In the News: Why women must play a greater role in the global economy

IN THE NEWS

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This is why women must play a greater role in the global economy

Empowering women to participate equally in the global economy could add $28 trillion in GDP growth by 2025.

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All luxury should be about humanity, hospitality

Hospitality is important for all luxury companies today. Image credit: Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces NEW YORK – Hospitality is no longer a separate luxury category, as every brand must find ways to incorporate experience and service into their offerings, according to an executive from Bond Brand Loyalty.

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Instagram appeal: How social media is changing product development in beauty

Today’s beauty brands have a new audience to win over when debuting their products: the ever-growing group of skin-care and makeup junkies that is burgeoning online. But with that has come increased competition, as these customers are surfing through social platforms crowded by other brands and influencers, all hoping to entice the same group of customers.

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7 ways to recycle your old makeup – and make it last even longer

Recycling makeup is beneficial to your wallet, conscience and the environment. Some brands like MAC and LUSH will let you recycle in store. Nonprofits will take makeup and skin care products, but only if they are unopened. Makeup has a shelf life that shouldn’t be messed with, even though it can be hard to Kondo your vanity .

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8 ways AI can help save the planet

AI is being propelled out of research labs and into our everyday lives, from navigating cities, ride shares, our energy networks, to the online world.

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‘It captures their imagination’: teaching sustainability through the arts

At a time when arts are squeezed in some schools, teachers are embracing them as a tool to teach the environment at Fleet primary school in north London, children between the ages of three and 11are learning songs about climate change and the environment.

INNOVATION

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EBay CEO: Get used to shopping with your voice

As retail is getting personal, shoppers are also adapting to ordering items online with voice technology – no keyboard required. “The way humans interface with computers is changing fast,” eBay Chief Executive Officer Devin Wenig told CNBC Tuesday from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “It’s moving from text to images and voice.”

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‘Ecovative’ Makes Plastic-Free Packaging Out Of Mushrooms

When it comes to shopping, it can be tough to find items that aren’t packaged in plastic. In fact, one-third of household waste is packaging, and much of that ends up in landfills. This trend is starting to change, thanks to an unlikely material: fungi.

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Aracari Travel in the 2018 WOW List: Wendy Perrin’s Trusted Travel Experts

THE PROBLEM You’re planning an important trip to an unfamiliar destination. You want minimal hassle and maximum efficiency-no time-wasting logistical surprises, no battling tourist hordes and lines. You want to experience the destination like an insider. Oh-and those special perks and upgrades reserved for the regulars? You want those too.

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Luca Jouel in Sublime Magazine’s First in Class

It’s an honour to present the Sublime Good Brand Award 2018 to the first round of winners. We hope you make these names your favourites, too Imagine 100% organic cotton that’s available in colours as natural as the seeds from which the textile was grown: ecru, green and brown.

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Kate Middleton’s Style File – Every One Of Her Most Stylish Looks including Beulah London

Kate Middleton Wore A Catherine Walker Green Dress To Meet Swedish Royal Family Kate donned a green coat by British designer Catherine Walker for her day out to meet the Swedish royal family. Underneath, she wore a green ‘ Bea’ crepe coatdress in matching green from the designer’s collection.

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This Weleda shampoo and body wash sells every 2 minutes in the UK

When it comes to grooming products, we love indulging in different types of shower products – and there’s one that seems to keep flying off the shelves. Weleda has revealed that one tube of its Calendula Shampoo & Body Wash sells every two minutes.

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Hevea Baby in 9 of the best baby teethers to soothe sore gums

Your baby’s first teeth are a huge milestone, but before they reach this, you’ll be faced with a fair amount of drool and tears of discomfort. Luckily, there are plenty of baby teethers on the market to help ease pain.

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Ethical Footwear Brand Launches New Vegan Star Wars Themed Shoes

UK-based ethical footwear specialist PO-ZU has added a new Star Wars-themed item to its collection – this time featuring the space creatures from Ahch-To, Porgs. The new range of animal-free and sustainable shoes is unisex – and available to pre-order starting today.

POSITIVE LUXURY IN THE PRESS

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Luxury jewellery sales will be driven by “influence through emotion” in 2018 | Jewellery Focus

The ‘influential power of emotion’ will increasingly drive luxury jewellery sales in 2018, according to Positive Luxury in its 2018 Predictions Report. Positive luxury, a company that partners with luxury retailers to promote sustainability, has released a report detailing their predictions for 2018 in which it states “influence through emotion” will be the concept to …

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‘Influence through emotion’ will drive luxury jewellery sales in 2018, new report reveals – Professional Jeweller

If 2016 was the year where storytelling was the buzzword, and 2017 was dominated by the idea of truth, ethical trust mark platform, Positive Luxury, says “influence through emotion” will be the concept to watch out for over the next 12 months. The report states: “What drives today’s consumer to invest in or engage with luxury brands?

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Fiona Fung