ABC7 Unite: Designer from Bedford-Stuyvesant reversing fashion industry diversity trends

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn (WABC) — New York’s recent Fashion Week was unlike any other. Much of it was virtual because of the coronavirus pandemic, and during the shows, emerging designers took center stage.

According to WWD, a site devoted to fashion, beauty and business, the decision to feature newcomers was deliberate because of the current lack of diversity in the fashion industry.

It’s odd that a business known for taking risks when it comes to style lags behind in terms of diversity, but it does. Black-owned fashion companies account for just 1.3% of all sales, making the work of Edvin Thompson even more important.

Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn is a world away from Manhattan’s Seventh Avenue — known as Fashion Avenue in the Garment District — but it’s also the future.

ABC7 Unite: Music mogul Sophia Chang launches ‘Unlock Her Potential’ mentorship program

For an industry struggling to become more diverse, what’s

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The Black Scientists, Doctors, and Entrepreneurs Changing The Beauty Industry

In a moment marked by frank cultural conversations about race, identity, and representation, cosmetic companies have responded by revamping their approaches to address audiences that the industry has for too long ignored and underserved. In 2017, Lancôme expanded its Teint Idole Ultra Range to 40 shades, famously followed by Fenty Beauty—and that number has now become a benchmark. But creating makeup in a greater diversity of skin tones is just the tip of the iceberg in an industry-wide transformation that’s been more than a decade in the making.

The real story lies in part with Balanda Atis, a Black cosmetic chemist and head of L’Oréal USA’s Multicultural Beauty Lab. In 2007, Atis knew that the foundation category for women of color was lacking, so she and her team set out on an international tour of 57 countries to collect data on the tonal composition of skin of color. “We used

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Women outwit Hollywood bias with help from industry insiders

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kaitlyn Yang knows it’s rare for women to work in visual effects but wanted to find out just how much company she has.

In this image provided by the Television Academy, Layne Eskridge, creative executive at Apple TV, center, takes part in "Meet Our Alumni: Intern to Industry Professional," one of the Television Academy Foundation's intern Speaker Series events on Aug. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. Women of color who work behind the camera in fields including writing and visual effects are finding career support, including from the Television Academy Foundation and its internships. But four former interns say the industry must do more to foster diversity. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images via AP)

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In this image provided by the Television Academy, Layne Eskridge, creative executive at Apple TV, center, takes part in “Meet Our Alumni: Intern to Industry Professional,” one of the Television Academy Foundation’s intern Speaker Series events on Aug. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. Women of color who work behind the camera in fields including writing and visual effects are finding career support, including from the Television Academy Foundation and its internships. But four former interns say the industry must do more to foster diversity. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images via AP)

Devising an informal survey earlier this year, she painstakingly searched 24,000 LinkedIn entries for female visual effects supervisors in North America. Her tally:

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Worldwide Automotive Diecast Scale Model Industry to 2024 – Key Drivers, Challenges and Trends

The “Global Automotive Diecast Scale Model Market 2020-2024” report has been added to’s offering.

The automotive diecast scale model market is poised to grow by $1.04 billion during 2020-2024 progressing at a CAGR of 5% during the forecast period.

The reports on automotive diecast scale model market provides a holistic analysis, market size and forecast, trends, growth drivers, and challenges, as well as vendor analysis covering around 25 vendors.

The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current global market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The market is driven by the collector clubs driving sales of diecast scale models, expected high resale value driving collection of diecast scale models and interest and lure on preservation of legacy models to drive the market.

The automotive diecast scale model market analysis includes end-user segment and geographic landscapes. This study identifies the increasing consolidation in the market

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Worldwide High Voltage Cable Accessories Industry to 2025 – Featuring Nexans, Prysmian and ABB Among Others

The “High Voltage Cable Accessories Market – Growth, Trends, and Forecasts (2020 – 2025)” report has been added to’s offering.

The market for high voltage cable accessories is expected to grow at a CAGR of greater than 5.5% during the forecast period of 2020-2025.

Factors such as the growing electricity generation and consumption, along with changing power generation industry dynamics are expected to drive the demand for new transmission and distribution network, which, in turn, is expected to drive the high voltage cable accessories market.

