In the News: Beyond Black Friday – Twelve Ways to Care for Your Clothes

IN THE NEWS

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4 Ways Companies Can Reach Millennials With A Message Of Sustainability

Millennials are a diverse demographic, and their focus is about as widespread. While they change the channel during commercials half or even a quarter as often as members of older generations, the 18- to 34-year-old demographic is typically splitting focus between multiple devices at the same time.


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Beyond Black Friday: 12 ways to care for your clothes

In these times of relentless profligacy – when many of us have never learned or long forgotten the art of repairing – we offer a guide on how to sew, patch, darn and iron your way to prolonging the life of your wardrobe, so that you may think twice before that sale purchase today


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The Future Of Retail In The Age Of Amazon

The Mall of America’s terrazzo floors, glazed white like doughnut frosting, ribbon out in every direction, creating a vast mirror maze of consumerism with 520 glassy storefronts. Shoppers, who have escaped an endlessly gray Bloomington, Minnesota, sky on a Monday morning in October, drift through the largest mall in the United States like tourists at an Atlantic City buffet.


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Tips for staying nimble as sustainability leaders

“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.” This adage rings particularly true in the impact sector, where we know that the business of change is not easy. It requires us to constantly stretch ourselves in order to drive sustainability forward.


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High-end stores that don’t actually sell anything are the future of retail

“I don’t care when you leave. I don’t care how many questions you ask. I don’t care if you sit there all day on that phone or on that tablet. Mess with that refrigerator all day long until you’re happy with it.


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Nearly half of young shoppers will spend more this holiday season

While most consumers (54%) say they’re keeping their holiday spending about even with last year, young adults (18-24 years old) are likely to increase theirs, according to survey released last week by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.

 


INNOVATION CORNER

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4 Futuristic Features Every Retail Store Will Have by 2025

How will people go shopping in the not-so-distant future? Here’s a look at cool features coming to a store near you.


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Reduce, reuse, reboot: why electronic recycling must up its game

Tech powers many things, including cognitive dissonance. A few years ago I was travelling through Agbogbloshie, the commercial district in Accra, known as a graveyard for electronic waste, a hotspot for digital dumping. I tutted and shook my head in sorrow as I surveyed the charred keyboards and plumes of toxic computer smoke wafting across the landscape.


POSITIVE LUXURY BRANDS AS SEEN IN…

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World AIDS Day campaign creates ‘No Glove No Love’ hoodies featuring POAN

The fashion label POAN has launched a hoodie campaign in time for World AIDS Day to raise funds and awareness for grassrootsoccer.org, a charity that harnesses the power of football to educate and inspire adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa on the subject of HIV and sexual health.


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A Homeware Gift Guide For Minimalists, Eccentrics & Everyone In Between, featuring 58 Lifestyle

This Christmas, homeware gifts are going to be more in demand than ever as our obsession with living in an Instagram-ready environment grows. Trouble is, people have different tastes. Which means there’s a big possibility of getting your purchasing all wrong.


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ANTI-AGEING BODY LOTION

Weleda is delighted to announce that the Almond Sensitive Skin Body Lotion has been given a prestigious Beauty Bible Gold Award as well as a Best Natural Award, for being the best anti-ageing body lotion trialled by Beauty Bible testers.


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Aracari’s Founder and CEO, Marisol Mosquera, named 2017 Top Travel Specialist for Peru & Bolivia by Condé Nast Traveler

Aracari, the destination experts in luxury, tailormade travel to Peru and Bolivia, is delighted to announce that CEO & founder Marisol Mosquera has been named 2017 Top Travel Specialist for Peru & Bolivia by Condé Nast Traveler. Condé Nast Traveler

Fiona Fung