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The Boston Globe is trying to reinvent the metro newspaper … – Columbia Journalism Review

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Creative Commons image courtesy of Tony Fischer Talk is cheap in an industry where plans to build “next generation media companies” through the “ambitious restructuring” of newspapers lend a Pollyannish glow to draconian measures. At The Boston Globe, however, Editor Brian McGrory is refreshingly frank. “Let’s accept upfront that this will be a disruptive stretch, pretty much starting right now, despite all good efforts to prevent it,” he wrote in…

Liberal school newspaper: ‘Hostility may be warranted’ for those who … – TheBlaze.com

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Amid widening criticism that liberal Wellesley College is becoming an enemy of free speech, the student newspaper at the elite school denied that is the case — and yet said “hostility may be warranted” for those who “are given the resources to learn and either continue to speak hate speech or refuse to adapt their beliefs.” The staff editorial — “Free speech is not violated at Wellesley” — added that…

How two fashion industry veterans are redefining luxury for a new generation – CNBC

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

<!– –> VISIT CNBC.COM VISIT CNBC.COM Home Entrepreneurs Leadership Careers Money Specials SHOWS Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurs 4 Hours AgoCNBC.com The interlocking “L” and “V” imprinted on the leather of Louis Vuitton bags are instantly recognizable both to those who can afford to spend thousands of dollars on a handbag and to those who wish they could. For many, that recognition is the reason a Louis Vuitton handbag — or a Fendi…

Wal-Mart in Talks to Buy Men’s Clothing Retailer Bonobos for About $300 Million – Fox Business

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is in talks to buy men’s clothing retailer Bonobos for about $300 million, according to people familiar with the situation, the latest in a string of deals aimed at attracting wealthier shoppers and more fashion-forward brands than its own website. Continue Reading Below The acquisition would be Wal-Mart’s fourth purchase of a small online-focused retailer since it bought Jet.com Inc. for $3.3 billion last September, putting…

Plug and Play’s new accelerator wants to make the fashion industry … – TechCrunch

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Textile manufacturing takes a heavy toll on the environment, from the pesticides used to grow cotton to the polluted water created by dye runoff. Fashion’s short retail cycle also results in millions of tons of waste every year. Plug and Play hopes that its new accelerator, called Plug and Play-Fashion for Good, will solve some of these issues by connecting textile startups with large retailers. The program, a partnership between…

CFDA tightens runway calendar for New York Fashion Week – Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Council of Fashion Designers of America knows that New York Fashion Week took a hit during the fall 2017 season and now it’s already made moves to strengthen the calendar. Specifically, the official calendar has been trimmed by a day and will run from Thursday, Sept. 7 to Wednesday, Sept. 13, eliminating the second Thursday on the lineup. The organization has also secured strong opening and closing acts: Calvin…

Fashion industry improving their rankings, still failing on decent wages – ABC Online

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The latest report into working conditions in the fashion industry has found half of the brands assessed have improved their overall rating in the past year, but most companies are still failing to pay their workers a decent wage. Baptist World Aid has been releasing its annual Behind the Barcode report into the fashion industry since 2013, and has seen a shift in the industry in the past four years….

Plug and Play’s new accelerator wants to make the fashion industry less wasteful – TechCrunch

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Textile manufacturing takes a heavy toll on the environment, from the pesticides used to grow cotton to the polluted water created by dye runoff. Fashion’s short retail cycle also results in millions of tons of waste every year. Plug and Play hopes that its new accelerator, called Plug and Play-Fashion for Good, will solve some of these issues by connecting textile startups with large retailers. The program, a partnership between…

Liberal school newspaper: ‘Hostility may be warranted’ for those who ‘refuse to adapt their beliefs’ – TheBlaze.com

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Amid widening criticism that liberal Wellesley College is becoming an enemy of free speech, the student newspaper at the elite school denied that is the case — and yet said “hostility may be warranted” for those who “are given the resources to learn and either continue to speak hate speech or refuse to adapt their beliefs.” The staff editorial — “Free speech is not violated at Wellesley” — added that…

Plug and Play’s new accelerator wants to make the fashion industry less wasteful – TechCrunch

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Textile manufacturing takes a heavy toll on the environment, from the pesticides used to grow cotton to the polluted water created by dye runoff. Fashion’s short retail cycle also results in millions of tons of waste every year. Plug and Play hopes that its new accelerator, called Plug and Play-Fashion for Good, will solve some of these issues by connecting textile startups with large retailers. The program, a partnership between…

