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  • Loudoun County Teenager is Finalist in Duct Tape Prom Dress Contest

    06/23/2019 5:58:06 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | 6/22/19 | Maggie More
    A 17-year-old resident of Loudoun County, Virginia is a finalist in Duck Tape’s annual “Stuck at Prom” Scholarship Contest, in which high school students compete to make the best possible prom wear out of duct tape. Christina Mellott, now a rising senior at Freedom High School, entered the contest this past school year after hearing about it from friends and family. Mellott has been designing clothes for three to four years already, and got her start in design after receiving a sewing machine for Christmas. Her friends and family thought she may be able to cinch the Duck Tape competition...
  • Stella McCartney, Burberry among fashion brands uniting against climate change

    12/10/2018 11:54:56 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | December 10, 2018 | by Fiona Sinclair Scott
    The multitrillion-dollar business of fashion, with its complex and long supply chain, is worryingly vexed with problems contributing to climate change. The fashion industry emits more greenhouse gas than all international flights and maritime shipping journeys combined, and it's estimated that a garbage truck's worth of clothing is either burned or sent to a landfill every second. On top of that, thanks to our powerful washing machines, our clothes pollute the ocean with microfibers equating to approximately 50 million plastic bottles each year. Conversation and action around sustainability and climate change has been quiet and slow to come within the...
  • Nike, NFL, & Levis Strauss Political Business Strategy – Bigger Geopolitical and Trade Picture….

    09/05/2018 6:37:06 AM PDT · by Lockbox · 41 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 9/4/18 | sundance
    From a pure economic/financial perspective this Nike branding campaign doesn’t make sense…. unless, you realize a much bigger picture. A hidden bigger picture. On its face, it just seems absurd. Why would any major corporation intentionally stake out a branding position that is adverse to their financial interests? I’ve spoken to some very excellent business actuaries on this late today; and one specific conversation finally helped to make it all make sense. During that conversation a good ally shared: “a multinational corporation would never make a branding decision adverse to their financial interests. Unless there is a hidden risk unrelated...
  • Quiksilver Boss Pierre Agnes Missing at Sea, Boat Found Washed up on French Beach

    01/30/2018 2:30:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Boats and helicopters have joined the search for the chief executive of sportswear maker Quiksilver, after his empty boat was found washed ashore in south-west France. The port authority of the Atlantic beach town of Capbreton said the search was launched after Pierre Agnes' empty boat was found washed up Tuesday in nearby Hossegor. Maritime authorities said two boats and three helicopters are involved in the search. The area is known for intense, sometimes dangerous waves that are prized by surfers.
  • Clothing Company Founder Finds Out it's Not a Great Idea to Call His Fox Viewing Customers 'Idiots'

    01/26/2018 7:25:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 93 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 26, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    SCOTTeVEST CEO and Co-founder Scott Jordan really stepped in it when he insulted a large swath of his customers last week.The controversy started when Jordan shared on Facebook how he reacts when people tell him they recognize his face from Fox News, which frequently plays his commercials.“I laugh to myself, and tell them that we primarily advertise on Fox because we find their viewership to be extremely gullible and much easier to sell than other networks," he wrote in part. “I get to tell them they are f***ing idiots while getting rich off them.”Trying to tamp down on the outcry,...
  • Antifa-inspired $375 jacket gets slammed online

    11/07/2017 2:59:21 AM PST · by Libloather · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/06/17
    **SNIP** Over the weekend, apparel company Alpha Industries launched an Antifa-influenced M-65 Anarchy Cotton-Blend Field Jacket on high-end retailer Barneys' website. Now the $375 military-style canvas zip-up with “stand collar” and “snap flap patch pockets,” is getting slammed by the demographic it was trying to market to – Antifa members and anarchists.
  • Company to create 133 new jobs in Asheboro (North Carolina)

    04/04/2017 10:19:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Dispatch ^ | April 4, 2017
    MAS Holdings, a global apparel technology and manufacturing company, will locate its first U.S. manufacturing and development center in Randolph County, creating 133 new jobs, Gov. Roy Cooper’s office announced in a news release. The company plans to invest nearly $20 million in a facility in Asheboro, providing additional payroll impact exceeding $4 million annually. MAS is a textile company headquartered in Sri Lanka, employing more than 85,000 people worldwide, operating 48 facilities in 15 countries including design offices, apparel and component manufacturing plants and private industrial parks. MAS also provides technology to the apparel and footwear industry. Recently, the...
  • Ready-to-knit meets ready-to-wear: Kniterate is the new 3D printer for knitwear

