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3 key sustainable fashion trends to follow this year

As consumers increasingly reject “fast fashion”, favor quality over quantity and make eco-friendly purchases, the fashion industry is trying to act more responsibly for the sake of planet and future generations. Every brand talks about “sustainability” and many are making significant changes. And for international fashion showcases like Oslo Runway, sustainability is top of mind. CEO Elin Carlsen said, “As a national display platform, we are committed to contributing and shaping new mindsets and practices for a more sustainable industry.

Sustainable fashion brands use materials from natural or recycled fabrics that require less or even no chemical treatment, less water and energy. And linen, hemp, organic cotton and tencel (from wood) are biodegradable. But sustainability isn’t just about materials. It is about changing the ways of thinking and practices of designing, producing, communicating, wearing and appreciating fashion. Here are some of the smart fashion brands embracing sustainability with actions, not just words.


Using recycled materials (think plastic from the oceans) continues to be a hot trend and good news for the environment, as clothing has the fourth highest environmental impact (after housing, transportation and food), according to the British non-profit organization WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Plan). More than 300,000 tonnes of clothing end up in UK landfills every year.

Fitflop’s shiny new sneaker, the sleek and super lightweight e01 Vitamin FF isn’t just biomechanically designed for exercise and walking, it’s made from recycled polyester yarn from plastic waste and foam reprocessed recovered from factory waste.

Designed and manufactured in Italy, they will soon be launched. Balena slides are the first in the world to be made entirely of BioCir™, a unique material developed to enable the creation of fully compostable and biodegradable fashion items. BioCir™ products reach their end of life responsibly, including complete decomposition and biodegradation of the material to the soil safely. And they smell good too because the natural coloring in the blades is cinnamon.

Faldan, a brand of luxury eco-friendly handbags was founded by former UN climate negotiator Laura Hanning. The signature bag is the world’s first fully collapsible ethical luxury bag. Clever geometric markings in the fabric create a unique pattern and, most importantly, allow the bag to fold seamlessly into an iPhone-sized wallet. The brand only uses leather which is a by-product of the meat industry, thus having a smaller environmental footprint than newly manufactured materials.

New handbag company Naru Studios creates luxury products from renewable, recycled and biodegradable materials. Designed in Oxford, the bags are handcrafted by leather artisans in London.

LuederStudio, a brand featured at London Fashion Week this month, uses recycled ocean plastic in a colorful range of unisex nylon jackets, each with plenty of handy pockets.

Sportswear brand ArmedAngels offers clothing made from 100% recycled polyamide and 58% recycled elastane. It also offers elegant and comfortable wooden (tencel) shirts.

2. Sustainable luxury jewelry

Well aware that real diamonds, gold and other precious materials used in jewelry can be mined with slave and child labor, online retailer Friendly Diamonds claims to deliver the same quality with its lab-grown diamonds as natural diamonds – at a fraction of the cost (up to 75% less) and without endangering human life. The company’s goal is to inspire a more transparent and eco-friendly jewelry industry. In an industry notorious for irresponsible mining practices, Friendly Diamonds’ vision is to minimize its impact on the environment and its ecosystems with diamonds made in laboratories powered by renewable energy. They work closely with major diamond producers in countries like the United States, Belgium and India, enabling them to offer some of the most competitive prices in the industry. Once purchased, the brand processes the diamonds to make jewelry at its in-house manufacturing center in Manhattan, New York. This is where each diamond, setting and the final piece goes through three rounds of quality checks.

Although lab-grown diamonds are growing in popularity and are considered a viable choice when purchasing a diamond engagement ring, they are sometimes met with skepticism. A professionally grown diamond in a lab may not be considered “romantic” or high quality. Consumers have long embraced the idea of ​​a natural diamond as being the best. However, scientists can create diamonds that optically resemble earth-mined diamonds, contain the same chemical and physical attributes, and even receive certification by the Gemological Institute of America and the International Gemological Institute. Lab grown diamonds are just as real as natural earth mined diamonds with the same shapes, sizes, colors and clarity grades. More importantly, lab and natural diamonds are visually identical with the same level of hardness and durability. The US Federal Trade Commission has recognized lab-grown diamonds as real since 2018.

3: Rental or Used

With the massive amount of wearables thrown away each year, it’s encouraging to see the growing popularity of online rental platforms like Rent the Runway, Hurr Collective and MyWardrobeHQ. And for consumers concerned about wearing eco-responsible fashion, a new subscription service has just been launched. The Devout is a sustainable fashion rental platform that offers everyday and special occasion clothing from £39 per month. You can rent three items a month for under £40 or try their ten item deluxe package for £99 a month.

Buying second-hand clothes is not a new idea, but as a fashion trend, its skyrocketing popularity is staggering. According to US online thrift store Thredup, the second-hand clothing market is expected to grow 127% by 2026, three times faster than the global clothing market as a whole.

Sign of the Times combines 45 years of experience in buying and selling second-hand luxury goods through Sign of the Times in London and Timpanys in Berkshire. They are experts in authenticating and evaluating designer products and have been selling online internationally since 2015. The online store lists the original price of each item so you can see how much you have saved by buying used. They also point out that compared to a new purchase, a second-hand purchase would save an average of 1 kg of waste, 3,040 liters of water (equivalent to taking 60 baths) and 22 kg of CO2. A gorgeous blue sleeveless halter neck jumpsuit from Roksanda is priced at £230.00 with an estimated value of £1390. A pair of black Kenzo trainers with an embroidered yellow tiger cost £76 instead of £180 new.

Reuse, reduce and repeat: ‘Recycled’ clothing may be the future of sustainable fashion, but the process is difficult

SYDNEY: Today, we’re making more clothes than ever. And the driving force behind this is primarily economic, rather than human need. Over the past decade, the term “circular economy” has entered the lexicon of the fashion industry, where materials are designed to be reused and recycled by design.

Yet we haven’t seen the same level of recycling in fashion as in other spaces – like plastic recycling, for example. And that’s mainly because garment-to-garment recycling is much more difficult.

The use of recycled polyester and cotton by brands such as H&M and Cotton On are key aspects of these companies’ sustainability initiatives – but the source of these recycled fibers is usually not clothing. Recycled polyester tends to come from plastic bottles and recycled cotton is usually made from manufacturing waste.

The thing is, most clothes just aren’t designed to be recycled. Even when this is the case, the fashion industry lacks the kind of infrastructure needed to truly embrace a circular economy model.

Why is recycling clothes difficult?

Recycling clothes is not like recycling paper, glass or metal. Clothing is infinitely variable and unpredictable. They are therefore not ideal for recycling technologies, which require a stable and consistent source material.

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Even a seemingly simple garment can contain multiple materials, with fiber blends such as cotton/polyester and cotton/elastane being common.

Different fibers have different recycling abilities. Natural fibers such as wool or cotton can be mechanically recycled. In this process, the fabric is shredded and re-spun into yarn, from which a new fabric can be woven or knitted.

However, the fibers become shorter during the shredding process, resulting in lower quality yarn and fabric. Recycled cotton is often blended with virgin cotton to ensure a higher quality yarn.

Most fabrics are also dyed with chemicals, which may have implications for recycling. If the original fabric is a mixture of several colors, the new yarn or fabric will likely need to be bleached to be dyed a new color.

A complex garment such as a lined jacket easily contains more than five different materials, as well as trimmings including buttons and zippers. If the objective of recycling is to arrive at a material as close as possible to the original, it would first be necessary to separate all the components and fibers of the garment.

This is labor intensive and can be expensive. It is often easier to shred the garment and turn it into a poor quality product, such as shoddy used for insulation.

Industry Progress and Challenges

Companies such as BlockTexx and Evrnu have developed processes to recycle fibers from blended fabrics, although these recycled fibers are not yet widely available.

Using proprietary technology, BlockTexx separates cellulose (found in both cotton and linen) and polyester from textile and clothing waste for new uses, including new garments. And Evrnu has developed a type of viscose made entirely from textile and clothing waste.

The Spanish company Recover meticulously sorts different types of cotton textile waste to produce high quality mechanically recycled cotton fibre.

There is also biological recycling. Lint waste from the Rivcott cotton gin (or cotton machine) is composted to become fertilizer for a new cotton crop. The same is possible with the natural fibers of used clothing, after dyes and potentially toxic chemicals have been removed.

Synthetic fibers such as polyester and polyamide (nylon) can also be mechanically and chemically recycled. Chemical recycling by repolymerization (when the plastic fiber is melted down) is an attractive option, as the quality of the original fiber can be maintained.

In theory, it is possible to use polyester clothing as a source for this. But in practice, the source is usually bottles. Indeed, clothes are usually “contaminated” by other materials such as buttons and zippers, and separating them is too much work.


The fashion industry lacks the kind of infrastructure needed to truly embrace a circular economy model.

The plastic problem
Almost all recycled polyester in clothing today comes from recycled plastic bottles, rather than previous polyester clothing. This is significant considering that polyester accounts for over 60% of all fiber usage.

Given the rapid increase in the production of synthetic fibers and the still unknown impact of microplastics (which were documented in human placentas last year) – the question remains whether clothing should be made from biologically incompatible materials.

Polyester clothing, regardless of fiber sources, contributes to microplastic pollution by shedding fibers when worn and washed.

A new generation of synthetic fibers from renewable sources (recyclable and also biodegradable) offers a way forward. For example, Kintra fiber is made from corn.

Reduce and reuse before recycling
There is ample evidence that reducing clothing consumption by wearing clothes longer and buying second-hand is preferable to buying clothes made from recycled fibers.

But even second-hand fashion is not without its problems considering the scale and pace of clothing production today.

Liz Ricketts of the US-based OR Foundation, a charity focused on sustainable fashion, paints a gruesome picture of the Kantamanto market in Ghana, where much of the world’s second-hand clothes end up (including from Australia) .

One way forward is for companies to take responsibility for end-of-life products. American fashion brand Eileen Fisher is a pioneer on this front.

The company has been buying clothes from its customers since 2009. These are cleaned and sorted, and mainly resold under the Eileen Fisher Renew brand.

Garments too damaged to be resold are handed over to a dedicated design team, who redesign them for resale as the Eileen Fisher Resewn collection. The scraps from this process are captured and turned into textiles for later use.

(The article was syndicated by PTI via The Conversation)

The Real Hugo Boss: Mike Ashley’s Frasers Increases Stake in Luxury Brand

Mike ASHLEY Frasers Group confirmed yesterday that it has again increased its stake in luxury fashion brand Hugo Boss.

Frasers said he now owns 3.4 million shares – a 4.9% stake – in Hugo Boss and has call options on another 26% stake.

The group said its investment in the fashion brand is now worth around £770m.

Frasers said, “This investment reflects Frasers Group confidence in the Hugo Boss brand, strategy and management team.

Fraser Group continues to intend to be a supportive stakeholder and create value for the benefit of both Frasers Group and Hugo Boss’ shareholders.”

He has increased his stake in Hugo Boss over the past two years, having bought a stake in the fashion company in 2020.

Frasers owns chains including Sports Direct and Frasers House.

Frasers also owns a stake in British luxury handbag maker Mulberry and has led a push into the high-end retail sector.

The group has taken over much of the high street in recent years as rivals have struggled to shift to online shopping, with the latest deal seeing it buy a fast fashion retailer Missguided out of administration.

Frasers struck a deal worth around £20million earlier this month to buy the business and assets of Missguided.

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Artist Daniel Arsham launches his own label

American artist Daniel Arsham, whose megahit “future relic” sculptures have made him a go-to doctor for the fashion industry, is launching his own fashion label. Objects IV Life, as it’s known, debuts with an inaugural collection of rugged outerwear, jeans and accessories, including a pair of steel-toed work boots. The brand is a joint venture with Stefano Martinetto of London-based brand incubator Tomorrow, which has also bolstered designers Martine Rose and A-Cold-Wall*. Samuel Ross. Her inaugural collection debuted today at Kith’s Parisian flagship and on the brand’s website.

“Objects IV Life is an evolving proof of concept, an endless work in progress, a tangible manifesto for change: you are the vehicle,” Arsham said in a press release, evoking the utopian spirit of other brands in avant-garde streetwear like Scott Sternberg. Entireworld, now closed, and the work-in-progress spirit of Virgil Abloh’s Off-White. In her artistic practice, Arsham plays on the idea of ​​pop culture and posterity; he renders contemporary pop culture artifacts – like a Pokémon card or a DeLorean – in durable materials like concrete and resin to resemble classic marble sculptures, which are often pre-eroded with jagged pockets of gemstones pastel. The muted color palette of his work informs the debut collection of Objects IV Life (Arsham, BoF reports, is colorblind), which comes in cool, stony neutrals and pale pinks, blues, and greens.

Arsham, although not a designer by trade, has become a sought-after collaborator in the fashion world, working with brands such as Kith (Arsham designed all of their stores), Adidas, Uniqlo and LVMH Dior brands. , Rimowa and Tiffany. These projects have put him in good company with other successful artists, such as Takashi Murakami and Kaws, who manage to maintain a top position in the art world and serious credibility with discerning consumers at the same time. time. “The audience is really wide, from serious collectors to children,” Martinetto said. BoF, saying he believes Objects IV Life can evolve to rival the cult status of brands such as Jacquemus, Dries Van Noten and Ami. “It’s not a fashionable project.”

We don’t need beauty in the metaverse – yet

In early June, I received a pitch on Clinique’s latest web3 initiative, “Metaverse Like Us”, an NFT campaign created in “direct response to the lack of diversity, inclusion and accessibility that exists on web3”, according to an email sent by a public relations firm. The brand has partnered with makeup artists and content creators in an effort to “solidify Clinique’s commitment to building a better, more inclusive digital beauty world focused on accessibility to address the lack of representation in the metaverse”.

A corresponding image featured a diverse group: avatars of color, one of whom was disabled and another with vitiligo, a skin condition that causes parts of the skin to lose pigment. “Change starts with us, and it is our responsibility to ensure that the same mistakes are not repeated in the real world,” the pitch reads.

When the campaign launched, LinkedIn employees posted an image of the actual Clinique team to the metaverse. A virtual render showed more than 40 Clinique employees working at the corporate level cheering, smiling and raising their arms triumphantly; nearly all appear to be white and able-bodied.

The image was not shared with the media or intended for viewing by Clinique customers. But it’s a good example of a legacy cutie mark missing the mark on what some think is the next big thing. “Metaverse Like Us” could have had an impact had it been created by a company that embodied the message it was spreading.

Instead, it’s just a brand clinging to an issue (diversity and inclusion) and a platform of the moment (an NFT campaign). It’s a proven way to grab headlines and give the brand manager an answer when their bosses inevitably ask, “What are we doing about the metaverse?”

In a statement, a spokesperson for Clinique said the campaign led to the “second highest weekly gain in followers on Instagram (over the past 2 years) and a 400% increase in time spent on Instagram.” page compared to the site average”, and that it had received positive comments. members of the communities represented by the NFTs.

“The Daz 3D Non Fungible People NFT Collection was produced to promote greater representation in the metaverse,” the spokesperson said. “This was done thoughtfully in consultation with many experts in various fields and with internal and external communities to ensure the content was authentic.”

I don’t want to single out Clinique here. Nars, Estée Lauder, Charlotte Tilbury, and others have launched various metaverse initiatives. While inclusivity may not have been their goal, these efforts have one thing in common: each in their own way fails to meet customers where they consume beauty content, giving these projects a sense of community. exist because brands think they need to have some sort of presence in the metaverse. We’re not going to talk about these things much beyond this first round of publicity. The ROI of beauty is already debatable, and appearing in the metaverse for no reason feels like a misunderstanding of the purpose of a beauty company.

You could say a lot of the same things about fashion’s NFT experiences. But it’s easier to imagine a world where these brands create real businesses selling virtual clothing or other products related to the clothes people wear. It’s harder to imagine people applying an Advanced Night Repair NFT serum to enhance their avatar’s skin, and no beauty brand has imagined a truly compelling future for this technology in their industry.

So while it’s understandable that the beauty wants to play in a fashion-dominated space, it also feels like someone’s younger brother is following them to a party.

There are plenty of places online where beauty has an edge over fashion — take TikTok and YouTube, for example. But when it comes to Web3, fashion has been quicker to find early ways to play in space. It’s easy to see how exclusive and limited apparel and accessory drops translate to the virtual world. The brands that have been talking about their Web3 projects the most, from Nike to Gucci to Balenciaga, fit right into the hype-y visual representation of fashion. Influence is influence.

Without the logos and distinctive features of apparel and accessories, it’s hard to know how skincare, makeup and fragrance will establish a presence and purpose on the Web3. A limited-edition pink lipstick or NFT serum that makes your avatar’s skin glow can be from any brand; you could proudly sport a Chanel logo on your bag, but not on your avatar’s lips.

Some beauty brands have created highly visual products, like under-the-gods-eye masks, that could translate into the metaverse. They can also sell merchandise — Glossier’s pink hoodie, which had a multi-thousand-dollar waitlist, would likely be an NFT if Timothée Chalamet wore it in 2021 instead of 2019.

But is there a place for skincare brands, which mostly sell products that can’t even be seen in photos or video? For make-up, will the augmented reality and virtual fitting tools offered by Sephora or NYX translate into web3? It seems unlikely that a customer would head to the metaverse for a virtual try-on instead of using a retailer’s app or similar in-store tool.

When it comes to products, will brands sell virtual versions of their existing products? Will avatars be able to wear digital versions of actual lipstick shades? How to discern a virtual tint sold by Nars of Charlotte Tilbury’s?

There is also FOMO. Despite these challenges, many of these companies, especially those with the financial means to do so, simply try it because it’s the “new thing” and they don’t want to be left behind.

For now, the beauty industry mainly finds itself with marketing: NFTs based on bestsellers, virtual storefronts, advertising. It’s just not that exciting and it’s not going to transform the way these companies interact with their customers. With much of the crypto world melting down right now, it might make more sense for brands to wait and see what emerges from the rubble rather than burn themselves out rushing into cheesy one-off projects.

Disney Launches Retail Experiences, Including All-New “D23 Expo Marketplace” at D23 Expo 2022

For the first time, fans will be able to purchase merchandise celebrating Disney100 and other limited edition Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars™ elements

GLENDALE, Calif., June 21, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For the ultimate Disney fans, D23 Expo 2022 will feature never-before-seen, limited-edition merchandise from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, star wars, National Geographic, etc. Appearances by authors, captivating panels with iconic Disney personalities, and interactive social moments on the show floor will provide attendees with a variety of ways to celebrate the magic of Disney and kick off 100 years of wonder. The Ultimate Fan Event, presented by Visa, takes place in Anaheim, CA from September 9-11, 2022.


  • D23 EXPO MARKET: This year, a whole new shopping experience will debut at the show, Expo D23 market. This 27,000 square foot store features merchandise from fan-favorite collections and characters from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, star wars, National Geographic, and more, including limited-edition merchandise and the availability of the first items celebrating Disney’s 100th anniversary. The D23 Expo Marketplace brings together the most exciting offerings from shopDisney, the Disney Store, and Disney Parks into one shopping destination for a wide assortment of brand collections, specialty items, and milestone anniversary collectibles.

  • MICKEY FROM GLENDALE: Mickey’s of Glendale, the Walt Disney Imagineering store, will have three unique retail spaces for D23 Expo attendees to visit at the Anaheim Convention Center.

    • Glendale Mickey Main StoreWith products designed by Imagineers, including hats, t-shirts, accessories and more. Additionally, guests will have the opportunity to shop collections celebrating the upcoming 70th anniversary of Walt Disney Imagineering.

    • Mickey’s of Glendale Pin Store – Disney pin lovers will want to stop by this space, which will stock a wide assortment of limited-edition pins.

    • D23 Expo Shop x Mickey’s of Glendale – The Official Disney Fan Club and Mickey’s of Glendale have joined forces to bring you official D23 Expo 2022 merchandise.

  • DISNEY EDITIONS: The shopping destination for Disney book fans returns this year with a range of exciting, first-to-market books available for purchase. Disney Publishing continues its tradition of celebrating great storytelling by welcoming a variety of authors behind beloved Disney stories. Join these world-building creators for book signings at the booth, including Disney Historian and 100 Disney Adventures of a Lifetime author Marcy Carriker Smothers, DisneyBoundit’s Leslie Kay, Shinji Takahashi and the Coatl Markis Julie Kagawa, and Cautionary Tales‘Ridley Pearson.


Packed with gear for all fans, from nostalgic collectibles to fun twists on beloved classics, to playful merchandise from the latest series, movies and characters, D23 Expo is the best place for fans to discover their next favorite treasure. Here are some highlights:

  • D23 Expo attendees will have the first opportunity to purchase items celebrating Disney100.

  • Inspired by the dynamic landscape of Wakanda and brought to life on screen in Black Panther, Wakanda World Marvel merchandise will debut at the D23 Expo Marketplace and on shopDisney.

  • Guided by the Light, a new collection by Ashley Eckstein (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), is inspired by Ahsoka Tano’s strength in the midst of darkness. The collection will also be available on shopDisney.

  • With the help of a little magic, a new line of adorable plush toys inspired by delicious treats from Disney Parks Main Street Bakery will debut at D23 Expo: Disney Munchlings. These adorable collectibles include a Mickey Mouse cinnamon scented bun and a Minnie Mouse wild strawberry cupcake. Disney Munchlings will also be available for purchase on shopDisney.


A few ways attendees can easily navigate the shopping experience:

  • Virtual Queue: Participants will be able to sign up for a boarding group available in a virtual queue for D23 Expo Marketplace, Mickey’s of Glendale Main Store or Mickey’s of Glendale Pin Store using the Disneyland Resort app and scanning a QR code located at the store entrance.

  • Swap body of goods: Pay for items from D23 Expo Marketplace, D23 Expo Shop x Mickey’s of Glendale or Mickey’s of Glendale Main Store through the Disneyland Resort app to save time!

  • Store Pass: To purchase certain limited-edition collectibles, attendees will be able to reserve through StorePass, an online reservation system prior to the start of D23 Expo. Details on how to obtain a StorePass reservation will be announced later this summer.


Throughout the weekend, Disney will give fans the chance to get the latest product innovations, hear from revered authors, and explore fashion trends through an array of content. Highlights include:

  • Disney Fashion Women: Step inside the minds of major Disney fashion icons as they share an exclusive look at their upcoming Disney collaborations.

  • It’s a Small Disney World: Celebrating the Art of Disney Parks: Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be an Official Disney Parks Artist? Disney will bring together six artists to dive into their art, ideas for the future, and behind-the-scenes insights.

  • Cautionary Tales with Disney Villains: Ridley Pearson’s Imagination: Cautionary Tales author Ridley Pearson and director of the Walt Disney Archives Becky Cline will delight fans and spark creativity with stories from Disney insiders.

  • National Geographic 100 Disney Adventures of a Lifetime: From a dessert cruise overlooking the fireworks to an exclusive dinner at Walt’s apartment at Disneyland, discover one-of-a-kind magical Disney experiences during this memorable chat with expert Marcy Carriker Smothers.

  • Hi Disney! – a personalized voice assistant based on Amazon’s Alexa technology – will be prominently featured on the D23 Expo floor (stay tuned for details). Whether at home or in a Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort hotel room, fans will be able to use an Echo device to interact with their favorite Disney, star wars, or Pixar characters.

  • On the living room: Entrants can also view activations from Visa, Amazon, Target, Aniplex, BoxLunch, Citizen, Enterprise, Funko/Loungefly, IMAX, Pandora, Ravensburger, and Sunglass Hut, as well as many others.

Expo D23 guests should prepare to be wowed by the assortment of fan-favorite merchandise, books, apparel and collectibles.

A limited number of one-day tickets for Sunday of D23 Expo 2022 are available for $99 for one-day adult admission and $79 for children ages 3-12. Gold members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club can purchase tickets for $89 for one-day adult admission. One-day tickets on Friday and Saturday and three-day passes are sold out. For more information on tickets and D23 Expo 2022, visit D23Expo.com.

Schedule and talents are subject to change. Images are available for download in our media gallery.

About D23 Expo 2022

D23 Expo – The Ultimate Disney Fan Event – brings together all the worlds of Disney under one roof for three days packed with presentations, pavilions, experiences, concerts, previews, shopping, and more. The event gives fans unprecedented access to Disney movies, streaming, TV, games, theme parks and celebrities. For the latest D23 Expo 2022 news, visit D23Expo.com. Presentations, talents and schedule are subject to change. To join the D23 Expo conversation, be sure to follow DisneyD23 on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, and use the hashtag #D23Expo.

About D23

The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his first studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans of Disney’s 99-year history. It gives its members a greater connection to the wider world of Disney by putting them in the middle of the magic through its quarterly publication, disney twenty three; a rich website on D23.com, with member-only content; exclusive member discounts; and special events for D23 members throughout the year.

Fans can join D23 at the Gold Membership ($99.99), Gold Duo Membership ($129.99), and General Membership (free) levels at D23.com. To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow DisneyD23 on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

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Fashion designer Bethany Yellowtail confirms the closure of the collective

Indianz.com Video: Artistic flight? Fashion designer Bethany Yellowtail under fire for her new collection

Fashion designer Bethany Yellowtail confirms the closure of the collective

Monday, June 20, 2022

By Acee Agoyo


famous fashion designer Bethany Yellowtail confirmed the closure of one of its long-standing initiatives, a collective that has benefited other Indigenous artists. Yellowtail, a citizen of the Northern Cheyenne Tribeannounced the decision in a email to customers and in a post on byellowtail.com late last week. She attributed the development to “false allegations and slanderous statements made by a handful of Indigenous people on social media.” “We hope this is a learning lesson for everyone and it will only do good. We pray this never happens to another Indigenous business or another Indigenous person again,” said another June 17 post on social networks Lily. Indianz.Com first reported the shutdown of the B.Yellowtail Collective June 7. The story included a statement in which Yellowtail accused several people — including Indigenous artists who once worked with his company — of trying to “cancel” him. In the four-page statement, which Indianz.Com obtained a day before the story, Yellowtail also revealed that its former business partner, who helped start the company, was “fired” due to a alleged “financial misconduct”. However, the assertion was not repeated in the announcements of the closure of the collective. Prior to publication, Indianz.Com asked Yellowtail if the alleged misconduct affected its business. She opted not to respond to the inquiry and instead asked who “leaked” her June 6 post, while promising to release a “public statement” about the collective. Shortly after the story appeared, Yellowtail blocked Indianz.Com on one of his company’s social media platforms. Subsequently, the same account was filled with posts in which she again blamed her financial troubles on a slew of Indigenous artists who she said were tied to a non-Indigenous-owned business.

In a series of Instagram posts signed “With Love”, fashion designer Bethany Yellowtail said her business had been the victim of “cancel culture” and “violent attacks” on social media. The posts appeared on Yellowtail Business Account on June 11, 2022, via the Instagram Stories feature. Three of his messages, out of several, are presented here.
Over the next two days, Yellowtail lashed out at the “world of cancel culture” and said “social media is not a safe space to solve problems.” She went on to say that she gave control of @byellowtail on Instagram to one of its employees, whose personal account also blocked Indianz.Com. “We have been emotionally, spiritually drained and the financial cost that a small business like ours has suffered from this cancellation will impact many natives and our families who have benefited from our business model,” Yellowtail wrote using the Instagram Stories feature. , which means that the messages are no longer visible because they have not been archived by the account. Yellowtail, which also claims ties to the crow tribe, launched the collective in 2016. She said the initiative has benefited more than 75 artists from dozens of tribal communities in the United States and First Nations in Canada. “Since its inception, we have been able to donate over $850,000 to our collective artists,” the blog states. Shortly before the Indianz.Com story, Yellowtail touted the collective’s successes through a series of social media posts on June 2. As for the investigation into alleged financial misconduct involving her former business partner, she declined to disclose when the decision to stop the effort was made.

Indian Country Today Interview with Bethany Yellowtail: ‘Know Your Worth’
But in the weeks leading up to the shutdown, Yellowtail described his company and his efforts in a different light. She gave a Indian Country Today interview during the Booking Economy Summit which took place May 23-26 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hosted by the National Center for Native American Business Development, the event is commonly referred to as RES. “We’ve seen how the collective has impacted Indian Country and helped set the price and set the bar for other entrepreneurs,” Yellowtail said in the interview in which she gave no indication. on the “financial constraint” she said she was facing, less than two weeks after the end of the RES. A month before RES, Yellowtail denied artistic theft allegations filed by another Indigenous fashion designer. The claim arose when his company in late April unveiled a clothing collection that has striking similarities to the work of the other artist, which had been premiered two years earlier during the Covid-19 pandemic. As with issues surrounding the collective, Yellowtail, at the time of the theft controversy, used her company’s Instagram account — which has nearly 198,000 followers — to slam Indigenous people who she says aren’t supportive enough of her people. efforts. She later alluded to her large following saying she was a victim of “cancellation culture”. “Just because we have nearly 200,000 followers and I had a meal in a celebrity venue doesn’t mean we’re a corporation and rolling in our riches,” Yellowtail wrote in the series of posts. of June 11. was simply signed: “With Love”. Since the accusing messages, which automatically disappeared from instagramthe @byellowtail account took on a different tone. Newer — and more permanent — content is more positive in nature, including a teaser of an upcoming clothing collection released on Monday. As for the B.Yellowtail Collective, sales are accepted at byellowtail.com until July 30, 2022. Works by nearly a dozen Indigenous artists are sold on the site, with 70% of sales going to the creators themselves. Yellowtail has not released or publicly acknowledged the June 6 statement in which it said it would “reduce” operations at its Southern California-based company. Social media posts say she employs five people full-time – all women – at the fashion business. She confirmed the number in her post on byellowtail.com. In the post, Yellowtail said “sales have dropped drastically” over the “past three months,” which it attributed to complaints against its operations. But she told associates her former business partner stole money from the company, according to people familiar with the conversations. Asked by Indianz.Com about former partner Kim Meraz, Yellowtail declined to answer questions, including an inquiry into their relationship ending. Based on the June 6 statement and the timing of conversations with associates, it appears the separation took place around early 2022 — or before the period in which she said her sales suffered. In the statement, Yellowtail claimed that Meraz, who is not Indigenous, was involved in brokering a deal with the artist whose work is at the center of the theft allegations. Yellowtail further stated that it “never saw” the final version of said agreement.

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The Annual Fashion Design Show, the flagship event for students at Washington University’s Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts in St. Louis, opened with a first in 93 years: a group of 15 children with functional needs from the St. Louis area wearing clothing designed especially for them. The special outfits are the result of the “Made to Model” program run by WashU students – nearly a year in the making.

Inspired by a national program called The Trail of Dreams, a foundation that promotes inclusion, acceptance, and opportunity in the fashion industry for people with disabilities, Made to Model at WashU is student-led and managed, and has worked with school district community partners St. Louis County Special; STL variety; and KEEN (Kids Enjoy Exercise Now) St. Louis to find the models.

BeLov’ed Brooks, one of 15 St. Louis-area youth paired with a WashU design student, models a dress made for her at the 92nd Annual Fashion Design Show at Holmes Lounge on April 30, 2022. ( Photo: Danny Reise/Washington University)

Beginning in the spring of 2021, 32 WashU students, along with faculty advisors from the Sam Fox School and the School of Medicine’s Occupational Therapy (OT) program, worked on the project in various capacities, from design to therapy to logistics, says Shelei Pan, a rising arts and science junior and catalyst for the Made to Model program. Former benefactor Paula Varsalona, ​​BFA ’71, played a key role in advising students and donating tissue. Financial support came from the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement; the Women’s Society of the University of Washington; and CityStudioSTL.

Meeting first on Zoom and then in person for initial consultations, measurements and fittings, 12 WashU student designers from all academic disciplines worked with 15 young people and their parents from across the St. Louis area. Together with school counselors Sam Fox and OT, they sought to learn not only each child’s specific needs, but also their specific desires for what was comfortable to wear. The result was runway-ready clothes that made them feel like models – and an unforgettable Fashion Design Show opening on April 30.

“These clothes are a form of expression,” says Jennifer Ingram, a lecturer at the Sam Fox School, who worked with Anna Jerdee, a young arts and science student, to create clothes for Andrew Tollefson. “Customers have told us which colors, silhouettes, materials and details they prefer. We solved the problems with empathetic design by identifying aesthetic and functional needs. After assessing needs, we are able to give back by using our talents to create a product that meets a larger need and purpose.

“Ella and Andrew and all the models who have participated in Made to Model are the voices fashion designers looking to make clothing more accessible should listen to.”

Shelei Pan, a rising arts and science junior and catalyst for the Made to Model program.

“Problem solving has always been something I’ve loved in fashion,” Ingram says.

And there were plenty of thrills to be had in the Holmes Lounge on the evening of the Fashion Design Show, from nervous last-minute adjustments by designers backstage, to smiles on models’ faces as they walked the same runway as all other models. And the models’ parents, who couldn’t take pictures fast enough and beamed with pride. Parents like Ann Tollefson, Andrew’s mother.

“In a wheelchair, you have a harness and seat belts and side supports, and all of those things keep you from putting on a nice suit,” says Ann Tollefson. “The WashU team was very resourceful in coming up with a solution that also took into account that most of the fabric he’s wearing ends up in his knees, or is all fluffy or too big on the sides. . Jennifer and Anna took all of those things into account and really tailored her costume. It was wonderful to work with them.

The Made to Model team, meanwhile, was happy to have brought design awareness to children of all ages with functional needs. “Ella and Andrew and all the models who have participated in Made to Model are the voices that fashion designers looking to make clothing more accessible should listen to,” says Pan. “They and their families came up with wonderful ideas that led to brainstorming sessions and teaching moments with our faculty mentors that made me and the fashion design students reconsider the construction of traditional clothing.”

Xander Wurman smiles all the way down the runway at the 93rd Annual Fashion Design Show at Holmes Lounge. (Photo: Danny Reise/University of Washington)

Global MRO Distribution in Apparel Market is Expected to Witness Huge Growth in the Estimated Period 2022-2029

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“We treat rural and urban India as a similar aspiration”

NEW DELHI : Colgate-Palmolive India recently relaunched a number of toothpaste brands, reinforcing what it calls positive, distinct and motivating memories. In an interview, Arvind Chintamani, VP, Marketing, talked about raises, using influencers, and marketing in rural and urban markets. Edited excerpts:

We’ve seen Colgate relaunch a bunch of its key brands in the market. What motivated this exercise?

Building a brand is like building a memory structure in people’s minds. You want your memory structure to be positive, distinct, and motivating. While your brand is a set of positive and distinct associations and motivating associations, a product fulfills that as well. For us, raises are very critical events because ultimately, we are a brand building organization.

