ViJi, the neutral and objective trusted third party

The Origin of ViJi

Anne-Laurence and Josselin, a long history with textiles!

 

We met 20 years ago, when we both worked in a large French textile group. Logistics, supply chains and project management for one; quality, purchasing and intrapreneurship for others. At that time it was the full boom of the globalization of production and fast fashion. After 25 years cumulated to work in this field, including a part in the producing countries, we make the following observation: the sector badly needs to progress to be up to the environmental and social stakes, and the expectations of its consumers in terms of traceability and transparency.

 


Increasingly glaring findings

 

You could get tons of figures on the environmental and social impact of fashion, but you've probably heard them before. More than 80% of you denounce the lack of information on eco-responsible fashion (source: ifm, 1ère vision study on eco-responsible fashion). We therefore made the choice to put our expertise at the service of this cause by starting from a question: "How to help both brands to progress on transparency and eco-responsibility, and consumers to easily have reliable information?" This is the mission that ViJi has set for itself.

 

What we do

 

ViJi designs innovative ways to collect, authenticate and disseminate reliable Social and Environmental Responsibility (CSR) information on brands and their products.

We divided this information into 4 themes: health safety (Is this product really harmless for my skin or that of my child?…), Social conditions of production (Can I be sure that the workers who have worked on this product have been decently treated? ...), traceability (What were the different stages of manufacturing this product? ...) and the environmental conditions of manufacture (What is the overall impact of my product on the environment ? …).

The principles that drive us

Provide reliable information :
Thanks to our technological developments, we aim to authenticate 100% of information. Until then, brands and consumers alike can visualize the reliability of the information communicated through the different ViJi solutions thanks to the indications given: declared, proven, secure.

Federate a maximum of actors around the project within the same ecosystem
Brands, factories, control offices, certifications, etc.
The fact of working with all the actors of the production chains, with data collected and authenticated permanently through our systems, allows us to collect and disseminate information per article. Therefore, we are able to communicate information on the true history of your clothes, shoes and fashion accessories.

Why we don't rate:
Between a vegan brand that favors animal welfare and produces petroleum-based “fake leather” or a brand with traditional skills that uses real animal skins from food waste and with vegetable tanning, which one should be favored?
Between a product of a French brand that was made in Asia and a product of an American brand that was made in France, which deserves the best score?Textile is a complex industry. In the absence of a standard, rating a product using an algorithm would mislead the consumer and cause loss of objectivity.

Remain neutral:
You understand that we consider that it is not our role to judge. We give you information with impartiality, this is the only way to remain neutral. We prefer to let you make your choices in soul and conscience, according to your personal values ​​but on the basis of precise and fair information.

Be accessible to all brands:
We do not impose a minimum threshold on brands wishing to collaborate with ViJi in terms of responsible actions. Any brand, whatever its size, its sector of activity and whatever its level of engagement is encouraged to progress alongside ViJi.

The team

ViJi is a company based in France. The team is a mix of experts from the textile and clothing industry, and entrepreneurs specialized in financing innovation. We are passionate people whose goal is to have a positive impact on the transformation of the industry through ViJi.
Textile / supply chain expertise

Josselin 
VOGEL

Viji Josselin VOGEL
Sourcing expertise / product development

Anne-Laurence 
VILLEMONTEIL

Viji Anne-Laurence VILLEMONTEIL
Financing / innovation expertise

Matthieu 
ROLLAND

Viji Matthieu ROLLAND
IT Project Management Expertise

Antoine 
JONCHERE

Viji Antoine JONCHERE
Community Manager

Bérangère
LAVIGNE

Viji BérangèreLAVIGNE

Want to join us ?

You are autonomous while loving to work in a team, you like to work in a dynamic environment, in perpetual evolution, you feel concerned by the social and environmental problems, you have strong values ​​of work, of listening, of humility, of adaptability and you keep smiling, so do not hesitate, join our team and send us your CV!

    They trust us

    Viji Partner France Digitale
    Viji Partner Crédit Mutuel de Bretagne
    Viji Partner GBA
    Viji Partner Unitec
    Viji Partner Le village by CA
    Viji Partner BPI France
    Viji Partner NordCrea
    Viji Partner Excellis
    Viji Partner Initiative France
    Viji Partner CCI Rennes
    Viji Partner Credit Agricole
    Viji Partner Le Poool
    Viji Partner Crisalide Industrie
    Viji Partner Kedge
    Viji Partner Audencia Business School
    Viji Partner French Tech Bordeaux
    Viji Partner Rennes Atalante Technopole
    Viji Partner Emergys Bretagne
    Viji Partner French Tech Rennes Saint-Malo