Traceability is visibility.
Visibility into a supply chain that can look something like this:
👉 A garment is made in one factory in Vietnam, and had the print done in another down the road.
👉 The fabric came from one weaver in Bangladesh but was washed somewhere else.
👉 The zippers, buttons and thread came from Italy.
👉 The yarn to the fabric came from two 3 different spinners: two in China and one in Indonesia.
👉 The 3 different spinners got their raw material from different sources. One of the spinners got their cotton from two cotton traders, one in Japan and one in the US.