How fashion brands are experimenting with resale

Resale platforms have been a major beneficiary of fashion’s recent push toward sustainability. In 2019 alone, the sneaker resale platform StockX achieved unicorn status, luxury consignors The RealReal went public, and Vestiaire Collective opened its first permanent bricks-and-mortar concession. And the data suggest this is more than a passing trend: the $7 billion luxury resale market is projected to grow to $11 billion by 2022, according to Cowen. But brands have largely been left to see their goods swapped in the aftermarket without any financial incentive to participate directly. Several labels also stay away over…

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How One Company Is Contributing To The Solution Of Reducing Fashion Waste

Climate change and eliminating plastic and waste in the ocean have been hot topics leading up to the Presidential primary. Plastic straws alone have caused such a stir that States are beginning to require restaurants to serve non-plastic-based straws. What about the fashion industry? Do consumers ever wonder what happens to the seasonal styles that are never purchased? Sheri Turnbow, Bespoke Southerly Founder, holding a color card for the photographer during the … [+] WILLIAM HEUBERGER According to Rubicon, fashion is the third highest-polluting industry in the world and microfibers from fabrics wind…

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How Ag Innovation Supports The Global Food System

Consumers have a number of choices when it comes to what they eat. South American quinoa, Spanish olives, English cucumbers, French wines, North African couscous, California berries, Asian curries, and so much more. But we don’t often stop to think about how (or why) this is all possible. Our abundance of choice comes from a combination of factors — like climate, soil suitability, logistics, economics, modern agricultural practices, or digital technology — as well as the fact that parts of the world are simply better-suited to grow different crops. In…

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How do you start a conversation about mental health with someone who is depressed?

 War photographer Jacob Simkin, one of the subjects of the Australian documentary Happy Sad Man, suffers from post-traumatic stress and moral injury syndrome. Photograph: Proud Mother Pictures Jacob Simkin believes in humanity. But while documenting the fallout from airstrikes and artillery barrages in north-eastern Syria, he says this optimism has created a war inside him. The Melbourne-raised photographer is more at home in chaos than in peace. Simkin has also covered conflict in Somalia, Pakistan and Afghanistan over the past 15 years, and has taught activists how to shoot video…

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How Two Female-Led Fashion Brands Are Mastering Responsible Production

Two female founders share their personal insights into responsible fashion manufacturing ahead of … [+] GETTY A new report from McKinsey shows that among mass-market apparel brands, only 1% of new products introduced during the first two quarters of this year were sustainably made. It’s a surprising finding, considering the same report showed online searches for ‘sustainable fashion’ have tripled since 2016. While consumer demand for responsibly-made apparel is on the rise, it seems that most retailers are dragging their feet when it comes to sustainability efforts. Of course, there are retailers within that 1%…

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How To Support Girls’ Education Around The World On International Day Of The Girl

Oct. 11 marks the International Day of the Girl (IDG), an annual global observance that celebrates girls’ accomplishments and promotes gender equality. On this day, which was declared by the United Nations, and always, you can support initiatives that help girls achieve their full potential — and education is such a crucial component of success. So, if you want to get involved, there are several different ways to support girls’ education around the world, through donations and beyond.   It goes without saying that it’s important to boost organizations that empower…

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How to Pull Off the 12 Biggest Fall Fashion Trends This Season

Dressing for fall doesn’t need to be complicated. You got some sweaters, some cords, a couple of jackets, maybe a tweed blazer? You’re pretty much good to go. But sometimes, choosing to make things complicated—shaking things up just because—is necessary. Even championship-winning teams sign new players in the offseason, right? Below, we’ve outlined a dozen unknown quantities worth introducing to your wardrobe (you might even call them “fall fashion trends”). Some are hot-off-the-press, advanced-level maneuvers; some are old standbys on the precipice of a comeback; all of ’em at least deserve a look.   If you’d rather skip…

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I’m Lifehacker Food Editor Claire Lower and This Is How I Eat

Hello. It’s me, Claire. I’m the food editor here at Lifehacker, and as we’re taking a look at how the Lifehacker staff works, I thought I’d show you how I eat. In order to maintain the conversational flow of How I Eat, I had my boyfriend conduct the interview. Below you will find answers to all sorts of interesting questions such as “How much Diet Coke do you drink?,” “Is a corndog a breakfast food?,” and “What is ‘snack salt’?” Enjoy. Location: Portland, Oregon Current gig: Food editor at Lifehacker What do you eat for…

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HEALTH TIPS: How to negotiate childhood allergies

Back-to-school time is stressful on its own. Add in the specter of food allergies and the stakes can feel even higher. What to toss in the lunch bag? What’s safe to share with the class? According to Kids With Food Allergies, part of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, 1 in 13 kids has a food allergy. According to the Food and Drug Administration, 90% of food-related allergic reactions come from eight foods: milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soybeans. With the exception of seafood,…

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How Therapy Can Help Parents With Mental Health And Stress

Traci Pirri is a trauma counselor, so you might assume she inherently knows how to prioritize mental health. But, while she is a therapist in her work, her struggles as a parent are the same as those many others deal with. “We have extremely limited time, spend all our money and resources on the kids, and feel selfish (or weak) about needing a reboot,” Pirri told HuffPost Canada. Finding that time is important, she said via email, because it’s hard for parents to be present with their children when they are overly…

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