Recently we re-launched Colgate Strong Teeth, which is our flagship toothpaste. It is the No. 1 toothpaste in India and one of the most widely used and distributed products in the country. It is purchased or used by over 600 million people each year. What we had to do with the raise is bring to light the fact that tooth strength is an essential part of your digestive process. It may sound simple, but I don’t think many people realize that tooth strength can make a difference in the quality of chewing and, therefore, in the quality of nutrition. So for the revival, we have Shahid Kapoor and progressive men/fathers spreading the word across the country. We also relaunched Colgate Vedshakti, which is a portfolio of toothpastes, mouth sprays and oil pullers. If you see this portfolio, the message is very simple, it talks about your overall health, not just your mouth. The other thing we have been doing continuously for four or five years is telling stories of optimism and doing it under the banner of Smile Karo Aur Shuru ho Jao, in Hindi and different languages. It is Colgate’s main brand that lives its philosophy. We recently put a new story of Kiran Kanojia who is India’s first female blade runner.

Has the pandemic shifted more advertising dollars to digital?

For us, being chosen as a brand means being mentally and physically available. If our consumers are mentally spending more time on digital content and physically spending more time performing digital transactions, we need to devote more time and attention to digital. We have opened a direct to consumer platform – cpbrush.co.in – where we exclusively sell electric toothbrushes and we are seeing a phenomenal response to it. So we do a lot of things both from a content and transactional perspective, that is, on e-commerce platforms. India is a very interesting country – as the growth of digital events, TV audiences have also increased over this period. Their time share may have changed, but the number of people watching traditional media has actually increased. What guides us is the philosophy of integrated brand experiences across media, touchpoints and messages. This doesn’t mean you repeat about e-commerce, what you’ve put on TV, etc., but to tailor your communication to the medium to create seamless and consistent messaging across touchpoints that helps your communication structure. memory.

Does television receive the largest share of media spending?

We don’t give our numbers, but from the perspective of reach frequency in the country right now, television is the single most important medium of reach for certain types of communication. So we use both TV and digital media…mainly mobile in India, for different kinds of messages. I’ll give you an example of rural, it’s very interesting to constantly see how rural India has evolved. People confuse the rural Indian consumer with a fundamentally different construct, but people in rural India are increasingly consuming the same content and increasingly accessing the same media. Differences, if any, continue to be about access. We are increasingly using technology to conduct consumer research in rural India, as we now have tools to talk to people in different parts of the country on a day’s notice.

More importantly, we are treating rural India and urban India as similar aspirations… Also, through digital reach, we are able to have a more focused reach.

You recently launched a campaign on introducing influencers; are influencers becoming the key to your marketing ecosystem?

Two and a half months ago we ran the Visible White O2 campaign; and we did it with Toshada Uma, Dolly Singh and Prarthana Jagan. Not just from a branding perspective, but from a business perspective, it works really well. This reinforced our belief that influencers, if used appropriately and authentically to empower the people who look up to them, we can derive enormous value from them.

Society has changed, culture has changed, and brands change with culture. For us, influencer marketing is a way to bring value to people’s lives, whether they are urban or rural matters less to us, but rather what their aspirations are.

Will we see more premium launches from Colgate?

Nine out of 10 Indian households buy from us every year. We need to talk to every segment of the country. We firmly believe that everyone deserves a future they can smile about; these are words that we thought about very carefully

. So for Colgate, in our DNA, the democratic nature of what we do is extremely critical. For us, it’s not just premium; premium is the end result of what we provide.

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Meet the 30 Power Players of the Electric Vehicle Industry

  • Insider asked electric vehicle companies to name the industry’s most influential leaders.
  • Startups could nominate anyone except their CEOs, and Insider received over 110 nominations.
  • Meet 30 electric power players and learn how they are changing the industry.

The auto industry is heading towards an electric future, with major automakers and startups planning to spend some $330 billion on electrification through 2025 alone, according to Alix Partners.

It’s not just cars and their propulsion systems that are changing with these massive investments. Every aspect of the automotive ecosystem is transforming, from new charging infrastructure and fleet management operations to changes in the supply chain and recycling pipelines for new materials.

This shift from a centuries-old business model requires the skillful and innovative leadership of executives, engineers, and great thinkers from all corners of the manufacturing industry.

To find out who, exactly, is leading this adventure, Insider looked at not just the big players like Rivian and GM, but also the outfits that have come together to support a new kind of supply chain, from extracting materials from the ground to help the drivers. find a place to hook up.

From more than 110 nominations, we’ve selected 30 leaders as most likely to usher the auto industry into its electrified future. Read on to meet them all.

You can also check out our strong players in the electric vehicle industry from 2021.

IMG announces lineup for – GuruFocus.com

MADE x PayPal will take place June 24 and 25 at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park and showcase a wide range of emerging and diverse talent in fashion, music and the arts

NEW YORK, May 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — DONE x PayPal announces its program schedule for the two-day fashion experience taking place June 24-25, 2022at St. Ann’s Warehouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York City. Organized by Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne of Public school, MADE x PayPal will bring the New York community together to celebrate a diverse group of up-and-coming creatives and local small businesses. Highlights include fashion shows, performances, DJ sets and special appearances by Nas, Paris GoebelHeron Preston, among others. Elsa Majimbo will serve as the official MADE x PayPal correspondent. MADE x PayPal, produced by IMG FOCUS., will be open to the public and guests can register for free tickets on the event website at Made.

MADE, which launched in 2009, has given way to some of the most innovative talent and fashion designers in the industry. This summer, IMG, in collaboration with PayPal, will relaunch MADE with DONE x PayPalto help support a new generation of diverse and emerging designers while giving back to the local small business community.

friday june 24:

  • Opening running cobras: MADE x PayPal will open with a performance of Marching Cobras Drumline and Dancelineone of New York City premier nonprofit adolescent development organizations dedicated to enriching the lives of young adults through artistic expression and character development.
  • New Wave New York Fashion Show presented by Public School: Fashion show celebrating the 10th anniversary of the designer duo’s MADE debut. For the show, emerging creators Pierrots, Maya Wang (Fried rice), Long Xu (LORING New York), Michael Graham (Savant Studios) and Colin LoCascio will collaborate on original designs made with public school carcass materials. Guests will have exclusive access to purchase the limited-edition Public School x MADE collection from the MADE x PayPal Marketplace and all merchandise proceeds will benefitYoung New Yorkers, a not-for-profit organization that provides arts-based diversion programs for youth appearing in court.
  • DJ sets by bear cat, Dime and br0nz3_g0dd3ssaffiliated with Discwoman, a New Yorkcollective composed of women and non-binary electronic artists.

Saturday June 25:

  • MADE x PayPal Marketplace: Market doors will open at St. Ann’s Warehouse. Customers can discover and shop from a variety of retail brands such as: Bronx Native, CISE, Depop, EDAS, Fantasy Explosion, FUBU, Mia VesperScorpion Records, Sincerely Tommy, Stadium Goods, Studio 189, The Academy New York, Tiempo de Zafra, The Motherland Plug and more. Activations include Bling by Bianca, which will offer dental gems for those looking to get their teeth bling. Start small, think biga Bronxwhich helps marginalized small businesses across the country access the resources they need through skilled volunteers in the legal, financial and marketing sectors, will be featured at the Marketplace and attendees will be encouraged to donate or sign up. sign up to volunteer.
  • MADE Class of 2022 Fashion Show: The two-day event will conclude with a group fashion show featuring three up-and-coming New York-based designers: Kingsley Gbadegesin (K.NGSLEY), Thermal and K$ace (when the smoke clears) and Shanel Campbell (Bed on the water). Chow and Osborne worked closely with IMG and PayPal to select the three designers and will provide guidance to these emerging brands through the MADE mentorship program. Choreographer who breaks boundaries, Paris Goebelwill choreograph and perform the opening dance number for the Saturday night show.
  • As an innovation partner of MADE x PayPal, Snap inc. will partner with K.NGSLEY, Whensmokeclears and Bed On Water to produce custom AR lenses inspired by each designer’s collection and serve as a virtual backdrop during the group fashion show.

PUMA will support MADE x PayPal, debuting a new shoe silhouette and providing additional styles for the New Wave New York fashion show presented by Public School and for emerging designer Whensmokeclears at the MADE Class of 2022 fashion show.

With support from WNL Radio by Public School, Chow and Osborne will make the MADE x PayPal experience accessible to consumers remotely through live DJ sets by Arthur BoulangerAmrit, Heron Preston, andMona Matsuokaas well as cultural talks and interviews with fashion industry leaders.

More information can be found atMade.

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IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion, events and media. The company manages some of the world’s greatest athletes and fashion icons; owns and operates hundreds of live events each year; and is a leading independent producer and distributor of sports and entertainment media. IMG also specializes in licensing, athletic training, and league development. IMG is a subsidiary of Endeavour, a global sports and entertainment company.

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PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution for over 20 years. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, the PayPal platform enables more than 429 million consumers and merchants in more than 200 markets to join and thrive in the Mondial economy. For more information, visit paypal.com.

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Global Antimicrobial Clothing Market to Witness High CAGR During 2022-2028 PureTex Solutions, Pnuma Outdoors, LifeThreads – Indian Defense News

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  • Silver antibacterial nylon
  • Silver antibacterial polyester
  • Silver antibacterial polypropylene
  • Other

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  • Medical
  • Military
  • House
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– North America (NA) – United States, Canada and Mexico

– Europe (EU) – UK, Germany, France, Italy, Russia, Spain and rest of Europe

-Asia-Pacific (APAC) – China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia and rest of APAC

-Latin America (LA) – Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Chile and rest of Latin America

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BlushBee Beauty Brings Clean, Guilt-Free, High-Quality Beauty Products to India

There’s a new makeup brand on the block, and it ticks all the boxes. BlushBee Beauty is an environmentally conscious makeup line that meets women’s expectations. The makeup line uses all-natural ingredients and is non-toxic, vegan, and cruelty-free, all at a very affordable price. The brand was founded by the husband and wife duo of Navaneethan C and Shobana Navaneethan, who built the makeup line from the ground up.

The new brand is heaven for lovers of clean beauty. BlushBee does extensive testing for unusual plant ingredients that are extremely beneficial for the skin. The ingredients are from organic farming and of natural origin. Another sustainability initiative that the brand is implementing is to use recyclable and sustainable packaging materials. The up-and-coming luxury makeup brand lets its customers indulge in guilt-free makeup.

In recent years, global trends have shifted towards a more sustainable lifestyle. It has also created a demand for sustainable products in different spheres of life. The makeup industry is no different. To combat the growing production of carbon, toxic pollutants and the use of plastic, more and more brands are offering sustainable alternatives. As more and more celebrities endorse sustainable products, customers have started to make informed purchasing decisions. BlushBee bridges the gap between high quality and long lasting makeup products.

One of BlushBee’s bestsellers is their Organic Vegan Lip Nourishing Lipstick. The range of long-lasting lipsticks comes in twelve beautiful shades. They feature intense pigmentation and a comfortable matte finish. To keep lips hydrated longer, BlushBee lipsticks contain vitamin E and almond oil. However, the founders’ favorite products are the Natural Glow Blush and the Vegan Nailpolish range. The blush helps you achieve luminous, glowing skin, and the skin-friendly ingredients include Shea Butter and Avena Sativa. The nail polishes are available in over 20 shades, while their blush is available in 5 shades. Their innovative formulas have made the products a big hit.

BlushBee’s makeup products also aim to enrich the skin. The hydrating formula focuses on the skin first. The everyday makeup range comes in vibrant colors that last for hours. Head over to the BlushBee website to add these luxurious products to your cart. Alternatively, these products can also be found at Myntra Beauty, Amazon, Flipkart, One Green, Vanity Wagon, Sublime Life, Root Naturals, and Soch. Good shopping!

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Russian sanctions hit small Italian fashion producers

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BRESCIA, Italy — Beautiful Italian knitwear packed in boxes destined for retailers in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kursk are stacked in a warehouse in Lombardy awaiting shipment. Although not subject to sanctions to punish Russia for invading Ukraine, the clothes are not expected to ship anytime soon.

Missing payments from Russian retailers who ordered the clothes are piling up due to banking restrictions, putting pressure on small fashion producers like D. Exterior, a high-end knitwear company with 50 employees in the city north of Brescia.

“It’s very painful. I have 2 million euros worth of goods in the warehouse, and if they can’t pay, I’ll be on my knees,” said D. Exterior owner Nadia Zanola, inspecting the brand’s warehouse that she founded in 1997 from the knitwear business her parents started in 1952.

Italy is the world’s largest producer of luxury goods, making 40% of high-end clothing, footwear and accessories. While Russia generates roughly 3% of Italian luxury’s 97 billion euro ($101 billion) annual revenue, it’s a significant chunk of business for some of the 80,000 small and medium-sized businesses which form the backbone of Italian fashion, according to industry officials. .

“We are talking about eliminating 80% to 100% of the income of these companies,” said Fabio Pietrella, president of the federation of fashion artisans Confartigianato.

Shoe-producing districts in the Marches and Veneto regions, and knitwear manufacturers in Umbria and Emilia-Romagna became particularly dependent on Russia.

“These are districts that connect the supply chain, and if it’s interrupted, not only is the business that closes hurt, but a whole system that helps make this country an economic powerhouse,” Pietrella said.

The Italian fashion world is best known for luxury houses like Gucci, Versace and Armani, which unveil their menswear collections in Milan this week. And some of the biggest names feature on a list compiled by Yale University professor Jeffrey Sonnenfeld of major companies doing business in Russia since the war in Ukraine began.

“There are companies that continued to sell to Nazi Germany after the outbreak of World War II – we don’t celebrate them for that,” Sonnenfeld said, calling any company that continues to do so “greedy”. business in Russia today.

He also pointed out that fashion companies do not have the grounds to issue humanitarian appeals to circumvent sanctions, voluntary or otherwise, as has been the case with agricultural companies and pharmaceutical companies.

Among those receiving a failing grade from Sonnenfeld is Italy’s Benetton, which in a statement condemned the war but said it would continue its business activities in Russia, including long-standing business and logistics partnerships and a network of stores supporting 600 families.

French conglomerate LVMH, meanwhile, temporarily closed 124 stores in Russia, while continuing to pay its 3,500 employees in Russia. Spanish group Inditex, owner of fast-fashion chain Zara, also temporarily closed 502 stores in Russia as well as its online sales, accounting for 8.5% of the group’s pre-tax profit.

Pietrella worries that a kind of Russophobia is setting in and demonizing business owners for trying to maintain ties with a longer-term view.

He has branded criticism of some 40 shoemakers from the Marche region on Italy’s Adriatic coast a “witch hunt” for traveling to Russia for a trade fair during the war.

European Union sanctions against Russia tightened after Ukraine invasion, setting a wholesale maximum of 300 euros for each item shipped, removing luxury items from circulation but still targeting the upper middle class or rich Russians.

“Without a doubt, as a fashion federation, we have expressed our extreme concern over the aggression in Ukraine,” Pietrella said. “From an ethical point of view, it is beyond discussion. But we have to think about our businesses. Ethics is one thing. The market is another. A company’s workers are paid by the market, not by ethics.

He said the 300 euro limit on sales was a ploy by European politicians that on paper allows trade with Russia despite the bureaucratic and financial hurdles that come with it, while protecting governments from having to provide rescue funds to the industry. He also called the government’s suggestions for finding alternative markets to Russia too easy.

“If there was another market, we would already be there,” Pietrella said.

At D. Exterior, exposure to Russia has gradually increased over the years to now represent 35-40% of turnover which reached 22 million euros before the pandemic, a flow which is also coming under new pressure in due to rising energy and raw material costs.

The company was already delivering its summer collection and taking orders for winter when Russia invaded on February 24. In March, Russian retailers were struggling to make payments.

Not only is Zanola stuck with some 4,000 spring and summer garments that she has little hope of shipping to Russian customers, she said she is contractually bound to continue producing winter orders. , risking $100,000 in labor and material costs if these could not be shipped. .

Over the years, his Russian customers have proven to be ideal customers, Zanola said. Not only do they pay on time, but they appreciate the work of D. Exterior’s knit designs.

After working so hard to grow her Russian clientele, she hates giving it up and doesn’t see a quick long-term replacement.

“If Russia was Putin, I wouldn’t go there. But since Russia is not just Putin, hopefully the poor Russians will be able to pick themselves up,” she said.

AP reporter Ciaran Giles contributed from Madrid.

This story was first published on June 16, 2022. It was updated on June 17, 2022 to correct the name of a Yale professor. It’s Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, not Jeffrey Sonnenberg.

Kim Kardashian Didn’t Damage Marilyn Monroe’s Dress, Says Ripley’s

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After days of online outrage over whether Kim Kardashian damaged Marilyn Monroe’s “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” dress while wearing it to the Met Gala earlier this year, Ripley’s Believe It or Not has stepped in to crush the claim. The company, which acquired the famous dress several years ago, said Thursday that a written report on the condition of the garment in early 2017 found damage similar to that seen after Kardashian wore it.

The report states that “a number of seams are pulled and worn. This is not surprising given the fragility of the material. There are creases in the back by the hooks and eyes”, in addition to other damage.

“From the bottom of the Met steps, where Kim entered the dress, to the top where she was returned, the dress was in the same condition it started in,” Ripley’s manager Amanda Joiner added. Vice President of Publishing and Licensing. A declaration.

A rep for Kardashian declined to comment.

The theory that Kardashian damaged the dress – which Monroe wore 60 years earlier when serenading President John F. Kennedy with a birthday song – dates back to ChadMichael Morrisette, a collector who photographed the dress earlier this week at Ripley’s in Los Angeles after spotting what he believed to be further damage to the garment. He shared the photographs with another collector, who posts them on Instagram under the handle @marilynmonroecollection and aired before and after pictures in support of Morrisette’s claim.

“Was it worth it?” the Instagram caption reads, directed to Ripley’s.

In these austere times, the Met Gala returns to the “Gilded” era

The company’s decision to lend the dress to Kardashian for the May 2 gala in support of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute has drawn ire from textile restorers and fashion historians who found it risky and disrespectful to the iconic nature of the garment. Fashion designer Bob Mackie, who sketched the 1962 Jean Louis dress while working as an assistant to the Hollywood costume designer, told Entertainment Weekly after this year’s Met Gala, he thought it was a “big mistake” for Kardashian to wear the dress on the red carpet.

Monroe “was a goddess,” Mackie said. “A mad goddess, but a goddess. She was just fabulous. Nobody shoots like that. And it was made for her. It was designed for her. No one else should be seen in this dress.

According to Vogue, Monroe’s bespoke dress has sold at auction twice: once in 1999 for over $1 million as part of her estate sale with Christie’s, and again in 2016 when she sold for $4.8 million at a Julien’s Auctions event and was acquired by Ripley’s. . The magazine declared that the dress is stored in “a dark vault that is controlled at an optimum 68 degrees and 40-50% humidity”. Kardashian said she “had to wear gloves” to try it on.

The dress was too small in places, according to Kardashian, who said she went on a strict diet afterwards so the garment would fit in time for the Met Gala. Vogue reported that she only wore the dress for her red carpet appearance, putting it in a makeshift dressing room near the base of the stairs and changing into a replica after walking up the steps. A Ripley environmentalist wearing gloves helped Kardashian in the process.

Kardashian told Vogue that she was “tremendously respectful of the dress and what it means to American history.”

A new outdoor market is expected to open next week

HOLIDAY SHORES — Get ready for a lakeside adventure even if you don’t live by a lake.

The Lake Chix Market in the parking lot of Holiday Shores Marina, 100 Elm Drive, Edwardsville, opens from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, on the waterfront, with lots of fresh fruit and produce, as well as recycled interior decoration.

“We will have fruit and produce, honey, bread, fresh cut flowers and a few artisans with handmade items, so if you have a birthday or anniversary you can still buy from artists without being saturated,” said 10- Kenneathia Owens Hagen, a resident and businesswoman of Holiday Shores, who started organizing the new outdoor market two weeks ago.

Hagen founded the LakeChix Market and Merch – local and handmade – and it’s open to the public and free. Vendors welcomed to the first market next Wednesday include popcorn, pork rinds and hot corn from Schwegel, plants and artwork from Daughter’s Nature, Alton-based Frost Bakery, Woody’s Honey, Farm Peterson Family, Peter’s Goods, Dipsy Moms, Posh Cactus Peony Shop, Buddha Bellies yoga apparel, Kelsie’s Kitchen for sweet treats and salsa, Farm Girl Scrubs, and more.

Hagen’s own line, Official LakeGear, which includes UV shirts, tanks, hats and all things lake-related, will also be available for purchase on the market.

“The market will focus and feature local farmers with produce, vegetables, eggs, jellies and jams, honey, fresh cut flowers, handcrafted gifts and ‘lake themed clothing’ by Official LakeGear “, said Hagen.

Hagen had a boutique in Edwardsville a few years ago and still creates and sells his nationally recognized line of upcycled accessories, ReLoved Leather, but the idea for the farmer’s market came from cherished childhood memories.

“I grew up with dad, Kenneth, taking me and my brothers to Mr. Pete’s fruit stand, and I was at the grocery store the other week and saw the prices of fruit and produce “, she said. “I was thinking, ‘I could hang out with local farmers like we used to with dad. I know our community would spend with local businesses and farms.”

About eight years ago, Hagen founded the Holiday Shores Sip and Shop, which proved very successful within the lakeside community of about 2,500 homes, in Edwardsville. She also runs a successful screen printing business.

“We’re almost in our own enclave on the lake and people support everything local,” she said. “When I hosted Sip and Shop, so many people came out because our community wants to support their neighbors. We come from Bunker Hill, Bethalto, Worden, Prairietown, Alhambra, all those little towns.”

Hagen launched Official LakeGear at the start of the pandemic.

“I had huge support, again,” she recalls.

Currently, Hagen has scheduled the Chix Lake Market monthly through October, which has already booked all of its vendors, selling mums, pumpkins, and all fall-related items. Future Wednesday dates for this year’s market are: July 13, August 17, September 21 and October 5.

“I already have all my October sellers,” she said. “If all goes well, next summer I’ll be doing the market two Wednesdays a month, leaving a week in between for people to use up their fruit and veg.”

For more information on sales opportunities, email Hagen at [email protected] and follow the Facebook page at
LakeChix Market and Merch.

Must Read: Revlon Files for Bankruptcy, Harlem’s Fashion Row Announces Partnership with LVMH North America

These are the stories that make fashion headlines on Thursday.

Revlon files for bankruptcy
Revlon filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy this week, Bloomberg reports, citing global supply chain issues that have exacerbated the cosmetics company’s existing problems. “Consumer demand for our products remains strong – people love our brands and we continue to have a healthy position in the market. But our difficult capital structure has limited our ability to manage macro-economic issues in order to meet this request,” said Debra, CEO of Revlon. Perelman told the publication, in a statement. {Bloomberg}

Harlem’s Fashion Row Announces Partnership with LVMH North America
Harlem’s Fashion Row works with LVMH’s North America division to create and foster a more equitable fashion industry through mentorship opportunities, sponsorships, access to luxury conglomerate portfolio executives and more. “Through this partnership, HFR and LVMH North America look forward to continuing their mission of giving designers of color access to the individuals and organizations that can help shape their future,” said Brandice Daniel, CEO and Founder of Harlem’s Fashion. Row, in a statement. “We’ve successfully introduced a host of diverse designers to a world-class fashion curriculum comprised of invaluable tools and resources to grow their businesses, and educated Gen Z on how they too can change the course of In conjunction, we’ve created opportunities for young people to engage in high school, meeting the marginalized, especially HBCU students, where they are in their fashion careers.” {Fashionista Inbox}

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A new podcast on sustainability in fashion
On Thursday, Post Script Media is launching a new weekly podcast called Hot Buttons, which aims to address sustainability in the fashion industry. Hosted by journalist Christina Binkley, circularity expert Rachel Kibbe and Thrilling co-founder, CEO Shilla Kim-Parker, the show “will break down headlines, industry moves and tech breakthroughs to reveal the difficult road ahead for the fashion industry” and “helping listeners understand how change is happening, where it is stalling and identifying the biggest opportunities for progress,” according to a press release. {Inbox fashionistas}

The hunt for the next big category in activewear
For fashion company, Chavie Lieber and Daniel-Yaw Miller report on recent developments in active wear focused on sports that are still considered niche, such as pickleball and skiing, and the opportunities therein. {fashion company}

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The Italian luxury brand wants to become carbon neutral by 2030 © REUTERS

Two out of five Ferraris sold by 2030 will be fully electric, the luxury brand said as it outlined a strategy to balance new emissions-cutting technologies and protect its long-standing engine prowess.

The Italian luxury brand wants to become carbon neutral by 2030, but will continue to sell traditional engines in the following decade.

By 2026, the company will increase its profits to 2.5 billion euros – 2.7 billion euros, compared to 1.5 billion euros last year, and will increase its margins by 35% the year last at between 38 and 40%, Ferrari said at its Investor Day on Thursday. .

Ferrari will increase dividend payments from 30% of adjusted net profit to 35% from this year and buy back around 2 billion euros of shares by 2026.

About 40% of sales will be electric in 2030, while 40% will be hybrid and 20% will be engine-only models. Currently, 20% of sales are hybrids, while the brand does not have an electric-only model.

“I believe that ICE [internal combustion engine] has a lot to give,” chief executive Benedetto Vigna told investors gathered at the company’s headquarters in Maranello, northern Italy.

“On the one hand, we have to deal with emissions regulations, but above all, we see electrification as a means, as a technology, which can improve the performance of what we do”.

The brand has already announced that it will launch its first purely electric model in 2025, which Vigna says will use technology from Ferrari’s racing team, including its electric motor and knowledge of reducing energy loss.

The global sports footwear industry is expected to

Dublin, June 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Global Athletic Footwear Market Size, Share and Trend Analysis Report by Type (Running Shoes, Trekking & Hiking Shoes, Sports Shoes, Walking Shoes), By End-User, By regional outlook and forecast, 2022-2028″ report has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer.

The global sports footwear market size is expected to reach USD 171.9 billion by 2028, with the market growing at 4.7% CAGR during the forecast period.

Sports shoes refer to footwear designed for sports and other outdoor activities. People of all ages wear them as casual and fashionable shoes. To meet the requirements and purchasing ability of individual customers, there is a wide range of shoes with color, design and price options.

Athletic shoes are an umbrella term for shoes designed to be worn while playing sports. Athletic shoes are primarily intended for use in active sports or other types of physical activity. They are necessary for athletes because they provide flexibility, stability or motion control, road traction, torsional stability, and other benefits. Due to the increasing number of sports competitions, the demand for the product is increasing at a rapid pace.

Moreover, sports like football, baseball, hockey, and others are attracting a large number of participants, which is propelling the expansion of the market. Cricket has seen the active participation of both men and women, according to Australia’s National Cricket Census. In addition, approximately 1.5 million Australians participate in cricket programs or competitions. Accordingly, an increase in the number of people practicing sports is expected to boost the market.

Nike, Inc., Adidas AG, Skechers USA, Inc., and New Balance Athletics, Inc. are some of the major players in the market, focused on creating breakthrough technologies to improve the stability and comfort of athletic shoes. Adidas AG, for example, developed Forged Mesh, a single-layer shoe upper with a ribbed pattern constructed using ARAMIS motion-capture technology to determine foot tension. To allow unhindered mobility of the foot, the technology allows to offer optimal flexibility and adapted support along the ankle. Adaptive Traxion, Boost, Bounce, Climachill, Promeknit and Stableframe are some of the other exclusive innovations from Adidas AG.

COVID-19 Impact Analysis

Covid-19 has had a significant impact on the athletic footwear and apparel industries in the United States. In terms of brands, sales of Nike-branded shoes declined during the teens, Jordan-branded shoes declined during the teens, and Converse sales declined by more than 30%. Adidas, Skechers, ASICS and Vans all saw declines in teens, while Under Armor saw a drop of 25% and Fila a decline of almost 50%. The global sports footwear market has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the closure of key distribution routes around the world in an attempt to limit the spread of the coronavirus, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a substantial impact on the supermarket/hypermarket category.

Market Growth Factors:

The proliferation of government initiatives

Increasing purchasing power and disposable income of consumers has become a crucial trend in the industry. As people’s income levels increase, they are more willing to pay more for certain performance qualities, including waterproofing, moisture management, temperature control, and friction regulation.

Moreover, the increasing number of different retail outlets, hypermarkets and supermarkets is expected to impact the market in the coming years. Global, regional and city governments are focusing on health and developing innovative tactics to draw people’s attention to the benefits of physical activity. Government bodies in several wealthy countries are constantly striving to build attractive health care offers. At the same time, this will generate an increased demand for sports shoes, as a large part of the population will be interested in sports and fitness activities.

Increase participation in sports and physical activities

The global market is characterized by the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases due to lack of activity and a growing health conscious population, especially in metropolitan areas. In addition, the demand for sports shoes is expected to increase as more and more emerging countries focus on building gyms and sports facilities. According to the International Health & Fitness Association’s 2019 report, membership in fitness clubs worldwide increased by 183 million people. In recent years, there has been an increase in sports participation among children and adolescents.

Marketing Restriction Factor:

Availability of local products at low prices

Market manufacturers are expected to face numerous challenges including a lack of athletic opportunities and reduced penetration of high-cost sports shoes in rural areas and low-income countries. Furthermore, the availability of low-priced counterfeit products, along with the rise of various small-scale market players, has created a threat for high-priced branded shoes. Moreover, many local players in many countries offer similar types of shoes at low prices in order to attract young consumers, which poses a big challenge for established players in the industry.

Main topics covered:

Chapter 1. Market Scope and Methodology

Chapter 2. Market Overview
2.1 Presentation
2.1.1 Presentation Market composition and scenario
2.2 Key Factors Impacting the Market
2.2.1 Market Drivers
2.2.2 Market constraints

Chapter 3. Competitive Analysis – Global
3.1 Cardinal matrix
3.2 Recent Industry-Wide Strategic Developments
3.2.1 Partnerships, collaborations and agreements
3.2.2 Product launches and product extensions
3.2.3 Acquisitions and mergers
3.1 Market share analysis, 2020
3.2 Main winning strategies
3.2.1 Key Primary Strategies: Percentage Breakdown (2018-2022)
3.2.2 Key Strategic Movement: (Product Launches and Product Extensions: 2018, Jan – 2022, Feb) Key Players

Chapter 4. Global Sports Footwear Market by Type
4.1 Global Running Shoes Market by Region
4.2 Global Trekking and Hiking Footwear Market by Region
4.3 Global Athletic Footwear Market by Region
4.4 Global Walking Shoes Market by Region
4.5 Global Aerobics Footwear Market by Region

Chapter 5. Global Sports Footwear Market by End User
5.1 Global Menswear Market by Region
5.2 Global Women Market by Region
5.3 Global Children Market by Region

Chapter 6. Global Sports Footwear Market by Region

Chapter 7. Business Profiles
7.1 Adidas AG
7.1.1 Presentation of the company
7.1.2 Financial analysis
7.1.3 Regional Analysis
7.1.4 Research and development costs
7.1.5 Strategies and recent developments: Partnerships, collaborations and agreements: Product launches and product extensions:
7.2 ASICS Company
7.2.1 Presentation of the company
7.2.2 Financial analysis
7.2.3 Segmental analysis
7.2.4 Strategies and recent developments: Product launches and product extensions:
7.3 FILA Holdings Corporation
7.3.1 Presentation of the company
7.3.2 Financial analysis
7.3.3 Sectoral and regional analysis
7.3.4 Research & Development expenses
7.3.5 Strategies and recent developments: Partnerships, collaborations and agreements:
7.4 Under Armour, Inc.
7.4.1 Company overview
7.4.2 Financial analysis
7.4.3 Segmental analysis
7.4.4 Strategies and recent developments: Product launches AND product extensions:
7.5 Nike, Inc.
7.5.1 Presentation of the company
7.5.2 Financial analysis
7.5.3 Segmental analysis
7.5.4 Strategies and recent developments: Acquisitions and mergers: Product launches and product extensions:
7.6.1 Company Overview
7.6.2 Financial analysis
7.6.3 Regional Analysis
7.6.4 Research and development costs
7.6.5 Strategies and recent developments: Partnerships, collaborations and agreements:
7.7 VF Company
7.7.1 Company overview
7.7.2 Financial analysis
7.7.3 Sectoral and regional analysis
7.7.4 Strategies and recent developments: Product launches and product extensions:
7.8 Spa Lotto Sport Italia
7.8.1 Company overview
7.9 New Balance Athletics, Inc.
7.9.1 Company overview
7.9.2 Strategies and recent developments: Partnerships, collaborations and agreements:

For more information on this report, visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/f6e57g


G-III Apparel Group Board Rejects Rejected Board Members’ Resignations

By Denny Jacob

G-III Apparel Group Ltd. said on Tuesday that its board had not accepted the resignations of three board members who were rejected in an election to be a director.

The womenswear company said its nominating and corporate governance committee met after its annual shareholder meeting and determined that each of Victor Herrero, Laura Pomerantz and Richard White’s resignations were not in the best interest of the company. The board, weighing the committee’s recommendation and other factors, did not accept the resignations, according to securities filings.

Mr. Herrero, Ms. Pomerantz and Mr. White tendered their resignations to the board in accordance with company policy.

G-III said his committee and board considered the following in making their decision. The company said its board believes that Mr. White and Ms. Pomerantz did not receive enough votes because of bonuses paid under their employment contracts with the chief executive and vice-chairman, who could not be modified by the board of directors or its compensation committees.

The company’s board also said it believes Mr. Herrero did not receive enough votes because of the policies of proxy advisory firms and some institutional investors regarding “overboarding.” The G-III said it intended to adopt a policy setting parameters for board members serving on other public company boards, including limiting the number to which they can sit. G-III said Mr. Herrero indicated he would comply with company policy.

Write to Denny Jacob at [email protected]

Watch the micro brands poised to become macro watch companies

In 2017, Dr. Nathaniel DeNicola attended a conference at the World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva, where he lectured on the effects of environmental contaminants on maternal and child health. During a break, he went shopping with the allowance from the speaking concert.

“I looked around the watch shops on the main street in Geneva,” Dr. DeNicola recalled in a recent phone call. “I was struck by the craftsmanship and intricacy of the inner workings.”

The doctor, a Southern California-based obstetrician, said mechanical watches, most of which start at around $5,000, were much more expensive than he had anticipated.

