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Jessica Curtis: If Democrats can ruin New York, they can ruin anywhere
Publisher:  FOXNews
Saturday, 22 August 2020 08:00

Despite the narrative set by the mainstream media, our own eyes tell us liberal policies bring a total abandonment of law and order.

The best web browsers for 2020
Publisher:  Digital Trends
Saturday, 22 August 2020 08:00

Too many browsers also mean too many options. We broke them down so you can make the best browsing choice.

As Tate Workers Strike, Artists Play a Unique Role for the Picket Line
Publisher:  Observer
Saturday, 22 August 2020 08:00

"We are moved and grateful for this support," the Turner Prize winners said. But they added, "We are angered and disappointed that the same spirit of support is not being embodied by Tate Enterprises towards their staff." The letter says that no one at Tate should be fired as long as anyone in management is being paid more than £100,000, and demands that 10% of the £7 million given to the Tate by the government must be used to save jobs.

2020 Northern Trust tee times, pairings: When Tiger Woods, field start Round 3 on Saturday at TPC Boston
Publisher:  CBS Sports
Saturday, 22 August 2020 08:00

There are some big-time pairings on Saturday at The Northern Trust

Famke Janssen: 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me!
Publisher:  Us Weekly Latest Celebrity News
Saturday, 22 August 2020 08:00

Famke Janssen 25 Things You Dont Know About Me
Famke Janssen. Dan Wooller/Shutterstock

Acting isn’t the only thing Famke Janssen is passionate about. The Endless star, 55, told Us Weekly exclusively that she’s an avid painter, environmentalist and animal advocate too. Want to know more? Read on to learn 25 things you didn’t know you about the Dutch actress.

1. I love to dance. Nothing in the world makes me happier.

2. Coffee plays an important part in my life. I love everything about it: the taste, aroma, ritual, the latte art and the social aspect.

3. Chocolate’s right up there with coffee for me.

4. During the making of GoldenEye, I broke one of my ribs. It was my own fault. [In a scene], Pierce [Brosnan] was supposed to throw me against the wall. I asked him to throw me harder. The rest is history.

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5. I played a pool hustler in Turn the River. With no prior experience playing pool and very little time to prepare, I had to make a [four-rail] bank shot. To my own surprise — and everyone else’s — I made the shot in the first take!

6. I studied economics at the University of Amsterdam before abandoning school to travel the world as a model.

7. Painting is my other passion. I’m inspired by nature’s magnificent colors and the mystery of science.

Famke Janssen 25 Things You Dont Know About Me
Famke Janssen. Courtesy Famke Janssen

8. My two sisters and four nieces all have blue eyes. I’m the only one with brown eyes.

9. I was in South Africa earlier this year, filming Redeeming Love. On my days off, I visited a rhino sanctuary called Care for Wild. It changed my life.

10. I wrote, directed and coproduced 2011’s Bringing Up Bobby, starring Milla Jovovich and Bill Pullman.

11. I did the voiceover for the [One Year Until Tokyo 2020] video for the 2021 Olympics.

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12. I split my time between NYC and London.

13. I studied writing and literature at Columbia University.

14. I’m passionate about the environment and work with Green Cross International.

15. I love dogs. I love all animals. My late dog, Licorice, and I once did a campaign together for PETA.

16. I proudly serve on the board of the Film Forum in NYC. This year marks its 50th anniversary!

17. I’m hopeless in the kitchen. I can’t cook to save my life.

18. During the lockdown in NYC, when stores and museums put boards up against looters, I joined other artists by putting my art on the boards in Soho and at the Whitney Museum. Now I can say I had an exhibition at the Whitney!

19. I’ve never been drunk in my life.

20. My favorite artists are Louise Bourgeois and William Kentridge.

21. I’m obsessed with docuseries.

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22. My taste in film ranges from 1930s screwball comedies to 1970s gritty films.

23. I only wear dresses and skirts. I haven’t worn pants in my private life in years.

24. One of my proudest career moments was working with Ava DuVernay. I’m inspired by her work, and I admire that she fights for diversity in front of and behind the camera.

