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How Do You Reconcile Caring About Fashion and the Environment? – Mens Fashion Article

87287 has thumbnail November 21, 2019 | By Reed Nelson In a fantastic new existential heater of a piece for The Washington Post, American hero, Robin Givhan, wonders if it’s actually possible to reconcile loving Fashion and caring about the environment. As she wrote, “in the world of everyday consumers, people are asking: Are there any clothes that are both guiltless and desirable? Is it possible to buy fashion that does not imperil the environment?” The short answer: yes, but…

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Armani, Saint Laurent, Fendi Linked to Italian Sweatshop – Mens Fashion Article

According to Reuters, police in Naples just raided a sweatshop that was found to be producing goods for “some of Europe’s best-known luxury groups.” Per the story, “Italian authorities arrested the boss of a company in the southern city of Naples that employed dozens of undocumented workers allegedly making leathergoods” for brands like “Armani, Kering’s Saint Laurent and LVMH’s Fendi.” When police raided the workshop, “some 50 workers, including a pregnant woman and two teenagers were hiding in a storeroom…

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Is Nike Leaving Amazon the Beginning of a Major Brand Exodus? – Mens Fashion Article

Following the news that Nike will no longer be selling its products on Amazon, CNBC is reporting that other major brands may soon be jumping ship, as well. Per the article, Nike pulled its products as part of an effort to boost its direct-to-consumer business, which, according to Tim Armstrong, the former CEO of AOL and ad chief at Google, could be the start of a new “megatrend.” “Nike’s decision to stop selling merchandise to Amazon is the start of…

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We All Want to Be Influencers, Apparently – Mens Fashion Article

87218 has thumbnail November 14, 2019 | By Reed Nelson According to a recent Morning Consult survey, pretty much everyone born after 1981 is open to being a professional influencer. As reported by Dazed, the report — which was compiled from “over 2,000 survey interviews” — found that “around 86 percent of Americans aged 13 to 38 have said they would be willing to try out influencing as a career.” Additionally, “61 percent of those surveyed claimed they are already…

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Depop Has a Pedophile Problem – Mens Fashion Article

According to an investigation by Business of Fashion, as the user base of Depop, the wildly successful, Gen Z-hypnotizing reselling platform, “has swelled, so have complaints about inappropriate and even predatory [behavior].” For those who haven’t used it, Depop is something of an Instagram-Grailed mashup, with 16 million users, 90 percent of whom are under 26 (you only have to be over 13 to sign up). And the company’s Gen Z appeal has helped it raise over $100 million. However,…

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Add Cashmere to the List of Things Destroying the Environment – Mens Fashion Article

According to a recent feature from The Wall Street Journal, a growing number of brands are abandoning cashmere, as the uptick in production over the last few years is beginning to wreak havoc on the environment. “The once-scarce fiber has become cheap enough for mass-market labels,” the story said, but “mass production… is fueling ecological destruction.” “Millions of goats are chewing through the vast grasslands, known as steppe, that straddle the Mongolian-Chinese border,” the Journal reported. “Nearly 60% of Mongolian…

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NRA CEO Spent Almost $300,000 on Suits – Mens Fashion Article

I’m not one to drag a person for their shopping habits, but holy shit Wayne LaPierre, maybe relax on the Zegna (and, well, maybe relax on everything else you do, too). According to leaked internal documents, the NRA’s CEO spent an absurd $274,695.03 on the Italian brand between 2004 and 2017, bashing so-called “elites” all the while. “In speeches over the years, LaPierre has sketched shooting range targets out of all manner of ‘elites,’” GQ’s Cam Wolf wrote, a group…

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Buy your tickets for the second Artichokes Festival at Ayama Slent Farm – 25 August 2019 – Mr Lee Fraser – Mens Fashion Article

Ayama Slent Farms will be hosting their second Artichokes Festival in the Voor Paardeberg on the the 25th of August 2019. This gastronomic event is becoming an annual appointment for those loving good food and healthy artichokes. You can also find yourself sipping on some of Ayama’s finest wines, while enjoying good company and the festival itself. Last years event was a sell out, so I would highly suggest you pre-book your tickets to secure your spot. Please note that…

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Trump’s Tariffs Will Be Catastrophic for Retailers – Mens Fashion Article

This past Monday, Trump once again took to Twitter to threaten yet more tariffs against China, and these ones, according to CNBC, could result in “massive store closures” (here in the USA, that is). For context: early on Monday, China responded to the tariff’s Trump threatened last week by “raising tariffs on about $60 billion of U.S. goods,” promptly causing the Dow to tumble 617 points. In response, the White House “released a fresh list for about $300 billion in…

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Amazon Is Going Full Robot (And a Whole Bunch of People Are About to Lose Their Jobs) – Mens Fashion Article

Last week, Amazon unveiled robots that pick, pack and ship orders — duties that are (at least, currently) handled by thousands of human employees all over the country. As reported by Reuters, each “CartonWrap” machine (yes, that’s what they’re called) cranks “out 600 to 700 boxes per hour, or four to five times the rate of a human packer,” and only requires “one person to load customer orders, another to stock cardboard and glue and a technician to fix jams…

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