There are two ways to collaborate with your suppliers for modeling materials in the MSI.
You can collect the information and data needed from your suppliers by sharing this overview which lists all possible processes to select in the MSI. Based on this overview, your supplier can then specify for each material the:
- Raw material source
- Yarn formation
- Textile formation
- Additional coloration and Finishing
- Chemistry Certifications
You could ask for this information over email or in Excel format, or a best practice is to incorporate collecting this information early on in the development or production process, including the information in the tech pack right away. You can then fill out the information in the MSI to model the material's impact.
A second option is for your supplier to create a free account on the Worldly platform and model up to 5 materials for free in the MSI. To onboard your partner onto the platform, you can recommend they follow an MSI onboarding session and MSI deep dive session, live or recorded.
They can then model the materials themselves in the MSI, and share the material with you. See this explanation on how to share material.