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Let’s End the Athleisure Pandemic: Reclaim Your Desire to Dress to Impress

Heather Gallien

Let’s End the Athleisure Pandemic: Reclaim Your Desire to Dress to Impress

In the post-COVID world, it seems we’ve developed herd immunity to style. We’ve lost a healthy desire to intentionally create a look that expresses our best self for whatever situation is at hand—you know, the big presentation at work, or a date with that cute guy? The term 'athleisure' includes athletic wear, loungewear and sneakers. It’s the fastest growing segment of the apparel industry, as evidenced by the huge success of stores like Athleta and Lululemon. Athleisure wear is a sickness that began around 2015, long before COVID, but the pandemic’s stay-at-home, remote-work environment raised the athleisure fever to a...

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Coronavirus: What Can you Give to Help?

Heather Gallien

Coronavirus: What Can you Give to Help?

As we navigate under the dark cloud of the coronavirus, we hope to inspire the more fortunate to help those less so. As a global family, we’re dealing with an unprecedented situation. If you now have extra time or your wealth is more secure than most, consider donating or volunteering. Consider these worthy nonprofits.

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Consumers Recognizing the True Value of Secondhand Gifts

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Consumers Recognizing the True Value of Secondhand Gifts

Consumers increasingly embrace the idea of giving used items as gifts. As people become environmentally conscious, the stigma of the ‘poor, tacky’ giver is being replaced with a new badge of honor: Giving used gifts shows that the giver is socially responsible. What do you think?

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Millennials are Changing our Approach to Fashion

Heather Gallien

Millennials are Changing our Approach to Fashion

For Millennials, the trend of "no ownership" is moving into the fashion industry. In our Instagrammed society, they like to rotate clothes quickly. Although they spend a lot on cheap fast fashion, their concern for the environment will ultimately steer them to clothing resale and rental, which will be a boon for our planet.

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What's your Louis Vuitton made of?

Heather Gallien

What's your Louis Vuitton made of?

Louis Vuitton (LV) was established in 1854 and earned a reputation for making indestructible suitcases that could withstand the most extreme wear and travel conditions. Today, the brand’s handbags are among the most sought-after bags in the world. But did you know that if you’re carrying a monogram or damier print bag, it’s not made of leather? Many are shocked to discover that these famous prints are actually made of coated cotton canvas, which is basically cotton canvas that’s been treated with PVC (polyvinylchloride), a common plastic derivative. It’s easy to wonder why a monogram or damier bag is so...

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