women

Women Moving Million’s Executive Director, Sarah Haacke Byrd, Shares Details about A New $100 Million Campaign For Global Gender Equity

On September 30th 2020 Women Moving Millions, a community of nearly 350 women philanthropists committed to mobilizing millions for gender equity, hosted their 9th summit, The Power of Us. Virtually bringing their community together from across the globe, they engaged dynamic speakers such as Jamia Wilson, Laverne Cox, and Vicki Saunders to discuss the need for mobilizing catalytic resources to gender justice during this incredibly difficult time for women and girls around the world. Citing recent data that showcases the impact of the current pandemic, members learned of the realities of women and girls at this present moment in time and were invited to #GiveBold and #GetEqual by stepping into Women Moving Millions’ new $100 million campaign for gender equity. 

With 750 million girls out of school, rising domestic and sexual violence as

Read More Read more
fashion

Tukatech Fashion Job Portal Helps Unemployed Workers and Incentivizes Employers During Global Pandemic

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Tukatech announces the reopening of their fashion job portal “Career Connection” where future employees and employers meet and find out if they were a good fit for each other. Industry skilled workers can visit the Tukatech website and search through a database of job postings from apparel businesses around the globe securely and confidentially.  There is no cost to either the job seekers or for businesses posting jobs.

Tukatech 25-Years Logo (PRNewsfoto/Tukatech)
Tukatech 25-Years Logo (PRNewsfoto/Tukatech)

As part of this service, Tukatech will donate 2 months of free TUKAcad software to prospective employers who hire displaced, trained people, through their job portal. This allows the experienced employee who is already trained in one or more Tukatech solutions to come in and add value to the business immediately.

With the shift in the industry with new emerging entrepreneurs and pressing times with many apparel businesses, there is

Read More Read more
model

Global E-Signature Market Forecast to 2030: Increasing Adoption of e-Signature Solutions Based on SaaS Delivery Model

DUBLIN, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The “E-Signature Market Research Report: By Component, Deployment Type, Type, Use Case, Vertical – Global Industry Analysis and Growth Forecast to 2030” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

Around the world, the government is offering its support for the uptake of e-signature solutions, for efficiency and security in documentation processes. While Directive 1999/93/EC was implemented by the European Union in 1999, the U.S. passed the Global and National Commerce (E-Sign) Act in 2000, to give such solutions legal validity.

Such measures are expected to propel the global e-signature market, which generated $951.3 million revenue in 2019, at a 24.6% CAGR between 2020 and 2030 (forecast period). In all, 75 countries already have legal mandates for this technology, and their number is still rising, thus helping the market advance.

Software To Be Largest Category in Market till 2030

The software category would continue

Read More Read more
model

Scientists develop new land surface model to monitor global river water environment

yangtze river
Credit: CC0 Public Domain

Climate change and human activities, including heat emission, nitrogen (N) emission and water management, are altering the hydrothermal condition and N transport in the soil and river systems, thereby affecting the global nitrogen cycle and water environment.


“We need to assess the impacts of these human activities on global river temperature and riverine N transport,” said Prof. Xie Zhenghui from the Institute of Atmospheric Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. “Quantitative assessment can not only improve our understanding of the material and energy cycle that occur in response to anthropogenic disturbances, but also contribute to protecting river ecosystems.”

Xie and his collaborators from the Chinese Academy of Sciences incorporated the schemes of riverine dissolved inorganic nitrogen (DIN) transport, river water temperature, and human activity into a land surface model, and thus developed a land surface model CAS-LSM. They applied the model to explore the impacts

Read More Read more
fashion

Informal Saudi ban on Turkish goods hits global fashion retailers

A de facto Saudi ban on Turkish goods has hit global fashion brands in the latest sign of the escalating rivalry between the regional powers.

Saudi Arabia has “banned all imports for made in Turkey products”, an employee at clothing group Mango told Turkish suppliers in an email seen by the Financial Times.

The Spanish company, which is one of a number of European and US fashion retailers with manufacturing facilities in Turkey, said in a statement that its teams “are looking into alternatives to the slowing down of custom processes for products of Turkish origin in Saudi Arabia”.

Mustafa Gultepe, head of Istanbul Apparel Exporters’ Association (IHKIB), said all retailers producing in Turkey and exporting to the Gulf state were affected. “We are talking about all global brands that have stores in Saudi Arabia, produce in Turkey and sell over there,” he told the FT. 

