Natalie Grillon is the director of the Open Apparel Registry (OAR). Launched in March of 2019, the OAR is a directory and interactive map of global apparel facilities. The registry’s name and address-matching algorithm normalizes uploaded facility names and addresses and assigns each facility a unique identifier code. Users can upload and normalize a factory list, search a factory profile, and explore data contributors and their corresponding affiliations. Before this role, Grillon was the co-founder of Project JUST, an online platform to help to bring transparency to fashion supply chains and empower consumers to shift their purchasing behavior. She is an Acumen Fellow and a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer.
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