“The stipend was around $500 and for me that was already a lot,” he said. “I ended up buying a quartz watch from the WHO gift shop. It sparked interest and like any hobby, you can go down rabbit holes.

Now, whenever Dr. DeNicola travels to a new city for a conference, he says, he looks for a watch from a local independent brand, sometimes called microbrand, to add to his collection of around 100 contemporary and vintage watches. .

“I’m interested in watches in general,” he said. “But the ‘mics’ are much more accessible in terms of budget. For every luxury watch you buy, you could probably get 5-10 from the pickups.

Over the past decade, it has become easier than ever to create a watch brand. From the rise of crowdfunding and social media to the rise of e-commerce platforms such as Shopify, tools enabling low-volume, low-cost production and direct-to-consumer sales have reshaped the watch landscape.

“Technology has made this possible for smaller players,” said industry veteran William Rohr in a recent phone call.

“Ten years ago you had to make your watches, go to stores and they had to sell your watches,” added Mr. Rohr, the New York-based founder of Massena LAB, which collaborates with watchmakers on edition watches. limited.

But how can a potential watch buyer distinguish a quality microbrand from the dozens of cheap imposters on the Internet?

Experts say take control first: understand what you’re buying. Companies that fall into the microbrand category are small in more ways than one. Not only do they have limited production and staff, but they also typically outsource their production, allowing them to sell their watches — usually through their own direct-to-consumer websites — at prices that rarely exceed $2,500.

And yet, perhaps the biggest difference between micro-brands and more established watchmakers like Rolex, Omega and Cartier has less to do with their products than with how the companies are run.

“Micro brands are run by individuals and the designs and concepts are usually the product of a person’s individual taste and perspective,” Bradley Price, founder and owner of Autodromo, a direct-to-consumer automobile brand from 11 years old. inspired watches, said over the phone.

For watch enthusiasts unconvinced by the appeal of a big brand, microbrands offer the opportunity to connect directly with owners, hear their stories, and perhaps even influence the type of watches they buy. manufacture.

“If you tell an owner, ‘I think you should,’ if they get enough of these requests, they’re more than likely to put that request into action and produce what customers want,” said said Jarrod Cooper, founder of the Los Angeles-based collector’s group Neighborhood Watch Club, said by phone. “You don’t get that from big brands.”

Although microbrand owners are relatively easy to access, trying their products only on the web can be tricky. This may explain why there are at least three micro-brand buying shows today in the United States and Britain. These include the Windup Watch Fair, introduced in 2015 by the founders of Worn & Wound, a New York-based online publication covering value-driven watches; MicroLux, a typically bi-annual event in Los Angeles and Chicago founded in 2019 by YouTube watch reviewer Rich Park; and WatchPro Market, a shopping weekend organized by specialist publication WatchPro, in East London’s Shoreditch area.

“What Worn & Wound did with the Windup Watch Fair got those brands that had built social media followings out in front of the public,” said Rob Corder, editor of WatchPro. “We liked the concept so much we thought we’d bring it to the UK”

After a weekend in mid-May, a second WatchPro Market is expected to return to London in early December.

More than two years into the pandemic, the timing of a renewed interest in microbrands may seem odd. Far from diminishing consumers’ appetite for watches, the crisis only fueled them (the surge in prices of Rolex watches was only the beginning).

“The last two years have seen some of the micro brands break through and become much more successful for the same reason that independents like FP Journe and Kari Voutilainen have had some incredible years,” Corder said. “Because people, stuck behind their screens, had time to do a lot more research.”

Back in April, when Windup hosted its first in-person show since 2019 in San Francisco, the pent-up desire among watch enthusiasts to cement the online relationships they’d forged with brands during the pandemic was palpable.

“It was our biggest event yet,” said Worn & Wound co-founder and editor Zach Weiss over the phone. “It was probably 35 marks, a much bigger space. We had food trucks, a lounge, a bar in the room.

“People who came out were so excited,” he added. “They were so excited to be able to handle these watches.”

When it’s not possible to attend a fair in person, potential buyers can always turn to YouTube, where to watch reviews – like Mr. Park with his whatsonthewrist videos; Teddy Baldassarre, a collector who has turned his love of watches into a thriving YouTube channel and, more recently, an e-commerce business; and Tristano G. Veneto, the founder of Urban Gentry, a watch chain acquired by second-hand watch e-tailer WatchBox in 2019, regularly advise new buyers in the micro-brand category.

During a recent episode on YouTube, Mr. Baldassarre spoke to Kevin O’Leary, the Canadian investor who appears in the American reality series “Shark Tank”, about the most popular micromarks, including a GMT at 1 $950 (or two time zones) piece from St. Louis-based watchmaker Monta. “Good value for money,” Mr O’Leary said as he flipped the Monta watch over to get a closer look at its finish. “I always tell everyone: never go into debt for a watch.”

The wave of interest in microbrands has actually helped a number of brands that were initially considered “micro” to no longer merit the label.

“Today we are in a position where we have customers in over 50 countries, we have broken 1 million pounds [$1.25 million] in revenue, we have no investors or debt,” said Jonny Garrett, founder of William Wood Watches, a London-based brand that honors firefighters, such as Mr Garrett’s late grandfather, by featuring recycled firefighting materials in its timepiece. “We literally went from crowdfunding to a loyal community,” he said over the phone.

Many mics also move quickly upmarket. Mr. Weiss chose Ming, the brainchild of Ming Thein, a Malaysian collector, designer and businessman who co-founded the brand in 2017. “I don’t know if they are still considered a microbrand anymore,” said said Mr. Weiss. “They make a small number of watches, but they have made tourbillons before.

“It’s very firmly within a classic luxury pricing,” he added.

For his part, Dr. DeNicola said a good way to test the category was to embrace “what microbrands do best: the $600 diver.”

“If you want a diver’s watch with an automatic movement,” he said, “maybe Swiss-made or Japanese-made, good quality, and waterproof for $600, it’s hard to beat the pickups.”

Other than that, the easiest and most common advice for anyone who wants to try a microbrand is to buy what you like. And to keep things in perspective.

“Most micro-brands are between $500 and $1,000,” Rohr said. “It’s not like they’re selling watches for $100,000. At the end of the day, I think it’s great. It’s a good entry point for someone looking to get into watches, given that you can’t buy Rolex.

Scottish premiere as luxury Swiss watch brand TAG Heuer opens store

A LUXE Swiss watch brand worn by the rich and famous from Hollywood star Brad Pitt to Formula 1 champion Sir Lewis Hamilton has opened its first standalone store in Scotland.

World-renowned Swiss watch brand TAG Heuer has launched its first stand-alone store in Scotland after partnering with jeweler Beaverbrooks which reopened its Glasgow store in the Silverburn shopping centre.

Family-owned jeweler, Beaverbrooks, has undergone an extensive redevelopment, increasing its footprint in the mall with the introduction of a new luxury boutique from high-end watchmaker, TAG Heuer – the first of its kind in the country.

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Creating new jobs in the region, the new boutique offers a selection of TAG Heuer’s most anticipated launches and heritage pieces, including special editions such as the highly sought-after Carrera Porsche watches.

With 71 stores across the UK, the national jeweler has continued to expand its luxury offering in recent months – the new TAG Heuer boutique is the seventh addition to the Beaverbrooks portfolio and the second to be opened by the brand in course of the last year.

TAG Heuer opened its doors at Glasgow’s Silverburn in partnership with Beaverbrooks

Located next to the brand new boutique, the existing Beaverbrooks store has also undergone a major renovation to create a more immersive shopping experience for customers. The revamped store has also introduced an exclusive ‘Diamond Room’, ideal for shoppers looking for special moments, with a range of luxury bridal pieces, as well as an extensive selection of diamonds, jewelery and watches from major brands.

Anna Blackburn, Managing Director of Beaverbrooks, said: “We are delighted to extend our longstanding and incredibly valuable partnership with TAG Heuer to open its first luxury boutique in Scotland alongside our redeveloped Silverburn store.

“The mall is the perfect location for the new store, and with our new look and feel with a dedicated diamond room to browse special items, we’re confident it will be very popular with customers. We look forward to continuing to provide exceptional levels of personal customer service, expertise and passion for luxury watches and fine jewelry – for our customers, local and further afield.

Heather Pitches, Store Manager at Beaverbrooks Silverburn, said: “Our team is delighted to be part of the first TAG Heuer boutique of its kind in Scotland, as we continue to demonstrate our commitment to developing our expertise and providing the best service. to our customers. We know the new boutique will provide an elevated luxury experience for shoppers in Silverburn, and we are delighted to be able to open our doors to customers with our exceptional offering which includes a dedicated private ‘Diamond Room’ for those more special, personal purchases.

Rob Diver, Managing Director of TAG Heuer UK and Ireland, said he was delighted to continue his retail expansion plan in 2022 with the opening of the first-ever TAG Heuer boutique in Scotland with his long-time Beaverbrooks partner.

Mr Diver said: “The new boutique is located in the Silverburn shopping center outside Glasgow and will offer the full TAG Heuer experience with the brands’ famous collections as well as special editions such as the very popular Carrera Porsche watches. wanted. The team will welcome new customers to the boutique sharing their expertise in finding the perfect timepiece.

Oil price shock will ripple through next year

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Wall Street may be abuzz with talk of recession next year, but that’s a different story in the energy market. Most traders, policymakers and analysts see oil demand rising through 2023 and supply struggling to keep pace.

Privately, Western officials fear that Brent could soon hit $150 a barrel, from around $120 now. Some fear it will continue to rise, with wild oil talk hitting $175 or even $180 by the end of 2022, driven by post-Covid pent-up demand and European sanctions on Russia. And the shock will not stop this year.

Amid widespread fears of an oil price spike this summer, another storm is brewing on the horizon: the oil shock will not end in 2022. It will almost certainly continue into next year.

The International Energy Agency will release its first look at the balance between oil supply and demand in 2023 on Wednesday – marking the start of the annual pivot as investors increasingly focus their attention on the following year. . Already, silver has been pouring into the December 2023 Brent contract, taking its price near $100 – a clear sign that traders see the tight market lasting. The outlook for higher oil prices for longer will add to global inflationary pressures and erode margins for manufacturing companies.

While everyone is waiting for the IEA’s forecast, commodity trading companies, oil companies, OPEC countries and Western consumer nations have already calculated their numbers. Their consensus for oil demand in 2023 ranges from an additional 1 million barrels per day to 2.5 million barrels per day. By 2022, it is expected to have increased by 1.8 million barrels per day, according to the IEA, to around 100 million. Generally, anything above 1 million per day of annual demand growth is considered quite robust. The supply side doesn’t look much better. At best, oil traders expect Russia to maintain its current level of around 10 million barrels per day, down about 10% since its invasion of Ukraine. But many believe it could lose another 1 million barrels, or even 1.5 million barrels. The OPEC+ cartel, which started 2022 with sufficient spare production capacity, is also reaching its own limits. “With the exception of two or three members, all are at maximum,” OPEC Secretary General Mohammad Barkindo said last week, referring to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The result is likely the third straight year of a drawdown in existing oil inventories – and that’s after a precipitous decline in global crude and refined product inventories over the past 18 months. So far this year, Western governments have mitigated the impact of falling supplies by releasing the most barrels of their strategic oil reserves. Without further action, the emergency releases will end in November, removing the biggest cushion in the market. Another problem is the refining sector. The world is effectively running out of spare capacity to turn crude into usable fuels like gasoline and diesel. As a result, refiner profit margins have skyrocketed, meaning consumers are paying far more to fill their tanks than oil prices suggest. : Three barrels of West Texas Intermediate crude are refined into two barrels of gasoline and one of distilled fuel, such as diesel. From 1985 to 2021, the spread of crack — the spread between the price of crude and refined products — has averaged about $10.50 a barrel. Last week, it hit an all-time high of nearly $61. Very few new refineries will come on stream over the next 18 months, suggesting that crack spreads could remain very high for the rest of the year and into the news. The outlook for 2023 has big question marks – and most of them concern government action. Each can alter supply and demand by 1 to 1.5 million barrels per day, more than enough to swing prices significantly. The most important is the duration of the oil sanctions against Russia, themselves linked to the invasion of Ukraine. The others are China’s zero Covid policy, Western sanctions against Iran and Venezuela, and the release of strategic reserves. Oil shocks are usually remembered by their magnitude. But that’s only half the story; the other half is their duration. And that’s where the outlook for the 2023 forecast matters most. The latest spike in oil prices was brief. After a slight price increase throughout 2007 and early 2008, the recovery accelerated in May 2008, with prices climbing above $120. In July, oil prices peaked at $147.50, but by early September they had fallen below $100. Brent was trading below $40 in December 2008.

So far, the oil price rise of 2021-22 has been a carbon copy of that of 2007-08. Frighteningly, the price charts follow an almost perfect synchronization. But any hope that the oil market is about to follow the pattern of what happened 14 years ago misinterprets reality. Oil prices are not about to collapse. A better analogy is the period between 2011 and 2014: Oil prices never revisited the 2008 high but still remained above $100 almost continuously for over 40 months. Brent has already averaged $103 a barrel in 2022, above the 2008 annual average of $98.50 a barrel. The next six months could see even higher prices. But more important is how long these prices remain high. For now, there is no end in sight.

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Javier Blas is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering energy and commodities. A former Bloomberg News reporter and commodities editor at the Financial Times, he is co-author of “The World for Sale: Money, Power and the Traders Who Barter the Earth’s Resources.”

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Global Paint and Coatings Fillers Market Report 2022, Trends and Opportunities to 2028 | 3M, Gebruder, Dorfner GmbH & Co., Minerals Technologies Inc., Omya AG, etc. –Indian Defense News


The global market for paints and coatings fillers is growing at a pace High CAGR during the forecast period 2022-2028. Growing interest of individuals in this industry is the major reason for the expansion of this market and this has led to several changes in This report also covers the impact of COVID-19 in the world market.

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Gigi’s Boutique & Eats is hosting a grand reopening on Nine Mile Road

When Debra Fortson and her daughter Madison Williams first opened Gigi’s Consignment & Boutique in the midst of a global pandemic, they knew it was going to be tough.

“Then Hurricane Sally hit three weeks later,” Fortson said. “We got through it. I said to my daughter, ‘If we can survive these obstacles, we can survive anything.’ »

Gigi’s Boutique & Eats, located at 2 E. Nine Mile Road, Suite 9, Pensacola, has a new name, a new look and more space for the wide variety of fashion and home items that Fortson and Williams have to offer.

“We were originally Gigi’s Consignment & Boutique, but that didn’t really reflect who we are, so we changed it to Gigi’s Boutique & Eats,” Fortson said. “Gigi’s Boutique & Eats goes off the tongue easier. Especially now that we have food to improve the shopping experience for our new and old customers. »

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To celebrate the renaming and rebranding, Fortson and Williams held a grand reopening event last Saturday to mark the occasion. After months of renovations, painting the walls pink and remodeling the locker rooms, Fortson and Williams now have the room they need to accommodate all the newcomers arriving each week.

“We’ve been working hard since February to get everything in place,” Fortson said.

Small bites, such as chicken salad and croissants, custom charcuterie boards, coffee, soft drinks and adult drinks for ages 21 and up are now served at Gigi’s Boutique & Eats.

“Girls don’t want to eat a lot of heavy stuff,” Fortson said. “So we wanted to offer something light so they could relax and feel at home while they shop. We have a very eclectic collection that reflects mine and Madison’s style.

Gigi's Boutique & Eats, located at 2 E. Nine Mile Road in Pensacola, has a new name, a new look, a variety of fashion and home items, and now, food and drink options.

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Graphic tees with the likes of Dolly Parton and Post Malone displayed prominently on separate displays serve as examples of how mother and daughter’s differing styles still complement each other. Even though they never thought they would go into business, they both attribute each other’s strengths to their success.

“Madison is very artistic and has a great eye for putting things together,” Fortson said. “She’s also on TikTok a lot and has a great sense of knowing what the trends are and executing them.”

Despite the ever-changing looks and trends, there’s one thing that will always be the same: putting family first. To the left of the exit counter are two photos, one of Fortson and Williams, and the other of Fortson’s granddaughter, reminding customers that there is a family behind the counter serving them.

Gigi's Boutique & Eats, located at 2 E. Nine Mile Road in Pensacola, has a new name, a new look, a variety of fashion and home items, and now, food and drink options.

“After all, everyone loves a Gigi,” Fortson said.

Gigi’s Boutique & Eats is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.gigisboutiquepensacola.company.site or call 850-898-3303.

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Haunted Realism review – a sickening and intoxicating vision of late capitalism | Art and design

AGagosian’s elegant Grosvenor Hill outpost, not far from London’s Bond Street, is a hard-hitting and rather masculine new exhibition that plays with the detritus of the 20th century, both physical and philosophical, in a way that the visitor immediately feels drunk and an uncomfortable touch. Here are disembodied eyeballs and flowing blonde wigs. Here are distended sock dolls and toy plastic soldiers, grossly corrupt politicians and butcher shops that look like murder scenes. Metro strike or not, the day I visited, people were shopping as invincibly as ever in the streets outside the gallery. Crossing them on entering, I couldn’t help but think, furtively, of a dress I aspire to own. But no sooner was I inside the vast spaces of Gagosien than this agitation disappeared. The first thing I saw was a silent rebuke to my lust in the form of a water fountain that looked like it had suddenly turned to stone.

Graphite water cooler by Adam McEwen, 2011. Photography: Douglas M. Parker Studio

Water cooler (2011), which is made of graphite, is the work of Adam McEwen, one of more than 30 artists featured in Gagosian’s Haunted Realism show, the overall effect of which is to erase, even if not is only temporarily, your most libidinous desires. Guilt rises within you – an unintended theme is global warming – the notion of consumption of any kind quickly seems pointless and rather tasteless. Turn the first bend, for example, and four images combine to make you feel even worse than usual about late capitalism. The first comes Hong Kong Shanghai Bank I (2020) by German photographer Andreas Gursky: an image of an office building at night that resists any heat despite every window being lit. Then there is Richard Artschwager industrial complex (1967), a gray acrylic rag of urban nothingness that is painted on Celotex, a material used as insulation. Next to this is a print based on the masterful blur of a painting by Gerhard Richter September (2009), produced in response to the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001. Finally, there is that of Ed Ruscha spied On the scene (2019), in which a rocky desert is circled in black, as if viewed through a rifle sight.

These pieces have something in common beyond their political subject matter: together they embody a sense of surveillance, a voyeuristic mood that continues, intermittently, throughout the exhibition. Sometimes it happens thanks to old-fashioned voyeurism: Untitled (1961), a drawing of a nude by now much frowned upon bondage enthusiast Hans Bellmer, hangs alongside John Murphy’s photograph of a dead woman in a scarlet dress, The worst days are coming (2022), the two dialogue in a very uncomfortable way. But at other times it is more explicit, the roles having been reversed, it is the visitor who is observed. There are eyes everywhere, especially in the form of the sculpture by Urs Fischer Dazzled (2016), a pair of knee-high yellow-green orbs that have something showy about them.

Modern Africa #3 by Neil Jenney, 2016-20.
Modern Africa #3 by Neil Jenney, 2016-20. Photography: Robert McKeever/© Neil Jenney, courtesy Gagosian

haunted realism, sometimes luscious and sometimes eldritch, takes its title from “hantology”, a word coined by Jacques Derrida to designate the way in which the past lingers within the present. The term was later popularized by the late cultural critic Mark Fisher, including a copy of the 2009 book capitalist realism sits on a shelf at the Gagosian. (Fisher thought we couldn’t even imagine an economic system other than capitalism, which is why the appearance of his book in the gallery tickled me: Gagosian, after all, is the first luxury brand in the art world.) However, the main focus of the exhibition, we are told, is on how the aspirations of modernity have become “lost futures”, discernible only as “ghostly traces”; the artists exhibited tackle this by confronting the “accelerated flow of images” in contemporary culture and the proliferation of “non-places” that we increasingly inhabit.

Personally, I think this show is best enjoyed unfettered by theory. It’s a good introduction to some artists, mostly American, who are relatively unknown in the UK. I was drawn to Neil Jenney’s imaginary landscape of sand and ruins, Modern Africa #3 (2016-2020), struck by how it evoked a comic book setting (think Charles Burns). Llyn Foulkes was a new name to me, and I enjoyed his mixed media portrayal, Tail (2020), which features the (I think) wooden handle of a bradawl for President Nixon’s nose.

Untitled (Black Bed) by Rachel Whiteread, 1991.
Untitled (Black Bed) by Rachel Whiteread, 1991. © Rachel Whiteread
Trace by Jenny Saville, 1993-4.
Trace, 1993-4. © Jenny Saville. All rights reserved, DACS 2022; courtesy Gagosian

Mostly, though, it’s worth seeing for its unlikely and often brilliant juxtapositions. In one room, its curator, Mark Francis, brought together Untitled (Upstate)a group of prints (1995-99) documenting rural decline by American photographer Richard Prince; Untitled (Black Bed) (1991), a sculpture of a mattress by Rachel Whiteread; and Trace (1993-94) by figurative artist Jenny Saville, a typically unforgiving oil of a bare back. They work so well together, these three, Saville’s waxy expanse of flesh now reminiscent of a mattress, and Whiteread’s sculpture looking straight out of one of Prince’s backyards. Viewed in this way, Whiteread’s abstraction blends into realism; Saville could have painted not a nude but a still life. As for Prince, an artist known primarily for his sense of ownership, he seems a more benign presence than usual — not so much a thief, you might say, as an influencer.

  • Haunted Realism is at Gagosian Grosvenor Hill, London W1, until August 26

FilmCoin Lands First-of-Its-Kind NFT Illustration Deal With

New York, NY, June 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Black Horse the team behind the ERC20 Utility Token FilmCoin (“$FLIKS”) is pleased to announce that he has signed an NFT and artistic deal with one of the most creative and forward-thinking NFT artists in the world.

FilmCoin is opening its own e-commerce and NFT marketplace later this month, showcasing artwork from popular names in the NFT space and aligning art with movie-related valuables, each NFT sold will have an intrinsic value of the real world to unlock.

This highly anticipated Web3.0 collaboration is the brainchild of Jim Wheat – the man behind the hugely-received DollarSandArt, Heroes and Villains NFT collections and accomplished film producer and award-winning actor, Terry Stone.

Wheat’s previous commands include former US President Donald Trump, world champion boxer Floyd The Money Mayweather, rock star Alice Cooper, F1 champion Lewis Hamilton, DJ Carl Cox, England footballer Wayne Rooney, legend cricketer Shane Warne and real Wall Street wolf Jordan Belfort.

Wheat commented: “The planets have aligned. I’ve waited over a decade to bring my 2D gorilla to life in another dimension with the right team at the right time, and it was worth the wait because history is about to be written.”

The inaugural “limited edition” GrimeGorilla’$ WhiteList of teams is now open, this NFT Drop will feature five of the main characters from the first fully crypto/FilmCoin-funded gangster movie, Tales from The Trap (“TFTT”), the film exposes stories of gang culture, fashion, music, knife and gun crime TFTT is a story of friendship and loyalty that runs deeper than any family .

FilmCoin’s e-commerce and NFT marketplace is focused on the utility and ownership of movie characters and movie-related content. Each NFT will feature fantastic artwork and have an auto-unlockable real-world utility linked to secondary markets such as Opensea and Rarible.

This original GrimeGorilla$ NFT collection will be available for purchase with various cryptocurrencies, debit and credit cards, and FLIKS tokens. The FilmCoin utility token can be purchased from the FilmCoin website or through FMFW, CoinStore, and UniSwap. FLIKS holders will receive a discount on NFTs compared to fiat or other crypto spenders.

The company plans to be a decentralized production powerhouse, releasing movies alongside traditional companies in the industry.

Darkhorse SVP of Production Terry Stone commented:

“We aim to disrupt the traditional way the entertainment industry works, we are introducing the token economy into the FilmCoin markets, we have successfully integrated blockchain, smart contracts and alternative payment methods, including our own token ERC20 utility. We are launching our utility-focused marketplace at the end of the month, we are one of, if not the first digital studio in the world to combine real cinematic productions with Web3.0, NFTs and digital currencies, as industry leaders, we set an example for the entire film industry. The involvement of the Next Gen and Gen Z communities in the production of blockbuster films will be revolutionary for the entire space”

The company aims to make the film space more accessible to creators, FilmCoin’s Web3.0 digital platform is a game-changer globally. With a plan to symbolize existing and new films, this production studio seeks to revolutionize the industry.

Keep an eye out for the new market as it presents an exciting opportunity to get involved in the global film and television industries.

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Darkhorse a direct customer (“CPD”) Film production company with a highly scalable digital content sales platform specializing in the deployment of cutting-edge digital assets such as NFTs for burgeoning film, TV and crypto enthusiasts. new generation currency. The core substance and future value of the business is the ERC20 FilmCoin ($FLIKS) cryptocurrency utility token. FilmCoin is independently rated by the FilmCoin community and is at the heart of the company’s ecosystem purchase behavior. The platform acts as the global gateway where sales of digital assets take place directly to customers within our ecosystem. Darkhorse connects and markets the new forward-thinking FinTech consumer with the traditional worlds of film and television, music and artwork.

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Outdoor Apparel and Equipment Market Size, Share, Trends, Growth, Types, Applications, Major Vendors and Forecast to 2030 – mbu Timeline

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Global Outdoor Apparel and Equipment Market research report analyzes major players in key regions like North America, South America, Middle East & Africa, Asia & Pacific region . It provides insights and expert analysis on key market trends and consumer behaviors, in addition to an overview of market data and key brands. It also provides all data with easily digestible information to guide every businessman’s future innovation and drive business forward.

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Majority of Outdoor Apparel & Gear product types covered in this report are:


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Basic.Space will host an interactive shopping experience in Paris

Guests will enjoy an interactive experience with the creators of Basic.Space during the Paris an event. On June 24customers can hear the brand designer Reese Cooper. The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and the Vogue Fashion Fund selected Cooper as a finalist for their award in 2019, making him the youngest designer to become a finalist since the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund launched in 2003. Cooper designs men’s jackets, sweatpants, cargo pants, t-shirts and sweatshirts. June 24 events include a four-hour open bar and DJ hosted at the Lucid Gallery.

June 25, the festivities feature fashion designer Mr. Saturday, known for his biker shorts, hoodies, t-shirts, jumpsuits, socks, sweatpants and shorts. Mr. Saturday’s fashion accessories include sunglasses, hats and bags. Mr. Saturday has also launched household products, such as its “Good Luck” candle. Events on June 26 characteristic Kenzo.

Basic.Space is revolutionizing the retail experience for consumers and sellers by offering interactive experiences with creatives. Their team researches potential suppliers and selects fashion designers, artists, musicians and other designers who share their vision of personalized shopping and interactive experiences. Their site recommends products to consumers based on their interests.

Founder and CEO Jesse Lee launched Basic.Space in 2018. Lee has made a name for himself by successfully marketing products to millennials and with Basic.Space his goal is to provide Generation Next with the shopping experience of the future. Events such as NFT.NYC in New York City on June 22 and the Paris events of June 23 to June 26 demonstrate how Lee changes sales transactions and enables consumers to interact with creatives and gather insights into their products and processes.

Lee sets Basic.Space apart from current marketing strategies by focusing on creatives with compelling lives, brands and products. Instead of prioritizing vendors with existing social media platforms attracting millions of followers, Basic.Space pursues innovative vendors who are happy to let a reputable marketplace manage their sales and storefront.

Basic.Space vendors include Japanese singles tennis champion Naomi Osaka and Canadian model and artist Tommy Genesis. Whether you’re looking for books, clothing, or household items, you’ll find items to suit your needs from Basic.Space sellers.

With its unique philosophy, Basic.Space is changing the way people buy goods. To attend the Paris events of from June 23 to June 26 offers consumers an in-person experience, introducing them to the Basic.Space philosophy and key creatives. Follow Basic.Space on Twitter for the latest vendor and event updates.

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A saloon for the downtown fashion set

Evan Mock, the 25-year-old skateboarder, ‘Gossip Girl’ actor and Calvin Klein model, was thrown into the amber light, leaning against a pine wall at The River, a new bar on Bayard Street in Manhattan’s Chinatown .

He was chatting with two of the bar’s owners: Aaron Aujla, 36, and Benjamin Bloomstein, 34, the men behind Green River Project – a design firm of the moment known for its dark, tactile, wooden interiors and furniture. “This place is about 30% mahogany – it’s pine, it’s ash,” Mr. Aujla said, pointing to variations in flooring and furniture.

Mr. Mock, himself a handyman, thought about buying a chainsaw. He had used one to chop wood for a makeshift hot tub. Then the conversation shifted to fashion. Mr Mock wore a vintage Carhartt jacket which had been recycled by Bentgablenits, a rarefied fashion brand that has collaborated with Byredo and Levi’s. “Pharrell’s manager put me on them,” Mr Mock said. “They arrive.”

It was the bar’s opening night in late March, and despite a misfire with the liquor license—only Shirley Temples were served—the place was buzzing. The intimate space was packed with personalities from the downtown art and fashion world: photographers Ryan McGinley and Tyler Mitchell, artist Nate Lowman and stylist Haley Wollens.

Fashion designer Emily Bode, Mr. Aujla’s wife and co-owner of the bar, ran the music lineup. “There will only be American music at the River, except for Neil,” she said, referring to Neil Young, a Canadian, who quickly came on the loudspeakers.

After a year in the making, the river is the final footprint Mrs. Bode, Green River and their entourage have left on their teak-toned corner of Manhattan’s Lower East Side and Chinatown. The first was the Bode retail store at 58 Hester Street, a destination for their circle of savvy art school graduates with deep, perfectly tailored pockets.

This was followed by a tailor and a cafe next door – two wood-centric spaces designed by Green River. Then there’s Dr. Clark, Hokkaido’s hotspot right next door at 104 Bayard Street, in the space once occupied by Winnie’s, a Chinatown karaoke joint. Opened in 2020 by Yudai Kanayama (of Izakaya and present day) and David Komurek, Dr. Clark is social catnip for models and scenes, who squeeze into sunken seats on the sidewalk.

The river was born out of Dr. Clark’s need for space. When the lease of 102 Bayard Street was put on the line, Mr. Komurek snatched it up, in part to preserve Dr. Clark’s long outdoor meal outside that address.

“We built this place for us and our friends,” Mr. Aujla said. “We felt something like this was missing in our neighborhood.”

A decade ago, when he and Mr. Bloomstein were artists’ assistants on the Lower East Side and Ms. Bode was a student at Parsons, their after-work revels took place in the studios, then spilled out into dive bars locals like that of Milady. “We wanted something that was a little more hidden and felt a little more valuable than Dr. Clark,” Mr. Komurek added.

The River is unlike any other bar in New York. Guests enter through a narrow, dimly lit, wood-paneled hallway that leads to two parlor doors Mr. Bloomstein crafted from sarsaparilla, a climbing vine native to the Amazon rainforest. “If you scratch it, it smells like root beer,” he said.

Beyond the doors is 600 square feet of wood, whiskey, heat and more wood. The bar is flanked by large ash logs that had been infested with emerald ash borer beetles and removed from the property owned by Mr. Aujla and Mrs. Bode near Great Barrington, Mass.

For the chairs, of which there are only a dozen, they used branches and twigs harvested from Mr. Bloomstein’s family farm in Hillsdale, NY, where Green River maintains a studio. (The Green River, which runs through this property, inspired the company’s name, while the bar’s name itself references both the studio and the Hudson, which is depicted in an oil painting. oil 100 feet long, separated into panels, along its walls.)

“Collecting thousands of sticks and finding a way to work with these materials reminds me of carving,” said Mr. Aujla, originally from Victoria, British Columbia.

To give the bar the perfect shade of brown, Mr. Aujla and Mr. Bloomstein used a wood finish of coffee and shellac, a process sometimes used in model making but uncommon in woodworking. .

“Ben and I think about the color of whiskey and the color of tobacco all the time,” Mr Aujla said. “These are our first design cues.”

Ms. Bode brought her passion for reusing vintage fabrics to the project. Above the bar is a 19th century embroidered velvet valance. “It was probably used around a window in a living room or under the canopy of a bed,” she said.

For the waiter uniforms, Ms. Bode replicated a dress designed for Neiman Marcus in the 1960s and made it in a tobacco color. “I would call them reimagined satin sailor coats,” she said. ” They are young. They are satin with a white cord as trim.

Initially, Mrs. Bode designed a tuxedo for the bartender – inspired by the suit the designer’s grandfather wore to graduate from Yale in 1940. When that proved too restrictive, they switched to a white Bode shirt (although it is sometimes worn with a black collarless satin jacket with ecru trim, made by Mrs. Bode to match the waiters’ uniforms).

Cocktails of the day ($16) are handwritten on a sheet of computer paper. There are also traditional highballs, old-vine American wines and hard-to-obtain American whiskeys, like Weller Antique and Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve (23), which are “assigned”, in bar terms, to certain establishments. .

“We also sold a lot of 25-year-old Laphroaig,” Mr Komurek said. “This Scotch is $130 a shot.”

There’s also a limited snack menu including popcorn ($6), olives ($6), slices of coppa ($12) and American caviar served with crackers and crème fraîche ($75 ).

That said, the liquor, its provenance and its price are irrelevant. The river is both Mr. Komurek’s refuge and a place to see and be seen. Another associate, Yasmin Kaytmaz, 26, former manager of Dr. Clark’s and Lucien, has an enviable list of “it” people in her contacts.

Regulars have included model Ella Emhoff, who is the daughter-in-law of Vice President Kamala Harris; playwright Jeremy O. Harris; and Salima Boufelfel and Roberto Cowan, owners of Desert Vintage on Orchard Street. The women of Drunken Canal, artist Aurel Schmit, actor Aziz Ansari and musician Lizzi Bougatsos of Gang Gang Dance have all been there.

Parties were held here for the Gagosian artist Kon Trubkovitch and the bustling model agency No Agency. And after Balenciaga’s party at 88 Palace last month, the staff went to the River, and Ms. Kaytmaz kept the bar open for them.

A few weeks after the official opening, with the booze finally flowing, Mr. Aujla and Mr. Komurek sat at a corner table, discussing their decision to cover the bar’s only window. “It has that Chinatown feeling,” Mr. Komurek said. “There are so many secret things happening in Chinatown.”

Mr. Aujla laughed. “It seems closed,” he said.

The two became distracted with ideas for future projects. “Let’s open up more things about Bayard,” Mr. Aujla said. “There is a Thai store next door.”

