As huge as the United states dominance in popular and high culture throughout the world, the country has not been able to in the same fashion in the field.the Successful individual american designers and clothing brands, but for the most part the peak of fashion and its authors come from elsewhere.One of the largest mid-market fashion factors is however american, elmira n.y. from New York, from the Tommy Hilfiger, whose name carries the character to rely on aesthetics I get american visual symbols, blue and red colors, the stars and stripes.Hilfiger's American Dreamer -the biography tells that even the designer of the iconic first inspiration source comes from the american football uniform: Cleveland Browns brown-orange colors make a lasting impression.the American Dreamer is a book on entrepreneurship, song of praise.Hilfiger established the first clothing store for 18-year-old.
south-western Finland scout foundation has sold a majority stake in the clothing and camping business Scandinavian outdoorin the Ville Rantala.Rantala purchase by share chain is 80%.arrangement that Scandinavian Outdoorilla a further boost to international trade, the company told the bulletin.scout foundation seeks ownership arrangements to diversify risk.Rantala works on the future of the company as chairman of the board."Scandinavian Outdoor has a great reputation of the brand.
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For more stories from WIRED's mission-driven businesses package, click here.US-based outdoor-clothing company Patagonia uses materials that either benefit, or cause minimal damage to, the environment.Having been steadily successful since it was founded in 1973, the company has doubled in size, tripled its profits and become a certified B Corp over the past ten years.The company's annual revenues, in excess of $600 million in 2013, have continued to rise, despite - or rather, partly due to - a programme called Worn Wear.Patagonia, still privately owned by its founder, 77-year-old Yvon Chouinard, continues to donate at least one per cent of its annual net revenue to environmental causes, to date totalling $36 million."There is nothing we can change about making clothing that would have more positive environmental impact than making less," she says.
View photosMoreIn this May 16, 2016, photo, Ron Johnson, CEO of Enjoy, speaks at Shoptalk, a retail and technology conference in Las Vegas.The soft patch goes beyond the unseasonably cool weather.Here are four trends that were highlighted at the Shoptalk conference, which ended Wednesday:— STORE EXPERIENCE MATTERS: Major stores are trimming their fleet, but the physical store isn't dead.Many have followed and executives are relying on this strategy to help speed deliveries to customers.Michael Tobin, senior vice president of strategy and innovation at Macy's, says it's working out those issues.— MAINSTREAM BRANDS LOSING LUSTER: Shoppers, particularly millennials, are losing their appetite for major brands that can be found everywhere unless there's a strong emotional connection.
One97 Communications Ltd., the owner of an Indian online payment processor backed by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. s finance arm, said funds at its disposal were enough to last five years, enabling it to build a business model that s predictable.We have enough money in the bank to last 21 quarters if we keep spending at the same rate as last year, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, chief executive officer of One97 that owns Paytm, said in an interview to Bloomberg TV in Hong Kong.One97, which was founded in 2000 by Sharma, doesn t plan to sell shares in an initial public offering for at least three years, Sharma said.The company has received funding from Intel Capital, private-equity firm SAIF Partners and Fitbit Inc.-backer Sapphire Ventures LLC.A Morgan Stanley fund marked down the value of its investment in Flipkart by more than 25 percent, paring the valuation to $11 billion in less than a year from as high as $15 billion.India s only food-tech unicorn, Gurgaon-based Zomato Media Pvt., saw its billion-dollar valuation slashed in half this month by analysts at HSBC Securities and Capital Markets India .Paytm started as a provider of value-added-services for mobile phones and later evolved into a marketing platform for consumer brands to reach customers via text messages and voice calls.The payment-processing system Paytm is the public face of One97.Its businesses include mobile-recharge services and an e-commerce platform where consumers can find goods including clothing and cameras.
Barclaycard research claims that managing returns is damaging profits for many British online businessesBritish online retailers are bearing the brunt of improved customer service, according to new research that found free return policies may be causing businesses to lose profits.Overall, nearly six in ten 57 percent of retailers said that dealing with the day-to-day cost of dealing with returns is negatively impacting their business, with one in five 20 percent even admitting to increasing prices to try and counteract the cost of returns.And more than a fifth 22 per cent of current high-street retailers are choosing not to sell online, because they are concerned about being able to afford the costs of managing the delivery and returns process.Time to changeonline shoppingThese solutions are grating against consumer habits, Barclaycard warns, as 30 percent of shoppers admitted to deliberately over-purchasing and subsequently returning unwanted items, safe in the knowledge they will be able to benefit from a range of quick and easy returns such as hourly courier services and local drop-off points.A similar proportion would like retailers to introduce technology to help them better visualise an item when shopping online, such as the ability to virtually try on clothing after uploading an image of themselves – a system currently being trialled by several big-name retailers.Today s time-pressed shopper expects the process to be fast, easy and free – and that applies to both buying goods as well as returning them, said Sharon Manikon, director of customer solutions at Barclaycard global payment acceptance.
