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Supply Chain Startup Zilingo Makes US Push

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To roll out operations in the United States as it grows its supply chain business that links apparel brands with suppliers as well as factories, Singapore-based fashion technology firm Zilingo is designing a $100 million push. The startup is bringing offices to Los Angeles and New York and hiring product as well as sales teams as it drives an effort to get more U.S. manufacturers and brands on its platform, The Wall Street Journal reported. The startup says it has 800 employees and plans to grow its U.S. team to over 100 from 17 in the next year. Its supply...

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Even high-end brands like Lululemon face disturbing allegations of worker abuse

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Low-paid workers producing clothes for Lululemon in Bangladesh say they endured physical abuse and regular humiliation from their managers, according to an investigation by the Guardian. One worker said she was violently slapped for leaving work early on a day when she was sick. Others described managers calling female workers “sluts” or “prostitutes,” as well as instances of physical abuse. A male worker said men at the factory were beaten and mistreated too. The workers also faced intense pressure to hit production targets that resulted in them working long hours without rest or breaks for meals. The allegations, which Lululemon...

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