FinCEN Seeks Public Comment on No Action Letters | Ballard Spahr LLP

On June 3, 2022, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“ANPRM”) seeking public comment on the implementation of a “no action letter” process at FinCEN. A “no-action letter” is “a form of exercise of enforcement discretion in which an agency issues a letter indicating its intention not to take enforcement action against the party submitting the specific conduct presented to the agency”. These no-action letters “address only potential activities not yet undertaken by the party submitting them.”

This proposal slowly worked its way through the agency’s rulemaking process. The Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 (“AMLA”) directed FinCEN to assess the feasibility of No Action Letters. In July 2021, FinCEN published an evaluation (the “Evaluation”) of a No Action Letter process (which we covered here), concluding in part that FinCEN should proceed with regulation to create such a process. Nearly a year later, FinCEN is seeking public comment on a myriad of issues involving the detail of the no-action letters. Currently, the public comment period ends on August 5, 2022.

As we chat, ANPRM wonders how to make the No Action Letter process efficientavoiding potential delays related to consultation with its regulatory counterparts, and efficientestablishing a consultative process that does not yield inconsistent results between regulators.

FinCEN Regulatory Toolkit

Currently, FinCEN has two tools to provide regulatory guidance: it can either issue administrative rulings that apply FinCEN’s interpretation of the Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”) to specific facts before it, or it can provide exceptional/exemptive relief by granting exceptions or exemptions. BSA requirements in specific circumstances. The no-action letter would be a third tool in FinCEN’s toolbox. Generally, this would allow a filing party to seek forward-looking advice from FinCEN as to whether FinCEN would pursue or recommend enforcement actions for the specific behavior identified by the filing party.

FinCEN has identified several key benefits of no-action letters, including “promoting robust and productive dialogue with the public, spurring innovation among financial institutions, and strengthening the culture of compliance and transparency.” in the application and application of the BSA”. Industry can also benefit. No-action letters could provide a mechanism by which financial institutions avoid unnecessary and costly measures, such as de-risking correspondent banking relationships, after receiving advice through a no-action letter . The emphasis on the word “could” – as summarized below, ANPRM raises many questions about how to design an effective and efficient no-action letter system.

Questions to comment on

The ANPRM lists 48 questions for public comment. In addition to general questions regarding the findings contained in the assessment, the ANPRM invites comments on several categories of questions, including: the outlines and format of the no-action letter process; the jurisdiction of FinCEN; change of circumstances, revocation, refusal and withdrawal of letters of no action; privacy; and consultations. We highlight nine of these issues below:

  • Although FinCEN has no legal authority to prevent any other agency, including a federal functional regulator or the Department of Justice, from taking enforcement action under the laws or regulations it administers, there are Are there any additional points that FinCEN should consider when evaluating the viability of a regulator’s no-action letter process? What is the value of establishing a FinCEN No Action Letter process if other regulators with jurisdiction over the same entity do not issue a similar No Action Letter?
  • Should FinCEN establish by regulation limits on the factual circumstances that would be appropriate for a no-action letter? If so, what should those limits be?
  • How should the no action letter process apply to agents, third parties, domestic affiliates and foreign affiliates who may conduct [AML] or BSA operates on behalf of a financial institution inside or outside the United States?
  • Should a change in the overall organization of the company, for example when two entities merge or one entity acquires another, cause a no-action letter to lose its effect? If so, under what circumstances? If not, how would such a no-action letter continue to apply
  • Should FinCEN publish the standards governing the revocation of no-action letters, or should revocation be determined on a case-by-case basis?
  • Should FinCEN keep No Action Letters confidential for a period of time, or indefinitely, after granting them? Under what circumstances must FinCEN maintain confidentiality?
  • Should no-action letters be used as published precedents? If so, under what circumstances and conditions should they set a precedent? Should no-action letters be applicable beyond the requesting institutions, and under what circumstances and conditions?
  • How can FinCEN best balance the need to consult other regulators or law enforcement with bidding parties’ desires for confidentiality and expediency?
  • What topics, issues, types of transactions, types of customers, geographies, products, services, or other matters should be the subject of No Action Letter requests to FinCEN?

Take away food

While the ANPRM identifies concrete and specific questions about facets of the No Action Letter process, it does not spell out in detail what FinCEN itself expects the process to look like. Will it be like the no-action letter process already in place at the Securities and Exchange Commission? Has FinCEN developed its own preliminary expectations regarding the roles that other agencies will play in its no-action letter process? We don’t know, because the ANPRM does not provide any regulatory language to parse.

At least two broad themes emerge from the range of questions posed by FinCEN. First, FinCEN may seek to create a process that values ​​efficiency. For example, questions of “to whom” no-action letters should apply – not just the requesting party, but also its agents, third parties, partners, and parent/subsidiary companies – suggest a process by which a party could receive a single letter on which all parties involved could rely. Questions about the involvement of other regulators also seem to be related to efficiency. Since FinCEN is just a point in the cradle of a spade of federal and state regulators, a no-action letter from FinCEN does not preclude an enforcement action taken by another agency. ANPRM continues to seek to make the No Action Letter process efficient, avoiding potential delays in consultation with fellow regulators, and effective, establishing a consultative process that does not yield inconsistent results between regulators.

Second, the ANPRM questions identify unique privacy issues arising from BSA compliance. Presumably, many Submissions will contain some combination of sensitive personal or proprietary information, Suspicious Activity Report (“SAR”) details, or other information that cannot be disclosed to the public. If FinCEN decides to release its no-action letters or make the underlying demands public, it will need to develop a way to withhold sensitive information while providing meaningful guidance (and precedent) in the no-action letter. herself.

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The meme that derailed an executive’s career

In recent years, powerful white executives have lost their jobs because of racist statements they have made to employees and others. John Schnatter, the founder of Papa John’s, used a racial slur during a conference call; Greg Glassman, the founder and CEO of CrossFit, posted a tweet shedding light on the murder of George Floyd and spoke aggressively to CrossFit gym owners about the race in a video call.

But Mr. Demsey is a leader whose past three decades have been a case study in how diversity is good for business, and some of his most prominent advocates are members of the black power elite in the world. fashion.

“Racism may not be the way to describe everything that is wrong with the company, but it is certainly dominated by nepotism. Nepotism toward white models, nepotism toward white actors, and nepotism toward white publishers,” said Steve Stoute, who in the 1990s led Urban Music at Sony Music and became the executive vice president of Interscope Geffen A&M, then launched a marketing and branding agency, Translation, working with the NBA, NFL, Jay-Z, Nas and Beyoncé, among others. “John Demsey was one of the first people to break that cycle.”

In an apology Mr Demsey published on February 25, he said he had not read the meme. But no one else had posted it for him. (While Mr. Demsey does not have a nondisclosure agreement, his financial settlement depends on him not bashing Estée Lauder, and he declined, through an attorney, to comment on this.) article.)

The meme was created by 39-year-old self-proclaimed Chingy superfan Chris Taliaferro, who is black, and said in an interview that the original post was intended as a nonsensical joke about people’s desire to party during a pandemic. . (A party rapper no more edgy than Bruno Mars, Chingy’s last big hit was in 2005.)

Mr. Taliaferro did not expect someone like Mr. Demsey to repost it.

“As a Caucasian executive in a multi-billion dollar company, you need to have situational awareness,” said Mr. Taliaferro, who declined to provide his title or occupation because his own employers have had issues with his positions. .

Luxury platform HBX offers BNPL via Afterpay

Shop Now, Pay Later (BNPL) Afterpay has partnered with HBX, Hypebeast’s e-commerce platform, to help shoppers purchase luxury and streetwear clothing.

According to a Wednesday, June 8 press release, the partnership will allow shoppers to pay for their online purchases in four instalments.

“As two leading brands at the intersection of culture and youth, the partnership will allow more Gen Z and Millennials to shop the world of contemporary fashion and lifestyle while paying as they go. time,” the statement said.

According to Afterpay, younger consumers have shown an affinity for BNPL over the past two years, with spending up 925% since the start of the pandemic.

“HBX’s Gen Z and Millennial consumers can now benefit from using Afterpay to spend responsibly on the latest curated trends, from fashion and art to design and culture. “, the companies said in the statement. “This partnership will be a joint effort by both brands to remove barriers to entry allowing customers access to curated collections and exclusive discounts by paying over time.”

HBX offers Afterpay on purchases made online, but also plans to bring this payment option to its New York store for access to new brand launches. With this partnership, the company joins more than 144,000 other retailers and brands using Afterpay, depending on the release.

The partnership comes at a time when the BNPL sector could face significant upheaval, as PYMNTS recently reported.

Read more: Affirm’s fall could portend trouble for BNPL Space

As we noted on Wednesday, the business model is coming under greater scrutiny as BNPL ticket prices surge above $1,000 amid economic uncertainty and record inflation.

Regulators have begun to take a closer look at the entire BNPL industry, and a House Financial Services Subcommittee hearing titled “Buy Now, Pay Later?” was held in November to examine rising consumer debt.

And Nandan Sheth, CEO of Splitit, told Karen Webster of PYMNTS this week that he expects consumers to see changes in payment terms as BNPL lenders face tighter underwriting standards that could hamper their ability to lend.

See also: BNPL rethinks model as tough times strain client portfolios



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Hi-Tech Automotive: The South African company that builds beloved American supercars


What do a WWII Lancaster bomber plane, a Massey Ferguson tractor and a Volkswagen Beetle have in common? Believe it or not, their parts have found their way into some of the most iconic racing cars of all time.

In the 1960s, Carroll Shelby left an indelible mark on motorsport history, his cars winning the FIA ​​World Sportscar Championship and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. for an American manufacturer for the first time. But their engineering prowess relied on ingenuity as well as skill. The Ford GT40 featured an oil cap from a tractor and an aircraft identification light, and the Shelby Cobra’s indicator switch came from a humble German family car, according to the replica maker of Jimmy Price cars. So when it comes to recreating these rare vehicles and others, he has his work cut out for him.

The 76-year-old South African has spent decades scouring archives for blueprints and sketches behind the wheel, and is known to travel halfway around the world in search of a part or a original mould. Sourcing components can take years, but he usually gets what he wants. That’s why the replica cars made by his company Hi-Tech Automotive are some of the most coveted in the world – and their stories all begin on the African continent.

A former civil engineer and lifelong car enthusiast, Price began building replicas of the Shelby Cobra in the mid-1980s (“the most replicated car, then and now,” he says) and burst onto the American market in the mid-1990s. via the American distributor Superformance, which he created.

“There was nobody making a complete car,” Price recalled. Finding parts for a car that was last made in the 1960s involved a lot of reading, as well as visits to British manufacturer Cobra AC Cars and suppliers that had long since ceased production. It tells stories of a series of wild goose hunts and coincidences that ultimately lead to all the components coming together.

In 1995, the company shipped 35 Cobras. By 2000, it was shipping 450 units a year, with a workforce growing from 20 to 650. The global recession of the late 2000s severely affected Hi-Tech’s business, with orders dropping dramatically and forcing layoffs. Today, its workforce is up to around 300, the owner says, making Cobras, GT40s, Shelby Daytona coupes and 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sports.

A range of Hi-Tech replicas: (left-right) the Ford GT40, Daytona Coupe and Shelby Cobras.

Price explains that Hi-Tech doesn’t technically build cars. Instead, it creates bodies and chassis for bespoke classics that have the OEM stamp of approval. They’re nicknamed “roller” or “turnkey minus”: everything you’d expect from a car, minus the engine and transmission. In the United States, Hi-Tech’s largest market, a car without these constitutes an “assembly of parts” in the eyes of the law, making importing easier. Once imported and sold by dealers, customers have the engine and transmission installed by third parties or themselves.

What Hi-Tech builds in its 200,000 square foot workshop in Gqeberha (formerly known as Port Elizabeth) is authenticity with a modern twist. Unlike their racing ancestors, the replicas come with air conditioning and more comfortable seats. Hi-Tech also addresses practicalities that race cars could have done without, such as making sure door seals work, Price says.

Donald Osborne, classic car historian, automotive appraiser and CEO of automotive experience provider Audrain Group, describes Hi-Tech’s production as “extremely good” and built in a manner “considered to be in the tradition of craftsmanship”.

“Hi-Tech is also respectful of the design and proportions of the original, which many replica car manufacturers cannot say,” he adds.

An undated photo of Hi-Tech Automotive founder Jimmy Price, the late Carroll Shelby and Superformance CEO Lance Stander.

Some of the cars that Hi-Tech supplies as rolls to Superformance and Shelby Legendary Cars are virtually impossible to own as originals. A little bit less 1000 cobras were ever built, only 105 GT40 with the original chassis, and just six Shelby Daytona coupes and five 1963 Corvette Grand Sport. Then there are the one-offs he recreates, like an exact copy of GT40 #1075, a double winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans (Price was given special access to the car, then housed in the safe at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles).

Due to licensing agreements with Shelby, General Motors and the owner of the GT40 marque, many replicas made by Hi-Tech are considered “continuation cars” – an extension of the manufacturer’s original production.

As a result, they are not cheap. Lance Stander, who bought Superformance from Price in 2004, says the most expensive models he offers are the aluminum Cobra and Daytona, priced around $500,000, followed by the replica GT40 1075, which ranges between $400,000 and $450,000.

A replica of the 1963 Corvette Grand Sport. Only five were made by Chevrolet.

Stander says Superformance has customers worldwide and a national distributor South Africa sold across the African continent. Many buyers view them as investments, he adds. “If you bought a Cobra from me 10 years ago, you would buy the same 10-year-old Cobra for double what it originally sold,” he says.

This is partly due to demand. Business was boosted by the high-profile appearance of the high-tech GT40s, Cobras and Daytona Coupes in the 2019 film “Ford vs Ferrari,” which told the story of Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles’ triumph at Le Mans in 1966. .

Orders have also increased due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Price says. “Right now we’re full for a year here,” he said. “This is the first time (this has happened) in the last 15 years.”

Matt Damon as Carroll Shelby in the 2019 film

Now, after a long and successful run, a much-discussed law is set to revolutionize the industry – and what was once old is about to be new again.

In the United States, the Low Volume Vehicle Manufacturing (LVM) Act came into effect in March, allowing replica car makers to produce up to 325 complete cars per year. Hi-Tech will still export rollers, but Superformance can now install engines and transmissions and sell ready-to-run cars through traditional dealerships.

Under the LVM, cars must meet certain emission standards, which is perhaps why Superformance plans to create electric versions of all its cars. Some Superformance owners have gone down this route before, including an electric Cobra MKIII R (“the fastest car I’ve ever driven 0-100 [kmph]says Stander).

Osborne warns that while electrification makes sense for some classic cars with a smooth ride – a Rolls-Royce, for example – for others to remove the engine and with it its sound, smell and vibration, “nie much of the fun to be found in them and the reason they were built in the first place.

A Cobra MKIII E, an electric version of the famous sports car.  Superformance CEO Land Stander said the company will eventually offer an electric version of every model in its lineup.

For his next line, Price has his eyes on Ford Shelby GR-1, a concept supercar from 2005 and a personal “obsession” that was never produced. Superformance has already reached an agreement with Ford and financing is the main obstacle, he says.

However, the latest chapter in Hi-Tech’s story may soon feature less of its founder. Price’s sons now run the day-to-day of the shop, and though he says he “can never stay home,” after nearly 30 years, Price plans to return to his duties.

“Jim is the modern day Carroll Shelby,” says Stander, noting that Hi-Tech has made more than 6,500 Cobras, far exceeding the number Carroll Shelby has ever made.

“(Price) is a remarkable and incredible man,” adds Stander. “People are only going to realize this even more in the future.”

The carpet industry’s invisible hand – POLITICO

REVENGE OF THE CARPETBAGGERS — It’s hard to get manufacturers to look after their own products to make sure they don’t add to the global pollution problem once consumers are done with them.

And even when they have agreed to do it, they sometimes try to avoid doing more. Take the carpet industry, which is fighting bills to tax its products and using the profits to fund recycling.

The industry recycling nonprofit ousted two of its board members in April for advocating for recycling bills in New York and Illinois, our alum reports. colleague Catherine Boudreau in her latest article for POLITICO.

Carpet America Recovery Effort even runs a mandatory recycling program in California, where consumers pay a fee on new carpets and the industry uses the money to pay for recycling. But he prefers “market-based” programs, arguing that the fees make carpeting less competitive with other types of flooring.

“CARE cannot accept its own contradictions,” said Franco Rossi, president of Aquafil USA Inc., which recovers nylon from old carpets. Rossi was started of CARE’s board of directors at the end of April, with the president of another recycling company. “The carpet industry runs the stewardship program in California because they have to, but they don’t want it anywhere else because they think it will hurt carpet sales.”

The group has gone to great lengths to remove support for recycling mandates. When providing funds to carpet recyclers, CARE asked them to refrain from supporting legislation that would require manufacturers to manage the life cycle of products.

The carpet industry is also actively lobbying against the bills. The Carpet and Rug Institute, whose membership overlaps with CARE, urged Illinois lawmakers to oppose the recycling proposal, arguing that it was “modeled on a problematic California program” and would create “an entirely new state bureaucracy”.

The episode illustrates the tensions that emerge when an industrial group regulates itself. The extent of the role that industry should play vis-à-vis regulators has been a sticking point as states attempt to enact EPR carpet, packaging and other product laws across the country.

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SOLAR RECOVERY — The Biden administration has figured out how to resolve at least one conflict between its clean energy and domestic manufacturing goals, POLITICO’s Kelsey Tamborrino reports.

Biden threw a lifeline to the solar industry on Monday by scrapping tariffs for two years tied to the Commerce Department’s investigation into whether solar panel makers in Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand and the Vietnam circumvents tariffs on Chinese shipments of solar equipment to the United States.

The investigation chilled the solar industry and even delayed retirement of at least one coal-fired power plant as manufacturers fear they may have to pay tariffs on the source of around 80% of US panel imports.

“There’s a big takeaway here in that when there are conflicting policy priorities, the Biden administration has shown that rapid decarbonization won’t be thrown under the bus,” said Christian RoselundSenior Policy Analyst at Clean Energy Associates, an industry consulting firm.

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Read also : Biden has also invoked the Defense Production Act to promote domestic manufacturing of solar panels and other clean energy technologies like heat pumps and hydrogen electrolyzers.

As Reporting by David Iaconangelo for POLITICO’s E&E News, clean energy advocates have been calling for this for months, ever since Russia invaded Ukraine.

“This measure alone obviously does not solve our problems, in Russia or in the atmosphere. But it is a sign of hope that we can still do something,” wrote Bill McKibben, co-founder of 350.org, which was one of the first DPA boosters for heat pumps.

SCARY PAC — Crypto is entering the lobbying game in increasingly inscrutable ways, writes our colleague Ben Schreckinger for Digital Future Daily.

A new political action committee launched on Monday may be the first to be associated with a decentralized autonomous organization, a new type of web-based entity that can be governed with blockchain tokens. This means that a pot of political money will now be controlled by anyone who buys digital tokens from a decentralized online group.

3OH DAO (pronounced Three-Oh-Dow) argues for normal financial stuff – a light regulatory touch and rules favorable to decentralized financial activity. Scratch the surface, however, and you find that one of the investors is CultDAOwhich has a creepy website and presents itself as a cult around “revolution investing”.

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– The Treasury asks the World Bank – led by a person appointed by Trump – to do more about the climateincluding avoiding funding fossil fuel projects, the Financial Times reports.

— Critics worry New York bill to disclose carbon footprint of fashion industry will only lead to more greenwashing. The interception has a deep dive.

— Wells Fargo East pause its “diverse slate” interview politics after the New York Times reported some of the the interviews were window dressing.

— Climate realism takes shape: the Climate Overshoot Commission holds its first meeting on Thursday, and the American Geophysical Union is working on a “ethical framework” for “climate intervention”, the AP reports.

Under Armor downgraded from S&P 500 stock index – Baltimore Sun

Shares of Under Armor were largely unchanged on Monday on their first day of trading after the S&P Dow Jones Indices announced plans to remove the Baltimore-based sportswear maker from the widely followed S&P 500 stock index.

Under Armor will be removed from the index before the start of trading on June 21 and will be added to the S&P MidCap 400, the S&P Dow Jones announced on Friday. The S&P 500 tracks the performance of 500 major companies listed on US stock exchanges.

The changes are being made to “ensure that each index is more representative of its market capitalization range,” S&P Dow Jones said in a statement.

“All companies moving from the S&P 500 to the S&P MidCap 400 are more representative of the mid-cap market space, and all companies moving from the S&P MidCap 400 to the S&P SmallCap 600 are more representative of the small-cap market space “, says the announcement.

Market capitalization is the total market value of the outstanding shares of a listed company. Under Armor’s market capitalization is approximately $4.86 billion.

Under Armor shares have lost nearly half their value this year, but rose a nickel on Monday to $11.05 apiece.

The retailer posted a quarterly loss on May 6 and missed revenue projections amid an ongoing supply chain and pandemic-related challenges. The financial performance sent the company’s share price plummeting, losing about a third of its value, and leaving some analysts questioning management’s ability.

Less than two weeks later, the brand announced the departure of CEO Patrik Frisk on June 1 after just over two years at the helm. Frisk, who also served as chairman, engineered the company’s recently completed multi-year turnaround. Under Armor’s board of directors has launched an internal and external search for a new president and chief executive officer, with chief operating officer Colin Browne assuming the role on an interim basis.

Under Armor will be replaced in the S&P 500 by Keurig Dr Pepper Inc., while IPG Photonics Corp., also downgraded, will be replaced by ON Semiconductor Corp.

Under Armor and IPG Photonics will replace Trinity Industries Inc. and Yelp Inc., respectively, in the S&P MidCap 400. Another clothing retailer, Urban Outfitters Inc., is also downgraded as part of the announced changes from the S&P MidCap 400 to the S&P SmallCap. 600.

Cut-out dresses under $35 that look like high fashion finds

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It’s the summer of cut-out dresses! And it certainly won’t be the last. Whether it’s center waist, side, back or chest cutouts, we want them all — and we want them now!

That being said, intricately designed pieces like cut-out dresses can tend to command higher prices. We know we see a lot of models walking around in cutout dresses that cost around $500. But you don’t have to spend all your salary to follow the trend! We’ve picked out 17 cutout mini, midi, and maxi dresses for you below — and they’re all under $35 on Amazon!

Cutout mini dresses

1. Our absolute favorite: This Cupshe dress is the perfect summer color, it’s flowy and has flattering side cutouts. The O-ring in the center of the chest completes the look!

2. We also like: This WDIRARA t-shirt dress can be worn endlessly for more casual occasions and evenings. The unique and smaller cutouts at the waist have a tightening waistband effect!

3. We cannot forget: Looking for something tighter that shows more skin to really show off your figure? This asymmetrical CHRII club dress will turn all heads in the room!

4. Back in action: This Romwe dress with ruffled straps doesn’t seem to have any cutouts when seen in the front, but the one that pops out from under the bow in the back is simply stunning!

5. Ruched Excellence: The high side cutouts of this Just Quella dress have pretty ties hanging down, and the way the fabric ruffles will make you feel fabulous!

6. Strapless and Gorgeous: This Floerns dress features double front cutouts and a strapless design so you can say goodbye to tan lines!

Cutout Midi Dresses

7. Our absolute favorite: If you’re dressing up, this ANRABESS open back dress is a stellar option, with a mega-flattering cutout and flowing handkerchief hem!

8. We also like: Sleek and simple – but anything but basic, this Verdusa dress is stunning on its own but can also be dressed up, perhaps with a denim jacket!

9. We can’t forget: This one-shoulder Pink Queen midi dress has a totally casual look. The color options are great too!

10. Vacation Essentials: Your next tropical trip absolutely needs this patterned Verdusa dress! Cutout and slit are the perfect combo!

11. Loving long sleeves: This Floerns long-sleeved dress caught our attention with its geometric-inspired cutout, playing with angles for a modern look!

Cut-out maxi dress

12. Our absolute favorite: This SheIn dress is a great option if you want the look of the famous Cult Gaia dress but don’t want to spend a lot of money!

13. We also like: The moody floral print is so beautiful on this ZAFUL dress. We love the combination of the mini cut-out in front and the bigger one in the back!

14. We cannot forget: The asymmetrical design of this comfortable ANRABESS cutout dress is totally cool. We also love the addition of lightly padded shoulders!

15. Sporty-chic: The contrasting edging of this Popomelo dress has a total sporty look. We love how the cutout curves around the waist from the back to the sides!

16. Playing with Paisley: You’ll feel like a million bucks in this Cupshe Maxi Dress. This is a find worthy of a photo shoot!

17. The Statement Maker: Go-go-voom! This Franhais dress is the ultimate “look at me” type of dress. Get ready to wow!

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The comfortable and stylish clothes you crave from body-positive brands

I’m tired of feeling like a tightly wrapped, slightly overflowing stuffed sausage every time I try to get ready for the day. I need comfortable stylish clothes – clothes from brands that celebrate and design for all bodies. Postpartum is pretty tough on a new mom’s psyche, and frankly, that’s why I opt for no pants most of the time. Unfortunately, I can’t wander the aisles of the supermarket or walk around the office in my underwear, so something has to give. After a well-deserved pep talk with my curves in the mirror, I decided to do a little retail therapy, with comfort being my top priority.

As I browsed the shelves for ultra-soft fabrics and flattering fits to avoid the dreaded (to me, at least) muffin top, I realized something: comfort is sexy. I don’t need to slip into lingerie or trendy fashion pieces to find my groove; I just need to fit my clothes well – and feel comfortable in them. With the right basic items in your wardrobe, it can set and change the tone of your entire day.

Thus, the following list of comfortable yet still stylish clothes that are totally ripped off and body positive was born.


Aesthetic Leggings

Think of them as the wrap dress for your legs! Aerie’s crossover leggings are made from 88% nylon and 12% spandex, better known as “Our Real Me Fabric” within the brand. It’s breathable and lightweight, and the crossover feature at the waist creates a “V”-shaped curve that hugs your sides without constricting. The flared bottom makes them perfect for all day to day activities and offers the comfort of activewear with the feel of a put together outfit.

Useful review: “Besides being so flattering, the quality is super soft and not the type of leggings that will fade and get cheap over time! I have several aerie leggings and this is by far my favorite. I I wear it to relax and even to dress!

Sizes available: XXS to XXL


A “Go-To” bra

Gone are the days when you had to hide your bulky sports bra under a worktop for more comfort! What started out as something simply trendy to wear under revealing shirts quickly became a staple. This skims bralette is a best seller for a reason, as it has the plunge neckline for high cut highs, is lined with power mesh and is made of 79% nylon. It’s no wonder this is listed as “Kim’s go-to bralette.”

Useful review: “I’m a recent breast cancer survivor – so after my double mastectomy and several surgeries that followed, as well as chemotherapy and radiotherapy, it was nearly impossible for me to find a comfortable bra that fit me. Not only did I find one, but I also regained my self-confidence and strength by dressing up! Thank you!!!”

Sizes available: XXS to 4X


A dress that is both loose and structured

A puffy dress that suits all body types and all sizes? Yes please. The Geneva dress has gained popularity for its all-inclusive fit, and it is also available in over 15 colors. The Universal Standard motto “reflects the true bell curve of the average person in the United States”. Their entire line is organized by this measurement, making a medium a size 18-20.

Useful review: “It’s a comfy sack dress that kinda looks good. Amazing. Perfection. A+.”

Sizes available: 4XS to 4XL


These jeans described as “Denim Perfection”

Just like those from Abercrombie, these Good American jeans have all the stretch you need. They have also customized their fabric to have a sculptural quality and assure customers that their use of reclaimed fabric gives the jeans a longer shelf life which is well worth it. This chewy hem style is perfect for a night out in your favorite pumps or a baseball game in your low-top Converse.

Helpful notice: “First pair of GA jeans and I’m not crazy about them. This will be the first of a long series. Fits amazing. Tall. Perfect length. Already gone through the washer/dryer with no problem! »

Sizes available: 00 to 26


Underwear with thousands of 5-star reviews

This classic bikini style underwear is more than meets the eye. Not only are they Cameron Diaz in charlie’s angels flattering, but they are also ecological and practical. These panties were designed to never “crawl, roll, or sag” and are a total steal at just $14 apiece.

Useful review: “When I wear them, it’s like they’re not even there. They are so comfortable and cool on my skin. I can’t wait to replace all my old underwear with these!

Sizes available: XS to 4XL


Barely There Shapewear

Sometimes you want a little compression without running out of air, and these seamless shorts from Lizzo’s new clothing line do just that. The fabric is lightweight and the double-lined waistband provides good tummy support. The fabric is also designed to not roll up, conceal underwear lines and even has a SilverSeam anti-microbial panty liner that “keeps you cool”. Lizzo’s shapewear line also includes bodysuits, bras and underwear.

Useful review: “Y’all, I don’t normally write reviews. But this shapewear is life changing. The things I hated about shapewear – the top rolled up under my boobs – the lines around my thighs – everything! This Yitty is all the contrary. I am in love.”

Sizes available: XS/S to 5X


A breathable bodysuit

Looking for something fabulous that you can buy in no time? This chunky strap bodysuit from Old Navy is a great piece to pair with a maxi skirt or jeans. This piece is available in seven colors and is part of the company’s body-positive line, Bodlove, which includes “fitted and figure-hugging dresses, tees and tanks.”

Useful review: “Not in a million years have I ever thought I would or should be a bodysuit person. I am now the proud owner of 5 of this style and am obsessed. They are great quality and the Square neck makes this feel more expensive and structured than a typical old navy t-shirt. So impressed. Get one in every color.

Sizes available: XS to 4X


A “Sexy” & “Supportive” Faux-Wrap Swimsuit

This wrap-around one-piece swimsuit shows just enough skin and accentuates the right curves to give your vacation confidence this year. This design comes in 13 fun prints and colors and offers compression to hold all items in place. This is part of Summersalt’s “Summer of Selflove” campaign, where they proclaim that “everyone is a body of Summersalt”.

Useful review: “When I put on this bathing suit, I said ‘Wow!’ I’ve never had this experience with a bathing suit. I thought maybe the color was too bright; it wasn’t. It was comfortable and flattering. The price was right too, when we compare it to department store prices.”

Sizes available: 2 to 26


A versatile blouse

A dressy top that won’t burst at the seams of your chest and is flattering on different shapes and sizes?! Eloquii has outdone himself. This silk blouse is ideal for the office and pairs well with jeans for a night out. And since it comes in nine fun designs, there’s a style to suit your mood.

Useful review: “It was my first experience buying Eloquii clothes. I didn’t know their fit and was worried about my XL arms, even for plus size clothes. I usually wear 14-16 and chose size 16. It fits great on me, and when I wear it with jeans I get compliments all day. Felt really steal AF. Couldn’t ask for more.

Sizes available: 14 to 28


Jeans with just enough flare

I love anything high-waisted, and these curvy jeans are the reason I don’t have to unbutton my pants at the table anymore — they’re super stretchy. There’s more room in the thighs and back for a snug yet comfortable fit, and you can wear them for any occasion.

Useful review: “These are the most comfortable and flattering jeans I have ever owned. I am a curvy girl and always find jeans such a pain to find ones that fit. I am in love with these The flare is so flattering, I love the ultra high waste. The only downside is the price (I’m broke now haha), but they are 100% worth it. I wear them casually and for going out, they go to everything!”

Sizes available: Waist from 23 inches to 37 inches

Here’s Exactly How to Maximize Social Security’s $4,194 Monthly Maximum

In 2022, the largest monthly retirement check sent by the Social Security Administration is $4,194 per month. This is well above the average edge of $1,657. Obviously, if you can get such a large check, it will go a long way to providing you with financial security in your later years — although you probably can’t live on Social Security alone.

So how can you get on the path to such a big payout? Here are the steps to follow.

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Plan to work a long time

The Social Security benefit formula allows workers to receive a monthly payment equal to a percentage of their average indexed monthly earnings (AIME). AIME is your average monthly salary based on your earnings over the 35 years you earned the most money, after adjusting salaries each year for inflation.

If you haven’t worked for at least 35 years, your AIME on which benefits are based will be reduced. The reason is simple. Each time you include zeros when calculating an average, it decreases it. And the zeros will be included in your AIME calculation for any year you missed.

Most people work that long, but you’ll have to make sure you do that if you want a $4,194 Social Security Benefit. In fact, there’s a good chance you’ll have to work even longer for reasons which will be explained below.

Build strong job skills that earn you a high income

If you want to receive maximum Social Security benefits, it is not enough to work for 35 years or more. In each of these relevant years, you must earn something called the “maximum taxable salary”, i.e. “the basic salary limit”.

This limit is the maximum amount of annual income subject to social security tax. Earnings above that are not taxed, nor do they count in your AIME calculation. The existence of this limit is the reason why there is a cap on the monthly amount Social security checks people receive. In 2022, for example, the maximum taxable salary is $147,000. If you earn $148,000, you would only have $147,000 included in your AIME and used to calculate your monthly Social Security check.

The wage base limit changes over time, but is always the inflation-adjusted equivalent of that amount. And only the highest earners in the country have an income equal to or greater than this. If your earnings in just one of the 35 years included in your AIME calculation are below the limit, you cannot get the maximum benefit of $4,194.

Now, that doesn’t mean you have to earn the limit for your entire career. Let’s say, for example, that you earn less in the first two years as you progress. You would need a 37-year career to be on track for the highest possible payout in this case, so each of the 35 years included in your formula was as high as possible.

It can be difficult to make that much money. So if you want to make sure you maximize the maximum benefit of $4,194, you’ll need to develop job skills that will make you one of the top earners in the country.

Prepare for a late retirement

The maximum monthly Social Security benefit is not earned just earning paychecks equal to or greater than the highest taxable salary each year. This will allow you to maximize your Standard benefit by earning the maximum AIME used to calculate it.

But the standard benefit is lower than the highest possible monthly benefit. This is because it can be increased by delaying when you claim your payments. Social Security check amounts are based on both your income history and the age at which you apply for benefits. If you wait until age 70, you will increase your potential payment each year beyond age 62 when you first become eligible.

If you can’t support yourself without Social Security checks and want the maximum monthly benefit, you’ll have to postpone your retirement until you can receive your payments. That would mean staying on the job until age 70, which is much later than most people retire.

As you can see, there’s a lot of tough work on your plate if you want a monthly Social Security check of $4,194. In fact, you may not be able to complete them all. It might be a lot easier to just accept that your retirement benefits are much lower than that amount and focus on building a big nest egg to supplement the income those benefits provide.

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Shop the 17 best floral tops and dresses for summer – under $50!

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Summer is in full bloom! We’ll spare you the “revolutionary” quote from The devil wears Prada this time, but it’s safe to say that summer is another popular season for wearing floral prints. So we’re here to plant seeds of inspiration (pardon the pun) with the best floral dresses and tops available on Amazon.