Image copyright Amazon Image caption The existing store offer books at the same price as they are available onlineAmazon's chief executive Jeff Bezos has confirmed that the online retailer plans to build more real-world book stores.It opened its first bricks and mortar store in Seattle in 2015, with a second to follow this summer in San Diego."We're definitely going to open additional stores, but how many we don't know yet," he added.As Amazon mulls expansion into the real world, struggling clothing retailer Gap has said that it would consider allowing its clothes to be sold on Amazon."To not be considering Amazon and other would be - in my view - delusional," said chief executive Art Peck at the company's annual investor meeting in San Francisco.According to a Morgan Stanley report, Amazon is the second-largest clothes retailer in the US, with only supermarket giant Walmart ahead of it.
Update: The Google IO liveblog keynote is being updated continually as the two-hour press conference rolls on.11:50 AM: Sundar is back on stage talking about deep learning and machine learning, and focusing on advancements like curing diseases.Google is making web development through Android Studio smarter and faster, going as far as writing some of the code.11:30 AM: Google is now shifting to Chrome with over 1 billion active users every month, and its touting its accelerated mobile pages, saying these pages load almost instantly.10:00 AM: Google IO has started with music, but not just any music - it looks to be music played through Project Jacquard, which put all sorts of sensors in clothing thank to Google's ATAP division.Here are your humble hosts for this Google IO liveblog, Global Editor-in-Chief Darren Murph, and Senior Mobile Editor, Matt Swider.
Students graduating from the University of East Anglia will have to find a new way to celebrate winning at learning things about history they will never subsequently use, thanks to a ban on the classic art of throwing mortarboards up in the air.The University of East Anglia, which will instead Photoshop them in to pictures, said of the ban: The decision to not have the traditional hat throwing photo opportunity for all students this year follows a number of injuries over recent years to graduates hurt by falling mortarboards.This is an unacceptable risk, and we want to ensure no student s graduation day is ruined by the potential for avoidable injury."There's not much on the internet for "mortarboard injury" though, with just one sketchy report of someone at Cambridge needing stitches after getting bonked on the head by one in 2008.Surely that's an acceptable risk level?The sad fact is that most of these mortarboards are hired for the day and not worn by students all the time or handed out as rewards to the prettiest ones by staff any more, so clothing hire firms are also onside for the ban -- saying they're sick of getting bent ones back in after traditional celebratory shoots.
The growing size of the most popular chat apps doesn t seem to be deterring new entrants who believe they can offer something different.Yesterday, we saw Alphabet s Google announce a new chat app, Allo, which hopes its various artificial intelligence features will help it stand out against Facebook s WhatsApp and Messenger.I got a preview of the app last November when I met cofounder Oskari Ozz Häkkinen at the Slush Conference.The idea is that people are actually using four or five chat apps, and Rawr simply wants to be one of them.Once in the chat, they can use a series of hashtag commands to animate the avatar, getting it to do everything from eating to dancing to, well, puking.Having played with it this morning after it went live, I found the hashtag commands pretty easy to pick up and there are number of preset ones that can be activated with one tap .Of course, part of the challenge any new chat app faces out of the gate is getting users to convince their friends to download and join so they actually have someone to chat with.Rawr hopes to get around that in two ways.First, it has a feature called Globetrotting, which matches users with another random person to chat with, in hopes that the chance to try out all the hashtag animations will be amusing enough no matter who is on the other end.But second, Rawr offers users the ability to capture and share conversations across other social media services and apps.This allows for mini-stories to be told, with users being able to customize their avatars to impersonate celebrities, public figures and literary characters, and share the conversations in order to amuse their friends, says the company s press release.Essentially, it s a way to build word-of-mouth buzz, providing early adopters share early and often.In terms of the business, Rawr already has a number of deals with various clothing companies to offer virtual goods under their brand within the app.Users of the app can earn virtual currency by spending time in Rawr, which they can then use to buy other goodies.As Futurefly was building the app last year, it announced that it had raised $2.5 million from a string of investors, including the European VC firm Vision ; Tekes, the Finnish fund for technology and innovation; Broadway Video Ventures; and NYC-based Betaworks.In addition, the company received another $500,000 in private investment directly from Nokia chairman Risto Siilasmaa, gaming executive Keith Boesky, and Arielle Zuckerberg, sister to you-know who.
Wearables have the potential to change consumer and business technology, but how much do you know about them?Wearable technology has emerged from the darkened room of enthusiasts to the mainstream in recent years, with gadgets like the Apple Watch and Moto 360 becoming not just accessories, but fashion items too.Many of the biggest names in technology are working on smartwatches, smart glasses and smart clothing to help us lead healthier and more productive lives – and to create new categories of products to sell to consumers and businesses as smartphone adoption rises.Apple Watch 1 897x1000 Wearables are fast becoming the most creative area of technology, but there are serious technical issues to solve too, such as connectivity, functionality and privacy.The future of wearables seems to be only limited by the imagination.Maybe in the future we ll all wear networked clothing and browse the internet by moving our eyes?
