fashion

Diverse And Inclusive Enough To Protect People And Planet?

Despite all of the sustainability buzz within the fashion industry, the lack of collaboration between industry stakeholders has led to only fragmented and incremental improvements thus far. Boston Consulting Group’s pre-Covid assessment predicts industry growth of around 5% per year to 2030, meaning a continued increase in greenhouse gas emissions and waste generation at a time when drastic reductions are needed. As a result of this, in 2019, a Fashion Pact was launched during the G7 Summit by French President Emmanuel Macron and François-Henri Pinault, Chairman and CEO of Kering. All of the pact signatories committed their businesses to science-based targets and to ensuring operational changes to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement on containing global warming.    

Yesterday, 12 months after the formation of the pact, an update was delivered during Global Fashion Agenda’s CFS+ online summit, led by Paul

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Women honored but the awards still aren’t diverse

Four women were honored during this year’s memorable Nobel Prize week. But the prestigious award still has a diversity problem.



a wooden door: The portrait of Alfred Nobel is seen at the desk prior to the announcement of the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize in the Nobel Institute in Oslo on October 9, 2020.


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The portrait of Alfred Nobel is seen at the desk prior to the announcement of the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize in the Nobel Institute in Oslo on October 9, 2020.

Of 931 individuals and 28 organizations to have won the prize since the awards began, just 16 are Black. No Black winners were named in 2020.

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Twelve Black people have won the Peace Prize, three the Nobel Prize in Literature, and one the associated Prize in Economics awarded by Sweden’s central bank in Alfred Nobel’s honor. No Black recipients have ever won one of the science prizes.

On Monday, the Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice for the discovery of hepatitis C virus,

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women

Nobel Prizes 2020: Women honored but the awards still aren’t diverse

Of 931 individuals and 28 organizations to have won the prize since the awards began, just 16 are Black. No Black winners were named in 2020.
Twelve Black people have won the Peace Prize, three the Nobel Prize in Literature, and one the associated Prize in Economics awarded by Sweden’s central bank in Alfred Nobel’s honor. No Black recipients have ever won one of the science prizes.
On Monday, the Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice for the discovery of hepatitis C virus, which led to the development of tests and treatments.
Tuesday’s Physics prize went to Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez for their discoveries about black holes. Ghez became only the fourth woman to win a Nobel physics prize.
Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna on Wednesday became the first two female scientists to jointly win the
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San Francisco Fashion Community Week virtually celebrates diverse global couture

This year, San Francisco’s Fashion Community Week moved from the runway to the screen, presented as the New Era Virtual Fashion Week from Sept. 24-27. The week featured two days of runway shows where both local and international emergent designers could showcase their diverse collections for the season. 

Friday’s “California Dreaming” runway intended to capture the essence of the West Coast, the best of the designers embracing sunshine, bright prints and the laid-back nature the state is famous for.

Designers Lourdes and June from Philippine brand Julour offered a minimalistic, muted take on the runway theme, with no shortage of ’60s-inspired outfits and white-centered color palettes. Julour successfully captured the softer, bohemian vibe of California, including puffed sleeves and simple silhouettes. A more eccentric look — in comparison to the rest of the collection — was also included, featuring a sequined, dark blue shawl paired with a doily-patterned navy dress

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