Primark boosts sustainability cred with eco jeans launch

Primark, which has frequently been in the firing line in years gone by, has today launched its first jeans made entirely from sustainable cotton with a debut across the UK and Europe.It’s a big move for the retailer and one that’s likely to appeal to the mass of its Gen Z and Millennial customers who survey after survey show are extremely susceptible to marketing messages around eco-consciousness and other ethical issues.

The materials that go into the jeans are being sourced through the retail giant’s Sustainable Cotton Programme, which has a wide-ranging aim of reducing the use of chemical pesticides, cutting the huge amounts of water that the industry uses to make its products, and also boosting the incomes of the farmers who grow the cotton in the first place.The company…

Survey to document size changes in US & Canada

Besides the truck that will go on tour this month, 3D body scanners are already in place and ready to complete scans at North Carolina State University in Raleigh and Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant. The survey is being conducted by Human Solutions in collaboration with the Canadian Institute, Vestechpro.The body measurements and proportions of the North American population have changed considerably in recent decades, as has the demographic structure of the US and Canada. The anthropometric data and standard size tables that are currently available derive from old data and can therefore only help the apparel industry in a limited way.

The changes that have occurred within the populations are not addressed and detailed information on specific target groups and market …

U.S. FTC probes Facebook’s acquisition practices

The company’s acquisition practices are the main focus of the probe, as the FTC looks into Facebook buying technology-based startups to keep them from challenging it, the report said. Facebook has purchased dozens of companies over the years, including messaging company WhatsApp and image sharing platform Instagram.Facebook last week said the FTC had opened an antitrust investigation in June looking into the areas of “social networking or social media services, digital advertising, and/or mobile or online applications.”Facebook shares were down 0.7%.

Both FTC and Facebook declined to comment on the report.The U.S. Justice Department said on July 23 it was opening a broad investigation of major digital technology firms, looking into whether they engage in anticompetitive practices,…

Trump administration shelves planned investment ban on Alibaba, Tencent, Baidu- sources

Washington nonetheless plans to move forward this week with a bid to add as many as nine other Chinese companies to the list, one of the people said.The decision to shelve plans to add the Chinese tech giants is a blow to China hawks in the administration, who have been seeking to cement outgoing President Donald Trump’s tough-on-China legacy before his presidency ends on Jan. 20.

E-commerce giant Alibaba, search engine giant Baidu and video game leader Tencent, which owns messaging app WeChat, were on the short list to be added to a catalogue of alleged Chinese military companies, which would have subjected them to a new U.Sคำพูดจาก สล็อตเว็บตรง. investment ban.But T…

UK police find one of world’s biggest ever haul of fakes in Manchester

More than 580 tonnes of goods were found in 206 shipping containers on the outskirts of Manchester with police calling the seizure the largest in UK history, the largest in Europe in nearly two decades and one of the biggest ever worldwide.Counterfeits remain a huge problem for the fashion and beauty industries and reports said the find included “monumental quantities” of fake designer clothing. Meanwhile the discovery also led to factories that were making fragrances and the scary thing was that they were using chemicals including screen wash and white spirit.

It took two weeks for more than 100 officials to crack open the containers and process all the items discovered.An investigation is now under way to trace the source of the haul and to ensure those involved are arrested…

​Digital sales now central to Valentine’s Day success – report

“This uptick in [Valentine’s Day] digital demand underlines the permanent shift to digital-first buying behaviours we’ve witnessed”, the report said.UK online revenues rose 0.2% year-on-year on Valentine’s Day, which may not seem like a lot, but digital demand clearly remained buoyed compared to last year’s ‘virtual only’ lockdown event even though stores are now fully open.

That meant traffic to UK sites ahead of the day were up 33% year-on-year and by 39% on pre-pandemic levelsคำพูดจาก Web Game Casino . The biggest spike in web browsing took place on 13 February when visits rose 10% on the daily average for the month.Demand for romantic gifts and gestures grew year-on-yea…

Heather Rae El Moussa Shares How She's Keeping Son Tristan Close to Her Heart

Heather Rae El Moussa Denies Favoring Son Over Stepkids

We're sold on Heather Rae El Moussa's sweet tribute to her baby boy.

The Selling Sunset star debuted her new tattoo in honor of her and Tarek El Moussa's 10-month-old son Tristan. Heather revealed the new ink by sharing two snaps on Instagram: The first was a throwback photo of her and Tarek from her pregnancy photoshoot while the second was a picture of Tristan's name tattooed right below an existing heart symbol behind her ear.

"Before & after Tristan…" she captioned the Dec. 6 post, "it's the little things."

Kareem Masarani is the tattoo artist behind the design, and H…

Hoda Kotb Shares Daughter Hope Is "Braver" Than She Imagined After Medical Scare

Hoda Kotb Says Daughter Hope Has a "Longer Road" Ahead

Hoda Kotb is reflecting on her daughter's medical scare and journey to recovery.

One year after the Today co-anchor's youngest daughter Hope, 4, spent more than a week in the hospital, Hoda shared the heartwarming note she gave her following her medical scare.

"I tuck away letters that I give to my children around their birthday time, I write a letter that describes what they are like at that particular age, and I was writing one for Hope," she told co-host Jenna Bush Hager on Today March 5. "I was just talking about how incredible and resilient she is and what she has overcome in the past year and how she is …

Keke Palmer Speaks About “Intimate” Relationship Going Wrong

Keke Palmer Opens Up About "Rude Awakening"

Warning: This story discusses allegations of domestic violence and emotional abuse.

Keke Palmer is speaking her truth.

The Nope actress reflected on the "highly toxic" nature of growing up in the spotlight. And while expressing the stress of being her family's breadwinner as a child star, she shared how feeling misunderstood by those around her ultimately shaped her approach to making decisions as an adult—including in relationships.

"At that point, it was just like, I choose happiness and I choose joy," she explained to Dr. Drew Pinsky on Baby, This is Keke Palmer podcast Nov. 28, "and I don't choose to go back th…

Inside Dolly Parton's Ultra-Private Love Story With Husband Carl Dean

Dolly Parton HONORED to Be Inducted in Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Dolly Parton is out there when it comes to her career, her sense of humor, her style, her philanthropy and pretty much everything else you might associate with the crowd-pleasing superstar, whose appeal has known no bounds. 

But while she's brought legions of fans to tears singing about the rosy highs and devastating lows of love, her own romance has been harmoniously playing out behind closed doors. Or at least within the confines of the sprawling property in Brentwood, Tenn., where she and husband Carl Dean live in the same house they've called home since 1999.

"He's kind of a loner so he doesn't really like being with anybody but …