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Digital Product Passports : Increasing Transparency in the Fashion Industry

Blok, J.E. (2024) Digital Product Passports : Increasing Transparency in the Fashion Industry.

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Abstract:Increasing sustainability in the fashion industry by adopting a circular economy is an important topic in today’s society due to the negative impact the fashion industry has on the environment. This research examines how digital product passports can aid in making a circular economy by increasing transparency in the fashion industry. Through literature review and an interview with an expert in the field of circular economy, this paper discusses what data should be present in a digital product passport in order to fuel circularity. Additionally, it evaluates the willingness of companies to implement digital product passports. Lastly, this paper assesses issues relating to cybersecurity when using blockchain to implement digital product passports. Findings suggest that two separate digital product passports should be created for supply chain actors and consumers. Additionally, findings show that making digital product passports a legal requirement is likely the most effective way to ensure companies implement circular strategies. Lastly, multiple obstacles when using blockchain for digital product passport implementation are identified.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:54 computer science, 58 process technology, 85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business & IT BSc (56066)
Awards:Best Presentation Award
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