June 4, 2021

Day: June 4, 2021

Staying positive post-pandemic

While the pandemic and the resulting business closures were difficult on business owners from all walks of life, women were hit especially hard, studies found.

A new Union Bank survey found that the pandemic had a disproportionate impact on women-owned small businesses, with 64% of respondents saying they felt they had no control over the situation, versus 54% for men. 

They also reported higher median revenue losses: 50% revenue loss for women-owned businesses versus 35% for men.

But despite this, women respondents still said they remain optimistic and positive.

Here in the Santa Clarita Valley, women business owners agreed that

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Etsy is buying fashion resale app Depop for $1.62 billion

E-commerce firm Etsy announced Wednesday that it is buying the secondhand fashion app Depop for $1.62 billion.

Founded in the U.K. in 2011, Depop lets people buy and sell used clothes through its online marketplace. The company has attracted a predominantly younger audience thanks to its social media savvy and messaging on environmental and ethical shopping.

Etsy CEO Josh Silverman said the company was “thrilled” to be adding what it believes to be the “resale home for Gen Z consumers” to Etsy. Depop boasts approximately 30 million registered users across 150 countries.

“Depop is a vibrant, two-sided marketplace with a

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Maple Summer 2021 Jewelry Collection Lookbook

In the middle of hot, humid summer weather, it’s basically impossible to wear more than a lightweight layer, like a tank top or statement shirt, without breaking into a very uncool sweat. Even then, it’s a struggle. That’s why it’s best to fight sweaty stress by accessorizing up as you dress down, banking on swag-infused sunglasses or some shiny summer jewelry, like the pieces crafted by Canadian company Maple.

A plethora of lush accessories are on hand (no pun intended) for the hot season, including a slew of glistening gold accent pieces and plenty of .925 silver counterparts. One standout

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Australian Fashion Week’s first Indigenous showcase draws tears, standing ovation

Designer Grace Lillian Lee, whose pieces were shown in the finale, said that the show, as well as Fashion Week’s first Welcome to Country, which took place on Monday, were long overdue but welcome.

One of Clair Helen’s heavy silk designs. Getty

“This has been a decade in the making,” said Ms Lee, of the initial conversations to stage an Indigenous show. “Fashion is a great way to learn more about our people and our stories, to invite conversation and allow us all to grow. The point is to start to grow a self-determined, economically sustainable industry. This is the

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This designer helps businesses develop end-of-life experiences

In the context of product life cycles and the circular economy, the phrase “end of life” typically refers to the point at which a product or service has reached the conclusion of its use by a consumer. Joe Macleod took this phrase quite literally. 

A designer by trade, Macleod wrote his first book, “Ends,” about the history of consumerism — through the lens of death. From the Black Plague to the Industrial Revolution in Northern Europe and its resulting acceleration of consumerism, society’s changing relationship with death has created a cultural disconnection from endings. Macleod now calls himself

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Mexico accuses Zara and Anthropologie of cultural appropriation | Fashion

Mexico has accused the international fashion brands Zara, Anthropologie and Patowl of cultural appropriation, claiming they used patterns from indigenous groups in their designs without any benefit to the communities.

The culture ministry said in a statement that it had sent letters signed by the culture minister, Alejandra Frausto, to the three companies, asking each for a “public explanation on what basis it could privatise collective property”.

The ministry said the companies had taken inspiration from designs created in the south-western state of Oaxaca and called for benefits to be awarded to the communities behind them.

Zara, which is owned

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