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The Faithful Shopper: Cool Campers

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.18.2015 | New York
Read More: Summer 2015, Summer, Hamptons, Outdoors, Beach, Mountaineers, Hikers, Fishermen, Kayakers, Citysports, 390 Fifth Avenue, 64 West 48th Street, 50 Broadway, Apparel, Trail Shoes, Boots, Backpacks, Camp, Hike, Nike, Dick's Sporting Goods, Shops on Richmond Avenue, Staten Island, Eastern Mountain Sports, Manhattan, 530 Broadway, 2152 Broadway, Sleeping Bags, Tents, Donate, Nepal, Gear to Go Outfitters, 217 Garfield Place, Brooklyn, New York Kayak Company, 40 N. River Piers, Suite 10, Kayaks, Paddle Boards, Paragon Sports, 867 Broadway, Lanterns, The Great Outdoors, John Candy, Patagonia, Protein Bars, Soup, Salmon, Surfing, Rei, 303 Lafayette Street, Mountain Climbing, Axes, Crampons, Rappel Devices, Trekking Poles, Footwear, Solar Powered Gadgets, Sports Authority, 845 Third Avenue, Pool, Fire Pit, Tent & Trails, 21 Park Place, Abu Garcia, Acme Tackle, Allen, American Hunter, Ande, Ardent, Baden, Barronett Blinds, Bear Archery, Beretta, Berkley, Big Game, Big Hammer, Birchwood Casey, Bison, Black Ops, Bladerunner, Bone Collector, Booyah, Bounty Hunter, Browning, Buck Gardner, Buck Knives, Burris, Bushnell, Caldwell, Camelbak, Caravan Canopy, Carhartt, Inc, Cedar Ridge, Celsius, Champion Sports, Champion Traps & Targets, Clam Outdoors, Clear Creek, Code Blue, Coghlan's, Coleman, Colt, Columbia, Comfort Zone, Connelly, Costa Del Mar, Covert, Creative Outdoor Distribu, Cyclops, D.O.A., Dead Down Wind, Dead Ringer, Delta McKenzie, Diamond, Drake Waterfowl, Duck Commander, E-Z UP, Eagle Claw, Easton Archery, Echo Calls, Eureka!, Evolved Habitats, Evolved Harvest. F.J. Neil, Fenwick, Field & Stream, Nikon, Airwalk, Ameristep, Baggo, Banded, Barnett, Barska, Beckman, Benchmade, Brunton, Chomper, Clarkspoon, Crkt, Crosman, Cuddeback, Daiwa, Dbx, Diamondback, Dickson, Estwing, Etonic, Evercast, New York News
Faith Hope Consolo

Summertime is unofficially here, and that means it's time to explore the great outdoors.

A Beginner's Ski Gear Guide

Liftopia | Posted 06.17.2015 | Travel
Liftopia

Leave the cotton at home and stick to wool or synthetic fabrics. Once cotton gets wet, either from sweat or snow, it won't dry out, leaving you damp and cold. Don't be the shivering guy or gal skiing in damp jeans.

Faithful Shopper: Re-Cycle Your Fitness

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 06.16.2015 | New York
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Faith Hope Consolo

It's spring at last, and time to get yourself in shape for summer. One of the great exercises around, that's particularly easy on the joints, is cycling.

The Faithful Shopper: Favorite Flagships

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.16.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

One of the great advantages of shopping in the greatest retail city in the world is that we can visit each designer or brand's largest statement stores (aka flagships).

Made in the U.S.A.? Not Anytime Soon

Edward Hertzman | Posted 11.12.2014 | Business
Edward Hertzman

Why would America want to reshore an industry that is having a hard time paying its workers $100 a month in the Third World?

Kim Bhasin

How Gap Instituted Equal Pay For Men And Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bhasin | Posted 09.05.2014 | Business

In an uncommon display of transparency, Gap recently disclosed that it pays men and women equally for equal work. Exponential Talent, a consulting ...

3 Things I Learned as a Shop Girl in Southampton NY That I Brought to My Work in Mozambique

Michael Seo | Posted 09.29.2014 | Small Business
Michael Seo

Two-thirds into the summer season and time zones removed from Mozambique, I began to embrace the reality that stakeholders are clients are one and the same.

Buckle Up -- Things Are Getting Real With #TheStitch!

Matt Pipkin | Posted 09.01.2014 | Impact
Matt Pipkin

You know those seasons in life that you look back on and think, "Whew, those were some amazing times!"? Well, that's how we're going to look back on what's happening right now.