With the growing penetration of renewable energy for power generation, demand is expected to increase for new grids and distribution lines, further promulgating the market during the forecast period. However, the challenges, such as intricate project planning, delay in approval procedures, and funding constrictions for power projects at a global level, are expected to hinder the growth of the high voltage cable accessories market.

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Chanel celebrates cinema industry to cap Paris Fashion Week

PARIS (AP) — Monumental light-bulb encrusted letters spelling CHANEL sparkled over the runway at the Grand Palais on the last day of Paris Fashion Week prefacing a collection celebrating the cinema industry. It brought a pang of nostalgia for better times during this reduced virus-hit season that has been notable for its lack of star power.

Like Milan before it, Paris has undertaken an unusual fashion season for Spring-Summer 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The nine-day calendar was a mix of ready-to-wear runway collections with masked guests in seated rows, in-person presentations and completely digital shows streamed online with promotional videos.

Here are some highlights from Tuesday:


The American actors who usually attend Chanel, the highlight of Paris Fashion Week, stayed away. But designer Virginie Viard dreamed of more glamorous times. She produced an optimistic collection channeling the Hollywood or Cannes movie star machine and its media circus,

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What to Know If You’re Planning to Elope Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic, According to Wedding Industry Experts

Editor’s Note: Those who choose to travel are strongly encouraged to check local government restrictions, rules, and safety measures related to COVID-19 and take personal comfort levels and health conditions into consideration before departure.

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If you had asked me a few years ago if I’d consider eloping, I would have raised an eyebrow in disapproval. While I love the intimate and romantic concept of escaping to say ‘I do,’ my favorite part of weddings has always been the people — the speeches, the dancing, and the events before the big day. But I couldn’t have predicted that 2020 would bring a global pandemic, rocking the wedding industry in its wake. And I also couldn’t have predicted that I would be newly engaged, weighing my options for a 2021 ceremony. Suddenly, eloping with my fiancé sounded much more exciting and alluring than ever

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Wedding Movie Maker Set to Disrupt the Wedding Industry with Their Mobile App

Video service company, Wedding Movie Maker, launches a solution to restricted gatherings at weddings with their user-friendly app

Wedding Movie Maker is looking to create memorable weddings like never before as the company recently introduced a mobile app to help couples and their guests enjoy and capture every second of the day while adhering to COVID-19 safety protocols. The wedding video app has been described as a pure genius due to its amazing features and benefits for couples and their loved ones.

The COVID-19 pandemic has continued to ravage the world and the wedding industry remains one of the worst-hit sectors. However, different stakeholders in the industry have been reacting to the pandemic with the introduction of a wide range of innovative solutions to ensure that couples and their guests get the best possible experience that is intimate, meaningful, and emotional. One company that seems to be championing the revolution

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Hyliion Touts Hybrid Model to Electrify Carbon-Heavy Trucking Industry on Cheddar

Texas-based Hyliion ($HYLN) hit public markets last week with a business model that CEO Thomas Healy said will speed up the trucking industry’s transition to electric. 

“Trucking is all about moving goods from point A to point B and doing it as economically as possible,” Healy told Cheddar. “What we’re able to do is take both the emission savings and the cost savings and bring those together and offer a solution that’s actually net carbon-negative emissions.”

Unlike competitors Nikola and Tesla, Hyliion is not offering a full-electric option. The company’s hybrid trucks use natural gas to power electric powertrains. Healy said the advantage is that Hyliion can ramp up production faster and beat the economics of diesel. 

“By leveraging natural gas and, more specifically, renewable natural gas, we actually have a much lower cost than a normal diesel truck,” he said. “When you get into those sorts of economics, then

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Beauty and Personal Care Products Industry Pledges to Give Employees Meaningful Time Off to Vote

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — With only weeks to go until the 2020 general election, the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC), representing global cosmetics and personal care products companies, announced today an industry pledge to provide employees meaningful time off to engage in civic activities around the November election. Member companies signing the pledge are coming together for the first time to encourage civic engagement and work to ensure a safe environment for employees to exercise their right to vote.  

“PCPC and the beauty industry have always been ahead of the curve not only creating innovative products but also looking at innovative ways to conduct our businesses. This pledge is just another example,” said PCPC Board Chair Keech Combe Shetty, executive chair of Combe Incorporated. “We don’t wait around to be told we should be good corporate citizens. We do it because it’s the right thing to do.”

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