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Ostomysecrets. Login to Mintel Reports - Mintel Group Ltd. Opinion: Online retail predictions for 2017 - Lingerie Insight. As we head in to the New Year, Bhavesh Unadkat, management consultant in Retail Customer Engagement Design at Capgemini makes his retail predictions for 2017. 2016 demonstrated a real shift in retailers executing more targeted and relevant content at scale.

Opinion: Online retail predictions for 2017 - Lingerie Insight

We also saw digital being used in stores to improve experiences through things like contactless payments and the use of tablets for ordering and engagement. Retailers demonstrated their versatility in finding interesting ways to adopt disruptive technologies such as Augmented Reality and the Internet of Things into their ecosytem. Untitled. Irish woman behind Vanilla Blush's colostomy underwear business. A DUBLIN woman has opened a new flag-ship underwear store in the east end of Glasgow.

Irish woman behind Vanilla Blush's colostomy underwear business

Married mother-of-two Nicola Dames suffered with bowel disease in her 20s and lived with the condition for many years before making the decision to have life changing surgery, which removed her large colon. Post operation, the underwear available lacked “femininity” and back in 2008 Nicola, now 37, embarked on her first business venture.

Choosing the right lingerie fabrics   Purple Wings Charity – Helping Sufferers of IBD with Ostomies regain confidence. Girls With Guts. Sara Ringer with Crohn's disease poses in her underwear with her 'poop bag' Lingerie. Picjumbo — free stock photos. Swimwear and Beachwear Market Trends. The global market for Swimwear and Beachwear is projected to reach 2.2 billion units valued at US$22.7 billion by 2022, driven by the growing affinity for active and healthy lifestyle activities like swimming, and the strong preference for beachside vacations.

Swimwear and Beachwear Market Trends

Also poised to benefit growth in the market is the launch of multifunctional cover-up swimwear and beachwear designed to double up as semi-casual wear for pool parties and outdoor venues such as shopping centers, resorts, and restaurants. Emerging countries represent the global hub for growth, with Latin America led by Brazil representing the largest market worldwide.

To view complete report details including the full table of contents (TOC) and to sign up for a comprehensive complimentary review of our research program including details on methodology, secondary and primary sources and summary of research findings, Crohn's & Colitis UK. If you’ve been diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease (or even you’ve had Crohn’s for some time) you may be feeling uncertain about what it is and the potential impact it may have on your life.

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We’ve addressed some of the common questions about Crohn’s Disease below. You can find more in-depth information in our Crohn’s Disease booklet. If you’d prefer to speak to someone, we’re very happy to answer your questions via our Information Service What is Crohn's Disease? Crohn’s Disease is a condition that causes inflammation of the digestive system or gut. The areas of inflammation are often patchy with sections of normal gut in between. Crohn’s is a chronic condition. What are the symptoms? Crohn’s is a very individual condition – the symptoms vary from person to person, and may depend on where in the gut the disease is active. Inflammatory bowel disease. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a term mainly used to describe two conditions, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.

Inflammatory bowel disease

Both ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are long-term (chronic) conditions that involve inflammation of the gut (gastrointestinal tract). Ulcerative colitis only affects the colon (large intestine), while Crohn’s disease can affect all of the digestive system, from the mouth to the anus. Meet Phlegm._'s Pip and Lib, the artists taking down the pressure to be perfect.

23-year-old Pip and 22-year-old Lib were fed up of being surrounded by adverts and pictures pressuring them to be perfect.

Meet Phlegm._'s Pip and Lib, the artists taking down the pressure to be perfect

Instead of just moaning about it or feeling rubbish, they decided to do something: Phlegm._. You have to see the stunning images of the Sony World Photography Awards 2017 Phlegm._ is a collective dedicated to the idea of destroying perfection, and taking down feelings of unworthiness and imperfection as a result. VIDEO: 8 models with IBD prove you can still be sexy with a stoma. Nicola Dames, 37, from Glasgow, is the owner of Vanilla Blush – a shop that specialises in lingerie for people with ostomy bags.

VIDEO: 8 models with IBD prove you can still be sexy with a stoma

The shop, which aims to create fashionable yet discreet underwear to help people with ostomy bags to feel sexy and confident, was opened after Nicola underwent surgery for an ostomy herself. Nicola, who has suffered with ulcerative colitis herself, had dreamed of making women in a similar situation as she was feel beautiful again ever since having her own colon removed in 2006. As a result of having her colon removed, Nicola was given a stoma – where they bring the end of the small instestine to the outside of the abdomen, in order to release waste from the body. Vanilla Blush launches "sexier" site for IBD Day - Lingerie Insight. Vanilla Blush, Europe’s first boutique specialising in ostomy lingerie and swimwear, has launched a new website for UK consumers and NHS patients.

