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Zilingo showcases software and solutions at HanoiTex

Released at: 15:46, 07/11/2019

Zilingo showcases software and solutions at HanoiTex

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Global fashion-technology platform's proprietary production software and technology-led solutions presented at recent Hanoi Textile & Garment Industry Expo.

by Phi Linh

“As we scale our presence in Vietnam, we look forward to leveraging our platform to bring more Vietnamese factories into the digital age while connecting Vietnamese sourcing to global fashion brands in the West,” Mr. Cian O’Dowd, Head of Expansion at Zilingo, a Singapore-headquartered fashion-technology platform, said at the Vietnam Hanoi Textile & Garment Industry Expo (HanoiTex) in Hanoi in late October. “The role of technology should be used to create inclusive growth. With Zilingo’s suite of tools and services, fashion businesses will be better equipped to compete in a global marketplace.”

This is part of Zilingo’s plans to launch in Vietnam as a key market, with a vision to empowering fashion businesses with unprecedented access to a transparent supply chain solution with access to software, financial services and marketing services.

In February, it raised $226 million in one of the region’s largest funding rounds for an e-commerce startup. Existing investors Sequoia Capital, Burda Principal Investments, and Sofina participated in the Series D round alongside several other previous backers. Singaporean State-linked funds Temasek and EDBI also joined the round as first-time investors. It will use the money for geographical expansion and long-term value building across the supply chain.

Zilingo wrapped up a successful venture at HanoiTex, presenting its proprietary production software to help factories increase efficiency and reduce defects by accessing real-time production data and actionable performance reports.

Attended by 195 companies from the textile and garment industry in 14 countries and territories, including China, South Korea, Germany, the US, and the UK, HanoiTex is regarded as a leading platform for thought leaders to showcase their innovative solutions and products.

The Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS) provided Zilingo with a platform and opportunity to showcase its solutions and engage with Vietnamese businesses and key stakeholders to share how the company can help them increase efficiency by providing access to real-time production data, according to Mr. Sid Narayanan, Head of Factory Software at Zilingo.

Zilingo’s participation comes on the back of strong ties with VITAS, to share how it can harness its smart technology-led solutions to bring factories in Vietnam forward to join the digital revolution and maintain their position as major players in the fashion industry.

It is a technology platform that powers the entire fashion supply chain. It was founded in 2015 by Ms. Ankiti Bose and Mr. Dhruv Kapoor with a vision to use technology to put responsible and efficient business within everyone’s reach. The fashion industry is dominated by a select few - favoring only those with social, human, and financial capital. By using smart, technology-led solutions to bridge the gap between creators and producers, the platform reimagined the fashion supply chain to make it fair, connected and transparent for all.

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