Plug and Play’s new accelerator wants to make the fashion industry less wasteful – TechCrunch

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Textile manufacturing takes a heavy toll on the environment, from the pesticides used to grow cotton to the polluted water created by dye runoff. Fashion’s short retail cycle also results in millions of tons of waste every year. Plug and Play hopes that its new accelerator, called Plug and Play-Fashion for Good, will solve some of these issues by connecting textile startups with large retailers. The program, a partnership between…

Plug and Play’s new accelerator wants to make the fashion industry less wasteful – TechCrunch

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Textile manufacturing takes a heavy toll on the environment, from the pesticides used to grow cotton to the polluted water created by dye runoff. Fashion’s short retail cycle also results in millions of tons of waste every year. Plug and Play hopes that its new accelerator, called Plug and Play-Fashion for Good, will solve some of these issues by connecting textile startups with large retailers. The program, a partnership between…

Wal-Mart in Talks to Buy Men’s Clothing Retailer Bonobos for About $300 Million – Fox Business

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is in talks to buy men’s clothing retailer Bonobos for about $300 million, according to people familiar with the situation, the latest in a string of deals aimed at attracting wealthier shoppers and more fashion-forward brands than its own website. Continue Reading Below The acquisition would be Wal-Mart’s fourth purchase of a small online-focused retailer since it bought Jet.com Inc. for $3.3 billion last September, putting…

Amazon won a patent for an on-demand clothing manufacturing warehouse – Recode

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Amazon, meet Fast Fashion? Amazon was awarded a patent on Tuesday for an on-demand manufacturing system designed to quickly produce clothing — and other products — only after a customer order is placed. The computerized system would include textile printers, cutters and an assembly line, as well as cameras designed to snap images of garments that would provide feedback on alterations needed in subsequent items. In order to increase efficiency,…

Internet slander is killing journalism – The Poly Post

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

They are gasping for air, attempting to seem relevant by fabricating provocative narratives from other’s missteps. They are journalistic bottom feeders. Last month, Kinda Funny’s Colin Moriarty posted a tweet which read, “Ah, peace and quiet. #ADayWithoutAWoman.” Most sane people can identify this tweet as an attempt at a joke; now, whether you find it humorous or not is simply a matter of taste, but it is obviously not Moriarty’s…

Plug and Play’s new accelerator wants to make the fashion industry less wasteful – TechCrunch

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Textile manufacturing takes a heavy toll on the environment, from the pesticides used to grow cotton to the polluted water created by dye runoff. Fashion’s short retail cycle also results in millions of tons of waste every year. Plug and Play hopes that its new accelerator, called Plug and Play-Fashion for Good, will solve some of these issues by connecting textile startups with large retailers. The program, a partnership between…

Plug and Play’s new accelerator wants to make the fashion industry less wasteful – TechCrunch

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Textile manufacturing takes a heavy toll on the environment, from the pesticides used to grow cotton to the polluted water created by dye runoff. Fashion’s short retail cycle also results in millions of tons of waste every year. Plug and Play hopes that its new accelerator, called Plug and Play-Fashion for Good, will solve some of these issues by connecting textile startups with large retailers. The program, a partnership between…

Plug and Play’s new accelerator wants to make the fashion industry less wasteful – TechCrunch

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Textile manufacturing takes a heavy toll on the environment, from the pesticides used to grow cotton to the polluted water created by dye runoff. Fashion’s short retail cycle also results in millions of tons of waste every year. Plug and Play hopes that its new accelerator, called Plug and Play-Fashion for Good, will solve some of these issues by connecting textile startups with large retailers. The program, a partnership between…

Identities Gives a Cutting-Edge Look at Fashion – Harvard Crimson

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Identities, Harvard’s annual student-run fashion show, looks to use fashion as a medium for championing diversity on campus. This year’s show, which took place on April 15 at Northwest Science Building, was titled Fashion + Tech. The program’s website promised “a glimpse into the future of fashion.” The garments were still recognizable to the present-day viewer, but the show did incorporate a healthy amount of innovation in the wide range…

Plug and Play’s new accelerator wants to make the fashion industry less wasteful – TechCrunch

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Textile manufacturing takes a heavy toll on the environment, from the pesticides used to grow cotton to the polluted water created by dye runoff. Fashion’s short retail cycle also results in millions of tons of waste every year. Plug and Play hopes that its new accelerator, called Plug and Play-Fashion for Good, will solve some of these issues by connecting textile startups with large retailers. The program, a partnership between…