From long dresses to lightweight blouses, these pieces will make you stand out from the crowd while staying in tune with current fashion trends. Take these summery looks from a backyard barbecue to a date night. And the best part? All of these floral finds are all under $50!

1. Pretty in pink! Featuring a cute cutout and tie front detailing, this peplum crop top is the crème de la crème.

2. Holiday atmosphere! This open back maxi dress is the perfect choice for a beach getaway.

3. Go chill on a hot summer night in this ruffled smocked midi dress. Available in a variety of colors and prints, you can easily find a shade that suits you for summer.

4. We honestly can’t believe this gorgeous chiffon blouse is only $26! Such a steal for a bohemian-chic long-sleeved basic.

5. We’re seriously smitten with this sleeveless sweetheart neck dress! The ruched bodice and A-line skirt give this midi the most flattering silhouette.

6. Stunning in satin! This slip dress with a cowl neckline and sultry slit is an optimal option for a summer wedding.

seven. Absolutely obsessed with this off the shoulder chiffon blouse! Add a pair of white denim and you have a stylish summer ensemble.

8. This puff sleeve maxi is almost identical to the House of CB Tallulah dress at a fraction of the price! Feminine, floral and ultra-flattering.

9. Take a look at this peephole tie front midi dress! So comfortable and chic! As one shopper put it, “Gorgeous and just the right amount of sexy.”

ten. Made famous by Diane Von Furstenberg, the wrap dress is a classic piece with a universally flattering silhouette. And this tie-waist floral maxi wrap is an affordable option you can wear to any summer function!

11. Blue skies and dresses in sight! Stay cool this summer with this off the shoulder smocked maxi dress.

12. The power of the flowers ! We dig the vintage vibes in this lightweight v-neck blouse with long balloon sleeves and smocked cuffs.

13. If there’s one thing we love more than a spaghetti strap summer dress, it’s a spaghetti strap summer dress. with pockets. This long dress is available in 22 different colors!

14. Look on the bright side in this vibrant long sleeve maxi! The V-neck bares a bit of skin (tastefully, of course), while the belt accentuates your waist.

15. If you are like We, then you prefer a sleeveless solution when you sweat in the summer. This v-neck blouse is super stretchy and trimmed with lace for added elegance.

16. Dream dress! This floral mini hugs your curves in all the right places, offering some tummy control with a looser swing silhouette.

17. Take it back to the 60s with this edgy floral crochet top! Such a fun swim cover or standalone piece.

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Cubs’ Marcus Stroman makes SHUGO more than a shoe brand

When Marcus Stroman takes the mound for the Cubs, notice his varied deliveries to disrupt batting timing and the energy he exudes as he constantly moves.

Then look at his cleats and examine them a little closer. They could be a range of colors – white, grey, tan, teal, royal – but notice the logo on the tongue of the shoe, a circle with a horizontal line down the center.

Soon it won’t just be about Stroman’s cleats and gear.

“I really want to make this the next luxury brand for athletes on and off the court,” Stroman said of SHUGO, which started out as its own brand of cleats. “So on the court you get luxury leather, luxury materials on your cleats, on your sneakers. And then off the court you also get high-end streetwear, high-end apparel, pieces cut to sew, garments that will rival any high end brand.

He’s Stroman, a man with big ideas on and off the pitch. But he also showed a knack for turning vision into reality.

SHUGO was originally a cleat designed and worn only by Stroman. But this year, SHUGO is set for its first public release. Although the exact date has yet to be determined, it will likely be this fall.

Athletes partner with established brands to create their own designer shoes all the time, but building a shoe and business from scratch is much rarer. Big Baller Brand is the most notable recent example, and its tumultuous history sadly includes NBA guards Lonzo and LaMelo Ball leaving the family business.

Baseball doesn’t have the same hold on the shoe industry as basketball. Active MLB players with signature shoes include Mike Trout (Nike), Bryce Harper (Under Armour), and Francisco Lindor (New Balance).

“There aren’t many other shoes that are iconic to baseball,” said Erik Hernandez, designer at Studio Noyes, who works with SHUGO as well as more established brands. “So for Marcus to do his own, let alone provide the opportunity for other players at his same level to be part of SHUGO in the future, is a major thing to disrupt what’s happening with the three key players typical of Nike, Adidas and Under Armour.

If there was one athlete built to make that kind of splash, it was Stroman, a pitcher who is often said to have been underestimated throughout his baseball career because of his size.

“Anything I do off the pitch is usually something I do with passion,” Stroman said. “It’s not like I’m trying to make it a global company. I just want to get the word out and pursue a passion that I love, whether it’s clothes, whether it’s getting the message out about being undersized, breaking down barriers. I just try to incorporate everything that built me ​​as a person.

Stroman once built a clothing business from scratch.

HDMH was born out of a saying – height does not measure heart – that 5-7 Stroman used in college.

Then, ten years ago, Stroman wanted to trademark the phrase. He set up a website.

“It was a type of deal where he and his buddies walked into a T-shirt printing shop and were like, ‘Hey, man, here’s my catchphrase. I need a logo. Let’s print T-shirts,” said HDMH COO Adam Abdat, who is also Stroman’s brother-in-law. “And literally his logo was just an HDMH. [block] text with a measuring tape in the shape of a heart around the HDMH.

Marcus Stroman balances pitching for the Cubs with being a fashion entrepreneur.

A few years later, Stroman asked his mother and sister to help him grow the business, and Abdat joined them.

“We were all involved in label printing, box packing, all that stuff – running to the post office,” Abdat said. “It was really everyone on deck at the start.”

For Abdat, it’s crazy to look back on this period. They have employees for all that now. But the business remained family-owned, which Stroman speaks with pride.

The brand now works with the Stroman Foundation of the same name. And they’re branching out into new spaces, including uniforms for teams ranging from the Cape Cod League to the Little League.

“It’s nice to be in a company that has someone at the top who never stops wanting to break down barriers, without limits,” Abdat said. “If it makes sense, then let’s do it. If I have unique ideas, let’s try, see how it works, take samples, test.

This is how their uniform adventure began. Abdat pitched the idea, and now he estimates they’ve worked with over 60 teams.

The brand, however, clearly means more to its most loyal fans than just clothing.

A teammate of Stroman, rookie reliever Ethan Roberts, has had the HDMH logo tattooed on his arm since 2018, years before they met in spring training this year.

“I’ve been following it forever,” Roberts said this spring. “He gives me advice, tips and tricks and this and that. We talk almost every day. I mean, heck, he gave me cleats. Like, how cool is that?

Stroman envisions HDMH and SHUGO coexisting, filling different niches.

“The identity of them is very, very different,” Stroman said.

HDMH is a motivational brand. SHUGO resides in the sphere of luxury.

“I’m still working on that,” Stroman said, “whether it’s the next wave of clothes we’re dropping, the designs, what kind of colorways we’re trying to launch for fall. I’m very in tune with that. , and I love it. I’m creative at heart.

When Studio Noyes first met Stroman, Hernandez was struck by Stroman’s ambitious vision.

“It was really interesting to hear Marcus talk about it, because it wasn’t just, ‘I want my own shoe.’ He wanted everything for him,” Hernandez said. “At the end of the day, he wanted to do something better that worked well for him.”

SHUGO’s story begins with Stroman’s split from Jordan Brand, a subsidiary of Nike. According to Stroman, Jordan told him he couldn’t maintain their partnership and have his own clothing business.

“So I left them heartless,” Stroman said, “and that day I started working on SHUGO and HDMH fully.”

The SHUGO 1 design will be available to the public this fall.

The SHUGO 1 design will be available to the public this fall.

Courtesy of Studio Noyes.

Nike did not respond to multiple requests for comment. But in January 2018, shortly after Stroman announced the end of his partnership with Jordan on Twitter, a Jordan spokesperson told the Toronto Star, “While Marcus was a member of the Jordan Brand family, he never was not under contract. Beyond that, we do not disclose the specific terms of agreements with Jordan Brand athletes.

In developing his own cleats, Stroman leaned heavily on advice he heard from doctors and trainers he worked with while rehabilitating following surgery on his anterior cruciate ligament in 2015. (Still balancing several efforts, Stroman returned to Duke during his rehabilitation to complete his degree.)

“I designed it technically for my ACL,” Stroman said. “So the cleats are great. They are designed first and foremost for your body. And then it’s aesthetic after that.

Stroman took a SHUGO cleat and bent it in the middle to show off its flexibility, more like a running shoe than a typical cleat. Developing the shoe for an individual first gave Stroman and Studio Noyes the freedom to break the mould.

After a hands-on testing process, the cleats were ready to debut a few years after that first meeting in late 2018, a timeline affected by the pandemic.

“I knew it was going to work,” Stroman said. “But definitely a bit annoying to wear your own model of cleats for the first time.”

Now SHUGO is expected to be on a third model by 2023.

“I’m excited where this went,” Stroman said. “Because it’s all my ideas kind of thrown into it. I invested all my time and money in it. I haven’t taken any investors or anything yet. So I’m excited where he grew up.

The SHUGO name draws from a range of inspirations, fitting the brand of an athlete with so many disparate projects and interests – fashion, wine, podcasting, writing a children’s book.

SHUGO is a play on words for sauce in Italian and protector/guardian in Japanese. It is also the name of Stroman’s dog.

“It’s just a word that I liked,” he said, “how it sounded, how it flowed, how it sounded. And I just had a mark when I fell in love with the word.

SHUGO’s initial launch this year will begin with limited editions of the cleat model Stroman wore last year in three colorways.

“It’s going to be a high-end model,” said Samantha Noyes, owner of Studio Noyes, “a bit more exclusive just to kick things off.”

At the same time, they plan to release a lifestyle trainer with similar color stories and a clothing line. In the spring, SHUGO plans to offer a consumer version of the wedges.

By next year, Stroman hopes to bring five to seven baseball players, spanning the major and minor leagues, into the fold, making them SHUGO athletes.

After that, who says? When Stroman says he’s constantly working on SHUGO, he’s not exaggerating. At any time, the Studio Noyes band chat can light up with an inspirational photo of Stroman.

As Abdat said, Stroman is not one to set boundaries.

“I’ve always been someone who tries to maximize it in life,” Stroman said. “I just want to do everything while I’m here. I don’t take any day for granted. And I really want to fully pursue all my passions and interests. And I feel like I have the energy to do it all.

Next time Stroman takes the mound, take a look at his cleats. Because they’re not just a fashion statement or a tool of the trade. They are part of a larger vision.

“I really feel like I can creatively build a lot of things,” Stroman said, “that can take off in this world.”

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Priyanka Chopra Looks Like a Vision in Luxury Jewelry Brand Campaign Video, Fans Say, ‘Queen, Finally’


  • Priyanka Chopra looked stunning in the latest ad video for a luxury jewelry brand
  • The actress was recently named a Bulgari brand ambassador
  • Priyanka will be seen next in It’s All Coming Back to Me
A few days ago, Hollywood stars Anne Hathaway and Zendaya’s video ad for luxury jewelry brand Bulgari’s latest campaign took the internet by storm. As the video received a thunderous response, Desi fans were quick to sing along to Priyanka Chopra’s publicity video after a glimpse of the diva in a black outfit wearing the brand’s new jewelry collection surfaced online .

Soon Bulgari released a new video with the Desi Girl in her element, sophistically descending the stairs in front of a mansion and playfully meandering through the gardens. All the while showing off a gorgeous diamond necklace, rings and earrings.

Recently, Priyanka was announced as one of four new Bulgari Brand Ambassadors alongside BLACKPINK’s Anne Hathaway, Zendaya and Lisa. Priyanka shot for the commercial in Rome in which she made her debut for the brand’s campaign, titled Unexpected Wonders.

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Fans flooded the comments section of Bulgari’s Instagram post, relieved to see the ‘queen’ finally adorning the luxury brand‘s jewelry and hailed her with words like ‘legend’ and ‘beautiful’.

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The joyful collaborations of an Indian Kenyan portrait photographer

Parekh’s first studio, Victory, opened in 1942 and he quickly became one of East Africa’s best-known portrait photographers. For nearly half a century, the middle classes of Mombasa and elsewhere have visited it to mark happy occasions of all kinds; he produced around ten thousand portraits in his first twenty-five years alone. Parekh retired and emigrated to Britain in the early 1980s, selling his business and archives. In 2000, Isolde Brielmaier, then a PhD student in art history at Columbia University, began cataloging Parekh’s work and spent fourteen months salvaging negatives from the attic of her former studio. “It was really wet. They were all in boxes. A lot of the negatives were glued together, even the prints had faded by then,” Brielmaier told me recently. As part of her thesis, she interviewed Parekh and his former patrons, motivated, in part, by a lack of scholarship on the visual culture of the Swahili coast. Now deputy director of the New Museum, Brielmaier is the author of a book, “i am bubblydedicated to Parekh’s life’s work and the dynamic environment his studio catered to. (Parekh died in 2007. His archive, acquired by an Italian poet in the early 2000s, is currently in a private collection in Verona.)

Parekh’s predecessors in the region were a generation of largely European and South Asian photographers operating studios around the turn of the 20th century. They were proponents of the postcard image – exotic portraits of local scenes intended for consumption by European audiences abroad. Women, dressed in kanga cloth, posed in staged images. One of these postcards, “Swahily Beauties of Zanzibar”, by AC Gomes, from 1888, depicts four barefoot women, dressed in traditional patterned fabrics, posing against a background of flowers and painted arches. They are positioned in the pyramidal composition which, according to Brielmaier, evokes Orientalist paintings from the end of the 19th century.

Parekh was born in Mombasa in 1923 to a father from Gujarat who had arrived in Kenya twenty years earlier. He apprenticed in a family friend’s photo studio before opening Parekh & Company in Mombasa with his brother, Chandulal. At that time, the practice of portrait photography no longer resembled that of postcard images. Where previous portrait photographers treated their African sitters as silent curiosities for an outside audience, Studio Parekh produced portraits for the enjoyment of the subjects themselves. Its clientele represented an ethnically diverse cross-section of Mombasa’s upper class—a largely affluent urban class who had benefited from the city’s post-war prosperity and who were interested in documenting their own lives. “These are images of Parekh, but these are images of Parekh working with the people you see,” Brielmaier said.

Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings, Inc. Announces Strong First

WEST JORDAN, Utah, May 31, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings, Inc. (“Sportsman’s Warehouse” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: SPWH) today announced its financial results for the thirteen weeks ended April 30 2022.

“Our first quarter results were highlighted by strong performances in our hunting and shooting sports, apparel and footwear categories,” said Jon Barker, general manager of Sportsman’s Warehouse. “Ammunition inventory levels continue to improve, driving traffic both online and in our stores. We added three new stores to our fleet during the quarter and last week we celebrated the grand opening of our new Spike Camp store in Riverton, Wyoming. This now brings the total number of stores in our fleet to 126 across the United States.”

Mr. Barker continued, “We continue to closely monitor the impact of the current macro-economic environment on consumer behavior. Our wide assortment in several product categories allows us to meet the changing needs of the consumer. With our value-for-money leadership position in our industry and our growing omnichannel presence, we remain confident in our ability to serve the customer looking for the brands and gear needed to enjoy the outdoors.

For the thirteen weeks ended April 30, 2022:

  • Net sales were $309.5 million, a decrease of 5.3%, compared to $327.0 million in the first quarter of Fiscal 2021. The decrease in net sales was mainly due to lower sales demand across all product categories as we celebrated the anniversary of increased demand in the first quarter of fiscal 2021. quarter of 2021 impacted by the COVID economic stimulus package -19 (the US bailout) and social unrest. This increase was partially offset by the addition of 13 new stores since May 1, 2021, which contributed $20.0 million in revenue in the current quarter.

  • Same-store sales decreased 11.6% in the first quarter of 2022, compared to the first quarter of 2021. This was primarily due to lower demand across all product categories due to comparison difficult from year to year described above.

  • Gross profit was $99.1 million or 32.0% of net sales, compared to $104.0 million or 31.8% of net sales in the comparable period last year. The 20 basis point improvement in net sales percentage can be attributed to a favorable product sales mix and higher product margins, partially offset by higher overall transportation costs.

  • Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses increased to $96.1 million, an increase of 6.3%, compared to $90.4 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2021. This increase is the result of a return to pre-pandemic levels of marketing and travel activities, the timing of new store openings, and increased depreciation expense, payroll and rent.

  • Net income was $2.0 million, compared to net income of $10.5 million in the first quarter of 2021. Adjusted net income was $2.2 million, compared to adjusted net income of $12.5 million in the first quarter of 2021 (see “GAAP and Non-GAAP Measures”). ).

  • Adjusted EBITDA was $12.9 million, compared to $23.5 million for the comparable period last year (see “GAAP and Non-GAAP Measures”).

  • Diluted earnings per share were $0.05, compared to diluted earnings per share of $0.23 in the comparable period last year. Adjusted diluted earnings per share was $0.05, compared to adjusted diluted earnings per share of $0.28 for the comparable period last year (see “GAAP and Non-GAAP Measures”).

Highlights of the balance sheet as of April 30, 2022:

  • The company ended the first quarter with net debt of $40.8 million, consisting of $98.5 million in outstanding borrowings under the company’s revolving credit facility and $57.7 million in cash dollars.

  • Total cash was $168.2 million at the end of the first quarter, consisting of $110.5 million of availability on the revolving credit facility, which does not give effect to the amended credit agreement entered into after the end of the first quarter, and $57.7 million in cash.

Modified and updated credit agreement:

On May 27, 2022, the Company and the Company’s subsidiaries, each as borrowers or guarantors, amended and restated the credit agreement governing the revolving credit facility with a syndicate of banks led by Wells Fargo (the “Amended Credit Agreement”). The Amended Credit Agreement, among other things, increased the maximum borrowing capacity under the Revolving Credit Facility from $250.0 million to $350.0 million, subject to a calculation of the basis of borrowing, extended the maturity date from May 23, 2023 to May 27, 2027 and replaced LIBOR with Term SOFR as the benchmark interest rate and made certain related compliance changes.

“The increased capacity of our revolving credit facility reflects the growth and health of our business and gives us additional flexibility to execute on our growth initiatives,” said Jeff White, CFO of Sportsman’s Warehouse. “We appreciate the continued support of our lending partners as we further grow our business and grow our in-store presence.”

Outlook for the second quarter of 2022:

For the second quarter of fiscal 2022, net sales are expected to be between $330 million and $350 million, anticipating same-store sales to decline 16% to 10% year-over-year. Adjusted diluted earnings per share for the quarter are expected to be between $0.22 and $0.30.

About Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings, Inc.

Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings, Inc. is an outdoor specialty retailer focused on meeting the needs of the seasoned outdoor veteran, first timer and everyone in between. We provide exceptional equipment and exceptional service to inspire memories in the great outdoors.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (unaudited)
(in thousands, except per share data)
For the thirteen weeks ended
April 30, 2022 % of net sales May 1, 2021 % of net sales Annual gap

Net sales


309 505

100.0 %



100.0 %




Cost of Goods Sold

210 414

68.0 %


68.2 %



Gross profit


32.0 %


31.8 %



Operating costs :

Selling, general and administrative expenses


31.0 %


27.7 %


Income from operations


1.0 %


4.1 %



Interest expense


0.2 %


0.1 %


Profit before income tax expense


0.8 %


4.0 %



income tax expense


0.1 %


0.9 %



Net revenue



0.7 %



3.1 %




Earnings per share

















Weighted average number of shares outstanding










Condensed consolidated balance sheets (unaudited)
(in thousands)
April 30, 2022 January 29, 2022

Current assets:






Accounts receivable, net



Merchandise inventories

436 438


Prepaid and other expenses



Total current assets

516 275

467 470

Operating lease right-of-use asset



Property and equipment, net



Good will



Definite life intangible assets, net



Total assets


897 755


840 581

Liabilities and equity

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable





Increased expenses



Liabilities related to operating leases, in progress


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Geographically, the Disposable Chemical Protective Clothing Market report studies the major producers and consumers, focuses on product capacity, production, value, consumption, market share and growth opportunity in these key regions, covering: North America, Europe, China, Japan and others.

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Global Disposable Chemical Protective Clothing Market was valued at 267.3 Million in 2021 and is projected to reach USD 450.8 Million by 2028, growing at a CAGR of 7.8% during the forecast period. forecast.

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– Market competition by leading manufacturers in the industry.
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– Suppliers who offer a wide range of product lines and intensify the competitive scenario in the covid-19 crisis.
– Also highlights the key growth sectors of the Disposable Chemical Protective Clothing Market and their performance in the coming years.

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Pop culture icon Nicki Minaj becomes an important stakeholder, global ambassador and advisor to ZK International’s holding company, MaximBet

WENZHOU, China, May 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — ZK International Group Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: ZKIN) (“ZKIN”, “ZK International” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce that Nicki Minaj, the most successful rapper of all time, entrepreneur and media mogul is bringing her artistry and influence to the world of sports betting through a multi-year global partnership with MaximBet, a ZKIN portfolio company.

ZKIN has invested $25 million in MaximBet and currently owns 16% of the company. Mr. Huang, President and CEO of ZKIN, said, “We remain committed and excited about our investment in MaximBet. Competitors in the space have multi-billion dollar market capitalizations and we believe this investment represents a huge benefit to our shareholders that is not reflected in ZKIN’s current stock price.”

Nicki Minaj is known for disrupting the male-dominated rap music industry and plans to do the same with sports betting. As a significant shareholder of MaximBet, Minaj brings her style and philosophy to not only exemplify our brand’s lifestyle, but also to greatly expand her audience. This includes inviting many more women to participate in sports betting. A lifelong sports fan, Minaj will work with MaximBet on branding, merchandise, creative activations, partnerships and fan experiences to bring together entertainment, sports, celebrities and betting.

MaximBet is currently live in the state of Colorado and is set to launch in nine other US states and the Canadian province of Ontariobringing MaximBet’s total coverage to approximately 50% of the legal sports betting market in North America. MaximBet is the only true lifestyle sports betting brand in the industry, rewarding players with real, “money can’t buy” experiences. The innovative partnership with Minaj allows the company to further accentuate experiential sports betting by continuing to capitalize on the explosive growth of the industry. The total addressable market in United States for online sports betting and i-gaming is growing by 32% per year and should reach US$58 billion by 2025, as confirmed by market research firm Eilers &Krejcik.

“I don’t think I’ve ever been so proud of a collaboration,” Minaj said. “Merging business-savvy power moves with my natural, creative, sexy, fun, and forward-thinking expression is so right about this partnership. I’m ready to tap into my full potential as an influential young queen and owner and open the doors for others to dream big Prepare for sexy parties and remember: scared money does NOT make MONEY!!!!HA!!!Place your bets!!!!Let’s- there!!!”

Minaj has 280 million social media followers and is the most followed rapper, seventh most followed musician and 18th most followed person in the world on Instagram. Previous partnerships have been largely successful, including his collaboration with Fendi which immediately sold out everywhere. Fusing her art and fashion, she quickly managed to rekindle the brand’s popularity for items printed with the Fendi logo with a single lyric in her 2018 hit song “Chun-Li.” Minaj recently achieved a similar impact with Burberry, Louis VuittonCrocs, DSQUARED2, Marc Jacobsand more to the point where if she wears an item on social media, it instantly sells online.

“Nicki Minaj is one of the most iconic and influential artists in the world,” said Daniel Graetzer, CEO, MaximBet. “The conversion of entertainment and sports is happening at lightning speed, and we’ve built a brand that can stand at the center of that. Nicki’s experience and business connections open up a wealth of opportunities for MaximBet and her involvement. as an owner will enable us to work together on decisions across all areas of the business.”

For the latest news on MaximBet, please follow the company on Twitter at @MaximBetUSA. For Maxim, follow @maximmag.

About ZK International Group Co., Ltd.

ZK International Group Co., Ltd. is a China-based engineering company that builds and invests in innovative technologies for the modern world. With a focus on designing and implementing next-generation solutions through industrial, environmental and software engineering, ZKIN holds 28 patents, 21 trademarks, 2 technical achievement awards and 10 national and industry standard awards. .

ZKIN’s core business is to design and manufacture patented high-performance stainless steel and carbon steel pipe products that efficiently supply high-quality, highly durable and environmentally friendly drinking water to Chinese people, Asia and European markets. ZK International is certified in quality management system (ISO9001), certified in environmental management system (ISO1401) and holds national industrial stainless steel production license. It has supplied stainless steel pipes for more than 2,000 projects, including Beijing National Airport, “Water Cube” and “Bird’s Nest”, which hosted the 2008 Beijing Olympics. ZK International is preparing to capitalize on the Chinese government’s $850 billion pledge to improve water quality, which has been declared 70% unfit for human contact.

In 2018, ZKIN established its wholly-owned xSigma Corporation to develop innovative software solutions that support its core businesses while exploring new opportunities in smart contracts, distributed ledgers, supply chain management, and blockchain architecture. The xSigma Labs team is comprised of world-class developers and engineers formerly from Facebook, Google, Amazon, Ripple, and 1inch, which recently launched its first DeFi project in fall 2020.

In March 2021, ZKIN announced the establishment of its new wholly owned subsidiary, xSigma Entertainment Limited. It was established as part of ZK’s integrated network of companies focused on developing and investing in innovative software technology platforms. xSigma Entertainment’s mandate is to acquire assets in the fast-growing US gaming market. Sigma Entertainment aims to increase shareholder value by targeting and investing in early-stage online gaming businesses that are primed for exponential growth and releases.

For more information, please visit www.ZKInternationalGroup.com. Additionally, please follow the company on Twitter, Facebook, Youtubeand Weibo. For more information on the Company’s filings with the SEC, please visit www.sec.gov.

About MaximBet

MaximBet, owned and operated by Carousel Group and in partnership with Maxim Magazine, is an immersive entertainment and lifestyle experience, bringing together the best of online betting and the coolest real-world experiences on one platform. MaximBet gives players incredible real and virtual access to celebrities, athletes and influencers, and allows guests to truly experience the Maxim lifestyle wherever they live and play. MaximBet is a Major League Baseball (MLB) and National Basketball Association (NBA) Licensed Gaming Operator.

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Dubai-based Damac Group acquires Swiss luxury brand de Grisogono

Damac Group, the parent group of Dubai-based Damac Properties, has acquired Swiss jewelry brand de Grisogono, further diversifying its holdings.

The Dubai promoter, which bought Italian fashion house Roberto Cavalli in 2019, did not disclose the price of the transaction.

De Grisogono filed for bankruptcy in 2020. Its acquisition is part of Damac’s strategy to expand its portfolio by adding struggling luxury assets and making them profitable, the developer said Tuesday.

“In line with our ambitions to expand our business into luxury and high-end fashion, bidding for de Grisogono came naturally to us,” said Hussain Sajwani, Founder and Chairman of Damac Group.

“A relatively young but established brand, it has immense potential that needs to be discovered and exploited. I believe that with Damac’s expertise and know-how, we will be able to bring the brand to justified success, strengthening its global development and its network.

Damac has previously partnered with de Grisogono for the Safa One twin tower project in Dubai, located on the edge of Safa Park, which was designed to replicate a necklace masterpiece.

Damac said the theme of the project is “The Nature of Luxury”, with lush garden terraces and hanging gardens, a man-made beach and a swimming pool.

Tower A, the taller of the two towers, will have an urban tropical island “with cascading waterfalls, abundant plants, and the sounds and sights of exotic birds.”

One, two and three-bedroom apartments will be available on the deluxe levels, while the super-luxury levels will include two, three, four and five-bedroom apartments. Prices start at Dh1.6 million ($435,970).

Damac also recently won a $120 million bid to acquire land in Miami’s upscale Surfside neighborhood, where it plans to build an ultra-luxury Cavalli-branded condominium project.

De Grisogono, which was founded in 1993 by Fawaz Gruosi, is known for its “Creation I” necklace, which featured the world’s largest flawless D diamond and fetched $33.7 million at auction. in 2017.

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Storm winds change | Nasdaq

By Eric Fine
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We believe recession risks are rising, with a European recession, oil embargo risks and China Zero-Covid uncertainties adding to US Federal Reserve (Fed) rate hikes as headwinds. Fed actions could lead to stability in long-term US Treasuries. However, risks to growth may not be fully priced into the market, complicating matters and forcing us to consider increasing the duration of low-beta spreads and cutting some emerging market currencies.

Emerging market central banks anticipated Fed hikes. They’re normally more belligerent, but in this latest installment, they’re also more preemptive. They entered the Russian-Ukrainian crisis having already tightened their monetary policy. However, growth risks abound, including political incentives from China that may outweigh economic incentives, adding to downside risks.

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Top Bollywood Actors and Their Expensive Cars

A-list celebrities are known for their lavish and blingy lifestyles and expensive exotic cars play a very big role in elevating that lifestyle. Mentioned below are some of the expensive cars belonging to some of the most famous names in Bollywood.

A-list celebrities are known for their lavish and blingy lifestyles and expensive exotic cars play a very big role in elevating that lifestyle. Mentioned below are some of the expensive cars belonging to some of the most famous names in Bollywood.

Ranvir Singh – Aston Martin Rapide S

Ranvir Singh is one of the most successful and famous names in Bollywood right now. Back-to-back box office successes, coupled with his unapologetic fashion style, make him one of the best in the business. For his 32nd birthday, Ranvir Singh bought himself an Aston Martin Rapide S powered by a naturally aspirated 6.0-liter V12 engine that generates 552 hp and 630 Nm of torque. The Rapide S claims to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.2 seconds.

Ranvir Singh also owns a Lamborghini Urus and has been spotted several times with his wife Deepika Padukone in said vehicle.

The Bachchan Garage – Bentley Continental GT

The Bachchans have a garage that can put any celebrity to shame. After spending nearly 50 years in the industry, Amitabh Bachchan has nearly 25 cars in his garage, including a Bentley Continental GT priced between Rs. 3.29 to 4.04 crores, a Lamborghini Murcielago and a Mercedes Benz S600 among others. He also received a Rolls Royce Phantom as a gift from Vidhu Vinod Chopra.

Ajay Devgn – Rolls Royce Cullinan

Ajay Devgn is one of the proud owners of a Rolls Royce in India. The Rolls Royce Cullinan has a starting price of Rs. 6.95 crore and most are heavily customized as per the customer which increases the cost and quality of the vehicle.

John Abraham – Lamborghini Gallardo

John Abraham is most famous as a motorcyclist, but his garage has everything from superbikes to supercars and among them is a Lamborghini Gallardo. It has a price tag of almost Rs. 3 crore

Shahrukh Khan – Bugatti Veyron

Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan has one of the most exquisite cars in the industry. His garage includes Rolls Royces, Mercedes, BMWs, Audis as well as a Bugatti Veyron (Rs 12.00 Crore). The Bugatti Veyron was once the fastest automobile in the world.

Akshay Kumar – Rolls Royce Phantom

Akshay Kumar owns a Rolls Royce Phantom powered by a 6.8 liter V12 engine developing 453 hp and 720 Nm. It is regularly counted among the most luxurious cars of all time.

Amir Khan – Rolls Royce Ghost Phantom

Bollywood genius actor Aamir Khan is the most promising box office superstar whose success rate is one hundred percent for the past decade as he makes selective movies or movie in 1-3 years . He owns a Rolls Royce Ghost Phantom and a Mercedes s600.

The Mercedes-Maybach S650 of Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra

To celebrate the success of their hit song “Sucker” which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, Nick Jonas gifted his wife Priyanka a brand new Mercedes Maybach S650 which is estimated to cost around Rs. 2.73 crores .

Rugby Apparel Market Size, Scope and Forecast

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Bernard Arnault, Europe’s richest billionaire, is closing in on Jeff Bezos, who is now worth $133 billion

After announcing a net gain of nearly $4 billion at the close of Friday’s trading session, Bernard Arnault now has a net worth of $133 billion, putting him at a striking distance from Jeff Bezos, who has a net worth of $139 billion.

The chairman of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world’s largest luxury goods maker, is the richest person in Europe.

The retail sector led the pace in the latest trading session as news of Britain’s new stimulus packages bolstered risk appetite. The maintenance of the US Federal Reserve in its monetary policy tightening scenario also contributed to risk appetite.

His net worth of $133 billion is enough to buy 71.9 million troy ounces of gold or 1.12 billion barrels of crude oil.

LVMH shares

  • The French luxury conglomerate’s global sales in the quarter ended March were $19 billion, up 23% (similar increase). In the same quarter last year, year-over-year growth was 86%.
  • However, without the negative impact of the new COVID-19 restrictions in China in March, revenues would have been significantly higher.
  • Investors, on the other hand, rely on the brand because it is shielded from pandemic-related uncertainty and rising prices, top-spending U.S. consumers have remodeled their homes, dined out and shopped. purchases in a stunning display of consumer confidence.

Personal profile

The majority of Arnault’s fortune comes from a 97.5% stake in luxury fashion company, Christian Dior. According to Dior’s 2020 annual report, he owns the shares through companies linked to the Groupe Familial Arnault.

According to Dior’s 2020 annual report, Christian Dior owns 41.2% of LVMH, the world’s largest luxury goods company. Since the value of these stocks has already been determined, they are not included in the study. According to LVMH’s 2020 registration form, the family owns an additional 6.2% of the company, and those shares are included in the net worth calculation.

His sons, Antoine, Frédéric, Jean and Alexandre, who all work for the LVMH group, normally dress the same as their father, although they sometimes step aside with a black shirt or trainers.

Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali talks US media rights and ratings boom – Deadline

Formula 1 is back on familiar ground this weekend at the Monaco Grand Prix, a glamorous race that has been around since 1929.

While many of the track outlines and views on the French Riviera have changed little, the motor racing circuit itself has a decidedly revamped look. Earlier this month he made his Miami debut, the latest leg of his US expansion, which will take him to Las Vegas next year. This arc followed the arrival of the final season of Netflix’s hit docu Drive to survivethe show adding a pop culture flare to negotiations for a potentially lucrative new US media deal.

“The US market is ready for F1,” Formula One Group CEO Stefano Domenicali told Deadline in a pre-race interview today. “Being ready means we have to keep working on the fact that we have to stay in touch with our fans in the United States. We have to speak the same language, we have to give context.”

The Miami event provided the latest model, as celebrities like Tom Brady, Matt Damon, Serena Williams and Bad Bunny mingled with corporate dealmakers, brand sponsors and a cross section of others in the city over the weekend. On Sunday’s race day, 2.6 million viewers tuned in to ABC, making Miami the most-watched F1 race in the United States.