    04/03/2017 4:39:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    3Ders ^ | April 3, 2017 | Julia
    Kniterate, the 3D printer for Knitwear, has taken Kickstarter by storm with its new crowd-funding campaign. The digital knitting machine, which first crossed our radar back in June 2016, has recently resurfaced, catching the eye of design bloggers, knitters, and knitwear enthusiasts alike. And all the buzz may be just what Kniterate needs to hit the market: with almost $250,000 already pledged, the Kickstarter campaign has more than doubled its initial goal of $100,000. What is Kniterate exactly? It’s a computerized knitting machine that, by “bringing an affordable and compact version of industrial knitting machines to your workshop,” promises to...
  • What boycott? Shanghai fashion label Taoray Wang embraces Tiffany Trump at New York fashion week

    02/11/2017 6:12:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The South China Morning Post ^ | February 12, 2017 | Agence France-Presse
    To boycott or not to boycott First Lady Melania Trump because of her husband’s politics has been hotly debated in US fashion circles, but for one Chinese designer, at least one member of the first family is a major asset. Tiffany Trump, the youngest daughter of the US president, was guest of honour in the front row at Taoray Wang’s New York fashion week show on Saturday, accompanied by her mother, Trump’s ex-wife Marla Maples. The 23-year-old first daughter, who wore Taoray Wang at her father’s inauguration weekend, has been happily adopted by the Chinese label as it seeks to...
  • Fashion for Fascists

    02/03/2017 8:31:16 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 11 replies
    gaypatriot ^ | Posted by V the K at 8:51 am - February 3, 2017.
    Inspired by the thugs who arsoned, vandalized, and assaulted their way through UC-Berkeley, a New York fashion designer has designed a line of menswear to take the Black Bloc look mainstream. New York-based designer Robert James debuted a collection that was unmistakably, “decidedly militant in tone” in order to “create clothes that felt like armor.” The look screams “Occupy radical chic.” So, whether you’re beating a Trump supporter unconscious with a metal pipe, or just spraying painting “STOP HATE” on a Mormon Church, you will look fabulous, darling. Oh, the romance of socialist revolution! Why be a plain vanilla college...
  • Millennials blamed for the falling sales of fabric softener... because 'they don't know what......

    12/19/2016 10:48:40 PM PST · by Morgana · 91 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | December 19, 2016 | Dailymail.com Reporter
    FULL TITLE: Millennials blamed for the falling sales of fabric softener... because 'they don't know what it is for' Millennials are being blamed for falling sales of fabric softener because 'they don't know what it is for.' Sales of the product have been falling for past ten years and Procter & Gamble believes the next generation is to blame. The consumer goods giant, which produces Downy and Gain fabric softener, says it saw sales of its own products decrease by 26 per cent. Shailesh Jejurikar, Procter & Gamble's head of global fabric care, told the Washington Post that most millennials...
  • Why the 'Ugly Christmas Sweater' Is Making Waves in Deutschland

    12/06/2016 8:47:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    The Local ^ | 6 December 2016
    The holiday garment that became cool for being anything but cool has now crept into German culture from overseas. But does that make it uncool once again? It’s taken on almost cult status in the United States and the United Kingdom, but now this more horrid than haute couture fashion statement has made it to the Bundesrepublik: the ugly Christmas sweater. While for years anglophones have thrown parties and declared official days for the often sparkling, gaudy, snowflake-bedecked knitwear, Germans have only recently picked up on the trend, which ever more stores are starting to have on offer. “You see...
  • Y-fronts, bell-bottoms and cable-knit vests! The 1970s men's clothing ads that reveal [tr]

    11/29/2016 10:16:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 114 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 29, 2016 | Sadie Whitelocks
    One model with a mullet and mustache throws a 'Blue Steel' pose as he models a velour dressing gown while another similar-looking chap stands confidently in a snazzy pair of bell-bottom trousers. These are snapshots from a range of 1970s adverts showing the most popular men's fashions of the day. High-waist pants, skimpy briefs, synthetic fabrics and psychedelic patterns seem to be in vogue - looks more suited to the fancy dress parties of today.
  • “Hillary’s look is a practical one”: Can we stop talking about Clinton’s clothes now?

