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The Womble Economy: Meet the Makers Turning Waste Into Profit

Natalie Glaze suspects sales of her bikinis might not have gone so fast without the help of Sir David Attenborough. Shortly before Glaze and her business partner Zanna Van Dijk created their sustainable clothing brand Stay Wild Swim, the doyen of TV nature documentaries appeared on TV in the second series of Blue Planet. “His …

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Trends: Consumers are turning to hyperlocal cachet for tongue-in-cheek chic

Trends: Consumers are turning to hyperlocal cachet for tongue-in-cheek chic

Consumers are taking over their “local” – whether it’s a delicatessen, restaurant, bar or other business – often associated with high-end jewelry, shoes and accessories as the fashion statement of the day. It’s a post-ironic embrace, not just a bagel but a lifestyle of the Benjaminian aura (an object’s presence in time and space, its …

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