Data Structure

Exhaustive and first of its kind, Tengiva has developed a unique data structure. This structure lays the foundation not only for our operations and impact assessment, but also for the textile industry's first standardized system.

The data structure comprises hundreds of variables labeling available products by:

  1. Technical aspects (e.g. materials, finishes, processes),
  2. Reason of availability,
  3. Certifications and ecolabels.

The foundation of Tengiva's activities is the use of this data structure to assist industry stakeholders in their transition to sustainability. This is done by helping them gain a deeper understanding of their data, which allows a common language that standardizes the way of reporting and addressing environmental issues.

Three main pillars

Transparency, resource efficiency, and the adoption of better practices are the three primary pillars of the company's sustainability focus.

By focusing on a digital-first model, we sustain our three main pillars.


by allowing access to textile information and building a data structure for various types of labels.


as we optimize resource usage along the supply chain.

Adopting better practices

by striving to promote meaningful business intentions and incremental change from our stakeholders to increase sustainable practices.

The urgency for action

Global apparel consumption is on the rise, and the textile industry will follow suit. The social and environmental impact of our industry will worsen without systemic changes, especially in terms of carbon footprint, water footprint, and waste generation.

Complexity, opacity, and linearity of the industry exacerbate these challenges. We propose solutions to these challenges through Tengiva's three pillars.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The Agenda 2030 presents the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are useful to categorize initiatives and their impact on a sustainable transition by highlighting priority issues. Our operations directly affect resource efficiency, and, indirectly, a number of SDGs through our effects on textile suppliers.