Wel-Track, RFID based Fibre Tracking Technology by Welspun

The objective of introducing the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology in the cotton farming to towel manufacturing processes, is to verify the origin of cotton at each stage of the manufacturing process to ensure an authentic final product.

Cotton farming

To develop Wel-Track, the fibre tracking technology, Welspun has partnered with global forensic science company Oritain Global to develop the solution. They will use radio frequency identification (RFID) technology and customised software. It involved an investment of around $6 million (38.5 crore) and more than six months of rigorous efforts.

It has emerged as the first global textile entity to patent a fibre-tracking technology, turning adversity into opportunity.

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Adversities happen in the world of business. When they looked into it (the crisis with the large customer), they felt that there were gaps. Today, they are proud to say they have Wel-Trak, the patented process, which helps them track the cotton to its source.

On its end-products, Welspun would provide details of not just the origin of the cotton but also the practices adopted by the farmers who had supplied that cotton, using the fibre-tracking technology.

Welspun is making this effort to step up to forge more alliances with global hospitality and healthcare giants for the supply of home textile products and strengthening brands like Christy, Hygrocotton, and Spaces.

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Source: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com

Prasanta Sarkar

Prasanta Sarkar is a textile engineer and a postgraduate in fashion technology from NIFT, New Delhi, India. He has authored 6 books in the field of garment manufacturing technology, garment business setup, and industrial engineering. He loves writing how-to guide articles in the fashion industry niche. He has been working in the apparel manufacturing industry since 2006. He has visited garment factories in many countries and implemented process improvement projects in numerous garment units in different continents including Asia, Europe, and South Africa. He is the founder and editor of the Online Clothing Study Blog.

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