Faithful Shopper: Heavenly Hamptons

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 08.25.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

The upcoming holiday weekend (or any time this summer) is the perfect time to explore New York's very own beach resort - the Hamptons! And of course a...

Pulse Report: Fashion and Grooming Trends That Will Define the Next 12 Months

AskMen.com | Posted 08.19.2014 | Style
AskMen.com

Here's a sneak peek of six of the 100 biggest fashion and grooming trends, products and personalities to keep a eye on in 2014.

4 Reasons Parents Buy Into The Culture Of Gender Stereotyping

Lori Day | Posted 05.31.2014 | Parents
Lori Day

Parents are buying this stuff because they're unsure, they're torn, they're tired, they're confused, and they're feeling bombarded... but be clear, they're not buying this stuff because there is an unmet demand for more gender stereotypes for their children.

The Faithful Shopper: Mad for Museums

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 04.30.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Some of the best stores in town aren't run by our legendary retailers or international designers -- they're in our magnificent museums!

Agenda Show 2014

Jamie Rosenberg | Posted 03.20.2014 | Style
Jamie Rosenberg

The answer to the big question we all have on our minds: What's going on in streetwear now?

Functional to Fashionable Fitness Threads

Keri Lynn Ford | Posted 10.09.2013 | Style
Keri Lynn Ford

One of the first ways to take your outfit from the gym to the mall is to switch your shoes. A lot of the latest sneaker fashions are incorporating some fashion-forward favorites: bright colors, shiny metallics and a little bit of bling.

Mom, There's a Slave in My Shirt

Kelly Heinrich | Posted 10.05.2013 | Impact
Kelly Heinrich

In apparel, forced labor is found long before the fabric is sewn at a garment manufacturing factory. It starts as early as the cotton harvest.

The Faithful Shopper: Mountain Magic

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.28.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Hard as it is for some of us water babies to believe, not everyone heads straight for a beach during the summer. Others prefer to spend their time exp...

The Faithful Shopper: Hot, Haute Hamptons

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 08.13.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's that time of year, when those of us in the "fashionista know" escape to our favorite beaches at the Hamptons. The fun part is that many of our fa...

People Dying For Our Clothes

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 07.09.2013 | Business
Peter S. Goodman

We already know that our banks remain too big to fail, threatening regular people with crisis. Now, a parallel reality is emerging in the garment trade: Most of our clothing is produced by global enterprises so vast and complex that they are simply too big to supervise.

Accountability for the Bangladesh Building Collapse: Blame Game or Real Change?

Beth English | Posted 06.26.2013 | World
Beth English

If history is any guide, progress on workplace standards in Bangladesh and in other developing countries will be difficult to achieve and slow in coming.

Hot Topic Still Exists... And It Was Just Bought

AP | Posted 05.07.2013 | Business

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. (AP) — Hot Topic said Thursday it agreed to be acquired by investment firm Sycamore Partners for about $592.4 million in ca...

The Economic Oversight in Manufacturing Cotton (Part 2)

Jolie Bensen | Posted 04.07.2013 | Business
Jolie Bensen

If the U.S. is the second largest producer of cotton in the world, then why can't we buy U.S. grown, U.S. spun cotton fabric? Or any fabric grown and processed here in the U.S.?

Mitigating Environmental Impact of Apparel: REI

Andrea Meyer | Posted 02.11.2013 | Business
Andrea Meyer

"Seventy-five to 90 percent of a product's environmental impact is determined the product development stage," says Kevin Myette, director of product a...

Dave Jamieson

Unions To 'Unionmade' Apparel Maker: You're Fakers

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.03.2012 | Business

The leading federation for organized labor has sent a stern cease-and-desist letter to "Unionmade," the trendy apparel maker whose products, it turns ...

Levi Strauss Quietly Announces Climate Change Strategy

Mike Bellamente | Posted 12.23.2012 | Green
Mike Bellamente

If climate change were considered hip, companies would be tripping over themselves to share their climate change strategies with consumers as a way to sell product. Until then, companies will go only as far as good business dictates.

Dogs Take Over the Catwalk for UK Artists The London Police (PHOTOS)

Tanja M. Laden | Posted 12.12.2012 | Los Angeles
Tanja M. Laden

The London Police are a pair of Amsterdam-based street artists from the UK, who happen to love dogs. For Dogs Sake is their newest multimedia art-circus, featuring one-of-a-kind doggie jackets custom-made by international street artists.