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Uk.businessinsider. Gianni Versace - Fashion Designer - A designer to celebrities and royalty such as Princess Diana, Gianni Versace brought vitality and art to an industry considered out of touch with the street.

Gianni Versace - Fashion Designer -

Synopsis Born December 2, 1946, in Reggio di Calabria, Italy, Gianni Versace became one of the tops fashion designers of the 1980s and '90s. He launched his first clothing line in Milan, Italy, in 1978. In 1989, Versace debuted his first couture collection. He continued to add his fashion empire, expanding into home furnishings and perfurmes.

Early Life and Career Fashion designer Gianni Versace was born on December 2, 1946, in Reggio di Calabria, Italy. In 1972, Versace moved to Milan, where he began freelance designing for Italian labels Genny, Callaghan and Complice. Top Fashion Designer Versace became known for his glamorous styles, producing a range of siren dresses that became his trademark. One of his most famous creations for the black dress held together at the sides by gold safety pins worn by Elizabeth Hurley in 1994. Wwd. Target Plans Big Digital Push for 2015. By Brianna Ahearn, contributing writer On March 3, Target Chairman and CEO Brian Cornell presented his plans to improve Target's business in a two-hour meeting with investors.

Target Plans Big Digital Push for 2015

Cornell and the company are calling the plans “a roadmap to transform business,” and the strategies continuing to be more guest-focused, prioritizing certain merchandise categories, and taking a channel-agnostic approach for Target customers. Target shared some of their plans in a summary via press release the same day. Target presented its fourth-quarter earnings in the last weekend of February, and reported that the full-year comparable sales went up by 1.3 percent.

Digital sales growth was significant, with more than 30 percent growth. Target Plans Big Digital Push for 2015. MASTERDUP Textile Fundamentals FADB103 A files (1) Wwd. The Story of Silk. History of Silk. (Sogdian silk, 8th century) Sericulture or silk production has a long and colorful history unknown to most people.

History of Silk

For centuries the West knew very little about silk and the people who made it. Pliny, the Roman historian, wrote in his Natural History in 70 BC "Silk was obtained by removing the down from the leaves with the help of water…". For more than two thousand years the Chinese kept the secret of silk altogether to themselves. It was the most zealously guarded secret in history. Chinese legend gives the title Goddess of Silk to Lady Hsi-Ling-Shih, wife of the mythical Yellow Emperor, who was said to have ruled China in about 3000 BC.

There are many indigenous varieties of wild silk moths found in a number of different countries. Producing silk is a lengthy process and demands constant close attention. . * The eggs must be kept at 65 degrees F, increasing gradually to 77 degrees at which point they hatch. *Finally the silk threads are woven into cloth or used for embroidery work. P.O. How silk is made - material, manufacture, making, used, structure, product, i... Background Silk has set the standard in luxury fabrics for several millennia.

How silk is made - material, manufacture, making, used, structure, product, i...

The origins of silk date back to Ancient China. Gap's Inconsistent Corporate Ethics. The liberal social media bloc was abuzz recently with praise for Gap, the ubiquitous apparel company known for its khaki, clean-cut sense of style and — most recently — an advertisement that featured a visibly Sikh male model, sporting a pagdi (turban) and a full beard.

Gap's Inconsistent Corporate Ethics

The ad achieved nationwide fame when the company produced a swift and emphatic response to racist graffiti scribbled over it in a New York subway station. But another of Gap's recent decisions — its refusal to join a groundbreaking accord to protect Bangladeshi garment workers — calls into question whether the corporate ethic of inclusion extends beyond marketing campaigns. [See a collection of political cartoons on the economy.] Socially minded consumers might find it surprising then, that on another issue of justice and inclusion, Gap's response has been anemic. The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh goes beyond traditional corporate social responsibility. The accord is about basic human rights. Black Friday Customer Service: 5 Easy Steps to Success. We will shortly be experiencing one of the biggest, if not the biggest shopping day of the year: Black Friday.

Black Friday Customer Service: 5 Easy Steps to Success

So the rush is on to make sure that retailers have plenty of inventory, plenty of good deals, plenty of part-time employees, and plenty of caffeine laden, worrisome, nerve racking, do it all in a short period of time… 24 hours. "Black Friday" indicates the point at which retailers begin to turn a profit, or "in the black". For large retail chains like Wal-Mart, Black Friday can boost their year to date net profit by several billion dollars. Competition is fierce The fiercest is…online shopping.

What's a retailer to do when facing Goliaths like Amazon? It’s estimated that retailers can make up to 40% of their annual revenue on Black Friday.

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Silk History: History of Silk Fabric; History of Chinese Silk; Silk Road History Silks History. Silk, one of the oldest fibers known to man, originated in China.

Silk History: History of Silk Fabric; History of Chinese Silk; Silk Road History Silks History

The history of silk is both enchanting and illustrious. Following sections cover the various facets of silk history. [For general silk information, please visit the section, which covers various related subjects, such as , , , , and .] The Legend According to well-established Chinese legend, Empress Hsi Ling Shi, wife of Emperor Huang Ti (also called the Yellow Emperor), was the first person to accidentally discover silk as weavable fiber.

One day, when the empress was sipping tea under a , a cocoon fell into her cup and began to unravel. Whether or not the legend is accurate, it is certain that the earliest surviving references to silk history and production place it in China; and that for nearly 3 millennia, the Chinese had a global monopoly on silk production. The Silk Road.