Domenicali, of Italian origin, succeeded Rupert Murdoch’s former longtime lieutenant Chase Carey as CEO of Formula 1 in 2020. He had previously led sports car manufacturer Lamborghini and exercised a long tenure at Ferrari. Formula One Group is part of the portfolio of Liberty Media, billionaire media investor John Malone. It is the parent company of the Formula 1 circuit, which is a wholly owned subsidiary, and holds minority stakes in various other holdings.

Formula 1 dates back to 1950 and its current world championship season runs from March to November, covering 23 races in 21 countries across five continents. Thanks to Miami tuning, TV ratings so far this year have jumped 49% from 2021 levels.

Domenicali said Miami has “the right energy”, pollinating traditional sports with fashion, music, technology and other spheres, as F1 sets out to do. “That world moves towards us if what they see is interesting,” he said of the names in bold at the event. “Otherwise, they do something else. The executive added that it was “very, very important that business leaders are there”, noting that the Miami race followed the successful restart several years ago of the Austin Grand Prix as part of the F1 world championship. It drew 400,000 attendees last fall in Texas.

Media watchers are wondering what all this momentum could mean in terms of ongoing rights talks. F1’s current US deal, extended by ESPN in 2019, is due to expire at the end of the year. Recent reports have suggested the circuit could ask for up to $75 million a year, but many variables remain, including the nature of the bidding and the length of the tenure.

Domenicali preferred not to talk about specific numbers or suitors, pointing out that a number of possibilities are still in play. He acknowledged speculation that Netflix, despite past vows not to pursue live sports, could be induced given the popularity of Drive to survive, which he has just renewed for two more seasons. Fellow tech titans Apple and Amazon can’t be considered possible streaming-only houses, given their aggressive moves with the NFL and Major League Baseball. New streaming players like Peacock and HBO Max have also joined the list of those looking to carve out share of the sports market, especially via ownership with the added lifestyle dimension of F1.

“We are exploring all opportunities,” Domenicali said. “We are in no rush to make a decision.” He also went out of his way to praise ESPN’s production work and commitment at an important early stage in F1’s development.

During Liberty’s earnings call last February, a Wall Street analyst asked executives whether they covet broad exposure even if the dollar value of a rights deal isn’t exorbitant, as opposed to a path like that of the UFC, which is viewed through the ESPN+ subscription service (whose viewership is a fraction of ESPN’s) but at a premium price. Liberty CEO Greg Maffei said the company chose to take “broader silver coverage” in the most recent deal, “and I think it paid off.” In the current assessment, he added: “We will assess what is available to us. And I don’t think, as you know, that’s a complete compromise. There will be degrees of access, degrees of coverage, and there will be degrees of money.

Demography, not just ratings momentum, seems to be another element in F1’s favor as advertisers increasingly look for ways to reach well-defined targets.

“If you compare the demographics of F1 and NASCAR, our population is much younger” and more female, Domenicali said. From 2017 to 2021, the company said its female fanbase grew 8% in the US, reaching 40% of the total, while the number of fans aged 16-24 jumped 6% to 22. % of overall mix.

It’s also worth remembering that the US market is only a fraction of the total, with F1 attracting 500 million fans and 5 billion viewers worldwide last year. The average age of these fans, globally, increased from 39 to 37 from 2017 to 2021.

Netflix’s global footprint matches well with F1’s vast network of supporters. Drive to survive uses an unusual degree of in-season access to drivers, crews, owners, sponsors and other stakeholders to create episodic drama from the previous season, whetting the appetite for the next.

Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos spoke about the series during the company’s latest earnings interview and declined to rule out a rights offering, though he said it hadn’t been a primary focus, especially given the company’s focus on on-demand and not direct. programming. “I’m not saying we’ll never do sports,” he said, “but we’ll have to find a way to develop a big revenue stream and a big profit stream.”

The streaming giant “has been very important to our growth,” Domenicali said. “On the other hand, we were also very important to them. … As always, in a marriage, it takes two to be happy, otherwise there is a problem.

Smart factories: the future of the aluminum industry

By Mr. Naveen Mehta

Smart factories or intelligent factories are the future of a sustainable world, and one of its most vital elements in this journey is the role of engineered aluminum. Having a different combination of modern technologies, a smart factory strives to create a hyper-flexible and self-adaptive manufacturing capability to produce materials essential for human progress. It attempts to develop new forms of efficiency and flexibility by connecting different processes, information flows and stakeholders in a streamlined way to build a better future – a future where value-added aluminum products will play an even greater role. in creating engineering machines and solving challenges in a carbon constrained world.

Introduction to Industry 4.0:

After the computerization of all processes and the establishment of digital activities in industries in the late 1990s marked the beginning of the Third Industrial Revolution, we are now moving towards Industry 4.0 or the Fourth Revolution Industrial. In the aluminum industry, worldwide, this refers to the concept of factories in which machines are complemented by wireless connectivity, sensors, artificial intelligence and, in all possibilities, connected to a improved system capable of making decisions and operating intelligently.

Although digitization is rapidly becoming an integral part of factories, the changes brought about by new technologies in metal production are not yet fully realized in the metal industry. Digitization, the basic framework of Industry 4.0, includes interconnectivity, automation and robotics, machine learning, real-time data, industrial Internet of Things, smart manufacturing and augmented reality , many of which are still in their early stages of implementation. However, some major players in aluminum have moved from carriers to transformers. By introducing breakthrough technologies, they have already implemented some framework elements and are slowly moving towards creating futuristic state-of-the-art manufacturing plants, making smart factories a reality in time.

Smart factories, the way forward:

As the aluminum industry is fundamental to a country’s growth, companies are reinventing themselves to meet changing socio-economic standards. Faced with the challenges of a volatile economy, environmental concerns, and stricter safety and carbon regulations, this energy-intensive sector is improving its efficiency and productivity by making smart use of the data and information available in its plant. And at the same time, it provides better safety and crucial environmental sustainability for the future generation.

The industry as it is:

Although many companies are still gathering information on digitization or developing a strategy, major players in the sector are already deploying Industry 4.0 applications in production, R&D, distribution, logistics and Supply Chain. In addition, state-of-the-art technologies are applied in production control, machine networking and production processes. Simultaneously, companies are connecting with partners on mobile devices and through cloud computing. However, in the aluminum industry, which includes alumina refining to aluminum smelting and various downstream processes and recycling, the meaning of digitization and automation is slightly different.

An overview of smart factories:

The digital production process and control system in an aluminum factory revolves around a computer system so that the entire process can be effectively monitored, analyzed and optimized in real time. This also includes facilitating smooth operations, maintenance and better error diagnosis. Automation and robotics technologies are gone
to a level where daily tasks can now be carried out in a high-risk, high-temperature area without any human intervention. On the one hand, manufacturing units make extensive use of robotics in the construction of ingot bundles; on the other hand, automatic guided vehicles (AGV) are now part of potrooms and foundries. Next comes the Industrial Internet of Things, which uses
sensors and actuators to improve all manufacturing and industrial processes. Last but not least is AI, which enables a computer program to act intelligently like a human brain. Yet, at a nascent stage, AI is poised to transform the aluminum industry by keeping tabs on energy consumption and more.

In conclusion:

Looking at the previous revolutionary developments in manufacturing from its inception until today, it is noticeable that the period between these revolutions has shrunk considerably and we are taking rapid steps towards a sustainable future. Therefore, industry players need to reassess their production process and strategize for their operations under comprehensive digital engagements as digital manufacturing is the future. And if there’s a sector that can’t afford
to take a back seat in this transformational change is the aluminum industry.

(The author is President of Operations at Jindal Aluminum. The opinions expressed are personal and do not reflect the official position or policy of Financial Express Online. Reproduction of this content without permission is prohibited.)

Women’s Clothing Market Size and Forecast

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High-end furniture brand launches new store and e-commerce portal

A well-known furniture brand – Furniture Castle, has announced the launch of its new store in Truganina, Melbourne, and an e-commerce website featuring a range of premium furniture.

The brand presents a wide range of residential and commercial furniture to meet the higher standards and presents a unique range of dining room, bedroom and living room furniture that meets all your luxury preferences. If you are someone who is fascinated by the grandeur of elegant sofas, coffee tables or sofa beds, you will be surprised by the breathtaking collection they have presented in their new store. In addition, the e-commerce portal offers a wide variety of ranges, from consumer furniture to complementary accessories such as rugs, wall decorations, mirrors and wallpapers for a perfect transformation of your place. The best thing is that the brand offers all the necessary items under one roof, which means you can visit their stores or online portals with a long checklist, and you will find all the furniture for your home or office at a single destination.

Another thing worth admiring is that the opulent line of furniture comes with the promise of durability and an assured 10-year warranty. While you are flabbergasted checking out their unique collection online and rubbing the genie lamp, wishing they could deliver to your doorstep, Furniture Castle has taken two steps and created advanced arrangements to make deliveries across Australia . The sumptuous line of furniture walking hand in hand with durability remains the hallmark of this brand. There is even an option to get the furniture customized for your various needs. Hear from their former client and see what he has to share about his experience with this luxury brand: “The moment I was directed to furniture castle, I was spellbound by their collection and was mesmerized by every item in it. I felt the instant urge to buy whatever I had in my sight and years later after my first purchase from the store which was a plush sofa I can proudly say that the piece of furniture has stood the test of time and proven to be the best deal in terms of style and durability.

Furniture Castle stands firm in its uniqueness and offers furniture that is the best in style and durability. The luxury brand’s offerings include armchairs, coffee tables, sofas, sofa beds, dining tables, wine racks and cabinets, bar carts, bar stools, bar tables , mattresses, headboards, bedroom chairs, hall furniture, office chairs, reception sofas, Indian line of furniture and so on. The Orbit of Designs is an exclusive showcase of an impressive collection of accessories to give you a taste for style and luxury. And to further the claim of offering the most cost-effective furniture, they offer a 7-day price match guarantee, where customers who find a price lower than their offer within 7 days of purchase will be refunded. To add to their customer experience, Furniture Castle offers a reduced lead time and wide customization option, leaving an open end for customers to get their furniture plans – assume the reality of grand and lavish furniture to add more depth to their aesthetic. The e-commerce portal as we have gone through extends all the advanced features to give its customers a premium shopping experience and a wide range of filters to choose from from a customs point of view. For anyone looking for a brand that combines class and style, Furniture Castle is where you need to go to find the splendid range of furniture for all diverse needs. The new store focuses on curating the best deals to sate your desire for luxury, adorning your homes and offices with a range of sumptuous furniture that exudes panache.

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In Jewelry, Gold Flakes

You don’t have to be a “jeweler” to be attracted to shiny objects. According to scientists, it is human nature.

A the theory argues that our prehistoric ancestors developed this attraction as they searched for water sources in the desert. Today, when we see the sparkle of metal or the sparkle of diamonds, it somehow evokes the sparkle of a swimming pool in the sun. We move towards her in response.

Throughout history, people have also turned to this precious metal whenever the going gets tough. So, as we face inflation, multiple democracies in crisis, and the lingering effects of a pandemic, is it really surprising that there seems to be a modern-day gold rush?

“In these troubled times, gold reassures,” writes Bérénice Geoffroy-Schneiter, art historian, in an email. “It’s always been a safe haven and hoarding is a way to overcome anxieties.” (Ms Geoffroy-Schneiter is also the author of “Gold: The Impossible Collection”, a book celebrating the role of metal in art, architecture and fine jewelry, which will be published this summer by Assouline.)

Another manifestation of this anxiety: the purchase of jewelry. Management consultants Bain & Company estimated global jewelry sales at 22 billion euros (about $23.2 billion) last year, a buying trend that has benefited several gold-focused designers .

“I’m busier now than I’ve ever been,” said Pat Flynn, a highly regarded jeweler and goldsmith based in High Falls, New York. A one-of-a-kind 18-karat gold beaker, a sort of minimalist chalice he made in 1990, is on display in “Gold in America: Artistry, Memory, Power” an exhibition at the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut.

Mr. Flynn’s 44-year career in the jewelry industry has involved handcrafting rustic bracelets, rings and pendants in a variety of metals, including steel, iron and silver, often pairing with diamonds for contrast. (Prices range from $1,000 to $30,000.) But his techniques reflect a special affection for gold, rooted in the ease with which it responds to handling and its resistance to tarnishing over time.

“You can work more precisely and precisely with gold,” Flynn said. “When you learn the material, it’s like a baker learning to work with bread dough, and it becomes second nature after a while. This is one of the reasons why gold is so pleasant to work with.

“And I’ve had people wear my gold coins every day for years and years and years, and the material holds up,” he added.

For Loren Teetelli, who founded her Loren Nicole line in 2016 (prices range from $1,500 to $500,000), gold offers a portal to ancient civilizations — a lifelong inspiration for her work, which she crafts at hand in his Los Angeles studio. After a brief career in archaeology, she has gained considerable attention in the jewelry world in recent years and plans to present her latest collection at Bergdorf Goodman this fall.

She credits part of her success to her use of 22-karat gold, which has a higher content of the precious metal than the more common standard 18-karat or 14-karat gold.

“The alloy I usually work in is a historic alloy combining pure gold with copper and silver,” Ms Teetelli said. The recipe she favors matches exactly that used in ancient Greek, Egyptian and Eurasian cultures, several examples of which can be found in museums around the world, she said. (A catalog of the 1994 “Greek Gold” exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is one of his favorite references.)

The color of 22-karat gold is also distinctive – rich, warm and beautiful, according to Ms. Teetelli. “And it looks so good on so many different people,” she said. “We had a trunk show last weekend, and one of the sales people said the high karat gold made everyone look like they had a tan.”

Ms Teetelli said her pieces were ‘linked to ancient mythologies and ancient techniques’, such as gritting, chasing and repoussé, as well as a hammered texture from Roman times which has become one of her most signature features. more recognizable. “My designs really wouldn’t exist without these stories,” she said. “I see it as a way of celebrating and respecting the history of gold and goldsmithing. I appropriate it by reinventing certain techniques and making them more modern and portable. And I like this idea that I’m preserving history for the future.

British designer Melanie Eddy echoed those sentiments. “In a way, working with gold is almost paramount,” she said over the phone from her Goldsmiths’ Center studio in London’s Clerkenwell district. “You go back to generations of people working in gold for thousands and thousands of years.”

Originally from Bermuda, Ms. Eddy holds a graduate degree in jewelry design from Central St. Martins, where she worked as an instructor, and has been creating her fine jewelry line for 15 years. (Prices range from $500 to $40,000.) “You have to respect the material,” she says. “There is a legacy. I also think because it’s expensive, you don’t want to be frivolous with it.

The permanence of gold and its inherent sentimental value has been a comfort to Ms Eddy’s clients during the pandemic, she added. “They were like, ‘I’m in my tracksuit and I’m working remotely, and it’s awful, and I’m trying to homeschool, but your ring is sitting on my finger, sparkling, and it makes me just so happy,” she said. “Or they’d be like, ‘I’m taking your earrings out, and it makes me look dressed up. “”

Although gold is now trading at over $1,850 an ounce, up from $1,260 just five years ago – “Some of my early gold coins went up more than six times, just in gold value,” Ms. Eddy said – she described a trend towards bigger, bolder pieces, a style she is known for.

After the forced restraints of the past two years, she said, “people aren’t afraid to show their personality, to invite a little joy into their lives and to celebrate themselves.”

Museums have also responded to public preferences. “People just can’t get enough,” said Jeannine Falino, a New York-based curator whose career has included curating several exhibitions centered on jewelry and decorative arts, including “Gilded New York” in 2013 at the City Museum. of New York and, in 1989, “Realms of Gold” at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. “Gold has always been one of those natural inclinations of man to covet.”

Over the past 30 years, gold-centric exhibits in New York alone have included The Met’s 2018 “Jewelry: The Body Transformed”; “Gold” at the American Museum of Natural History, in 2006; and the traveling exhibition “Gold of the Nomads: Scythian Treasures from Ancient Ukraine”, at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in 2001.

“Now it seems like every year there’s a big jewelry show, and the gold remains an enduring feature of all of them,” Ms. Falino said.


For Ms. Geoffroy-Schneiter, who is based in Paris, work on her book “Gold” coincided with an exhibition she curated at the Monnaie de Paris. This show, “Monnaies & Merveilles” (“Coins & Wonders”), which opened this month and will run until September 25, features more than 200 artifacts illustrating how various forms of currency were used and ritualized across cultures and civilizations.

Among the gold coins, a Baoulé necklace from the Ivory Coast region in Africa, a necklace from southern India and a marangga pectoral from Indonesia, a photograph of which will appear in the book “Gold”.

“One of the pieces that fascinates me the most is a Bulgari necklace, which showcases a coin with the likeness of Emperor Augustus,” Ms. Geoffroy-Schneiter wrote in her email. “It looks like it comes straight out of Roman antiquity. For me, the most fascinating objects in the exhibition are both archaic and contemporary.

At Yale, visiting the “Gold in America” ​​exhibit that features Mr. Flynn’s ship seems to offer the same kind of luxury touch as watching HBO’s “The Gilded Age” or Netflix’s “Bridgerton.” Mounted on majestic blue walls, the show, which runs until July 10, was billed as representing two years of research as it collectively traces the role of gold in American culture over 400 years.

“Gold has driven wars, greed, love, passion, conquest and technology for centuries,” said John Stuart Gordon, curator of American decorative arts at the Yale Gallery.

By selecting treasures such as a toy whistle dangling from coral charms (a baby gift created by famed goldsmith Daniel Christian Fueter in the 1760s), a 1910 Tiffany & Company 18-karat gold coffee service, and a 1960s charm bracelet, “I made the gold interspersed with three life cycle moments: birth, courtship and death,” Gordon said. “So the exhibit is really about the stories of the people who owned the material and were involved with it. They are objects of the highest sentimental value, rare and beautiful, but they are also extensions of the kind of iniquitous world that animated the trade from the 17th to the 19th century, until today.

On one wall of the exhibit is a collection of gold spoons made in the 1720s that are believed to have belonged to Hugh Hall, a Massachusetts merchant who made his fortune in molasses, sugar and slaves. “He was actually one of the biggest slave traders in Boston during this time,” Gordon said. “In 1727, the same year he bought these spoons, he sold 74 of his slaves — all identified by name in his account books. Thus, these spoons become a living reminder that Hall’s wealth came at the expense of human freedom.

Although some jewelry collectors and museum visitors remain fascinated by gold, many recognize the environmental damage and sociopolitical problems of gold mining.

Mr Gordon said he thought about these issues carefully when organizing ‘Gold in America’. And when he leads tours, he concludes by inviting guests to linger over one last image: a photograph of the Fort Knox gold mine in Fairbanks, Alaska, taken by Victoria Sambunaris in 2003.

“One could easily see this image as a celebration of human ingenuity or the beauty of the landscape, while others may see it as evidence of human destruction of the natural world in pursuit of scarce resources,” he said. he declares. “I think ambivalence is crucial – and sums up a lot of the exposition.

“Gold has great historical weight as a material of beauty and art, but also of power and bloodshed, of emotional and financial value,” he added. “It’s hard to disentangle these seemingly opposing points of view, and I think Victoria puts a really good visual on this idea.”

This conflict may also be the cause of some jewelry collectors’ mixed reaction to seeing and wearing gold. But despite the ambivalence, “we’re still going to be drawn in,” said Ms Falino, the independent curator. “There really is nothing like it on earth.”

Will Mushe Token (XMU) and MOBOX (MBOX) provide gains as the price of Bitcoin (BTC) is in play!

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Strong opportunities at hand for Mushe Token (XMU)

Mushe token (XMU) is a project that offers a great opportunity to benefit from all the advantages of Challenge, as well as providing a variety of network conveniences that will contribute to the development of decentralized finance. The team describes itself as a decentralized platform aimed at providing interoperability between a range of blockchains. Open the door to greater networking possibilities.

Mushe Token (XMU) aims to create an environment that will facilitate the needs of users to Challenge. A network-interoperable digital wallet that caters to transactions, rewards, and a variety of vital financial needs to maneuver in the decentralized space. Mushe Token (XMU) promises to provide a secure and highly scalable user experience. Low transaction costs and interoperability will ensure network growth.

The holders of the Mushe Token (XMU) are allowed to participate on the network. This allows them to vote on decisions that will impact the network and its development. Currently, Mushe Token (XMU) is an ERC-20 token that runs on the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain. The team has announced plans to migrate to Stellar (XLM) and Solana (SOL) blockchains in the future.

The number of pre-sales has increased over the past three weeks, and for this reason, trading experts have predicted that the token will bring significant growth to early investors ahead of the token’s July 4 release.

Can MOBOX (MBOX) bring optimism to today’s market?

Crypto gambling was one of the most popular concepts within the crypto space during the peak of 2021. MOBOX (MBOX) is one of the projects launched during this period, and they aim to continue the boom in game financing (Game-Fi) and to give the possibility to each user to get involved. The platform offers free games for users to earn crypto in the form of native MBOX tokens. As it stands, the team has released one game on the MOBOX platform, with plans to release two more in the future.

MOBOX (MBOX) seeks to expand its capabilities by also offering decentralized financial services, for those wishing to stake their crypto. By using the platform, users can borrow funds from the liquidity pool and in turn earn rewards for doing so.

The MOBOX price currently stands at $0.98, almost 100% lower than the previous all-time high of $15.44. It would be wise to consider the project for the potential investment given the low price and fundamental potential.

Will Bitcoin (BTC) return to previous highs?

In recent months, the price of Bitcoin (BTC) did not show too much promise. Consistent red closes have led most analysts to suggest that the crypto space is heading into a bear market. This ultimately affected the rest of the market as panic reigns among investors. The question now is how likely is this to continue and is there a chance of a long-awaited recovery anytime soon?

Despite the negative price action, there has been a slew of positive news regarding the fundamentals of Bitcoin (BTC). Advertisements from major fashion industry organizations such as Gucci and Balenciaga accept payment in the form of Bitcoin, and many countries around the world are also adopting it as legal tender. These factors would indicate more positive price action, in other circumstances.

The Bitcoin Fear and Greed Index has been at the Extreme Fear level for over two weeks now. This index can be used as a signal to suggest which direction investors are likely to go depending on the state of the market. The current level of extreme fear, historically means that institutions investments maybe around the corner.

So Mushe Token (XMU) and MOBOX (MBOX) could very well generate significant gains in the future, especially as the market improves, so now could be a great time to invest when the price is lower to maximize profits at the future. Moreover, Bitcoin (BTC) might rise again soon because the market is so unpredictable, but even with its current market issues, its popularity does not tend to wane.

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2022 Underwear (Intimate Apparel) Market Size Analysis by 2029

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Key Players Covered in the Underwear (Intimate Apparel) Markets:

  • L Brands
  • Hanes Brands
  • Berkshire Hathaway (Loom Fruit)
  • Triumph International
  • Wacoal
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Quick retail
  • HPV
  • Lady Cosmo
  • American Eagle (Aerie)
  • Gunze
  • International Jockey
  • Page Industries Ltd.
  • Embrygroup
  • Huijie (Maniform Lingerie)
  • to aim
  • your sun
  • Lise Charmel
  • Rupa & Co. Limited
  • Debenhams
  • Wolf Lingerie
  • Hanky ​​Panky
  • Tinsino
  • VIP Clothing Ltd.
  • Shin Young Wacoal Inc.
  • Nam Yeong Vivien
  • BYC Co.Ltd
  • good people
  • Ssangbang wool
  • Corset M

Global Underwear (Intimate Apparel) Market Segmentation:

Underwear (Intimates) Market Split By Type:

  • Arm
  • underpants
  • Sleepwear and Homewear
  • Shapewear
  • Thermal clothing
  • Others

Underwear (Intimate Apparel) Market Split By Application:

  • Department Stores/General Merchandise Stores
  • Specialty stores
  • Supermarket
  • Sold online

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Report attribute Details
Market size available for years 2022 – 2030
Reference year considered 2021
Historical data 2018 – 2021
Forecast period 2022 – 2030
Quantitative units Revenue in USD Million and CAGR from 2022 to 2030
Segments Covered Types, applications, end users, and more.
Report cover Revenue Forecast, Business Ranking, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors and Trends
Regional scope North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa
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This part of the report assesses key regional and country-level markets on the basis of market size by type and application, key players, and market forecast.

Based on geography, the global underwear (intimate apparel) market has been segmented as follows:

    • North America includes the United States, Canada and Mexico
    • Europe includes Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain
    • South America includes Colombia, Argentina, Nigeria and Chile
    • Asia Pacific includes Japan, China, Korea, India, Saudi Arabia and Southeast Asia

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Sales Administrator | Fashion and retail

We are looking for a friendly, active and motivated Assistant to join the international sales team of a major global fashion retailer, working closely with the sales team whom you will support in all international sales administration and coordination . This role is born out of the growth of the business and has the opportunity to grow and progress over the long term.

This position is open to a recent graduate in a related field, or an existing administrator with a strong analytical and reporting background, seeking a career in the fashion and apparel industry.

This organization is an ASX-listed global brand with operations in Australia, USA, New Zealand, UK and Europe. The omnichannel approach includes over 100 stores, multiple websites, and relationships with major retailers around the world.

Working with a team of leading professionals in a high volume fashion environment, your responsibilities will include:

  • Administrative support to the international sales team
  • Meet all international partner maintenance and account growth needs
  • Manage order processing and data entry requirements
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders of the company
  • Manage key requests and work closely with the international sales team
  • Sales administration related tasks such as creating line sheets, filling out retail partner product forms, creating purchase orders, creating reports, invoicing, etc.
  • Respond to questions from wholesale customers

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We are also currently recruiting for the following positions which may also be of interest to the Retail and FMCG industries:

  • Request Planner | Products for children | Macquarie Park
  • Customer Service Specialist (B2B – not consumers) | Skin care | Macquarie Park
  • Sales Order Administrator | FMCG | North Ryde
  • Planning/Purchasing Administrator | Fashion/Retail | Alexandria
  • Sales Coordinator, Process Improvement | Beauty | Sydney CBD
  • Brand Manager | FMCG | Sydney Central Business District and North Ryde
  • Marketing Coordinator | Fashion | CBD

If these are also of interest to you, please apply or email [email protected] with details of the types of roles you are looking for and your CV


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Skye Drynan is an entrepreneur, fashion designer, actress, musician, TV personality, author, philanthropist, and biotech expert among many other businesses. This homemade innovation Wellesley the alumnus had a highly successful and unorthodox career spanning over 22 years funding breakthroughs in biotechnology, making her a leader in the industry.

Skye’s formidable foundation in innovation places her uniquely in examining, creating and integrating technology into Skye’s House product offerings. Skye is a prolific inventor with utility and design patents issued in fashion and technology worldwide. She made a name for herself in the lingerie industry with the world patent Sexy back bra (7 patents in more than 100 countries) and in the coveted sector Hollywood/music/entertainment industries with its couture line worn by the biggest celebrities like Kevin Jonas, Lady Gaga, Gwen Stefani, Carrie Underwood, Iggy Azalea, Miranda Lambertand Paris Hilton to name a few. Skye’s inspiring story and bold designs are featured on TV shows, music videos, concert stages, magazine covers and on the red carpet. Skye draws her creative inspiration from her Japanese roots, her travels, nature and the wild beauty of her home, Montanawhere she lives with her fiancé and her two dogs.


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Bringing hope and transformation to the Democratic Republic of Congo | MIT News

MIT graduate student milain fayulu is on a mission. Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Fayulu tells and sells his nation’s story in hopes of helping his people and transforming their economy.

For decades, the DRC has been dogged by corruption and bloody civil strife. “I grew up feeling that the DRC was not where it was supposed to be,” he says. “I wanted to know what it would take to make the country as rich and powerful as it once was.”

For Fayulu, the answer is to create businesses that can be clearly identified with Congolese society and culture, and to use the income from these businesses to meet critical needs in the DRC.

He found a way to launch his ambitious business at MIT. Since arriving in September 2021, he is simultaneously pursuing a master’s degree in political science and developing a new business with the support of a scholarship at Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT.

Interaction of business and politics

Fayulu’s new venture is not his first encounter with startups. Right after graduating with an economics degree from the University of Miami in 2015, Fayulu launched Eben Cosmetics, a skincare company for people of color — an underserved consumer niche, he believed. To pay rent and help get Eben off the ground (his first cash injection came from a $17,000 Kickstarter campaign), Fayulu launched Flashstay, a real estate tech platform for short-term rentals in Miami.

“I see entrepreneurship as problem solving,” he says. “With good ideas, you can provide opportunities for people and create enormous wealth.”

But in 2019, a cataclysmic episode forced Fayulu to put these companies aside. His father, a former executive of Exxon Mobil, presented himself as a presidential candidate in the elections in the DRC. According to the official vote tally and independent observers, Martin Fayulu won by a commanding margin, but was denied victory by the country’s electoral commission. The Financial Times wrote that Fayulu might “be the most wronged man in world politics”.

For young Fayulu, this represented a turning point. “I realized that in the end it all came down to politics,” he says. “It was clear that if you can’t fix politics, it doesn’t matter what field you work in.” With what he called a “fraudulent” president in power, Fayulu decided to “get the big picture in policy-making and learn how to make sure the rules of the game are level playing field.” He started studying for the GRE and applied to MIT.

Recommended by Evan Lieberman, a total professor of political science and contemporary Africa, Fayulu immersed himself in political theory and methodology. He was particularly impressed with Lieberman’s course on ethnic politics. “We explored the relationships between different groups and the impact of ethnicity on society,” he says, asking, for example, why two African tribes get along in one country, but not in another. “We looked at historical patterns and I found that a lot of the things I had strong opinions about were based on superficial knowledge; now i know i have to dig deeper to understand.

Fayulu’s dissertation studies how US venture capital investment in Africa has been concentrated in a handful of countries (Nigeria and South Africa topping the list). He hypothesizes that the presence of students from these nations in elite American colleges has created an invaluable financial network for African businesses. “There’s a first-mover advantage that keeps feeding on itself and ballooning.”

Mission-driven clothing line

One of the most monstrous dimensions of the DRC’s complex conflict is the widespread occurrence of sexual violence, used by combatants, foreign and local, to terrorize. (A study by the American Journal of Public Health found that 48 women are raped every hour.) In 2018, Congolese gynecologist and human rights activist Denis Mukwege won the Nobel Peace Prize calling for an end to the use of rape as a weapon of war. , and to offer survivors a way forward. It was a call Fayulu couldn’t ignore, and the inspiration for his current passion project, the Congo Clothing Company.

“I had a burning idea to help this man, a hero doing God’s work on Earth,” Fayulu said. Seeing that interest in Mukwege’s cause was waning just a year after his award and “that nothing was improving on the ground”, Fayulu decided to find an effective and long-term method of publicizing Mukwege’s work. Mukwege and raise funds to help his efforts on behalf of rape victims.

“This is where entrepreneurship comes in,” he says. “I had the idea for a fashion brand – a line of denim clothing incorporating Congolese designs with universal, cross-border appeal – that would provide income to survivors and tell their stories.”

Fayulu’s goal is to sell Congo Clothing on online platforms and channel a percentage of profits to train survivors and fund their ownership of individual sewing machines. Fayulu intends to give them a certain independence and a feeling of self-sufficiency. These women are currently being cared for at Panzi Hospital in Mukwege in eastern DRC, an area of ​​active civil conflict.

When customers receive their Congo Clothing package, they will learn about the history of violence in the DRC, but through a framework of survival, one of hope and resilience. “Buying this brand creates a narrative that can educate people,” says Fayulu. While it currently depends on a Colombian factory to produce the clothing line, it is currently partnered with a MIT D-LAB design project team to prototype future ‘made in Congo’ items and he will use his delta V opportunity this summer to move closer to his vision for the DRC manufacturing operation. “I see this as a catalyst for building a robust textile industry in this part of the country,” he says.

The company is already on a high-speed track: Fayulu’s start-up team was invited to participate in the MIT delta v acceleratora summer-long educational experience sponsored by the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship that prepares start-up companies for a full-fledged commercial launch.

“It’s great validation for the whole team, because it means there are people who believe our project has the potential to make an impact,” says Fayulu. “The life of an entrepreneur has its ups and downs, and this stamp of approval from MIT gives me a chance to take a breather.”

Congolese at heart

After a childhood spent moving from one African country to another and an education abroad, Fayulu’s loyalties never strayed from the DRC. Like his father, he believes that his own history is inseparable from that of his country. Afflicted by decades (and centuries, if you count an era of Belgian rule) of rule by greed and brutal repression, the DRC needs a fresh start, politically and economically, says Fayulu. He hopes to champion this cause from Cambridge, and eventually from Congo itself.

“I am the only DRC citizen at MIT this year and I want to take advantage of this unique position, serving as the first bridge between MIT and DRC,” he says. Ultimately, he would like to erase the investment differential that favors more established African nations by recruiting more Congolese students to MIT and Harvard University. And with the mentorship and networking provided by MIT’s delta v summer accelerator program, Fayulu plans to lay the foundation for not just the Congo Clothing Company, but a flood of DRC-oriented businesses. “I would like to build a Congolese national conglomerate that provides jobs for local people and that could be an ambassador for the country in the rest of the world,” he says.

He will also fight for a legitimate and representative government in the fast approaching elections in the DRC, hoping to banish the kind of cronyism and insiderism that stands in the way of true economic revitalization. “It’s an African story,” says Fayulu. “It’s going to be long and difficult, but that’s the end goal.”

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LowTides Ocean Products Announces Collaboration with Iconic Fashion Brand Laura Ashley

New Jersey-based company Sustainable Beach Gear teams up with the British style icon on exclusive prints for the Season 3 range of sustainable beach chairs, towels and blankets

RED BANK, NJ – May 23, 2022 – (



Laura Ashley and LowTides Ocean Products announce their collaboration for durable and stylish beach gear. The iconic brand with a history of nearly 70 years in the fashion industry has teamed up with LowTides Ocean Products for the first time with its exclusive limited edition collection, launching May 23, 2022, online at www.lowtidesop .com, in select retail stores nationwide and at www.lauraashleyusa.com.

The Laura Ashley x LowTides collaboration is an effortless celebration of coastal style. With historic prints, bold stripes and colorful patterns, the collection showcases the global brand’s iconic prints and its commitment to more sustainable developments. Family-owned, New Jersey-based Low Tide Ocean Products is thrilled to bring its eco-friendly alternatives to beachgoers with nostalgic and playful prints from Laura Ashley, Grande’s beloved fashion and lifestyle brand. -Brittany. The product line will include premium LowTides beach chairs built with recycled ocean plastics, and beach towels and blankets made from REPREVE post-consumer recyclables.

