In the News: Fur flies in Norway over ban on mink and fox farms

IN THE NEWS

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Miroslava Duma Talks Sustainable Tech & The Future of Fashion

Named the “most connected digital entrepreneur in fashion” by Vogue, Miroslava Duma is the founder of several ventures, a digital start-up investor, and an entrepreneur. Here, Positive Luxury sits down with Miroslava, or ‘Mira’ as she is affectionately known, to discuss the future of fashion and all things positive living – including Future Tech Lab, her latest venture set on bringing sustainable innovation to the fashion industry and beyond.

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Fur flies in Norway over ban on mink and fox farms

Government agrees to phase out industry that produces about one million pelts a year as it seeks coalition deal A plan by Norway’s government to phase out fur farms by 2025 dismayed producers and delighted animal rights activists as a sign that fur is out of fashion even in a nation that was once the world’s top producer of fox pelts.

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5 ways to win with Gen Z shoppers

The following is a guest post from Oded Edelman, president of JamesAllen.com and chief digital innovation advisor at Signet Jewelers. The former ‘it’ generation is getting older. Millennials’ purchasing power is on the verge of being surpassed by the next generation of consumer: Generation Z.

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Evening Standard campaign launched to rid London of plastic straws

The Evening Standard today launches a campaign to bring an end to the wasteful use of billions of environmentally damaging plastic straws in London. We call on the operators of restaurants, bars, cafes and coffee shops across the capital – as well as readers at home – to take The Last Straw pledge now and commit to switching to alternatives that are kinder on the planet.

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Taking on environmental health risks, UN agencies aim to protect ‘foundations for life’ on Earth – United Nations Sustainable Development

Two United Nations agencies are teaming up in a major new initiative taking on the herculean task of combatting environmental health risks, which claim an estimated 12.6 million lives a year.

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How Drugstore Beauty Is Rebranding For a New Generation

If future beauty historians (we’re assuming those will be a thing in 50 years, just go with it) were to look back to this particular moment, they’d come to one overwhelming conclusion: It was the Decade of Indie Domination™.

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How Oxfam became the rising star of UK’s online fashion industry

Trade director hopes to double size of web operation after it reported 33% sales growth over Christmas It’s one of fashion’s best kept secrets, a website where you can buy luxury brands such as Burberry, Prada and Miu Miu as well as the best of the high street for a steal.

INNOVATION CORNER

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Six ways that new technology will revolutionise shopping

Eight hundred and ninety-six high street shops closed in 2016. In the same period, year-on-year figures for online shopping remained the same. This led to a willingness to consider more innovation in retail among the investors, startups, analysts and brands represented at this year’s WIRED Retail conference.

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Beauty Is Getting Seriously Smart In 2018

When you think tech, your mind probably jumps to the offerings that define Silicon Valley: The Googles, Facebooks, and Apples that power our social, likes-defined world. This year, beauty companies are making industry strides that tap into the latest tech trends to bring some welcomed, and colourful, new perspectives.

POSITIVE LUXURY BRANDS IN THE PRESS

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What to expect at this year’s SIHH feat. IWC

To mark the start of this year’s annual Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, taking place at Geneva’s Palexpo Arena from tomorrow (January 15), several brands have announced commemorative pieces marking important anniversaries. These include Audemars Piguet, which is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its Royal Oak Offshore collection with a tourbillon chronograph featuring an entirely new dial design ( above), and A.

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A $1.6 million ear piece has been designed for the 2018 Magic Millions feat.
Argyle Pink Diamonds

It looks like the traditional fascinator may have a bit of competition at the Magic Millions this year, with an incredible $1.6 million diamond ear piece being unveiled for the event. International award-winning jeweller Calleija designed the stunning piece, dubbed ‘Milioni’, exclusively for this year’s race day, incorporating several rare Argyle Pink Diamonds with an exquisite 3ct White Diamond.

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10 Best Dressed: Week of January 15, 2018 featuring Gal Gadot in Gabriela Hearst

Awards season is in full swing and it would seem that Hollywood’s most stylish are winning in black AND white.

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Celebrate Twogetherness with Forevermark

This Valentine’s Day, Forevermark celebrates a collection in the spirit of love To celebrate magical moments that one spends together as life partners, lovers and best friends; Forevermark has curated Twogether, a unique collection to celebrate this special relationship.

Fiona Fung