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How the next royal baby will boost the fashion industry and British economy – The Upcoming. How the next royal baby will boost the fashion industry and British economy With the second royal baby to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge due any day now, speculation is reaching a fever pitch, not more so than whether the new addition will be a boy or girl, or how he or she will be dressed.

How the next royal baby will boost the fashion industry and British economy – The Upcoming

Bookies have given favourable odds for a baby girl, with Alice, Charlotte and Elizabeth as popular name guesses. Descended from a long line of stylish, iconic women, the arrival of a little girl to the family has been suggested as being worth up to £1 billion across her lifetime, particularly benefiting fashion and retail industries.

Their-fastest-pace-in-six-years-10503240. A 400% rent hike is forcing london's fashion designers out of their studios. You Can Now Drop Off Your Unwanted Clothes at Any Levi's Store. Need to free up some closet space?

You Can Now Drop Off Your Unwanted Clothes at Any Levi's Store

With the expansion of Levi Strauss’s clothing-recycling scheme, you can now drop off your unwanted clothing and shoes—regardless of brand—at any Levi’s mainline and outlet store in the United States. The move is part of Levi’s wider plan to create the infrastructure necessary to support a “circular economy” for textiles. Captured by cotton: Girls duped into bonded labour in India's textile mills. ERODE, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From her two-room concrete home nestled among the lush coconut plantations of southern India, housewife Kavita has seen the region's textile industry flourish for a decade, thanks to the labour of poor, lower caste women like herself.

Captured by cotton: Girls duped into bonded labour in India's textile mills

Promising a better life, "agents" have for years visited these poor, rural parts of Tamil Nadu and taken a steady stream of girls and women to work in thousands of cotton spinning mills, part of a textile and clothing industry that is one of India's biggest employers and a major exporter.

The image of women from remote hamlets going to work, staying in hostels and earning money spinning cotton as part of a booming global garment supply chain, should be empowering in a country like India, an emerging power still plagued by poverty and male domination. "I tell all the women I meet not to go and work in the mills. I know what the agents promise and what is real. (Reporting by Nita Bhalla.

Are Unpaid Internships Acceptable? NEW YORK, United States — Forget fringe.

Are Unpaid Internships Acceptable?

Accepting an unpaid internship and then suing after its completion for unpaid wages and overtime compensation is the newest movement in fashion and, as it turns out, Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen’s award-winning brand, The Row, is right on trend. The 29-year-old twins, who took home their second Council of Fashion Designers of America Award this year, are the most recent designers to be sued in connection with an unpaid internship. According to plaintiff Shahista Lalani’s complaint, which was filed this month in New York state court, she worked for The Row for four months in 2012. Lalani claims that as the “head intern” she performed the same work as “some full-time employees,” such as photocopying, sewing, cleaning, and running personal errands, including carrying “like 50 pounds worth of trench coats” in 100-degree weather, without receiving compensation or college credit.

Why customer service is key. Measuring the effects of sponsorship. Sponsorship can bring two brands together and give both of them wider exposure.

Measuring the effects of sponsorship

But while the benefits of an association may seem obvious, the only way to really judge the success of a sponsorship programme is to measure it, as Jackie Fast of Slingshot Sponsorship explains Measuring sponsorship is one of the most important services a sponsorship agency can provide. With innumerable ways to measure marketing ROI, it is important that sponsorship provides the same value. It is also one of the crucial points that will decide whether or not to renew a sponsorship programme.

A sponsorship agency should not only help you deliver value, but it should also measure it. Understand the audience This should go beyond standard demographic information and include insight on how the audience you are targeting engages with the brand. London could have 'floating communities' in six months. London is desperately in need of more housing, but unfortunately the city is rapidly running out of usable space on which to build.

London could have 'floating communities' in six months

That’s why New London Architecture, an innovative think tank, is looking for new ways to tackle the crisis. A floating house on the Regent’s Canal may only set you back £75,000 (Image: Flickr) New London recently launched a nationwide competition amongst notable firms to develop designs for effective way to house large number of people without arduous construction. The building of a new ‘mega-city’ near the M25 and building homes on top of hospitals, schools and libraries have been proposed as solutions One firm, Baca Architects has ambitious plans to build 7,500 new fixed-placed floating homes on the city’s canal network.

Forbes Welcome. PETA Strikes Victoria's Secret Off Its List of Cruelty-Free Brands. Photo by Sorbis/Shutterstock People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ has stricken Victoria’s Secret from its list of cruelty-free companies after the lingerie giant confirmed its decision to sell beauty products in mainland China.

PETA Strikes Victoria's Secret Off Its List of Cruelty-Free Brands