Impact SEA

Supply Chain sustainability in the Fashion Industry - Billy Naveed, Zilingo

November 16, 2020 TRIVE Venture Capital Season 1 Episode 13
Impact SEA
Supply Chain sustainability in the Fashion Industry - Billy Naveed, Zilingo
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Impact SEA
Supply Chain sustainability in the Fashion Industry - Billy Naveed, Zilingo
Nov 16, 2020 Season 1 Episode 13
TRIVE Venture Capital

The key to unlocking the fashion industry’s sustainability problem - the supply chain. 

Southeast Asia is perhaps the perfect place to start when it comes to examining the fashion supply chain. Currently a producer of apparel for global markets, the region’s consumer class is young, interested in brand-name goods, and expected to double in size over the next decade.

However, the supply chain in Southeast Asia is often plagued with opaque and outdated business processes, harmful environmental impacts and questionable labour practices. This has a harmful effect on local workers and creates an unconducive environment for small brands to obtain financial opportunity and entrepreneurial growth in this market.

How do we then begin to empower other fashion SMEs to create a more level playing field?  How do we improve the supply chain in the fashion industry and what steps can the fashion industry take moving forward? 

To answer these questions, I speak to Billy Naveed, Head of Strategy in Zillingo, for his expert insights on the problems with the fashion industry supply


Show Notes

The key to unlocking the fashion industry’s sustainability problem - the supply chain. 

Southeast Asia is perhaps the perfect place to start when it comes to examining the fashion supply chain. Currently a producer of apparel for global markets, the region’s consumer class is young, interested in brand-name goods, and expected to double in size over the next decade.

However, the supply chain in Southeast Asia is often plagued with opaque and outdated business processes, harmful environmental impacts and questionable labour practices. This has a harmful effect on local workers and creates an unconducive environment for small brands to obtain financial opportunity and entrepreneurial growth in this market.

How do we then begin to empower other fashion SMEs to create a more level playing field?  How do we improve the supply chain in the fashion industry and what steps can the fashion industry take moving forward? 

To answer these questions, I speak to Billy Naveed, Head of Strategy in Zillingo, for his expert insights on the problems with the fashion industry supply