“By collaborating with LowTides, we can expand our sustainable offerings to include beach and outdoor products made from ocean-bound plastics,” said Penne Cairoli, President of Laura Ashley, Inc. (Americas). “LowTides has captured the essence of Laura Ashley and incorporated our signature prints into a truly innovative collection.”

Both romantic and feminine, Laura Ashley’s quintessential style is characterized by whimsical, floral and geometric patterns. The world famous line debuted in 1953 and is named after the Welsh fashion icon and founder. Laura and her husband Bernard started printing small textiles from their kitchen table. The designs quickly flourished and today Laura Ashley can be found in over 18,000 store doors across North America, bringing her British flair and sophistication to the United States and its seaside.

“The Laura Ashley brand has made an indelible impression on the American fashion industry. Most people I know, myself included, grew up with clothes, beds and walls adorned with their prints. Their practice of quality products and style is one that LowTides emulates. In creating each item, we push the boundaries of recycled materials with the goal of reinventing beach chairs and beach accessories by making them stylish, enjoyable and durable,” says Elizabeth Ackmann, co-founder and chief marketing officer.

Now in its third season, LowTides Ocean Products has avoided over 24,000 pounds. plastic from entering the oceans. Their modern beach chairs, towels and apparel are made with recycled oceans and recycled plastics and are available on their website as well as several participating retail stores in Delaware, Florida, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Virginia.


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Thai woman fined 54,000 baht at airport after entering country with designer brands

A Thai woman has learned a costly lesson in Thai import duties after having branded clothing ‘challenged’ at Suvarnabhumi airport. She was fined 54,000 baht on arrival at the airport from overseas when customs officials questioned her wearing expensive designer brands and traveling with luxury goods in her luggage.

The woman, now based in South Korea, was stopped by customs as she walked through the airport on Friday May 20 with her foreign boyfriend. It was the first time in 2 years that she had visited her native Thailand.

Customs officers asked the couple to stand apart as they searched through their 3 suitcases and 2 carry-on bags, checking luxury items such as clothes, shoes, hats and sunglasses.

The furious woman told the media that officers even ordered the couple to remove the luxury items they were wearing.

An officer suggested the couple intended to sell the products for a profit, which she denied. The woman told customs that the clothes they were traveling with were for personal use and asked them to “smell the items as evidence”.

Another officer told them that every luxury item would be seized because people could not enter the country with more than 20,000 baht in assets. He added that they could face a blacklist if they refuse to follow the rules.

After much delay, an officer fined them 27% of the product price of their luxury bags and 37% on their clothes. Initially, they were asked to pay 70,000 baht, before a discount imposed a fine of 54,000 baht.

The woman issued a warning to others entering Thailand with luxury branded items, and added that Thai authorities have no right to fine foreign tourists like this. Many Thai netizens showed their support and reported that they too had suffered similar experiences and consequences from customs officers at the airport.

One woman said she was fined 60,000 baht, while another revealed she was charged 100,000 baht for her Chanel bag. She decided to let the airport keep it and claimed it at the end of her vacation when leaving Thailand.

The story went viral on Thai social media after the woman posted her story on Facebook.

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Old Navy has clothing sizes for everyone. It turned against him.

Some consumers say they bought clothes from other chains, after being unable to find their sizes at Old Navy. Getty Images/AFP

Old Navy decided to make clothing shopping more inclusive for women of all body types. It ended up with too many extra-small and extra-large items and too few of the rest, a mismatch that frustrated customers and contributed to plummeting sales and a reshuffle in management.

Tripping at Old Navy is a problem for its parent company, Gap Inc.

The chain accounts for the majority of the company’s sales and profits and helps support the weaker brands Gap and Banana Republic. It also shows the challenges of producing a wide range of sizes which has led to some brands no longer offering large sizes.

A Gap Inc. spokeswoman declined to comment.

The company will release its latest quarterly results on May 26. Analysts expect the company to report net revenue of $3.44 billion, down from $3.99 billion reported in the same period last year.

Considered one of the biggest launches in the brand’s history, Old Navy in August began offering all styles of women’s clothing in sizes 0-30 and XS-4X, making it the one of the first retailers to bet so much on inclusive sizes.

He did away with separate departments for small and large sizes and consolidated all sizes of each style. Mannequins of varying body shapes showcased the new merchandise. All sizes of a style were priced the same, a break from an industry practice in which retailers charge more for larger sizes.

“This is the biggest integrated launch in the brand’s history and an important growth engine for the business for years to come,” Gap chief executive Sonia Syngal told analysts. august.

Soon after, however, Old Navy’s sales began to plummet. Last month, Nancy Green, the chain’s president and chief executive, stepped down after less than two years at the helm of the brand.

Gap warned that sales for the spring quarter will fall short of expectations, in part due to problems at Old Navy.

Extended sizes were the culprit, according to current and former employees.

Stores were selling medium sizes and were jammed with heaps of extra small and extra large sizes, employees said.

To eliminate surpluses, Old Navy has put on sale a large quantity of women’s clothing this spring. The move contrasts with other retailers who have held the line on discounts due to high demand and supply chain challenges that have kept some items in short supply.

At an Old Navy store in Queens, New York, shelves of women’s clothing were recently selling for 50% off. Some women’s dresses were only available in XS and XXL. High-waisted canvas pants were sold out in sizes 4-10, but available in size 2 and 12-28.

Buyers said Old Navy’s message of inclusivity resonated with them. But it is sometimes compensated by the frustration of not being able to find its size.

“I’m not necessarily the thinnest,” said Sydney Bassard, of Charlotte, NC “Sometimes it’s hard to find clothes that aren’t tight.”

Still, the 26-year-old speech therapist said since Old Navy introduced the wider product line, she’s struggled to find her size, which is one of those missing since the expansion.

“I have to go through many sizes and then my size is not available,” she said.

Retailers from Victoria’s Secret & Co. to Target Corp. embraced size inclusion by adding more styles in both small and plus sizes to win new customers and promote more positive body imagery.

Few chains have gone as far as Old Navy.

“It was a big step for the industry,” said Liza Amlani, founder of consultancy Retail Strategy Group. “Old Navy has really invested in size equality, not just in the product, but also in the store layout.”

Most retailers sell clothes in sizes ranging from 0 to 14. Adding extra sizes incurs additional costs, from developing new designs to purchasing additional material, Ms Amlani said.

Retailers tend to buy more of a given item in medium sizes and less in extra small or extra large sizes. But they often still lack the most popular sizes, while ending up with too many less-requested sizes. Offering a wider range of sizes can amplify this problem, she said.

The average American woman is a size 18 today, up from a size 14 five years ago, according to Don Howard, executive director of Alvanon, which works with brands and retailers on sizing and fit.

The average weight of women aged 20 and older was 170.8 pounds in 2016, according to the most recent data from the National Center for Health Statistics. That’s up from 163.6 pounds in 2000.

Old Navy relied on NCHS data when developing its new size and conducting its own research. He surveyed hundreds of women about their body image, scanned the bodies of 389 women to create digital avatars, and built new fit blocks for sizes 20-28.

Since proportions change as sizes go up, it was necessary to review pocket placements, belt pitches and dress lengths to ensure the garments fit all sizes.

The launch was complicated by the Covid-19 pandemic, which forced some factories to close and created shipping delays that made it harder to get products to stores in a timely manner, some of the former employees said. .

Old Navy’s same-store sales fell 9% in the third quarter of last year and 6% in the fourth quarter, compared to the same periods in 2020.

The declines followed strong gains at the start of 2021 and through most of 2020. Compared to 2019, Old Navy sales were flat in the fourth quarter of 2021. Figures exclude newly opened or closed stores.

Paul Lejuez, a Citi analyst, said the expanded sizes weren’t attracting enough new customers or enticing existing customers to buy more.

“If some of these sizes aren’t selling, it doesn’t make sense to use floor space,” he said.

Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg said last Wednesday that her namesake company wants to meet the needs of as many people as possible, but producing a wide range of sizes is expensive.

“If you’re doing a size 2 and if you’re doing a size 16, you’re not using the same amount of fabric,” she told The Wall Street JournalFestival of the Future of Everything. “You also don’t want to penalize the little people [who would be] pay more because the price must be the same. It can be very controversial to talk about it. But I think it’s important.”

Nicole Cueto said she’s been shopping for activewear and jeans elsewhere because it’s been difficult to find her size at Old Navy for the past few months.

“They mostly have larger sizes and sell smaller sizes,” said the 39-year-old publicist, who lives in Manhattan. “It’s super frustrating.”

Ms Syngal told analysts in November that Old Navy had more than doubled the number of extended-size customers in its database since launch and that 15% of customers who have purchased extended-sizes are new to the brand.

She said Old Navy, which manufactures many of its products in Vietnam, where factories have been closed for a long time due to the pandemic, was hit by inventory shortages that persisted into the fourth quarter.

In March, Ms Syngal said the brand was suffering from not having enough fashionable dresses and tops as consumers bought more of these items.

Old Navy’s stumbles don’t bode well for Gap Inc. In 2021, Old Navy accounted for 54% of the company’s sales and about 80% of profits, according to Mr. Lejuez.

In 2019, Gap announced its intention to separate Old Navy from the rest of the company. He dropped the idea a year later, saying it would have been too expensive and complicated.

Ms Syngal, the former executive of Old Navy, became CEO of Gap Inc. in early 2020.

Gap spent about $300 million in separation costs before deciding a spin-off wouldn’t be possible, according to company filings.

The company’s systems are too intertwined, according to a person familiar with the situation. For example, all brands use the same mainframe-computer inventory system, rather than a more modern modular system that would allow for easier changes.

Separating Old Navy would have been like cutting a bicycle in half, this person said.

“Because of the time spent analyzing the breakdown, Gap lagged behind other initiatives that have become critical to retail, such as product recommendations and personalization. Then the focus shifted towards inclusivity, which has further hindered the company from implementing new technologies.”

The 9 best restaurants in New York for a business lunch – The Hollywood Reporter

More than two years into the pandemic, only 8% of Manhattan office workers have returned to full-time work, according to a Partnership for New York City survey. It’s a big reason so many people are clamoring to leave the house and connect in person, say New York restaurateurs who are seeing a power lunch comeback. Classics like Balthazar, Le Bernardin and Scarpetta remain popular, as do Estiatorio Milos and The Grill. Here are nine other restaurants — a combination of new hotspots and a few ever-bustling stalwarts, some with new locations, menus or chefs — experiencing a business lunch boom.



Although not near many office buildings, the American Bar remains a popular dining spot because, says owner David Rabin, “almost all the subways stop within 300 yards of us. It is an important factor. And the West Village is filled with a crowd of very young, creative people who are all trying to build their own businesses, and we see them all the time. Greek chop and turkey club are popular.



Located in the former Four Seasons, Fasano is the first New York restaurant of the Fasano Group, a hotel conglomerate based in São Paulo, Brazil. Its food, including vitello tonnato, has been described by The New York Times as “northern Italian expense account”.

Three-month-old Fasano restaurant on Park Avenue in Midtown
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Luke Ostrom, managing partner of NoHo Hospitality Group, credits Lafayette’s “bustling atmosphere, grand space decor and large outdoor terrace” as the reason it’s seen a resurgence in the latter part of the pandemic. as a powerful lunch. place in the city center. Located in NoHo, which has flourished in recent years with the arrival of dozens of new businesses, Lafayette gets bookings and visits from people in fashion (like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley) and tech. As for what people drink, Ostrom says, “I would say the most common lunchtime thing is espresso and green juice around the table. But we still sell a lot of wine by the glass, especially on the terrace.

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Lafayette New Orleans Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail with Creole Mustard ($25).
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The decor and location (inside the Chatwal Hotel) remain the same, but after a two-year hiatus, Rabin’s other venue, The Lambs Club, has just reopened with a new chef, Master pasta Michael White (former chef and owner of the Altamarea Group, whose restaurants include Marea). “The great coincidence of the reopening of the Lamb’s Club is that Michael was available”, explains Rabin, the founding partner. “We needed a very high caliber chef who was well regarded in Manhattan circles, and he was able to walk into a restaurant that was fully built and ready to go.” Once known as the “Condé Nast cafeteria” – the media company was located a block away – it now hosts a mix of entertainment executives (Viacom and Universal Music are nearby), big shots and types of Broadway. “Michael Strahan loves us,” adds Rabin. “We also see Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos, but we are 100 yards from hello americaso Michael is very often a late breakfast, early lunch guy when he leaves the studio.

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After a two-year hiatus, The Lambs Club has reopened in its original space inside the Chatwal Hotel.
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When Le Pavillon opened a year ago under the leadership of celebrity chef Daniel Boulud, lunch was not immediately offered. “We were patient before opening for lunch. We wanted to make sure that there would be enough people returning, ”explains Sébastien Silvestri, CEO of the Dinex de Boulud group. The menu at the downtown restaurant, which has high ceilings and an interior garden, focuses on seafood and vegetables. According to Silvestri, everyone from “executives to everyday New Yorkers to celebrities” like The Chainsmokers duo Alex Pall and Drew Taggart find lighter mid-day cooking ideal. The menu is fixed price (two courses, $78; three courses, $95). In May, Boulud opened his latest restaurant, Le Gratin – at the Beekman Hotel in the Financial District – for dinner only, but with plans to expand to lunch soon in response to demand.

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While it may lean more towards a finance crowd, this NoHo Hospitality Group restaurant inside Robert De Niro’s Greenwich Hotel has also seen Harry Styles, Drew Barrymore and Savannah Guthrie make appearances . He recently hosted an event for the Paramount+ series The offer.

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Since opening in 2009, this chic coastal Italian restaurant — visited by Lady Gaga, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick and Beyoncé and Jay-Z — has remained a power-lunch mainstay. But, says founder and CEO Ahmass Fakahany, “It’s not a room full of people in suits doing business; there really is a mix. Meats, seafood, and light pastas are all popular choices. “It’s a perfect fit for the clientele – the leaders of their fields in entertainment, fashion, art and business.” While corner tables are popular among A-list guests, “you also have people who like to sit right in the center of the activity,” says Fakahany, who has also noticed an increase in pit stops l afternoon – people meeting around 3 p.m. for an espresso or a bite to eat: “I see a growing interest in the late afternoon. You know, deals happen then too.



The iconic French bistro, which opened in 1999 and closed in 2014 when the building it was in was demolished, reopened in fall 2019 in a new location, with original owner Keith McNally partnering with restaurateur Stephen Starr. Recently, Rihanna and A$AP Rocky were spotted having dinner there. “There are a lot of classics on the menu because there are things that people expect to see: the steak sandwich, the burger, the steak and fries,” says James Roberts, vice president of Starr’s NYC restaurants, who adds that he noticed the cases. lunches are getting longer. “There are more people coming out of the West Village and the galleries in Chelsea, so there’s a more leisurely pace. They take a second glass of wine. There’s less “Oh my God, I have to get back to the office.” “

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“Our new office here in New York is just a block away, and it’s not by accident,” Chris Till, director of theater at Verve, says of Danny Meyer’s flagship restaurant, which has moved to a new location in 2016. The laid-back, contemporary cafe lunch crowd these days leans towards the tech industry, with nearby New York’s Silicon Alley, and book publishing executives like Abrams and Farrar, Straus and Giroux are regulars. A standout is the Bibb Salad with Dijon dressing, Gruyere cheese, garlic croutons and lettuce from nearby Union Square Greenmarket.

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How women fashion founders are increasingly making their mark

As fashion evolves every year, new power dynamics come into play more than ever. A study by Business of Fashion revealed that women created 40% of women’s clothing brands, but only represent about 14% of management positions among the biggest fashion brands. Another report revealed that women run less than 13% of Fortune 1000 retail and apparel companies.

However, there is no doubt that women’s fashion founders are increasingly making a name for themselves by promoting sustainable products, revolutionizing plus size fashion and championing inclusive designs.

The new sustainable statements of the women behind fashion

Cotton Incorporated’s Lifestyle Monitor survey results reported that 30% of consumers always/usually buy clothing marketed as sustainable. As a result, fashion companies and their leaders are springing up to meet the demand for eco-friendly clothing.

SKATIE founders Skatie Noyes Hutchison and Mandi Glynn met in 2009 while studying at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM). They launched their sustainable SKATIE swimwear (the sportswear tracked in 2018) seven years later, using Instagram.

“We founded Skatie based on our desire to be sustainable and use what was readily available in the market,” Noyes said. “We started by buying unused fabrics from other designers. Then I approached brands like Beach Riot, Mara Hoffman, Bettinis and other people based in Los Angeles who produced here and bought what they wanted. remains of old collections.”

Along with finding success as a founder, Brewin focuses on sustainability by using faux fur to craft these luxe hats. Plus, she’s capitalized on the vegan trend as her made-to-order hats embody the slow fashion movement and are designed to last a lifetime.

These founders create inclusive fashion

Another change in the fashion industry has been the demand for inclusive clothing sizes. In 2019, the plus size clothing market accumulated $480.99 billion. Allied Market Research estimates that these numbers will increase to $696.71 billion by 2027. Leaders in women’s fashion have not missed this increased importance of size inclusivity and body positivity.

As founder of JessaKae, Jessa Maddocks hopes to change the way fashion brands treat plus size women. Instead of selling only beautiful dresses for size 0 women, she made each of her pieces available in a full range of sizes.

“The movement I would like to inspire is the holistic inclusion of plus size for women across the entire fashion industry,” Maddocks explained. “Most designer brands only go up to XL. The average American woman is about a size 16. At JessaKae, all of our dresses are produced in sizes XXS to 6XL. I’d like to remove the term “more -size” by including plus size stores or plus size sections on their websites. A brand should tailor their garment and fit it to fit all sizes of women. We do. It’s possible.

Good American is another example of the possibility of Maddock’s goals. This company was co-founded by Khloe Kardashian and Emma Grede in 2016. The company emphasizes body inclusivity, which is evident in their jeans sizes, ranging from 00 to 32.

However, it’s important to note that inclusiveness in fashion doesn’t stop at the waistline. Marwa Atik was only 18 when she realized there was no place where she could buy fashionable scarves. So, with her sister, Tasneem Atik Sabri, she created VELA. According to their website, Vela aims to “revolutionize the way the world looks at hijab and modest style.”

Today, VELA creates a wide range of fashion products for Muslim women. Along with their commitment to fashion inclusivity, they also use bamboo and other sustainable products to create eco-friendly pieces. Thanks to Atik’s efforts, VELA has made it easier for women to find these products.

As another founder who has used her role in fashion to champion a cause, Alicia Sandve founded her jewelry brand HEYMAEVE to help survivors of sexual assault like herself. Sandve donates $1 to a women-focused nonprofit every time someone buys the site.

The HEYMAEVE team also supports Destiny Rescue, an organization that helps rescue children who have suffered from human trafficking. Like many companies today, HEYMAEVE uses environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues to define its brand and have a positive impact on the world.

The future of female founders in fashion

Although the numbers are still low, we have seen tremendous progress in recent years. In 2017, Clare Waight Keller was named the first woman to lead Givenchy since 1952. Maria Grazia Chiuri experienced a similar moment when she became Dior’s first female creative director in 70 years. When Karl Lagerfeld died, two women were named responsible; Virginie Viard at Chanel and Silvia Venturini Fendi at Fendi.

In 2020, the growth of female presence among CEOs in the apparel industry was promising, increasing by 95%, with more than 100 women rising to the CEO position, according to a report by data analytics firm Nextail.

Ultimately, since fashion has long been led by men but made for women, it’s exciting to see many brands disrupting the industry and helping to shape a more inclusive future.

Fast fashion is proving hard to kill, despite Gen Z

In today’s era, socially responsible shopping is in vogue. You may have thought it spelled the death of fast fashion, as a new generation of consumers began to shun its wastefulness – embracing, in its place, second-hand clothes as a more eco-friendly wardrobe. the planet – but according to vintage dealer ThredUp, that’s not quite true.

While Gen Z’s heart is in the right place, fast fashion is still hard to let go of. In ThredUp’s 2022 annual State of Retail report, the company found that only 17% of shoppers say they plan to spend less money on fast fashion over the next five years, although 50% think it’s harmful to the environment and 43% even admit they feel guilty buying from stores like Zara, H&M and Forever 21.

Why the dichotomy? Blame an ailing economy and high inflation rates, for starters. Clothing is among the top five categories where consumers have noticed a price hike recently (alongside groceries and gasoline), and in this context, the price tags known for the fast fashion budget for off-road designs are hard to pass up. According to the report, 72% say they buy fast fashion because it’s “good value,” and a further 20% say they feel pressured to have the latest styles because of social media.

But of course it’s more than that. Second-hand shopping is a treasure hunt, but finding a piece of jewelry that has the right look, the right size, the right quality, and price takes time – meanwhile, 53% of shoppers say they choose fast fashion because it’s, say, faster. There’s also the rush and thrill that comes with scrolling through a million in-stock products, loading up a shopping cart full of dresses, skirts and shirts, and ordering everything to be dropped off at your doorstep from a simple finger touch. Like any addiction, 42% say fast fashion is a bad habit that’s hard to break.

Despite this, vintage is still thriving, both as another way to save money on clothing and as a booming culture in its own right. Savings are trending more than ever among Gen Z and Millennials, according to ThredUp: 59% of those who bought second-hand for the first time in 2021 say they feel it gives them bragging rights , and 72% overall felt proud to tell people their outfits were second-hand. .

A well-founded pride, because the climate impact of the fast fashion industry is far from negligible. According to a 2019 United Nations report, fueling the rolling stock of its mass production emits more greenhouse gases than all international flights and shipping combined. Meanwhile, mountains of discarded clothing have been piled up and burned in landfills, releasing chemical fabric pollution into the atmosphere and our oceans.

Some in Shanghai are allowed to shop; end of COVID lockdown in sight

SHANGHAI/BEIJING, May 19 (Reuters) – More Shanghai residents were given the freedom to go out for groceries for the first time in nearly two months on Thursday as authorities laid out new plans to exit the lockdown Citywide COVID-19. more fully.

The mall of 25 million people recorded no new infections outside quarantine zones for a fifth consecutive day, bolstering its “COVID-free” status every day.

“I’m very happy the lifting of the lockdown is starting,” shopper Zhong Renqiu said at a Carrefour supermarket (CARR.PA) in the central Changning district that had just reopened.

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“We mainly relied on government arrangements and group purchases,” said Zhong, who stocked up on eggs, goji berries, black sesame and oats.

But officials are wary of the danger of further outbreaks of infection in their high-stakes effort to gradually reopen and plan to keep most residents largely indoors this month, and prioritize work and to production compared to other activities.

Deputy Mayor Zhang Wei said economic activity had resumed with businesses able to operate with workers living locally and authorities would allow more to resume normal operations from early June.

The city “is working to achieve a full resumption of work and production as soon as possible,” he said.

“The pace of resumption of work” would be based on the COVID situation, he said, adding that for the remainder of May, on-site work restrictions would remain in place.

Some housing complexes in the Changning district on Thursday distributed passes for residents to enter the Carrefour store.

The passes allowed one person from each household to go to the store for 40 minutes and spend up to 500 yuan ($74). Residents were advised to walk or cycle to the store and to queue at the entrance two meters apart.

Some buyers wore protective gowns, while others wore face shields and gloves.

Another positive sign is that four of the city’s 18 metro lines will resume operations from Sunday.

Shanghai has reported less than 800 new cases. None came from outside the quarantine zones, for a fifth consecutive day.

The capital Beijing has not imposed a citywide lockdown but has gradually tightened restrictions over the past month to contain a small but persistent outbreak of a few dozen new infections a day. It reported 55 new cases for May 18, down from 69.


Deputy Mayor Zhang said Shanghai’s economy is gradually returning to normal with daily container throughput at its ports at 90 percent of levels a year ago.

Pudong airport’s cargo throughput has reached 70 percent of last year’s levels, while the number of cargo vehicles entering and leaving the city has returned to two-thirds, he said.

About half of Taiwanese companies that suspended work in China due to COVID have resumed production, the democratically-ruled island’s economy minister said. Read more

In another sign of improvement in China’s manufacturing industry, data showed retail car sales jumped 27% in the first half of May from the same period in April.

But they were still down 21% from a year earlier.

COVID restrictions in May were not as strict and widespread as in April, but still weighed on growth.

Goldman Sachs on Wednesday lowered its economic growth forecast for China for 2022 to 4% from 4.5%, well below the government’s official target of around 5.5%, and warned it could still to lower.

China’s “zero COVID” policy has placed hundreds of millions of people in dozens of cities under various restrictions and disrupted global manufacturing and businesses ranging from Apple (AAPL.O) and Tesla (TSLA.O) to Starbucks (SBUX.O) and Walmart (WMT.N).

The New York Federal Reserve reported in its latest update of a Global Supply Challenges Index that air freight costs between the United States and Asia rose in April and delivery times are getting worse. are extended globally. Read more

This could mean continued inflation around the world and rising borrowing costs.

British luxury brand Burberry (BRBY.L) said on Wednesday its outlook hinged on how quickly China, its biggest market where sales had fallen, recovers from lockdowns. Read more

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Turnkey lender, VoPay partner for digital loans

Today, in B2B payments, TurnKey Lender and VoPay are collaborating to digitize lending, while TreviPay and Compaynet are teaming up for trade credit. Additionally, cryptocurrency cash management platform Coinshift raises $15 million in a Series A funding round, and fashion supply chain platform Fashinza raises $100 million in a Series A funding round. Series B funding round.

Turnkey lender, VoPay team will digitize loans

Canadian integrated payment technology company VoPay has launched a partnership with unified loan management company TurnKey Lender to provide lenders with fully digitized end-to-end process automation. The companies said that with their integrated technology, lenders can eliminate errors and the time they spend manually processing loan repayments and reconciliations.

TreviPay helps Compaynet power B2B trade credit

B2B payment and credit management company TreviPay has partnered with payment processor Compaynet to power its B2B trade credit product. By working with TreviPay, Compaynet – based in the UK and Italy – can now offer an integrated trade finance solution to these B2B customers, enabling them to offload the administrative functions of accounts receivable (AR), finance and risk. credit so they can spend more time focusing on their business.

Crypto Cash Management Company Coinshift Raises $15 Million

Crypto cash management firm Coinshift has raised $15 million in a Series A funding round and is set to launch a new version of its platform. The Wyoming-based company launched in June 2021 and said it manages over 1,000 crypto vaults, $1.3 billion in assets and $80 million in payouts for organizations including Consensys, Messari , Biconomy, Uniswap, Perpetual Protocol and Balancer.

Fashion supply chain platform Fashinza raises $100 million

Fashinza, a B2B marketplace/supply chain platform for fashion brands and retailers, raised $100 million in a Series B funding round. The company said it will use the capital to expand its global presence and invest in supply chain technology. It hopes to monetize FinTech offerings, expand into raw material sourcing, and create a sustainable supply chain by 2030 and Industry 4.0 solutions for small and medium enterprise (SME) manufacturers.

Vouchers are gaining popularity as a way for businesses to show they care

As businesses navigate a world where pandemic-related restrictions are lifted, some are returning to in-person workplaces, while others are embracing hybrid or remote working models. Uber for Business said customers use its voucher program to incentivize and reward customers, guests and employees by paying for rides with Uber and food deliveries with Uber Eats.

PYMNTS Intelligence: How Invoice Processing Automation Works to Streamline Workflow

Time, labor, errors and the risk of fraud are the foundation of the fight against manual invoice processing. A study found that lengthy invoice and payment approval processes were the top challenge for Accounts Payable (AP) managers, cited by 60% of respondents, and 31% said these processes involved too much paper. A total of 88% of accounts payable professionals in another report attributed the preponderance of payment errors to manual systems, and two out of three respondents said long hours were the result.

CFOs say dynamic pricing is a must in the home repair industry

When fixing a home, speed is key. For a company that orchestrates repairs, this means that the work is identified, estimated and signed off, and then a contractor is in place to begin work. Doing all of this very quickly “is a competitive advantage for us but certainly meets the expectations of our customers,” PunchListUSA CFO Mark Kearns told PYMNTS.

To entice sellers, try offering real-time payments

Omri Mor, CEO of B2B mass payment company Routable, told PYMNTS CEO Karen Webster that instant payments could change the dynamics of business payments. Faster payouts, he said, “have a huge benefit in helping both parties resolve what they really need, which is to get the money transfer done.” Routable partners with the Real-Time Payments (RTP) Network to offer its Real-Time Payments services with the goal of helping Routable customers deliver instant payments at scale.



On: Shoppers who have store cards use them for 87% of all eligible purchases – but that doesn’t mean retailers should start buy now, pay later (BNPL) options at checkout. The Truth About BNPL and Store Cards, a collaboration between PYMNTS and PayPal, surveyed 2,161 consumers to find out why providing both BNPL and Store Cards is key to helping merchants maximize conversion.

Fashinza, a B2B supply chain marketplace for fashion brands, raises $100 million – TechCrunch

The pandemic has significantly affected the global supply chain, with 60% of American adults in an August 2021 Gallup survey saying they couldn’t get a product they wanted in the last two months due to of shortages. The fashion industry is hardest hit by the impact, which employs millions of workers in retail stores, suppliers and manufacturing plants around the world. Bangladesh, one of the biggest exporters of ready-to-wear garments, saw its export revenue fall from $34.13 billion in 2018 to less than $28 billion in 2020, as brands Western countries were struggling against pandemic-related border restrictions.

Fashinza, a Delhi, India-based supply chain “marketplace” for fashion brands and retailers, was co-founded months before the disruptions. But CEO Pawan Gupta says the platform was designed to handle exactly those kinds of supply chain challenges by providing access to fulfillment options that would not normally be available to international businesses.

“By exploring [the] business to consumer fashion e-commerce [industry]we were shocked by the serpentine supply chains,” Gupta, who co-launched Fashinza with Abhishek Sharma and Jamil Ahmad, told TechCrunch via email. “Even if brands increased their selling price to 75% to 80% margins, they were still only making about 8% to 10% profit and losing money due to high inventory wastage or ‘out of stock. [They] struggled with… opacity due to multiple intermediaries and their makers thousands of miles away.

Gupta describes Fashinza’s product as “design-to-delivery” in the sense that it allows brands not only to find manufacturers and place bulk orders, but also to analyze design trends. Customers can also use Fashinza to track action time and schedules, a tool used in the garment industry to track manufacturing steps to ensure on-time delivery.

Fashinza’s B2B Supply Chain Marketplace.

On the production side, Fashinza partners with factories to run its software stack, dubbed FactoryOS, for sampling, inventory, and finance tasks. The software tracks garment lifecycles and uses the data to train algorithms to match brands with suppliers, Gupta said, and predict metrics such as lead time.

In an endorsement of Fashinza’s approach to supply chain managementthe company announced today that it has raised $100 million in Series B funding ($60 million in equity and $40 million in debt) co-led by Prosus Ventures and Westbridge with participation from Accel, Elevation and ADQ at a $300 billion valuation. The round brings Fashinza’s total raised to $135 million, which Gupta says is being used to refine the company’s supply chain technology and expand into new markets, including materials sourcing. raw.

B2B marketplaces are here to stay. We can’t imagine a world where, even in 2030, brands would have to make 100 calls, send 200 emails and wait six months to [a] bulk order,” Gupta said. “The whole experience is broken and doesn’t work in this fast-paced world. But the solutions… have to be vertical and highly customized for… the industries.

An expanding market

Before launching Fashinza, Gupta co-founded Curofy, a social networking app for doctors, while Sharma previously helped found e-commerce retailer OfferBean. Together with Ahmad, they launched Fashinza in 2020, which now employs 200 people. Gupta expects the roster to grow to 250 by the end of the year.

Fashinza makes money by charging vendors “usage-based” fees on every order and providing value-added services such as logistics, fintech, and business-to-business payments to brands and manufacturers. Gupta claims that Fashinza is able to save money by improve unit economics on the supply side, take advantage of “idle capacity” and “improve production efficiency” through technology and data.

Certainly, Fashinza has no shortage of competition in a supply chain management market that Statista says could be worth $30.91 billion by 2026, up from $19.58 billion in 2022. Shipium offers retailers e-commerce platform with Amazon-like supply chain technology, while ShelfLife offers a marketplace of raw material suppliers based on real-world brand needs. There are also sustainable sourcing platforms like Sourceful, which integrate somewhere alongside supply chain finance platforms including Tradeshift.

Gupta argues that Fashinza’s focus on the fashion industry sets it apart enough, underlining customer adoption so far. He says more than 200 brands and 150 factories are currently using the platform, mainly concentrated in India, Bangladesh, China, the United States, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam.

Historically, the challenge has been convincing fashion and apparel brands to adopt technologies to modernize legacy processes, including sourcing. For example, a 2020 McKinsey study found that while 74% of brands expect the digitalization of product development and sourcing to accelerate, only 20% plan to do technology for country and supplier selection. a common practice.

But Gupta believes that Fashinza has the stuff – and the funding – to succeed. Indeed, the startup should benefit from the continued investment boom in the supply chain management market, which has experienced a $11.3 billion injected by venture capital firms last year.

“Fashinza’s solution is fundamentally technology-driven, which sets us apart from our competitors. Imagine the disruption caused by Uber and Amazon in their respective industries. Fashinza is doing something similar in the business-to-business apparel manufacturing sector,” Gupta said. “End-to-end production can be managed through Fashinza’s platform with… transparency and control – with no need for procurement managers to leave their offices, no need to depend on multiple intermediaries and no possibility of unexpected delays .

Reliance launches an offensive against HUL, Nestlé, P&G; plans to establish a vast FMCG company

The country’s largest company, with more than $100 billion in annual sales, is poised to take on foreign multinationals head-on in the consumer goods market. Reliance Industries, which already owns India’s largest retail chain and is armed with more than two dozen private label brands, plans to rapidly expand its consumer staples business by acquiring more than 50 brands.

According to sources, the conglomerate led by billionaire Mukesh Ambani is targeting the vast consumer goods market which has been dominated mainly by US and European multinationals such as Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Nestlé, Reckitt Benckiser, L’Oréal and Colgate- Palmolive, among others, for almost a century. In its attempt to claim a stake in the country’s nearly Rs 7,500,000 crore consumer goods and retail market – the third largest in the world – Reliance has set aside Rs 50,000 crore for the acquisition.

Reliance’s consumer goods interests are not new. Over the past decade, the group has strengthened its presence in the organized retail space through its two subsidiaries Reliance Retail Ltd (RRL) and Reliance Strategic Business Ventures Ltd (RSBVL). As RRL has expanded its retail footprint to over 15,000 brick-and-mortar outlets, developed multiple digital properties such as Ajio, and stepped up omnichannel gaming, RSBVL has been the arm for making strategic investments and acquisitions.

