Paulo Coelho spent time in a mental institution, wrote several popular songs and became one of world’s best-selling authors. But that doesn’t even begin to tell the story of his life.
Awareness of the environmental impact of female hygiene products is growing, leading fashion startups to come up with alternatives.
Herschel Supply Co. co-founder Lyndon Cormack feels the same way about the brand’s 10th jubilee as his daughters, now 13 and 11, felt about their own. “I’m not nine anymore, I’m 10!”, they would shout around the house.
Overwhelming. That’s how short students define their first impression of the Netherlands. The average height of a Dutch man is 1.82 metres, while women are 1.68 on average. That makes for some funny situations, like using children’s bikes or getting elbowed in the face at parties.
Stitch Fix is the fashion version of the business model that made companies like Netflix and Spotify successful. With over 2.9 million clients across the US, the company is worth about 2 billion US dollars.
Why are so many fashion brands launching limited-edition products in small quantities, without much advance warning? Fashion scholars and experts offer some valuable insights to understand this marketing strategy.
Although the words “Made in Italy” still help luxury companies to sell their products, the truth is Italian craftsmen are struggling. A new fashion brand from Amsterdam has come up with a business model to help them out.
Are tights designed not to last? New startups are popping up around the globe to address consumers’ complaints about tights’ comfort and durability.
Alice Ferraz founded the world’s first network of fashion and lifestyle bloggers, back in 2010 when marketing professionals hadn’t even coined the term “influencer” yet.
Allbirds’ rise is every startup’s dream. In just over three years, the San Francisco-based footwear company sold over a million pairs of sneakers, raised more than 77 million US dollars and is reportedly valued at 1.4 billion. This is what they did right.
A new report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) confirms once more that global fashion brands are contributing to unsafe and unfair working conditions at garment factories in countries like Cambodia, Myanmar, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh by pressuring suppliers to drive down prices and produce faster.
Podcasts have been increasing in popularity in recent years, even more so during the pandemic. The trend is making its way to academia too, with scholars using this period to take pocasting projects off the ground. But why are they doing that? DUB spoke with the UU academics behind six podcasts to discover their motivations. Bonus: their tips for … Continue reading ‘Just do it!’ say UU academics making podcasts
The Copenhagen Fashion Summit, one of the biggest events about sustainability in fashion, celebrated its 10th anniversary this week. Although the industry has come a long way, the event was market by a sense of urgency, as we only have ten years left to keep global warming to a maximum of 1.5C as stipulated by the Paris Agreement.