Vanilla Blush launches "sexier" site for IBD Day - Lingerie Insight

The new site, launched yesterday to mark World IBD Day, offers everyday lingerie and swimwear for men and women who have suffered from Inflammatory Bowel Disease, such as Crohns and Colitis, and which has left them with a colostomy or an ilieostomy. Vanilla Blush also provides free ostomy and support wear for eligible NHS patients via the new website. Patients can order items online that are sent directly to their GP. Story continues below. Global lingerie market value exceeds $28bn: study - Lingerie Insight. The world lingerie retail market is now valued at $28.57bn (£22.67bn), according to 2016 figures from market research company Just Style.

Global lingerie market value exceeds $28bn: study - Lingerie Insight

Europe accounts for $11.67bn of the total figure, and North America for $7.93bn. Together, they have a combined share of 66.3% of the world total. The percentage share held by Asia is 20.4%, and the combined share of South America and the rest of the world is 13.3%. Story continues below Advertisement The Global Market Review of Lingerie – Forecasts to 2022 also estimates that the world bra market is worth $16.42bn, accounting for 55.5% of the total lingerie retail sector. Europe and North America together have a combined percentage share of 68.7%. The world briefs market, meanwhile, is valued at $9.90bn. These figures suggest that the value of the global lingerie retail market is on track to reach $30.65bn by 2020, as originally predicted by Just Style last year.

Login to Mintel Reports - Mintel Group Ltd. 60b64a1395e6. 60b64a1395e6. 60b64a1395e6. Nicola Dames Vanilla Blush lingerie expands to European healthcare. Irish woman behind Vanilla Blush's colostomy underwear business. Number of smartphone users worldwide 2014-2020. 2017 and Beyond: How Digital Innovation Will Impact the World. | Share Digital Innovation: Disruption and Evolution Click through for the top digital innovation predictions that will affect IT organizations and users in 2017 and beyond, as identified by Gartner.

2017 and Beyond: How Digital Innovation Will Impact the World

The world as we know it is at a tipping point. From political, social and economic unrest to technological advances and the ubiquitous always-on connection to the entire world, numerous pressures affect our everyday lives. Digital innovation is by far the biggest influencer, changing the way we do just about everything, from shopping to communication to running a business. Stephanie Monty designs colostomy bag for intimate moments. Graduate shows 2016: this prototype ostomy device by Brunel University graduate Stephanie Monty has been created as a more attractive alternative to traditional colostomy bags (+ slideshow).

Monty has tailored the pouch towards "intimate occasions", inventing a less obtrusive and more appealing design. Users can decide between a range of tattoo- and lingerie-inspired patterns, which are embossed on the appliance's silicone cover. "Inspired by my family's own struggle with Crohn's Disease, this appliance empowers people to feel more confident with their body and provides some freedom from an ostomy pouch," the designer explained. The flexible device adheres to the wearer's skin, and is covered with a waterproof membrane that creates a "natural, skin-like feel". Victoria¿s OTHER Secret: Designer creates world¿s first lingerie colostomy bags as they often put partners off. By Bianca London for MailOnline Published: 12:08 GMT, 20 July 2012 | Updated: 16:05 GMT, 20 July 2012 A young designer has taken fashion into medical territory and created a line of lingerie-style colostomy bags.

James Shutt, 23, embarked on the innovative fashion task after realising how, contrary to popular belief, colostomy bag users are actually getting younger. Many of them struggle to relax in the bedroom so James set about designing a solution. The designs features jewels to help colostomy bag users dazzle in the bedroom The former Northumbria University student, from Hereford, spoke to teenage colostomy users before coming up with the ‘Myostomy’ product to get bags back in the bedroom. Irish woman behind Vanilla Blush's colostomy underwear business.

Colostomy Bag Swimsuit Photo Helps Raise Awareness For Inflammatory Bowel Disease: How Colostomy Bags Change Lives. When 23-year-old Bethany Townsend uploaded a photo of herself lounging outside in her bikini, Internet users began to take notice, because lying on her stomach was a colostomy bag.