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Paris Fashion Week Wraps Sans International Retailers In Attendance. Will This Affect Their Offerings Come Spring?

The nine-day Paris Fashion Week physi-digital show experience for Spring 2021 wrapped last week, albeit in an altered manner. Live presentations accounted for roughly fifty percent of the brand’s collection reveals. The current Coronavirus pandemic kept all but local retailers away – and even some of those chose to sit it out and watch online.

With common sense dictating no travel rules for buyers abroad, they experienced the shows virtually. I asked four retail executives: Roopal Patel, Fashion Director, Saks Fifth Avenue, Laure Heriard Debreuil founder of The Webster, Lisa Aiken, Moda Operandi’s Buying and Fashion Director, and Libby Paige, Net-A-Porter’s Senior Fashion Market Editor, their take on the season in Paris and what their racks and webpages will be stocking this Spring.

NOTHING BEATS IN PERSON Unanimously all agreed that

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Get ready to shop at “International Chanthaburi Gems and Jewelry Festival 2020”

Get ready to shop at “International Chanthaburi Gems and Jewelry Festival 2020”

All the sectors are gearing up for the projects post Covid-19, which are due in the last quarter of this year to compensate for the slowdown caused by the pandemic. Thai gem and jewelry industry has been severely affected and currently the government and related agencies have teamed up to organize fairs and tradeshows to increase sales volume.

The Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand (Public Organization) or GIT, as the main organisation to promote and develop the Thai gem and jewelry industry has organised various activities throughout this year, such as online seminars, trainings to increase personnel potential, inspection and certification of gemstones, jewellery and precious metals, and in December the institute together with the province of Chanthaburi,  Chanthaburi Gem and Jewelry Traders Association, Chanthaburi Provincial Administrative Organization and Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau will organise “International

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International Space Station image shows beauty of the world’s oceans

This spectacular image from inside the International Space Station’s observation dome peeks through clouds to reveal Earth’s oceans from 400 kilometres away



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EARTH’s vast oceans look particularly spectacular when glimpsed through a flurry of wispy clouds from the International Space Station as it orbits 400 kilometres above the planet. This collaborative shot taken from Cupola, the ISS’s observation module, was created by Chicago-based photographer Roland Miller and Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli.

The module’s seven windows allow astronauts to observe spacewalks and other operations outside the ISS. They are also ideal for enjoying panoramic views of Earth and space. Cupola’s outlook, especially from its 80-centimetre central window, is a massive improvement on the small portholes astronauts used before the module was installed in 2010.

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LAFC won’t change style despite key absences due to international duty

As LAFC look to charge up the table as MLS enters the stretch run of the season with eight matches left, the reigning Supporters’ Shield champions will be without a number of key contributors for at least four games due to international duty. 

League-leading scorer Diego Rossi and fellow Designated Player Brian Rodriguez will be with the Uruguayan national team while Diego Palacios and Jose Cifuentes will be with Ecuador for the next few weeks. LAFC are hopeful that the quartet will be available to return to the field against the LA Galaxy on October 25. 

“Even when we’re down some players, the overall way we want to try and play stays the same,” head coach Bob Bradley told media on a virtual press conference Tuesday. “There can be some minor adjustments. … What you’ll see is us, just doing our best.”

LAFC begin this stretch against the Colorado Rapids

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Chicago-based Vital Proteins plans big international expansion as beauty-seekers clamor for collagen

When Kurt Seidensticker launched Vital Proteins, a brand of collagen products, he was a runner in his late forties seeking a cure for achy knees.



a group of people sitting at a table: Elidia Funes, a filler operator, tops off a canister of product Oct. 1, 2020, at the Vital Proteins plant in Franklin Park. Vital Proteins plans to expand its product line and enter a dozen international markets by the end of next year.


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Elidia Funes, a filler operator, tops off a canister of product Oct. 1, 2020, at the Vital Proteins plant in Franklin Park. Vital Proteins plans to expand its product line and enter a dozen international markets by the end of next year.

Seven years later, Chicago-based Vital Proteins has become a powerhouse wellness brand, expecting to pull in more than $250 million in revenue this year as it embarks on a robust international expansion amid a collagen boom driven by the quest for glowing hair and skin.

Vital Proteins, headquartered in Chicago’s Fulton Market District with a manufacturing facility in suburban Franklin Park, in June agreed to sell a majority stake in the company to Nestle Health Science,

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International Gift Delivery Company Connects Everyone for Christmas Despite Coronavirus

ARLINGTON, Mass., Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — GiftBasketsOverseas.com (GBO), the experts in international gift delivery, announces its preparations to make the holiday season successful. From expanding its gift offering to include this year’s hottest gifts to growing its remote-work team, and adding MORE services, the company commits excellence in spite of a global pandemic.

“This is a difficult time for everyone with social distancing and travel restrictions, and that makes it even more important to connect loved ones, friends, and colleagues,” says Dmitriy Peregudov, CEO of the company. “We’ve doubled down on our commitment to ensuring the holidays are full of generosity and great gifts for as many people as possible around the world.”

First, GBO expanded its team. From developers for

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women

On International Day Of Non-Violence Women Peace Builders Raise Their Voices

On this International Day of Non-Violence, established by the UN General Assembly resolution A/RES/61/271–we commemorate Mahatma Gandhi’s October 2 birthday.

As our world faced COVID-19 pandemic, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres called for an “immediate

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Yamiche Alcindor Receives the 2020 Gwen Ifill Award From the International Women’s Media Foundation


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This week, the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) announced that they would be honoring PBS NewsHour White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor with the 2020 IWMF Gwen Ifill Award for her coverage on race relations and politics in addition to her commitment to promoting diversity within journalism.

“It is truly an honor and a blessing to receive this award from the IWMF during such a critical and historic year,” said Alcindor in a press statement. “Gwen Ifill was a journalism icon who exemplified all the virtues of the craft that we need now – fairness, bravery, and truth-telling at all costs. Gwen, her dear friend Athelia Knight, and a number of other women and men in my life have helped me navigate my career and embrace my passion for civil rights journalism on many beats and in all forms. I am forever grateful for their support as

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The Unpredictable International Fashion Industry

Fashion is the driving force behind the fashion industry. But, fashion keeps on changing. Leading brands invests millions of dollars to study the latest fashion trends. Therefore, they usually work under high pressure to complete orders. But, for fashion loving people, this unpredictable international fashion industry is the interesting one. They feel that fashion plays a crucial role in bringing wide changes in our society. Diverse factors mold this industry. The major aspects include external influences, economic conditions and local atmosphere. Outside influences are an everyday occurrence.

Professional designers try to change things, but ultimately, the finest style will be of the most influential in the industry. Money creates a huge existence in this unpredictable international fashion industry. High profile professionals constantly search for profitable and emerging markets. Cultural and heritage factors also affect the image. The international fashion business is more of a joint industry. A great deal of … Read More

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