A Brazilian nonprofit organization named Alinha Institute has recently launched their Alinha Tag which aims to inform customers of the labor conditions of the workshops that produced their clothes. As a new report by Cointelegraph Brasil on July 3 showed, the tag is concerned with forced labor in Brazil’s fashion industry.
The latest cryptocurrency news from the Brazilian business newspaper Valor Economico also show that over 81,000 workers in Brazil were rescued from forced labor in 2018. Per the Alinha Institute and its website, brands and apparel producers register for the Alinha Tag which requires a review of working conditions of workshops further up the supply chain.
According to Valor Economico, the Brazilian nonprofit Alinha Institute has regularized around 100 workshops over the five year history of the company, launching the Alinha Tag only two months ago in response to the need to track components of clothing.
As such, the Alinha Tag goes on products early and follows them from origin to customer, relying on employees inputting data directly on their phones as to their treatment at the workplaces. Customers can review the history of clothes marked with the Alinha Tag online.
Featured on many best cryptocurrency news sites, the news about the Alinha Institute also came with comments from officials within the company. As Dariele Jamile dos Santos who is the founder of the Alinha Institute said:
“Transparency, decentralization and digital signatures make everything reliable.”
In June, we reported about a luxe fashion brand called Alyx and how it was using the cryptocurrency IOTA in order to enable supply chain transparency. Also in June, news showed that Microsoft had registered a suite of software called Farmbeats in Brazil. This software, as the news showed, uses blockchain, drones, Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence and big data in order to enhance agricultural efficiency.
“Brazil is one of the first countries that comes to mind when we think of agriculture. We developed FarmBeats so that its technology could be applied here and in other developing countries,” said Ranveer Chandra, the scientist behind Farmbeats.
The Brazilian nonprofit and all these firms prove that blockchain has a bigger purpose and can be used in practically every industry and for different needs.
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