25. My dream for the world is unification. If this pandemic can teach us one thing, it’s that we’re all in it together.

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Publisher:  AOL
Saturday, 22 August 2020 08:00

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POWER PLAYERS: The fashion founders building a more ethical industry and taking on fast-fashion giants like H&M and Zara
Publisher:  business insider
Saturday, 22 August 2020 08:00

2x1sustainable fashion

  • Fashion is one of the most wasteful industries in the world and could contribute more than a quarter of global carbon emissions by 2050.
  • Seventy percent of US and Canadian consumers believe it's important for a brand to be sustainable or eco-friendly.
  • Business Insider surveyed fashion insiders and researched startups to find the most influential and innovative founders who are leading the way in ethical and sustainable practices.
  • Their brands have shown a commitment to reducing energy and materials, while promoting a more transparent supply chain. 
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

Fashion is one of the most wasteful industries in the world. Most textile production relies on non-renewable resources and US retail companies lose an estimated $50 billion in unsold inventory every year.

If it doesn't change its course, fashion could contribute more than a quarter of global carbon emissions by 2050, according to a report by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation

To change this outcome, experts say the industry must reform its dead-end supply chain into a cyclical model that rewards companies for quality, long-lasting products and incentivizes consumers to reduce waste. 

Now as the coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on sales, retail jobs, and manufacturing, brands are turning to more sustainable practices like upcycling leftover materials, Business of Fashion reported. These innovations don't just cut costs, they provide a path for small companies to adapt quickly to changing consumer needs. A study by IBM and the National Retail Federation found that 70% of US and Canadian consumers believe it's important for a brand to be sustainable or eco-friendly.

Business Insider surveyed fashion insiders and researched startups to find the most influential and innovative founders who are leading the way in ethical and sustainable practices. Their brands have shown a commitment to reducing energy and materials, while promoting a more transparent supply chain. 

Our final selections for this list came down to the founders paving the way for new policies, practices, and techniques. Most are not household names, nor have they received the most funding or venture backing, but they are using new methods to trace the supply chain back to its source and reduce waste, like blockchain, 3D scanning, and NFC tags. These companies prioritize long-lasting quality and the human impact of their manufacturing. They've gained loyal followings on social media, promoting diversity, inclusion, and body-positivity. They value transparency over "greenwashing" and put action behind their ethical manifestos.

Here are the Power Players shaping a more ethical and sustainable fashion industry. 

Tricia Hash, founder of Tree of Fairfax

Tricia Hash started her handmade handbag label Tree of Fairfax on Etsy in 2008 and has since expanded through ecommerce. Hash makes purses, wallets, totes, and belts from locally sourced leather — all out of her home in Roanoke, Virginia.

ShihYun Kuo and Lorenzo Albrighi, founders of lablaco

Lablaco uses blockchain technology to track where clothing goes throughout its life cycle — from factory, to retail, to a thrift store. Customers can create a profile on the app to access a garment's history for free. In an interview with Green Queen, Albrighi said the company hopes to encourage more conscious and circular shopping habits, which means enticing customers to resell old clothing, recycle unwearable pieces, and reduce the amount of new clothing they buy.

Sandra Capponi and Gordon Renouf, founders of Good on You

Capponi and Renouf founded their app and website, Good on You, to help educate consumers on the brands and labels they support. Users can access a searchable database of brands, rated by their ethical practices and sustainable footprints.

Beth Esponnette, Walden Lam, and Kevin Martin, founders of unspun

Unspun makes custom jeans using 3D scanning technology to reduce waste. Each pair is made to order, so it fits specific to a customer's unique shape, and there's no inventory sitting in a warehouse. The company aims to reach a zero-waste supply chain in which jeans can be recycled into new pairs.

Pedro Lourenco, founder of Zilver

Designer and creative director Pedro Lourenco advocates for transparent production and uses sustainable fabrics in his pieces. He was motivated by the challenge sustainability poses for fashion brands, specifically to provide consumers with information behind their purchases, like where the materials come from.

Jasmine Mayhead, founder of Ethical Made Easy

Ethical Made Easy is a fashion directory to help shoppers discover and learn more about ethical brands. The site has a vetting process to see past corporate "greenwashing" and uses three main criteria to vet the companies it features. In the final step, the EME team or community members test the products to make sure they're high-quality and long-lasting.

