How Fashion and Beauty Brands Are Donating to Fight the Coronavirus Pandemic

Fashion and beauty brands are the latest to launch initiatives to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Indie and established names are making donations or raising funds for various organizations that are fighting the impact of COVID-19 on local and national communities. Several brands, including beauty brands Farmacy and Grande Cosmetics, as well as contemporary fashion label Everlane, are donating to Feeding America, the nationwide network of food banks that is providing meals to children and low-income individuals. Celebrity-founded brands are also launching giveback initiatives. Kim Kardashian West’s Skims shapewear brand is donating 20 percent of sales from its cotton collection…

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Franklin Regional bowlers win regional title in dramatic fashion

Alex Smith’s 10th-frame strikes led Franklin Regional to a WPIBL Western Regional Championship. Tears formed at the corners of Alex Smith’s eyes. A typically stoic bowler, he was overcome with emotion as he readied himself for one of the biggest throws in his career. “Honestly, there’s usually nothing going through my mind in those moments other than I know what I need to do because I need to make my team proud,” Smith, a Robert Morris commit, said. “I just needed to do my part.” Franklin Regional’s anchor could all-but…

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As Coronavirus Lockdowns Hit Supply Chains, Luxury Fashion Is Not Immune

Topline: Luxury retailers have been hit by a double-whammy of falling demand from Chinese buyers, and lockdowns across major manufacturing regions in Italy that have now spread nationwide. Suppliers of textiles and leather goods told Reuters that demand had been slashed from the likes of Gucci, Prada and Salvatore Ferragamo. “We were producing 880 to 1,000 bags a month for Gucci. In February we made 450 and we have no orders for March,” one owner of a supplier to the Kering-owned luxury brand told Reuters. Italy has the largest cluster of Covid-19 cases outside…

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Why Tan France and Alexa Chung created a ‘diverse’ fashion TV show

What happens when you take The Great British Bake Off, mix it with Project Runway and add Tan France and Alexa Chung? If this analogy isn’t lost on you already, we’re referring to Next in Fashion – Netflix’s new competition series. In the show, contestants compete for a prize of $250,000 (£191,500) and the chance to create a range for fashion website Net-a-Porter. The pair say the show presents a new look at the fashion industry by showing the diverse range of people working behind the scenes. The 18 competitors…

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Tangled Apple EarPods, but make it fashion

Though it seems like most people have fully embraced AirPods, let us not forget our roots, and the fact that all of us were once victims to the wired, messy cable life. These tangled Apple EarPod earrings by artists Aleia Murawski and Samuel Copeland serve as a humbling reminder of from where we came. The statement piece, first put on our radar by XOXO Festival co-founder Andy Baio, sells for $40 on the duo’s merch shop, Beef’s World. The story behind the earrings tells the sweet moment when the artists were inspired…

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Style stars of 2019: the fashion products that defined the last twelve months

Homespun glory  The boom in sustainable fashion was a welcome addition, to 2019 with brands and consumers finally waking up to the idea that protecting the planet and the notion of buying better are inextricably linked. At the heart of this development is the concept of making well-thought-through purchases from labels offering responsibly made and built-to-last products. Keep this in mind when doing your Santa bit this festive season. Bansha Fair Isle Knit, £285, Shop it here (&Daughter) The gift of a true classic, like this Fair Isle sweater by…

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Dear Fashion Industry, Stop Treating Plus-Size Women Like Second-Class Citizens

Listen up, retailers. As fashion rapidly shifts to accommodate the plus-size market there are a few things you may not have taken into account. When asked to submit the urgent messages they’d like to share with the fashion industry, 80 plus-size women responded overwhelmingly with five demands. The overall message? Stop treating plus-size shoppers like second-class citizens. Here’s a deeper look at what they had to say: 1. No more online-only collections “It is isolating to be fat and to shop online at brands with a store in your area.…

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We’ll have to change how we enjoy and use fashion: Janne Einola

With 2020—a year that had people setting targets for transformation throughout the 2000s—just weeks away, Mint is inviting corporate leaders to share their vision for the next decade. Janne Einola, H&M India’s country manager, discusses trends for the coming decade with Suneera Tandon, and says that sustainability and responsible choice will be key words of the future. WORKING IN TANDEM FOR SUSTAINABILITY The new trend in the fashion industry will be sustainability. Retailers will need to start taking care of their environmental impact and companies will need to figure out how they become…

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‘Have a one-night-stand with a dress’: the fashion rental revolution

Victoria Prew, co-founder of Hurr Collective, in the peer-to-peer fashion rental company’s pop-up shop. Photograph: Chloe Winstanley Photography Late in 1876, William Orton, then president of Western Union, received a proposal from Alexander Graham Bell. Bell offered to sell Orton the patent for his new invention, the telephone, for $100,000. Orton turned him down. “Why,” he scoffed, “would any person want to use this ungainly and impractical device when he can send a messenger to the telegraph office and have a clear written message sent to any large city in…

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Chinese fashion group EP Yaying to expand into the US and Australia

Chinese fashion group EP Yaying is planning to expand beyond Asia by launching in the US and Australia by next year. The group is bullish about the increasing popularity of the Chinese culture-inspired fashion, and believes it will resonate with foreign consumers. EP Yaying started as a small garment factory in 1988 and in 2016, it has adopted a dual-brand development strategy to cater to different customer bases. Its EP brand offers contemporary international fashion styles while Yaying focuses on “deep exploration of China’s traditional culture, aesthetics, fashion and craftsmanship…

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