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4 Reasons Parents Buy Into The Culture Of Gender Stereotyping

Lori Day | Posted 03.31.2014 | 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 02.28.2014 | 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.

The Economic Oversight in Manufacturing (Part 1)

Jolie Bensen | Posted 12.10.2012 | Business
Jolie Bensen

Beyond just suggesting that consumers buy more American-made goods or that we adjust our trade deficit, but logistically speaking, how can manufacturing really save our country? How does this create more jobs and stimulate the economy, exactly?

Alyssa Milano's Business "Touch"

Nicole Lapin | Posted 07.25.2012 | Style
Nicole Lapin

The former "Charmed" star turned entrepreneur wins big with women's sports gear line. As the star of the hit WB series Charmed for nine years, Alys...

The Faithful Shopper: More March Madness!

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.14.2012 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's March Madness again! And regular readers know that I'm not referring to basketball, but the new shops for spring so that we can refresh our wardrobes.

Prices Fall For First Time In Four Months

Posted 11.16.2011 | Business

U.S. consumer prices fell in October for the first time in four months as Americans paid less for new cars and gasoline, although prices outside o...

The Imaginary Foundation Says "Great Art Expands the Way We See"

Jason Silva | Posted 09.13.2011 | Arts
Jason Silva

The following is an Interview with The Director of The Imaginary Foundation, (reposted with permission from The Imaginary Foundation from a recent fea...

Walmart Execs Spy On Target Behind Enemy Lines

Posted 06.21.2011 | Business

ROGERS, Arkansas (Jessica Wohl) - When the guy who runs the rival store up the road drops in for a visit, a lot of "shop talk" can be expected -- ...

Jason Franklin, Sportiqe: 27 Million And Counting

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Lauren Drell | Posted 07.28.2011 | Home

Starting your own business is a noble -- not to mention exciting, rewarding and often crazy -- undertaking. The experience is an adventure, to say the...

PHOTOS: STUDIO VISIT: Artist Ben Tegel Visits Beautiful/Decay

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

(From: Beautiful Decay) Have you met Ben? Ben stopped by the Beautiful/Decay headquarters yesterday to drop off work for the upcoming Art Works Every ...

Climate Change, Blue Jeans, and Jobs

Bob Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bob Fisher

Why would an apparel company care about climate policy? When you think about it, a changing climate actually has a direct impact on business. The apparel sector is fundamentally dependent on cotton.

The Newest Old Business Trend

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Avital Andrews

Tithing -- offering a percentage of income for a cause -- dates back to the Old Testament. And lately its popularity is surging in the business world.