Sourcing Journal - Why the Open Apparel Registry Is Changing its Name

July 2022

"An open-source platform that has mapped tens of thousands of garment-manufacturing facilities across more than 130 countries is gaining a new purpose—plus, a new name."

The Open Apparel Registry, which helped propagate critical apparel-industry data that was previously absent, inconsistent or locked away, will now do the same for multiple sectors, including sporting goods, beauty, consumer packaged goods and electronics.

Rechristened the Open Supply Hub, the expanded platform will provide standardized name and address data and universal IDs for production facilities around the world, enabling connections between formerly incompatible datasets and encouraging collaboration between stakeholders who share segments of their supply chains.