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They Sewed ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Scrubs. Fighting Wage Theft Was its Own Drama.

When it’s deliver-or-die, supply chains become the lifeblood of a company. To that end, the fashion industry has embraced technology to navigate today’s hyper-complicated supply chain, with myriad solutions shaping the first, middle and last mile. Call it Sourcing 2.0.

For a decade, Nery Ramirez toiled eight hours a day, six days a week as a line operator at Industrias Florenzi, a garment factory in El Salvador. For $295 a month, she specialized in piecing together medical scrubs, including “Grey’s Anatomy”-branded styles based on the ABC network’s long-running medical drama. It was when Barco Uniforms,…

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