September 2018 – 2

 

Fashion

Business of Fashion

Imran Amed, 6/9/18

Burberry Stops Destroying Product and Bans Real Fur

‘A PR backlash enveloped Burberry following the revelation that it destroyed £28.6 million worth of unsold product last year. Now, the company is ending the practice and banning animal fur. In a global exclusive interview, BoF’s Imran Amed sits down with Burberry CEO Marco Gobbetti to decode the thinking behind the move.’

Read More (it’s behind the pay wall but you won’t regret a professional membership to BoF)

 

Beauty

Business of Fashion

The Original Internet Beauty Brand Is Under Attack

Kati Chitrakorn, 8/9/18

Paula’s Choice found success on the internet, but customers are accusing the skincare brand of abandoning its core values as buzzy rivals grow their positions. Has the charm worn off?

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Sustainability

Inc.

Lego Makes a Radical Announcement That Puts Other Toy Companies to Shame

Betsy Mikel, 7/9/18

‘Lego wants to change everything about everyone’s favorite toy brick without anyone noticing. If that sounds like some kind of riddle, it partly is — especially for the research team tasked with delivering on the promise. Lego is joining the ranks of Starbucks and McDonald’s by reducing its dependence on petroleum-based plastics.’

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Gender

Sydney Morning Herald

Millennial men say women are favoured at work

Jenna Price, 5/9/18

Millennial men are leading a major backlash against women’s rights, according to new research from the University of Canberra.

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The Saturday Paper

Bri Lee, 8/9/18

My Inbox After #MeToo

After writing about her experience of sexual assault, one woman found herself inundated with messages and confessions, both brave and gut-wrenching, from other survivors.

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The Age

‘Dismayed’: Eight month investigation into Barnaby Joyce sexual harassment claims ends with no verdict

Nicole Hasham, 7/9/18

‘The woman who lodged sexual harassment allegations against Barnaby Joyce has lashed out at the Nationals for failing to reach a verdict on the case, saying her experience underscored the “dire need for change”.’

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Social Media

The Drum

Influencer featured in ‘ridiculous’ Listerine ad condemns ‘nasty’ response

Rebecca Stewart, 2/9/18

‘Amid ongoing concerns around the value of influencer marketing and way such ads are signposted, Johnson & Johnson has found itself in the eye of a social media storm.’

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Sydney Morning Herald

Greek inquiry reveals nothing incriminating in Sinead McNamara death

Nick Miller, 9/9/18

‘Greek authorities insist they found no incriminating evidence in their investigation into the death of Instagram model Sinead McNamara, despite the 20-year old’s parents’ doubts over the circumstances in which she died.’

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Literature

The Guardian

Sally Rooney teaches us millennials should be written about, not ridiculed

Sian Cain, 5/9/18

‘Normal People makes being young a drama of universal significance – and, for a millennial such as me, rings entirely true.’

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Emma Batchelor

Emma Batchelor

As well as a near obsessive interest in fashion, Emma is a former scientist, occasional contemporary dancer, avid reader and self-confessed cat lady (she has three). Emma lived in Leiden in the Netherlands as a baby and Leiden ought to have been her middle name had her mother thought of it at the time and not chosen Louise instead.

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