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Uncovering Fashion’s ‘Hidden Supply Chains’ is a Conspicuous Challenge

Clothing manufacturing isn’t exactly known for its transparency. Some portions of it are so opaque, however, they’re virtually invisible. Existing outside the factory walls, these “hidden supply chains” are the terra incognitas of the apparel industry: unlicensed, unregulated and rife with child labor and other human-rights abuses. Orders that start out at a traditional factory…

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