Anna Bario and Page Neal, founders of Bario Neal

Anna Bario and Page Neal started their jewelry company in 2008 to shift industry standards in ethically sourced materials and handcrafted designs. Bario Neal works with local artisans to handcraft its jewelry using fairmined gold, reclaimed metals, and traceable stones and diamonds.

Edzard van der Wyck and Michael Wessely, founders of Sheep Inc.

Knitwear startup Sheep Inc. invests 5% of its revenue into biodiversity projects that increase carbon-negativity (in other words, not just reducing carbon emissions, but counteracting them). The brand sources its Merino wool from New Zealand farms that use sustainable methods and each sweater comes with a tracking number connected to the sheep that provided the wool.

James Reinhart, cofounder and CEO of ThredUp

Founded by James Reinhart, Oliver Lubin, and Chris Homer in 2009, ThreadUp is the largest online thrift store and offers over 35,000 in product offerings. Buying second-hand, as Sam Corbin for previously reported for Insider, helps to alleviate the environmental damage caused by the increasing demand for fast fashion. 

Dr. Greg Altman and Dr. Rebecca Lacouture, founders of Evolved By Nature

Founded by Dr. Greg Altman and Dr. Rebecca Lacouture, Evolved by Nature is a company that makes "activated silk technology," which is made from natural silk and water. The company then teams up with companies to help replace fossil-fuel based chemicals with the activities silk. This process helps reduce the number of harmful chemicals on the planet. 

François-Ghislain Morillion and Sébastien Kopp, founders of Veja

French founders Francois-Ghislain Morillion and Sebastein Kopp founded the trendy shoe brand Veja in 2004. The company is known for its transparent approach to making shoes, letting patrons know that each shoe is made with organic cotton and raw Amazonian rubber. The company even has a line of vegan shoes

Jake Danehy and Caroline Danehy, founders of Fair Harbor

Siblings and Forbes 30 Under 30 scholars, Jake, 26, and Caroline, 23, are the founders of the sustainable swimwear brand Fair Harbor. The company is noted for taking recycled plastic bottles and turning them into swim trunks. Today, the company has recycled over 2.5 million plastic bottles, and next year, they're set to do over 3 million.

Cami Tellez and Jack Defuria, founders of Parade

Parade is a size-inclusive underwear brand that launched in October 2019. Its core fabric is made of 85% recycled polyamide, and all of the underwear is made with Oeko-Tex certified materials, meaning it's free from harmful chemicals that can seep into the skin. According to CNN, 1% of all profits are donated to Planned Parenthood. 

Weylie Hoang and Sophia Chang, founders of Womn.

Womn is a line of conscious clothes that are made with natural fibers such as cotton, linen, tencel, and bamboo. Founded by Weylie Hoang and Sophia Chang, the brand just launched its "series" which allows customers to pre-order collections so everything is made for demand, cutting the cost of excess supply. 

Hanna Baror-Padilla, founder of Sotela Co.

Sotela is a size-inclusive brand founded by Hanna Baror-Padilla in 2016. The brand is noted for making clothes which are made with eco-friendly materials, such as modal and linen. Furthermore, the packaging, stationery, and marketing materials for the brand all make use of recycled paper. 

Rebecca Grenell, founder of LACAUSA Clothing

Founded in 2013 by Rebecca Grenell, LACAUSA is a clothing brand that uses a low-waste design and production process. The brand also teams up with factories that give fair and healthy working conditions and pay to workers.

Solar Panels Are Starting to Die, Leaving Behind Toxic Trash
Publisher:  WIRED
Saturday, 22 August 2020 08:00

Photovoltaic panels are a boon for clean energy but are tricky to recycle. As the oldest ones expire, get ready for a solar e-waste glut.

The 2020 Cat Video Festival - "Virtual Quarantine Edition" is now available for free, just in time for Caturday [Caturday]
Publisher:  Fark
Saturday, 22 August 2020 08:00

Caturday [link] [380 comments]

The 6 Best TVs for Every Budget (2020): TCL, Samsung, LG
Publisher:  WIRED
Saturday, 22 August 2020 08:00

WIRED tested. The best, boldest, and cheapest 4K and 8K TVs we have seen, from OLEDs to LCDs.

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