Day: March 9, 2021

Swarovski Foundation Sets Green Project With United Nations

LONDON — Nadja Swarovski is back, with big plans for the Swarovski Foundation, including a sustainability project with the United Nations set to be unveiled on Tuesday.

Swarovski has moved on following a management reshuffle at the family-run business last year, and is dedicating herself full-time to the foundation, which she created in 2013 and which has sustainability, environmental and social issues at its core. She remains a member of the Swarovski executive board.

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On Tuesday the Swarovski Foundation will unveil a program aimed at challenging creative talents across a variety of sectors, including design, fashion and engineering, to create, invent and make in a sustainable manner.

Known as Swarovski Foundation Institute: Creatives for Our Future, the new global grant program has been devised with the United Nations Office for Partnerships.

The aim is to “identify and accelerate” the next generation of creative leaders in sustainability in

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The 10 Best Dressed at the 2021 Critics’ Choice Awards

Historically, the Critics’ Choice Awards have been a transient stop along the awards season route, a moment when attendees can try out something a bit riskier, sartorially speaking. Maybe the star is looking to try out more adventurous looks but doesn’t want to make that leap at a more high-stakes event, such as the Goldens Globes or — god forbid — the Oscars.

But with that audacity comes eventual missteps, and this year’s Critics’ Choice Awards were full of them. The act of risk taking — however admirable in fashion — does not necessarily guarantee success.

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Those words rang especially true with the male attendees. Lately, men’s fashion on the red carpet has been even more exciting than the women’s looks. With details such as high heels or men’s jewelry — and with the help of trailblazers like Billy Porter — men’s fashion has been turned

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Lauren Chan Talks Fashion Career Advice & More

Seventeen’s How I Made It features professionals across various industries that are making waves in their careers. In the series, Seventeen Editor-in-Chief Kristin Koch interviews these leaders to answer your career questions.

Lauren Chan began her career as a plus-size model in New York City where she continues to walk the runways for some of the biggest names in fashion. Chan then became a fashion editor and went on to write award-winning pieces for publications like Vogue and Glamour. Through her work as a model and editor, Chan started to focus on size acceptance and body positivity.

Most recently, Chan launched Henning, a luxury womenswear line available in sizes 12 to 26. People like Ashley Graham, Stacey Abrams and Cori Bush have all been spotted wearing her pieces, NBD.

As a pioneer in bringing size-inclusive fashion to the forefront, Lauren shared all the details about being involved in multiple

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International Women’s Day 2021: 101 best women-owned brands

Despite the frequent interchangeability of phrases like “women-owned” and “female-founded,” the two terms aren’t always related — a female-founded brand might not be owned by a woman anymore and a presently-women-owned business might not have been founded by a woman. During social-minded instances like International Women’s Day, understanding what each label denotes could mean the difference between supporting a brand that’s actually run by women, or one that happens to have women working within it, for example Proactiv was founded by two female dermatologists is now owned by Nestlé.

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47 percent of female business owners consider their company’s overall outlook as ‘good,’ compared to 62 percent of men polled.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce data

So what’s the difference? Female-founded means that a business was created by a woman or women, according to a spokesperson for nonprofit Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

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