Over the past few years, the group has actively added new brands and expanded its consumer goods portfolio into packaged food and beverages, personal and household care, and fashion, durable consumer goods and apparel. Its foray into the growing branded F&B space through house brands such as Snactac (range of snacks, cookies, instant noodles, etc.), Goodlike (pulses, rice and edible oil), Yeah and Desi Kitchen (mixes instants, flours, pickles and mixed masalas) took aim at management.

Netplay (formal office wear), Performax (specialty athletic wear), Fusion (fusion wear for women), AVAASA (ethnic wear for women) and Rio (fashion wear for active women) led to its rise in the fashion and clothing space. It has also partnered with at least 47 top global brands like Armani Exchange, Diesel, Gas, Hamleys, Hugo Boss, Marks & Spencers, Steve Madden, Tiffany & Co over the past few years.

Plus, a bunch of acquisitions helped it grow its presence quickly. In fiscal 2021-22 alone, the group acquired or invested in fashion brands like Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla, Abraham & Thakore, ak-ok, Rahul Mishra and women’s intimates brand Clovia.

According to company management, it is focused on developing “its own portfolio of brands in categories such as health and immunity boosting foods in grocery stores, and appliances and productivity devices in electronics. General public”. Additionally, the group is “developing a portfolio of own brands for new commerce” with an eye on “exclusive brand licensing and own brand products through Reconnect, JioPhone and LYF,” it said in its report. annual. In fiscal 2021, Reliance Retail earned over 75% of its revenue under its fashion and apparel chain Reliance Trends from its “own brands”. While for (Reliance) Trends Footwear, the private label contribution was over 60%.

In fiscal 2021-22, Reliance added 75 new warehouses and distribution centers to support its growing retail and consumer goods footprint. The fashion and apparel segment saw revenue jump 55%, launched 750 brands and strengthened its presence in small towns. In consumer electronics and durable goods, it not only owns one of the largest retail chains – Reliance Digital – but also offers in-house products through private labels such as Reconnect, resQ, Kelvinator and GLP. In fiscal year 22 from January to March, it recorded 50% sequential growth in the festive quarter. “Merchant partners across the country, including small towns, offering a wide assortment of electronics and appliances in all categories” were in full swing, the company said.

Its preparations for an all-out invasion into the consumer goods space have been underway for a few quarters. In FY22, to bolster its workforce, Reliance Retail recruited more than 150,000 new employees, bringing the total workforce to 361,000. “In line with rapid expansion, a high proportion of these jobs will be in non-metro, Tier 2 and 3 cities and beyond, where the company is rapidly expanding its network of physical stores as well as digital and new commerce platforms,” it said.

Also read: Dependence to Acquire Dozens of Brands in $6.5 Billion Consumer Goods Game: Report

Also Read: Reliance Now Highest Ranked Indian Company on Forbes Global 2000 List

Maier and Messaoudi win individual titles on final day of Big 12 Outdoor Championships

LUBBOCK, Texas – Oklahoma State Outdoor Athletics wrapped up the Big 12 Outdoor Championships in impressive fashion, winning three individual Big 12 championships on Sunday alone, bringing the total to five individual titles over the weekend.

Alex Mayer kicked off the day in the men’s 5,000 meters, winning his third Big 12 title of the calendar year in dominant fashion with a time of 14:03.74. Maier held on to the frontrunners from the pistol, where he held top-five serve before exploding into the lead with just over three laps to go and winning by nearly four seconds in total.

Teammate Isai Rodriguez earned his second All-Big 12 finish of the weekend in the same race, placing seventh with a time of 14:19.67. Rodriguez sat in the middle of the pack for much of the run before solidifying into scoring position for the Cowboys. He also finished sixth in the men’s 10k Friday, earning a total of five points for OSU over the weekend.

Taylor Roe continued her Big 12 dominance, winning her fourth conference championship this year with a wire-to-wire victory in the women’s 1,500 meters. Roe is perfect in her last five championship races in four separate disciplines, including the Mile, 3,000 meters, 5,000 meters and the Distance Medley relay.

Sivan Auerbach and Heidi Demeo also scored for the Cowgirl in the event with fifth and eighth places overall. Demeo qualified third overall in Saturday’s prelims but was stumbled midway through the final and recovered for the final scorer position.

A quartet of Cowboys followed Roe and company in the men’s 1,500 meters, with Fouad Messaoudi, ryan choppe, Isaiah Priddey and Chris Middleton-Pearson all qualified for the prelims on Saturday night.

True Freshman Messaoudi won his first career Big 12 Championship after placing third in the Mile at the Big 12 Indoor Championships in February. Schoppe was second in the race after leading the first 1,200 meters before Messaoudi made the final pass to take the lead just before the final corner. Middleton-Pearson made three Cowboys scorers in the event with his seventh-place finish and a time of 3:48.95.

Early in the day, Sam Mason earned his second All-Big 12 performance of the weekend in the discus throw. Mason reached the final with his first throw of 50.31 meters before moving up to seventh with his throw of 51.31 meters on his fifth attempt. It was his second highlight of the weekend after finishing eighth in the men’s hammer throw on Friday with his throw of 57.93 metres.

In the men’s 400 meters Dash, a real rookie Charlie Barthelemy placed eighth overall with his time of 46.16 seconds after breaking his personal best in the preliminaries, advancing to the final after posting the third-fastest time in program history with his time of 45.94 seconds. His arrival earned the Cowboys the final point of the weekend, who finished sixth overall in the team race with 72 points.

Second-team USA indoor Gabija Galvydyte continued middle-distance success for the Cowgirls, earning a second-place finish with her mind-blowing time of 2:03.79. Galvydyte finished the opening lap fourth, two seconds off the lead before setting the fastest final lap of the race, finishing behind Baylor’s only national champion, Aaliyah Miller.

In the final event of the evening, the Cowgirls secured a fourth-place finish in the women’s 4×400 meters relay, with Kalaya Ali, Tamara Woodley, Tori Ortiz and Nickie Dixon finishing in 3:37.83. Their arrival locked up five points, which took the Cowgirls’ total to 55 on the weekend and a sixth-place finish in the team race.

For more information on the Cowboys and Cowgirls, keep checking okstate.com.

Men’s team ranking


  1. Texas- 161
  2. Oklahoma- 127
  3. Texas Technology – 118
  4. Baylor – 86
  5. Kansas- 74
  6. Oklahoma State – 72
  7. Iowa State – 67
  8. Kansas State – 56
  9. TOS – 49

Women’s team standings

  1. Texas- 172.5
  2. Texas Technology – 162
  3. Oklahoma- 101.5
  4. Baylor – 92
  5. Iowa State – 73
  6. Oklahoma State – 55
  7. Kansas- 53
  8. Kansas State – 41
  9. West Virginia – 38
  10. TOS – 29

Snapchat co-founder pays off college debt for LA graduates

Yaritza Velazquez-Medina took a major turn in her career when she decided to quit her job as a crisis counselor in 2018 to pursue her artistic passions. She enrolled at the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles to become a graphic designer — even though she racked up around $70,000 in college debt to do so.

But after crossing the stage on Sunday to receive her diploma during the opening ceremonies, she and 284 other graduates from the Class of 2022 received startling news: their college debt would be fully repaid thanks to the largest donation in the century-old history of school through Snapchat. co-founder Evan Spiegel and his wife, Miranda Kerr.

Charles Hirschhorn, chairman of Otis, made the announcement during the opening ceremony at the Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel, prompting gasps and cheers from the audience.

Snap co-founder Evan Spiegel, whose creation of the popular instant messaging app with two former Stanford University classmates made him the world’s youngest billionaire at age 24 in 2015 – took summer school at Otis in high school. He and his wife, Miranda Kerr, released a statement regarding the donation.

“The Otis College of Art and Design is an extraordinary institution that encourages young creatives to find their artistic voice and thrive in a variety of industries and careers,” said Spiegel and Kerr, founders of the Spiegel Family Fund. “It is a privilege for our family to give back and support the Class of 2022, and we hope this gift will empower the graduates to pursue their passions, contribute to the world, and inspire humanity for years to come. “

The donation comes as student loan debt has soared in recent decades, due to rising costs of college education and dwindling public funding to cover them. More than 43 million Americans owe the federal government $1.6 trillion — an average of $37,000 per person — which is the largest share of consumer debt in the United States after mortgages.

In California alone, 3.8 million inhabitants owe $141.8 billion, most of all states. Those who struggle the most with crippling debt are disproportionately low-income and underrepresented minority students and the first members of their families to attend college.

Financial burden harms mental health, delays marriages, inhibits home ownership and discourages new businesses, the researchers found. Widespread effects intensify pressure on Biden administration to craft student debt relief plan; one proposal under consideration is the federal cancellation of at least $10,000 of debt for people earning less than $125,000 a year.

The crisis has also prompted some donors to pay off student loan debt. In 2019, billionaire Robert Smith made national headlines when he announced he would be covering loan debt of Morehouse College’s entire graduating class by donating $34 million to Atlanta’s historically black men’s school.

Charles Hirschhorn, president of Otis, did not reveal the amount of the Spiegel family’s donation, but said it exceeded the college’s previous largest donation of $10 million. Spiegel and Kerr offered their historic gift after Hirschhorn told them the college wanted to award the couple honorary degrees and invited them this year as rookie speakers. The couple was not available for an interview.

“My reaction was euphoria,” Hirschhorn said. “Student debt weighs heavily on our diverse and talented graduates. We hope this donation will bring them much-needed relief and enable them to pursue their aspirations and careers, further this generosity, and become the next leaders of our community.

The private, nonprofit college, established in 1918 as the first professional art school in Los Angeles, educates about 1,200 students – 77% identifying as non-white and 30% as the first in their families to attend the ‘university. Diversity enriches the school’s creative output, with student creations featuring Black, Japanese, Persian, Mexican American and other cultural inspirations.

Annual tuition is $49,110 for 2022-23, and 92% of students receive financial aid. The college does not disclose average graduate loan debt.

Hirschhorn said 90% of graduates find employment in their field of study within six months of graduation and earn an average entry salary of around $50,000. The college offers programs in communication arts, digital media, environmental design, fashion design, fine arts, product design, and toy design. According to its annual report on California’s creative economy, the sectors directly employed nearly 1.4 million people and produced $687 billion in gross regional product in 2020, nearly a quarter of California’s output. State.

Farhan Fallahifiroozi emigrated with his family from Iran in 2015 to find better opportunities which he said were not available to them as members of the Baha’i minority. They landed in Texas, where he discovered a passion for fashion design in high school and took out over $60,000 in student loans to fund his four-year program at Otis.

The investment, he says, was well worth it. He found rigorous academic programs, caring mentors and industry connections – an internship at Abercrombie and Fitch, for example, and work on school projects with mentor Trish Summerville, the costume designer known for her Hollywood work on “Mank”, “The Hunger Games: Catching”. Fire” and “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”. He accepted a job offer in his main area of ​​interest, bridal design.

For Velazquez-Medina, the Spiegel family’s donation is a lifeline. Her $70,000 student loan debt isn’t something her working-class parents, who emigrated from Mexico, could help pay off, but she saw it as a worthwhile investment for herself and her passion for giving a creative voice to marginalized communities through design. Her school projects include a visual book on Spanglish and creative women. She lined up a paid internship with the libertine fashion brand in Hollywood.

Hope Mackey, who grew up in Las Vegas, always loved art – “I was that person who doodled in notebooks during math class,” they said. Mackey fell in love with Otis after visiting the school’s toy design floor during a college tour of California, but was nervous about the financial prospects of a career in the field, especially with the debt five-figure student loan amount needed to complete the program.

Now free of that debt, Mackey is excited to start a job at Mattel Inc. The graduate, who identifies as queer/trans, will work in the Barbie family division and dreams of developing non-binary dolls.

“I want every child to feel represented,” Mackey said.

Lakeland Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:LAKE) Short Interest Up 49.4% in April

Lakeland Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:LAKE – Get Rating) was the target of a surge in short-term interest in April. As of April 30, there was short interest totaling 336,100 shares, an increase of 49.4% from the April 15 total of 225,000 shares. Approximately 4.6% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of 31,400 shares, the short interest ratio is currently 10.7 days.

Shares of LAKE opened at $16.25 on Friday. The company has a fifty-day moving average of $17.98 and a two-hundred-day moving average of $19.56. Lakeland Industries has a 1-year low of $15.37 and a 1-year high of $27.24. The company has a market capitalization of $123.83 million, a P/E ratio of 11.52 and a beta of 0.24.

LAKE has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Roth Capital reissued a “buy” rating on Lakeland Industries shares in a report on Wednesday, April 20. Craig Hallum cut his price target on Lakeland Industries shares from $45.00 to $30.00 in a Tuesday, April 19 report. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Lakeland Industries from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a Monday, April 25 report. Finally, StockNews.com downgraded shares of Lakeland Industries from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a Monday, April 18 report.

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Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of LAKE. National Bank of Canada FI bought a new position in shares of Lakeland Industries in Q4 worth approximately $80,000. O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC raised its position in Lakeland Industries shares by 21.6% in Q3. O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC now owns 6,905 shares of the medical device supplier worth $145,000 after buying 1,227 additional shares in the last quarter. Advisor Group Holdings Inc. increased its position in Lakeland Industries shares by 37.4% in the 1st quarter. Advisor Group Holdings Inc. now owns 9,874 shares of the medical device supplier worth $190,000 after buying 2,690 additional shares in the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its position in Lakeland Industries shares by 3,407.4% in the 4th quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 10,417 shares of the medical device supplier worth $226,000 after buying an additional 10,120 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Sei Investments Co. bought a new position in shares of Lakeland Industries in Q1 worth approximately $232,000. Institutional investors hold 89.28% of the company’s shares.

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Lakeland Industries, Inc. manufactures and sells industrial protective apparel and accessories for the industrial and public protective apparel market worldwide. It offers limited use/disposable protective clothing, such as coveralls, lab coats, shirts, pants, hoods, aprons, sleeves, arm guards, caps and gowns; high-end chemical protective suits providing protection against highly concentrated, toxic and/or deadly chemicals and biological toxins; and fire-fighting and heat-protective clothing to protect against fire.

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Harrods imposes sanctions on Russian buyers

First their yachts were seized, then their assets were frozen. Now, in perhaps the most painful blow yet, Russians have been told they can’t buy from Harrods – not seriously, anyway.

The Telegraph can reveal the Knightsbridge department store has contacted Russian customers warning them it will no longer sell them ‘luxury goods’ worth more than £300.

The move, the outlet said, is to comply with sanctions introduced following Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.

This means items ranging from jewelry and designer clothes to furniture and gym equipment are now banned, but it’s unclear whether Harrods’ famous food baskets, which can cost up to £1,000 £, would also be on the banned list.

The £300 limit will leave Russian shoppers with little choice when it comes to designer handbags, meaning they may have to settle for the Harrods-branded green backpack with the Jacob the Bear motif (only £35). Most cashmere scarves in the store would also be banned.

The Qatar-owned store combed through its customer database, distinguishing those who have a Russian phone number or who said they live in the country.

An email from the store to a wealthy Russian, which was seen by The Telegraph, said: ‘As you may be aware, the UK authorities have introduced new regulations as part of their ongoing sanctions against Russia that specifically target the sale of luxury goods. goods.

“The regulations seek to prohibit the supply of many categories of luxury goods above certain values ​​(usually £300) to persons who are currently or habitually located in Russia.”

This Overlooked Strategy Is Key to Lululemon’s Success

Over the past five years, lululemon (LULU 5.31%) saw its share price soar 433%. It’s much better than the S&P50080% total return over the same period. The boom retailer has achieved remarkable success in a fiercely competitive industry.

The sale of high quality products which are in high demand by customers has certainly boosted the popular sport clothes the society. But there’s another big, under-the-radar factor that helped Lululemon. Let’s take a closer look.

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Lululemon is building a community of passionate supporters

Lululemon’s marketing strategy is unique and very effective. While his great rival, Nike (NKE 2.00%)spends heavily on celebrity favors and expensive athletes, Lululemon has taken a grassroots, community-driven approach.

It’s about building a network of ambassadors to promote the brand. The company has 47 Global Ambassadors who are elite athletes themselves, but likely aren’t household names. And then there are 1,240 Store Ambassadors, who are social and fitness community influencers, in the markets where Lululemon has a physical presence. These Store Ambassadors host get-togethers at Lululemon stores, for things like yoga classes and other events.

In return, Ambassadors receive priority access to new Lululemon products and ongoing support that can help them grow their individual businesses. Additionally, some are given the opportunity to be part of the company’s design process, try out new clothes, and provide feedback. It’s a mutually beneficial relationship that seems to be working.

Lululemon knows it can’t play the same game as Nike, which spent $854 million (or 7.9% of revenue) on branding and marketing in its last fiscal quarter (ended February 28). Instead, Lululemon takes a genuine, authentic approach to building its brand. These ambassadors truly love and support Lululemon, and that enthusiasm can shine through in the company’s current 574 stores.

While I certainly appreciate seeing a Nike commercial featuring LeBron James or Tiger Woods, I know they are paid over tens of millions of dollars to promote the brand. Lululemon’s creative branding strategy is a more affordable option. While the company doesn’t explicitly detail its marketing spend, I’m pretty sure it’s lower as a percentage of sales than Nike’s. When was the last time you saw a Lululemon commercial on TV?

Add an active network of committed ambassadors to the mix, who consistently show their support for Lululemon on a personal level, and the chances of staying known.sustainably relevant to consumers are stacked in favor of the company.

Lululemon’s success is undeniable

Lululemon’s past success proves that this differentiated approach has worked tremendously, all the more impressive considering Nike’s stranglehold on the entire activewear market. Over the past five years, Lululemon’s revenue and profit have grown 174% and 221%, respectively. And its operating margin fell from 18.3% to 22% during this period.

The brand has also proven to be incredibly strong. During its last fiscal quarter (ending January 30), Lululemon’s Gross margin 58.1% was higher than Nike Gross margin 46.6% in its last fiscal quarter (ended February 28). And this is not a one-time event, as its higher profitability has been a consistent trend over the past decade. Plus, Lululemon’s impressive gross margin is higher than luxury brands like Apple, Ferrariand HR.

management new five-year outlook expects continued success. By 2026, they expect annual sales to double to $12.5 billion, supported by a doubling in the men’s segment, a doubling in digital revenue, and a quadrupling in international sales. If history is any indication, the company will likely have no problem meeting these goals.

In the fierce retail and apparel industry, Lululemon has employed an inventive marketing campaign that will continue to propel it to new heights.

Why not try a cork wedge this summer?

Last week I received an alert on The RealReal for Just Cavalli. (Yes, I’m getting notifications for Just Cavalli.) I browsed the options and behold: an incredibly noughties pair of cleats. The sole featured a trippy print of seashells and flowers, and the straps were optical white and stamped with a metal “JC” towards the front. The icing on the cake was the four-inch cork wedge, adorned with a psychedelic “Just Cavalli” on the side. I imagined a glamorous yet laid-back Jennifer Lopez strutting around in it circa 2002. (She was indeed wearing cork wedges while filming the “I’m Gonna Be Alright” music video.) The RealReal with the intention of buying these shoes of all things, but before pressing buy I thought, why not? How about a glorious shoe made from the phellem layer of tree bark cloth? No more vertiginous stiletto heels! Goodbye, little kitten heels! I’m also going to scrap the flat, earthy sandal! This summer, I want a stable and shameless height. I want to stand three, four, maybe five inches taller and not shake. Give me a fat-bottomed heel; I need a tree trunk on my foot. And just like that, these Just Cavalli sandals, in all their former glory, were mine.

I don’t necessarily know when these shoes went out of fashion. I remember they were a Snooki favorite on Jersey Shore, who wandered – and probably stumbled – around the walk in them. My colleague Christian Allaire told me that the protractor-shaped shoe simply reminded him of Miami. They also have classy ties. According to vogue‘s Sarah Spellings, Kate Middleton is a fan of the style and also valiantly sports in them.

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How a South San Antonio Kid Came to Run Hermès – Texas Monthly

The president and CEO of Hermès Americas wants a chorizo ​​and egg taco but is worried about spilling some on his silk tie. It’s a Friday morning in late April, and Robert Chavez has just walked from his downtown Austin hotel to the luxury brand’s new store on South Congress Avenue, past the window display of Veracruz All Natural tacos.

“I actually slowed down and thought, ‘No, you can’t buy a chorizo ​​and egg taco and eat it while walking across the bridge,'” he laughs. you’ll get fat everywhere!’ ”

Chavez, 67, showed great restraint as he passed one of the best breakfast tacos in Austin — and as a native of San Antonio, he certainly knows what makes a good taco for breakfast. But tonight is Hermès’ grand opening night, an invite-only affair with a cocktail reception and formal seated dinner for two hundred offsite guests (on the local-themed menu: golden beet salad, red snapper Gulf and Texas olive oil). Chavez wears a bespoke Hermès suit for the occasion, lined with one of the brand’s signature silk scarf prints and accented with the aforementioned tie. Today is not the day to risk a spoonful of salsa or a fillet of chorizo.

Chavez arrived in Austin days earlier from New York, where he has resided since graduating from Princeton University in 1977; he now lives there with his husband. He’s been coming to Austin since his older brother attended the University of Texas in the ’70s, when Congress South was a seedy bunch known for empty buildings, low rents and drug dealing. After a revival that started in the 90s, it has become known to most local retailers and restaurants, but in recent years it has attracted the likes of Lululemon, Reformation, Soho House and a California cafe that sells $15 smoothies. Like so many Texpats, Chavez says he’s been flabbergasted by the city’s recent growth. “I haven’t been here for three years, since COVID, and when I started driving and saw the skyline, I was like, ‘Oh my God, this is crazy’ “, he says.

It was partly because of this change, however, that Hermès chose Austin for the company’s third Texas store. After finding success in Houston and Dallas – and noticing Central Texas shoppers flocking to these boutiques – the iconic French fashion house has focused on a prime corner of the trendy SoCo neighborhood to snag its Birkin bags. . “We think it’s a great way for us to build awareness and showcase the brand and everything we stand for: quality, craftsmanship, stories,” Chavez says. “We think it will resonate very well with the people here.”

It resonated, although reactions to the store’s arrival were mixed. A luxury brand that sells $69 lipsticks and $950 scarves in a town struggling with an affordability crisis has seen some locals point to its arrival as the death of “old Austin” (yet another time). But naysayers couldn’t temper the general excitement, and shoppers spent the first week waiting hours to peek into the store, bringing in snacks and camping chairs and creating a line that rivals with that of Franklin Barbecue.

After more than forty years in the fashion industry, Chavez knows what resonates with consumers. He has led the North and South American entities of Hermès – Hermès USA and Hermès Latin America – for the past two decades, including the retail roller coaster in 2020. During Chavez’s tenure, Hermès added twenty stores in the United States and achieved sales for the Americas of approximately $1.5. billion in 2021, according to the company.

As a kid on the south side of San Antonio, running a global fashion brand wasn’t on Chavez’s short to-do list when he was growing up. In the midst of three boys, Chavez dreamed of being a third-grade teacher. While at Luther Burbank High School, where he would graduate valedictorian, a guidance counselor named John Buhay urged him to consider applying to Ivy League schools. A few months later, Chavez returned home with a letter on the table welcoming him to the Princeton class of 1977. He was so shocked that he ran – the family didn’t have a car – the fifteen minutes back to school to show the letter to Buhay. . Unlike Chavez, Buhay was not surprised.

Less than a year earlier, his father had died, and with his older brother in Austin, Chavez was unsure if he wanted to leave his mother and younger brother in South Texas. “I said to [my mother], ‘I can’t go, I can’t leave you,’” he recalled. “She said, ‘That’s what your father would want; This is what I want. It’s your future. ”

The two-day bus trip to the ivy-covered campus of Princeton in New Jersey was Chavez’s first hike outside of the Lone Star State. He saw the Gateway Arch in St. Louis and was impressed by the bustle of Philadelphia. As he settled into Princeton, his view of the world continued to expand, although he describes the transition as “difficult” for a poor child coming from a public school on the south side of San Antonio.

After graduating from Princeton (Buhay attended the ceremony, along with Chavez’s family), the 22-year-old moved to New York, a city he had fallen in love with during college weekends . He got a job at Bloomingdale’s, thinking he would spend a year or two learning retail before going to college. Instead, he says, he “absolutely fell in love” with the retail business and a man in the upholstery department named Vince Sabio, who would eventually become her husband.

“Bloomingdale’s moved you because they wanted you to experience different departments, and it was a great training ground then,” he says. “I didn’t realize I was learning the brand, brand building, consistency, training.”

His salary of $9,500 a year didn’t make life in New York easy, even in the late 70s and early 80s. Between paydays, he would save money on subway tokens by commuting the forty blocks to get to work. “All those things that you learn even as a child, they stay with you,” he says. “Princeton changed me in some ways, but it didn’t change me in my heart.”

Stints at Macy’s and as chairman of Etienne Aigner followed before Hermès knocked on the door in 2000. Chavez flew to Paris and received the offer letter during a meeting at the New York’s Lowell Hotel a few days later. His mother, he said, was skeptical.

“My mom was very proud of me, but she was old school,” Chavez says. “When I left Aigner to join Hermès, she said to me: ‘Why are you changing jobs again?’ [My parents] never changed jobs. I was like, ‘Ma, it’s Hermes!’ ”

Chavez credits his instincts for helping him guide the 185-year-old fashion house over the past 22 years. But he is also a keen observer. He notices details such as the parking lot out back along South Congress Avenue and a passerby stopping at the window to observe the rows of brightly colored sneakers and chic flip flops. At one point, he even notices that one of the classic Hermès scarves is inside out and walks over to a display rack to quickly change it. For years, he says he observed Texas growth from afar and took notes on companies headquartered in the state.

Investing in three Texas cities makes business sense, but it also offers Chavez a connection to his past, his family, at a time when he could eat chorizo ​​and egg tacos with abandon, the fat be damned.

“I love coming home,” he says. “It’s still home, no matter how many years it’s been.”

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Cost of living pressures push easyHotel bookings above pre-pandemic levels

A spike in the cost of living has helped easyHotel rise above pre-pandemic levels as customers shift from luxury to budget hotels for overseas travel and weekend breaks.

Revenue per room in April rose 70% from 2019 as the company plans aggressive expansion to double the size of its estate to 100 hotels by 2026.

EasyHotel CEO Karim Malak said: “With the inflationary pressure we are seeing across Europe, many people are looking for cheaper solutions to book rooms.

“We have a business model without breakfast and very simple hotel rooms. We have a small team, so we are less sensitive to inflationary pressures on wages, primary goods and food.


“March’s unexpected slowdown brings recession closer”

Economists in the City and elsewhere are reacting to worse than expected GDP data this morning.

The National Institute for Economic and Social Research says the contraction of the UK economy in March puts us on the brink of recession.

Rory Macqueen, Senior Economist at NIESR, said: “Deteriorating consumer confidence in March was reflected in a sharp decline in retail and wholesale trade, which was exacerbated by ongoing supply chain issues. in the automotive industry.

“Compensating for this, the continued normalization of GP and hospital activity has reversed the decline in Covid-related activity to mean the healthcare sector has returned to month-on-month growth.

“The fall in business investment in the first estimate of the first quarter is worrying: with the government’s tax ‘super-deduction’ expiring in less than a year, we still see little sign of a recovery from the Covid shock .”

Markets are still deep in the red this afternoon on the weak outlook for the UK economy and fears of rapidly rising interest rates in the US.

The FTSE 100 is down 2.2% and the more UK-focused FTSE 250 is down 2%.


Deliveroo signs ‘historic’ union deal with GMB

Deliveroo has struck a deal with the GMB union to give workers in the gig economy more influence over their jobs.

The deal, the first of its kind, has been hailed as “the basis for modern union” by both sides and hailed by the Shadow Chancellor and the TUC.

However, it was dismissed as a “cynical backroom deal” by the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB), which represents workers in the gig economy. IWGB claimed that GMB had “no record of organizing couriers”.

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BT ‘keeps building like a fury’

BT boss Philip Jansen today hailed the telecoms giant’s rollout of broadband internet, saying the Openreach arm ‘continues to grow like a fury’, now reaching 7.2 million premises .

Jansen wants to increase the speed of deployment of so-called FTTP – ultra-fast Fiber To The Premises broadband – from 3 million to 4 million premises per year.

It should help fulfill Boris Johnson’s pledge to get fast internet to every home in Britain, albeit a little behind the 2025 timetable first promised.

BT today restored its full-year dividend to 7.7pa, back to pre-Covid levels, in a move that will reassure the city.

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Disney subscriber growth puts Netflix in the shadows

Overnight in the US, Disney reported higher-than-expected streaming subscriber growth but warned it was now seeing the impact of Covid on its theme parks in Asia.

The entertainment group added 7.9 million Disney+ subscribers in the quarter to April 3 this year, overshadowing rival Netflix.

Disney, home of Marvel and the Star Wars saga, is now on track to hit its goal of 230-260 million subscribers by 2024.

Its domestic parks and resorts now generally operate without significant coronavirus capacity restrictions, but some international parks and resorts and cruise ship operations have continued to be impacted by pandemic-related closures.

Revenue in the quarter rose 23% to $19.2bn (£15.7bn), from $15.6bn in the same period last year.

“Our strong second quarter results, including the fantastic performance of our national parks and the continued growth of our streaming services, with 7.9 million Disney+ subscribers added during the quarter,” said Bob Chapek, CEO of The Walt Disney Company.


SoftBank plummets to $20 billion in losses

The world’s biggest tech investor has lost a record $20.5bn (£16.8bn) as its bets turn sour.

Japan’s SoftBank blamed the loss of its investment unit on “a decline in the share price of most listed portfolio companies” due to “avoidance of high-growth tech stocks in anticipation of declining rates.” ‘higher interest’.

SoftBank made headlines in 2017 after announcing its $100 billion Vision Fund, at the time the largest technology investment fund ever.

The fund, and its smaller successor, the Vision Fund II, have made huge bets on companies like Uber, WeWork and Cambridge chipmaker ARM.

SoftBank has drawn criticism in some quarters for overvaluing companies and funding what many saw as unsustainable business models.

High-profile missteps include WeWork, Greensill and Wirecard.

Read more.


$400 billion wiped from the crypto market this week

A rout in the cryptocurrency market that has destroyed over $400 billion in value since the start of the week has accelerated dramatically today, with Bitcoin falling over 10%.

The world’s largest cryptocurrency by value fell 11% to $27,668, a level not seen since November 2020.

There was a sea of ​​red in the broader cryptocurrency market, which fell in value from $1.5 trillion on Monday to around $1.1 trillion today. There are fears it could fall much further.

Learn more about the big rocking crypto sale.


Grainger “well prepared” for the slowdown

Property company Grainger says it is ‘well prepared for the economic challenges facing the UK today’ in the face of inflation and the rising cost of living, as it has ‘limited direct exposure to’ inflationary pressures “.

Net rental income rose 23% to £42.8 million for the Newcastle-based property rental company when it released half-year financial results for the six months to March 31, 2022.

On a like-for-like basis, rental growth also increased by 3.5% across its entire property portfolio. The group said it expected to “double in size over the coming year”.

Helen Gordon, CEO of Grainger, said the UK rental market continues to have “an extremely attractive outlook with strong demand, rental growth, yield compression and structural factors favoring the large-scale professional landlord” .

“We are delivering on our growth plans which will see us double in size in the coming years, delivering exceptional earnings growth and attractive single-digit total returns for shareholders,” she added.


FTSE 100 down 2%, Brent at $105

Recession fears prompted further selling in equity markets today as traders faced the prospect of a protracted fight against price pressures.

The FTSE 100 index fell 2% in line with the rest of Europe after yesterday’s high US inflation figure of 8.3% fueled concerns of a hard landing for the economy world, given that the Federal Reserve may have to accelerate the rise in interest rates.

Uncertainty, which has not been helped by the ongoing weakness in UK GDP, sent the price of copper down another 4% to more than 20% below its March peak, while that Brent crude fell 2% to $105 a barrel.

Weakness in commodities led mining stocks Anglo American and Glencore down 4% and BP down 2%, with the FTSE 100 falling 100 points yesterday, falling 161.17 points to 7186.49. The FTSE 250 index lost 340.51 points to 19,306.54.

Hargreaves Lansdown was the biggest blue-chip faller, slipping 7% or 67.6p to 826.4p after the financial platform reiterated its forecast for 2022, but noted that geopolitical events were impacting investor confidence. investors.

Today’s selloff came despite greater resilience on the earnings front, particularly from retailer JD Sports Fashion, which reported a 5% increase in underlying sales over the past 14 weeks. The shares rose 3p to 121.9p at the top of the FTSE 100.

Followers of Rolls-Royce were also relieved, the engine giant being blocked by its financial orientations. Shares held steady at 80.5p as today’s AGM heard large engine flying hours had risen 42% since the start of the year.

Outside the Elite, shares of fashion retailer Superdry fell 6.4p to 149.2p after reporting a 24% fall in e-commerce revenue in the fourth quarter. Part of this decline is due to reduced promotional activity, with boss Julian Dunkerton continuing to focus on returning the brand to a premium position.

Narayan Rane inaugurates Center of Excellence for Khadi at National Institute of Fashion Technology

Union Minister Narayan Rane on Wednesday inaugurated the Center of Excellence for Khadi (CoEK) at the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) in New Delhi, and its departments in Gandhinagar, Shillong, Kolkata and Bengaluru were opened by the minister, an official statement said. The center aims to add the appeal of indigenous fabric, especially among young people, by introducing the latest designs and adopting international standard processes.

In addition, the minister also launched the CoEK website where the latest design and technology interventions will be uploaded for use by khadi institutions. “There is a need to gauge the popularity of khadi against other major players in the Indian fashion industry. Our designers must introduce such attractive designs in khadi that people are tempted to buy khadi as much as they buy other clothes,” he said.

He further added that Khadi has a great responsibility to contribute to the development of the nation and achieve the goal of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’, and simultaneously, designers have a responsibility to introduce new designs in khadi and make it appealing to young people. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the establishment of CoEK was signed between KVIC (Khadi and Village Industries Commission) and NIFT last year and the project will be implemented over a period of three years.

“CoEK will strive to introduce the latest designs and adopt international standard processes to create new fabrics and garments as per the needs of domestic and global buyers. The CoEK will also enhance the skills of khadi institutions to introduce new designs and techniques into the manufacturing process to diversify the khadi product line,” the official statement reads.

With entries from PTI.

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