    01/16/2016 2:24:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 86 replies
    Salon ^ | January 15, 2016 | Mary Elizabeth Williams
    In what may go down as the apex of #SlatePitches, on Friday, writer Vanessa Vitiello Urquhart investigated a Democratic presidential contender in a story that declares that "Hillary Clinton Isn't a Lesbian - but She Dresses Like One." You know what, fine, let's take the bait. Because by my calculation we will be having these discussions until at least November. After Vitiello Urquhart establishes that this isn't about sexual identity per se, she commends Clinton by explaining, "If Clinton were a lesbian, I'd be proud to claim her fashion sense. Clinton embodies something many lesbians accomplish effortlessly: She dresses in...
  • Google Wants to Turn Your Clothes Into a Computer

    05/30/2015 6:15:31 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    NY Times ^ | 05/29/15 | Conor Dougherty
    On Friday, the second day of its annual developer conference, Google I/O, one of the search giant’s semi-secretive research divisions announced a project that aims to make conductive fabrics that can be weaved into everyday clothes. The effort, called Project Jacquard, is named for the French inventor of the Jacquard Loom, which revolutionized textile manufacturing and helped pave the way for modern computing. Much like the screens on mobile phones, these fabrics could register the user’s touch and transmit information elsewhere, like to a smartphone or tablet computer. They are made from conductive yarns that come in a rainbow of...
  • Nude Photos Sunk American Apparel Founder

    06/22/2014 6:51:45 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 20 replies
    Newser ^ | 6-22-2014 | Evann Gastaldo
    Insiders also tell the New York Post the naked pictures were allegedly posted on a blog purportedly belonging to Morales, and it's illegal in California to falsely impersonate others online. More woes for Charney: On Friday, a video of him dancing naked in front of two female employees surfaced.
  • Boy in 'workout gear' refused admission to commissary

    06/02/2014 12:55:53 PM PDT · by GailA · 33 replies
    ROK Drop ^ | 5/23/2014 | NA
    Since we can't post out of the Military Times you will have to copy/paste link. Boy in 'workout gear' refused admission to commissary http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140523/NEWS/305230060/Boy-workout-gear-refused-admission-commissary
  • High School Secretly Edits Girls' Yearbook Pics

    05/29/2014 12:28:38 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 21 replies
    Newser ^ | May 29, 2014 | Arden Dier,
    "Flipping through their yearbooks, female students at Wasatch High School in Utah noticed something amiss. While one girl wore a tank top on picture day, she appeared in a t-shirt in her photo. She wasn't the only one to have her picture edited: Necklines were raised, sleeves were added, and tattoos were covered. But what most peeves students about the secret alterations is that they weren't applied consistently. "There were plenty of girls that were wearing thicker tank tops and half of them got edited and half of them didn't," one student tells FOX 13."
  • Teen, 14, kills 16-year-old brother in Little River, turns gun on self after fight over clothes

    05/27/2014 1:43:00 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | May 26, 2014 | Lance Dixon
    The memorials were hastily assembled on Monday with sad, handwritten messages and stuffed animals — in remembrance of two teenage brothers who died from gunfire the night before in a murder-suicide over what may have been the most trivial of sibling arguments. The two brothers fought over sharing clothes on Sunday night — with one of them apparently pulling the trigger on himself.
  • Skirts Should Be a Normal Choice…for Both Women and Men

    05/23/2014 3:51:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 22, 2014 | Erin Cunningham
    Schoolboys in France stirred up gender norms when they eschewed pants last week. But men in skirts shouldn’t be a provocative sight…it should be a choice as normal as women in pants. Last Friday, male students and teachers in Nantes, France launched a campaign to fight the sexism that is plaguing societies across the world through their clothing. The 'Ce que soulčve la jupe' (or ‘Lift the Skirt’) movement encouraged boys across 27 of the northwest city’s schools to sport skirts to class instead of trousers. “We noticed that in a lot of high schools in our region, there are...