Google Inc.Google s gumdrop-shaped autonomous car looks like something you d see in a Pixar movie, a cute and cuddly machine that makes the future look fun—until it ambushes you in a crosswalk, traps you like a fly in a web, and whisks you away.To be fair, this has less to do with collecting humans than protecting them.A Google flytrap is the latest approach to curbing those numbers.Bumpers deform when they hit a pedestrian, absorbing some of the kinetic energy.In 2012, Volvo introduced an exterior airbag.Ten years ago, Jaguar developed a pyrotechnic system that detects a collision and pops the hood up by nearly an inch, creating a crumple zone between the pedestrian and the engine.
Trust me, I know from travel.I ve conquered the Cabot Trail, wandered the Rocky Mountains, drank my way across Portugal and Ireland, scrambled up the side of an active volcano in Nicaragua and suffered through Giardia while surrounded by beauty and poverty in Costa Rica.Every other week, we ll talk about the latest in navigation tools, iOS accessories, camping gear, backpacks, compact cameras, technical clothing—pretty much anything I can find to make your travels that much easier, no matter whether you prefer vacationing at five-star resorts or dirtbagging in the back of your car at a national park.If you need to ask someone in the Pyrenees for the name of their veterinarian s haberdasher, I m your man.Try as I might, I wasn t able to fully explain that I d likely ruptured a disc in my lower back, despite the incredible patience of staff at the Clinica Universidad de Navarra.One month s access will set you back $13.
Sure, you can already shop without leaving the comfort of your home, but eBay is trying to take your spending addiction to the next level.Say hello to what the internet-based retailer is calling the world s first virtual reality department store, which allows eager customers to browse through collections like clothing, electronics, and home goods as though you were actually, well, in the store.It s the product of a partnership with Australian retailer Myer, and you can catch a glimpse of the store by downloading the app and using a headset like the Samsung Gear or Google Cardboard.To celebrate the launch of the VR store, the two companies gave away over 15,000 Shopticals, which were really just specially branded Google Cardboard headsets.But if you don t manage to snag one of these for free, don t worry — this headset is one of the most inexpensive on the market, and will only set you back $5.95 though you may want to put aside some extra dough for all the virtual shopping you ll be doing with real money .At the technology s launch party earlier this week, Steve Brennen, senior director of marketing and retail innovation at eBay, noted, Is this the next future of the retail experience?
Google s quietly making a ton of progress on one of its coolest technologies to date, which will change how we interact with our devices.The technology is called Soli, and it s basically a tiny radar that can detect small hand gestures for controlling smart clothing, smartwatches, and other devices.Soli was first shown off at Google I/O last year, and since then, Google has worked with around 60 developers, shipping them dev kits to build object recognition, wearables, and so on.The new chip reduces power consumption by a hefty 22 times, now sitting at 0.054 W. Radar also takes a lot of computer power — the new version, however, still runs 18,000 frames per second, and is a whopping 256 times more efficient.For example, in the demo of a watch that was built in partnership with LG, we saw that if you move your hand closer and further away from the device, it can scroll through messages.Unfortunately it s not yet known when we ll see Soli products for consumers, however ATAP will be sending out a new developer kit next year.
Fintech isn't the only kind of technology startup that thrives in London.The capital is also home to a collection of fashion startups that mix technology with fashion products.Some startups are focused on creating new clothing using technology, while others let people find clothes to buy online.We ranked some of London's fashion startups, taking into account total amount raised, headcount, and originality.View As: One PageSlides
The companies have teamed up on a smart jacket for bicyclists that will allow wearers to control their smartphones using sensors woven into the cuff.The Commuter smart jacket is a key step for wearable technology because it's more stylish and less obtrusive than a smartwatch.Remove it, and the jacket looks like a normal piece of clothing.The jacket is designed to be hung up, crumpled up and tossed in a bag, thrown over a chair, and even put through a washing machine, said Levi's Vice President Paul Dillinger.There's still a question of price, though.The company is working with commercial uniform maker Cintas to bring Jacquard into the enterprise as well.
Google Levis Wearable JacketTouch-sensitive clothing has been one of the promised inventions coming in just a few years for a while now.DON T MISS: Apple s stores have gone from serious to absurd in 15 yearsThe project falls within the domain of ATAP, Google s skunk-works special projects division, and is codenamed Project Jacquard.The touch-sensitive panel is woven directly into the fabric of the jacket, and Levi s says it is as tough as the rest of the material — most importantly, it s even washable.That same band houses LEDs, which help with the notifications.All in all, it looks like a slick way to deal with basic phone functions, without having to pull your handset out of your pocket.It reminds me a lot of the Pebble smartwatch, which has limited functionality but can be used without even looking, thanks to the physical buttons.
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