What does fashion’s top trend-spotter think we’ll be wearing in the 2020s?

A down to earth Nostradamus of fast-moving consumer goods … Lidewij Edelkoort. Photograph: Koen Hauser When Lidewij – or Li – Edelkoort started her career as a trend forecaster 45 years ago, people thought her job was “witchcraft”, she says. “Men would be giggling at the end of the room. But I have gained respect,” she says, “because I have been right so many times.” The Dutch 69-year-old is fashion’s best-known soothsayer, a woman who has spent more than four decades helping brands, including Prada, Zara and Coca-Cola, to anticipate…

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Lifestyle brand Shoppers Stop to start unit in KTR’s constituency

HYDERABAD: The State government on Friday signed an MoU with lifestyle brand, Shoppers Stop for setting up their manufacturing unit in Sircilla Apparel Park. Minister of IT and Industries KT Rama Rao, who was in Mumbai for signing the MoU, said, “Delighted that the apparel manufacturing unit of Shoppers Stop will be coming up in Sircilla. Employment opportunities to hundreds of women will be created. It is a huge step forward for Sircilla Apparel Park.”  According to the MoU, which was signed by IT & Industries Principal Secretary Jayesh Ranjan…

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Lifestyle Retail Brand Tynimo Launches 4th Store In Bengaluru

Bangaluru-based lifestyle retail brand Tynimo has launched its 4th store in HSR Layout in Bengaluru. By April 2020, Tynimo will launch 5 more stores across Bengaluru including an exclusive store at Bengaluru International Airport and other metros across India. Over the next one year, Tynimo plans to launch 35 stores across India. As a part of their expansion plan, Tynimo is inviting applications for the Franchise model. Tynimo, a part of Hansum India group was started as a response to other international lifestyle brands from Japan and China. Founded by…

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Online fashion users expected to grow to 200 million in the next five years: Amar Nagaram, Myntra-Jabong

BENGALURU: “India’s future shopper will be a mobile-first consumer,” said Amar Nagaram, head of Myntra-Jabong, at a panel discussion with retail industry stalwarts during the 20th India Fashion Forum (IFF) held in Bengaluru recently. Flipkart-owned fashion etailer noted that the Myntra app has been ranked as one of the most viewed apps in the country alongside Whatsapp, Instagram and Tiktok, making m-commerce the future of Indian fashion retail. “Data shows that each viewer spends an average of 22 minutes per session on the Myntra app,” said Nagaram.India has the world’s largest population of millennials in absolute…

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What To Watch For At The Democratic Education Town Hall In Pittsburgh

This Saturday, a consortium of education groups is teaming up with MSNBC to host a forum for Democratic Presidential candidates, centered around education issues. The event kicks off at 9:45 and will run most of the day; it will all be livestreamed. The crowd of about 1,000 invitation-only attendees (I’ll be one of them) includes a sampling of teachers and parents, as well as members of unions and civil rights groups. They are largely pro-public education; at least one pro-charter ed reform group (the Center for Education Reform) has put out…

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‘End human rights abuse’ in mental-health hospitals

The human rights of many young people with learning disabilities and autism in mental health hospitals in England are being breached, MPs and peers say. The Joint Committee on Human Rights says hospitals can inflict “terrible suffering on those detained… causing anguish to their distraught families”. Its report urges an overhaul of mental health law and hospital inspections. “It must not be allowed to continue,” said Harriet Harman, who chairs the committee. The failings in learning disability services in six charts ‘She was so desperate, she swallowed a toothbrush’ By law,…

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Mohan Bhagwat calls for ‘radical transformation’ in education system

Mohan Bhagwat calls for ‘radical transformation’ in education system   Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday said that there is a need for “radical transformation” in the education system from curriculum to teachers’ training. “We feel the need for a radical transformation from curriculum to teachers’ training. This cannot be achieved through mere structural changes,” Bhagwat said at an RSS event here. “We need an education system which gives comprehensive knowledge and pride about our language (Swa Bhasha), our attire (Swa Bhoosha), our culture (Swa Sanskriti), our…

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Life in the home counties brings 16 more years of good health…

Wokingham, Berkshire, has the highest healthy life expectancy in Britain at 70.7 years. Photograph: Greg Balfour Evans/Alamy The gap in healthy life expectancy between parts of Britain has widened over the past decade to become as large as that between the UK and Sudan, a leading group of parliamentarians has warned. In a sign of growing inequality in Britain, residents in Blaenau Gwent in south Wales can now expect up to 16.4 fewer years of good health than those in Wokingham in Berkshire, according to a report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group…

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Too much variation’ in treatment of fall victims

There is too much variation across Wales in the treatment of older people who have fallen or are at risk, the health watchdog has said. Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW) said a lack of communication and co-ordination between services could stop people getting the best care. It recommended more money be spent on prevention, such as checking the carpet on peoples’ stairs and fitness classes. Llinos Dafis, 78, said the falls clinic she attends gave her confidence. Falls are the most common reason across the UK for people calling an ambulance…

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Burning issue: how fashion’s love of leather is fuelling the fires in the Amazon

Devastation … an Amazon blaze this week. Photograph: Joao Laet/AFP/Getty Images The level of destruction is almost impossible to fathom. About 41,000 fires have been recorded by scientists in the Brazilian Amazon since January, with more than half of those in the past three weeks – hence the apocalyptic headlines. Every minute, the equivalent of a football field and a half of the so-called lungs of the Earth is incinerated. The rainforest isn’t just totemic, we know that the future stability of the climate rests on preserving it. To be an onlooker…

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