She is currently living in Luxembourg and has contributed to reputable publications such as Fashion Changers, Vogue Germany, and Funke Mediengruppe, with a focus on sustainable supply chains and business models. Medina's expertise in legislative and regulatory influence on the fashion industry, her ability to navigate the intersection of fashion, business, law, and sustainability, and her experience interviewing industry experts and brands all contribute to her distinctive perspective on the fashion industry.

Natasha Mahezabin

Natasha Mahezabin is an environmental engineer from Bangladesh, specializing in trade facilitation, climate change, and environmental impact assessment. Her expertise spans carbon accounting, environmental management system, renewable energy, and project management in Asia and Africa. She has worked in private sector, academia and international organizations including ITC and UNESCAP, where she contributed to climate-smart trade procedures and the environmental assessment of readymade garment exports.

Sofia García Torres

Sofia García Torres is based in Spain and holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business and Territorial Competitiveness, Innovation, and Sustainability from the University of Deusto. Her research on traceability and transparency for sustainable apparel-fashion supply chains, using a mixed-methods approach, together with her professional experience in fashion multinational companies for more than 12 years, demonstrates her expertise in the field. Currently, Sofia is a Researcher and Lecturer at Deusto Business School, where she shares her knowledge and experience with students.

Christian Lapointe
Agile Transformation

For the past 16 years, Christian has worked with various organizations to help them become more Agile. He shares his experience and facilitate transformation to better and more efficient working environment for the employees and the employers.

Motivation and Mission
We believe that the garment industry has the potential to have a positive impact on society and the environment.

Therefore, we are committed to driving change and elevating the industry to a new level of responsibility. By 2030, we aim to see the majority of brands adopting fully traceable and transparent value chains. This will promote ethical and sustainable practices, and enable consumers to make informed choices about the clothes they buy. We are dedicated to working together to develop a more responsible and sustainable fashion industry, and we are aware that reaching this aim will involve cooperation and effort from all stakeholders.

Our action aligns with Target 12.6 of the Sustainable Development Goals, which aims to promote sustainable practices and reduce the environmental impact of production and consumption.

"My goal is to do all we can to encourage, support and praise companies who look for better traceability and transparent value chains."

Catherine Lomonaco Membré – GO TRACE founder

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