10 Trailblazing Brands That Turn Waste Into the Lifestyle Products You Love!

We are told to conscientiously recycle, reuse or upcycle our waste so that it does not end up in one of the many overflowing landfills. But how practical is all this effort, if thousands of bottles, newspapers, cloth pieces, e-waste articles are discarded every day, and only some are reused? One excellent option here is to rethink waste, as raw materials for home decor items, stationery and daily need products. For example, when you use plastic bottles to manufacture a T-shirt, you reuse whatever is at your disposal and secondly,…

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The Met Gala’s ‘Fashion and Religion’ theme is going to turn into a colonialist mess of cultural appropriation

Every year, Vogue’s infamous Met Gala in New York – a fundraiser for the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art – takes to the global stage; it is the most ostentatious performance of fashion’s tie to celebrity culture there is. With tickets starting at $50,000 a guest, and a hyper-exclusive A-list guest list, designers team up with celebrities to construct looks according to the theme of the Met’s Costume exhibition. The upcoming theme was announced yesterday – it is “Fashion and Religion” (cue *gulp*). This isn’t the first time a Met Gala…

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Brexit masala: Condiments turn costlier in UK, drive up food prices

he June 23 Brexit vote and the falling value of pound have severely hit Indian restaurants and Indian food manufacturers in UK who import spices and other ingredients from abroad, forcing them to raise prices in the 4 billion-pound “curry industry”. Already hit by the inability to recruit chefs from the Indian subcontinent due to tough visa restrictions, the falling pound has come as a “double whammy”, restaurant owners and food manufacturers told Hindustan Times on Friday. There is growing despair among restaurant owners over the fact that promises made…

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