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Must Read: What Indie Beauty Brands Should Know About TikTok, How Covid-19 Is Affecting Garment Workers in Bangladesh

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These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Wednesday. What indie beauty brands should know about TikTokWith over 75% of Americans bored and quarantined at home, TikTok has become more powerful and brands are taking note. But indie beauty brands in particular need to understand how to ... Continue reading #Gap #Coronavirus #MadelainePetsch #ProjectRunway #TikTok

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Los Angeles Mayor Advises Residents to Wear Masks Amid COVID-19 Crisis

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On Wednesday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti advised residents to wear masks to protect themselves outside as California paces behind New York in confirmed COVID-19 cases, during a press conference. After the meeting, the Los Angeles Daily News reported that Mayor Garcetti also encouraged people to construct their own non-medical face masks to prevent the shortage of professional masks on the market. “To be clear, you should still stay at home. This isn’t an excuse to suddenly all go out,” Mayor Garcetti stated during the conference. He also took to Twitter to spread the news for those who weren’t able to...

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I hope you’re doing ok. Maybe that hope is naive. I know many of you are small brands and designers, wondering if your business will survive. Others have seen their hours and income cut, or have been laid off. Some of you have sick family members and friends. But we all do our best with what we have. I’m staying inside, donating (this is a great nonprofit), and sharing information that can help you make smart decisions. Things are moving fast right now, so if you want this news more often, sign up for my newsletter. Right now, it’s going...

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Cancellations, Longer Terms Could Take Out British Clothing Suppliers

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As merchants call off orders and lengthen payment terms amid the COVID-19 pandemic, fashion industry suppliers in Britain are cautioning that they could be taken out. Suppliers to one fashion chain with over 400 British shops were told last week that they would not receive payment for orders currently being made, the Financial Times reported. U.K. Fashion and Textile Association Chairman Nigel Lugg said, according to the outlet, “The majority of major retailers are extending payment terms and there are widespread cancellations even of orders in progress.” Lugg continued, “Terms are routinely being taken from 60 days to 120 or...

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Tech for good during COVID-19: Pivots and partnerships to help people deal

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Some of us have learned how to be uniquely scrappy during this pandemic. I’m talking socks as masks and chickpea water as a vegetarian egg-white replacement type of scrappy. And you will learn in this week’s installment of Tech For Good startups are no exception. Companies around the world are pivoting and partnering their way into helping us navigate the  COVID-19 pandemic. Below is a list of some recent partnerships that caught our eyes, as well as other goodness from private companies.   From greeting cards to virtual therapy Ali O’Grady founded greeting-card startup Thoughtful Human in 2017. The greeting cards...

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