02/02/2022 – Sustainability
Bergans of Norway: Reuse of children’s snowsuits
Scandinavian outdoor brand, Bergans of Norway, set to implement a QR Code-based app, developed by Trimco Group, to manage the return and rental program for coveralls.
Bergans creates apparel and equipment inspired by nature and for use in the outdoors. Their aim is to develop durable clothing that can be used for years, thus reducing the carbon footprint.
Their latest project is a subscription-based option for kidswear, where parents can order and return specific snowsuits or coveralls for the season and re-order a different size when the child has grown out of it. Bergans takes the responsibility to receive, repair, clean and reimpregnate the returned garment, making it ready for reuse. The subscription is a brilliant initiative that is cost-efficient, removing the need to purchase a new snowsuit every season, a great educational tool, teaching the generations to come about the positive impact of reuse and recycling and is a great tool to prolong the life of a garment.
Digital solution via QR code app
To ensure a seamless process, Bergans has assigned Trimco Group to develop a digital solution to optimise the outdoor brand’s efforts in this initiative. Thus, Trimco Group has designed a QR code app streamlined with a series of labels bearing the QR code, also provided by Trimco Group. The intuitive solution aims to help Bergans better manage the project’s inventory, making everything more efficient and accurate with just one scan.
With the solution proposed by Trimco, Bergans will be able to:
- Quickly receive, send, and track items coming in for repairs or rental.
- Always have an overview of the items’ status (repairs needed, location etc.).
- Reduce or eliminate inaccuracy due to misplaced items.
- Easily manage inventory.
- Gain knowledge on product use for future development.
The subscription initiative is fully sold-out for the upcoming season, and the QR code tracking system is set to go live in April 2022.