M&S launches digital viscose map to boost fashion supply chain transparency

Retail giant Marks & Spencer (M&S) has launched a digital map highlighting all textile suppliers through which it sources man-man cellulosic fibres (MMCF) including viscose.

Pictured: The Industrie Center in Obernberg, Germany – one of M&S’s 23 viscose suppliers. Image: Fritz Geller-Grimm. CC-BY-3.0 SHARE ALIKE  

Unveiled late last week, the online tool enables users to track the origin of all MMCFs used in M&S’s fashion and homeware ranges.

It lists both raw material suppliers and factories, providing information on factory location, gender balance among workforces, and whether each factory enables staff to sit on committees or to join third-party unions.

As for raw material suppliers for MMCFs, the map provides addresses, information around what materials are involved, and the capacity volume of

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