Turkish exporters have complained

Read More Read more
style

Netflix’s Ted Sarandos on Expanding Animation, Global Vision

Ted Sarandos is not much for change, personally.

It’s a funny thing to say about the recently minted co-CEO of Netflix, one of the entertainment world’s biggest disruptors, but as he points out, he’s had only “two cars and one job over the past 20 years.”

“I am one of those folks who ends up doing things a long time, so I’m not one of these people who flips things easy,” he says with a laugh.

His previous car, which lasted 11 years, was an Acura MDX; he drove around a Ford Explorer for a decade before that. The job, of course, is at Netflix — the streaming giant that has shaken up how Hollywood does business and how the world consumes entertainment.

Even so, when Sarandos joined Netflix in 2000 as a DVD buyer, he didn’t quite think about whether he might someday wind up running the place alongside

Read More Read more
clothing

Global Electronic Textiles (E-textiles) and Smart Clothing Markets 2020-2027

The “The Global Market for Electronic Textiles (E-textiles) and Smart Clothing” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

Traditional textiles simply function as a covering material. Based on the rapidly changing global demands and due to advanced technological improvements, the development of integrated electronics and responsive functionality on textiles has led to the emergence of E-textiles and smart textiles accommodating the revolution we are witnessing in wearable electronics.

The development of high value-added products such as smart fabrics and clothing, wearable consumer and medical devices and protective textiles has increased rapidly in the last decade. Recent advances in stimuli-responsive surfaces and interfaces, sensors and actuators, flexible electronics, nanocoatings and conductive nanomaterials has led to the development of a new generation of smart and adaptive electronic fibers, yarns and fabrics for application in E-textiles.

Advances in the ability to free-form print circuit processes enable electronic systems to be assembled directly onto

Read More Read more
fashion

Kenzo Takada Helped Put Asia on the Global Fashion Map

Before Kenzo, it was hard for many in the fashion world to imagine an Asian designer at the top of Paris haute couture. After Kenzo, Asian talent drawing inspiration from the East and beyond transformed the industry.

Japan-born Kenzo Takada, who died at age 81 on Oct. 4 near Paris, brought the roominess and boxiness of the kimono to contemporary clothing as well as bold floral designs and jungle prints. His models sometimes danced on the runway.

“My common theme was ‘freeing the body from clothing,’ ” Mr. Takada wrote in a series of autobiographical essays for the Nikkei newspaper published in December 2016 and later translated into English. “Rather than squeezing the body tightly, I wanted to make clothes that focused on the wearability of a loose silhouette.”

A model in a loose design by Kenzo at a 1975 presentation of his fall-winter ready-to-wear collection in Paris.



Photo:

AFP

Read More Read more
women

Women are excluded from global coronavirus coverage, experts say

“NEVER tell a woman (professional or otherwise) that she cannot speak with authority,” she wrote later on Twitter. “NEVER tell us we aren’t educated enough, experts enough, or good enough. We have every bit as much authority to speak.”

The exchange underscored a broader concern over the lack of female voices in media coverage of and policy debates on the coronavirus pandemic.

In coverage of the coronavirus, female scientists and doctors are cited far less frequently than their male counterparts, according to multiple multicountry studies. And when women are vocal, as with other policy debates and key areas of coverage, they often face online harassment and second-guessing of their expertise, several female scientists told The Washington Post.

The consequences are far-reaching. The marginalization of female experience and expertise colors the information available to policymakers forming coronavirus responses — which means interests and issues important to women may get underprioritized.

Read More Read more
clothing

Skateboarding Pro Built a Global Clothing Brand

Before he was 20, Keith Hufnagel had achieved a skateboarding fantasy: getting paid to skate via sponsorship deals and prize money from competitions.

Years of working as a pro, including overseas travel and endless photo shoots, persuaded him he needed a second career. In 2002, Mr. Hufnagel and his wife at the time, Anne Freeman, pooled their savings of $30,000, created a clothing brand, HUF, and opened a store in San Francisco, featuring hard-to-find fashion items he had spotted while wandering the globe.

“We didn’t have a business plan or anything,” he said in a 2019 interview with the online retailer Goat. “We just made it happen.” HUF Worldwide Inc. now has its own stores in New York, Los Angeles and Japan, and the brand is also sold by other retailers.

Since 2017, TSI Holdings Co. of Japan has owned HUF.

Mr. Hufnagel, who had been under treatment for brain

Read More Read more