In 2021, UPW, a Hong Kong-based sustainable yarn manufacturing company, announced its pledge to trace its entire stock service yarn collection with the innovative Swiss-based traceability provider Haelixa. UPW’s Fall and Winter 2022 collection is marked and traced by Haelixa and will continue to proceed with the entire yarn collection in the coming months.
UPW has become one of the largest woolen spinners in the world and is recognized for its outstanding commitment to delivering traceable and environmentally friendly produced yarns for its customers. The collaboration with Haelixa has allowed UPW to prove its efforts in sustainable sourcing and yarn production. To promote sustainability and transparency in this industry, UPW and Haelixa invite their global collaborators to speak about their success stories in Florence, Italy, from June 28th to July 1st.
For companies Haelixa and UPW, sustainability and quality are prioritized. The collaboration between the two has been proactive in proving that traceability in the supply chain can be easily integrated, scalable and effective. Haelixa’s DNA-based markers are seamlessly sprayed onto the fibers, providing them with a traceable identity, which cannot be removed and can be verified with a simple forensic test at any point during the product life cycle.
Haelixa has developed a specific DNA marker for UPW to assure the quality and authenticity of the yarns. The entirety of the yarn collection can be traced back to UPW’s dying and spinning facilities in Dongguan, where fibres were marked. The marker formulations are harmless, GOTS certified, and Oekotex Standard 100 compliant. These are all important factors for UPW to ensure the highest quality and safety for their products.
UPW offers its customers sustainably sourced and environmentally friendly yarn products, ranging from cashmere, wool, and yak, and several blends which are traceable and supported by several standards (such as The Good Cashmere Company, RWS). By implementing Haelixa’s traceability from fiber to finished product, UPW allows its clients to rely on future-proofed supply chains and verify that their products are sourced and produced according to their set standards.
In advocacy for sustainability practices in the industry, UPW and Haelixa invite international players and voices in traceability to Florence, Italy, from June 28- to July 1st, 2022. The 4-day program will include a presentation of the work performed with Haelixa and UPW fiber partners and WGSN on the 29th of June.
Registrations for the event are now open; please inquire to BOTH contacts below for an invitation.
Event Detail: UPW Fall Winter 2023 Collection Launch
Date: 28th of June to 1st of July, 2022
Place: 25hours Hotel Piazza San Paolino
Piazza di S. Paolino, 1, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy