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Sustainability Comes At a Cost. Fashion Isn’t Paying. | BoF Professional, News & Analysis

Key Insights

  • The BoF Sustainability Index tracks fashion’s progress towards ambitious sustainability targets for the coming decade. It examines public disclosures to rigorously benchmark performance and enable like-for-like comparisons at 15 of fashion’s largest companies.

  • The Index found that while fashion companies are speaking about sustainability more than ever before, actions are lagging public commitments. The average overall score of the companies assessed was just 36 out of a possible 100, with significant disparities between engagement and action.

  • Information about how companies are planning for the substantial investments required to meet sustainability goals emerged as a significant blind spot, with companies failing to match bold ambitions with details of how they plan to pay for them.

Last month Bangladesh-based denim manufacturer Mostafiz Uddin asked some of his customers for help securing a $3 million loan he said he needed to pay for upgrades that would allow him to operate more

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Body Cosmetics of Beverly Hills introduces gluteal enhancement | News

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Body Cosmetics of Beverly Hills, a leading provider of cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical treatments, is proud to be one of a small number of practices in Southern California offering gluteal enhancement using silicone buttock implants. For a woman or man considering enhancing the contour of the buttock, silicone buttock implants can present distinct advantages over Brazilian butt-lift (BBL).

“As a primary treatment, silicone implants are an excellent option for the person who is looking to enhance the shape of their buttocks,” says board-certified surgeon Joseph Yadegar, MD, FRCS, FACS, of Body Cosmetics. “This is very similar to a breast implant, and can be placed safely deep within the tissues of the buttock.”

For some patients, buttock implants may be the only option. The traditional BBL is for people who have enough fat for transfer to the buttocks, but for

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Fashion Goes Green to Raise Capital | BoF Professional, News & Analysis

Over the past year, fashion companies from Adidas to Chanel have issued hundreds of millions of dollars in debt to meet environmental targets, betting that there would be plenty of investors interested in financing green projects. Last week, it was H&M’s turn.

The Swedish fast fashion giant made plans to issue €500 million ($607 million) in bonds that will go towards goals ranging from increasing the use of recycled materials to reducing greenhouse-gas emissions by 10 percent.

H&M’s announcement is the latest example of a trend growing across industries as companies seek to tap into appetite for environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) financing. It extends to a variety of financial products from sustainability-linked bonds — a current favourite among fashion companies — to green and social-impact bonds that help businesses fund social and environmental projects across their companies and supply chains. Roughly $4 billion in sustainability-linked bonds were issued

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Sweet Hearts: Parks & Rec alters Valentine’s observance | News

VALDOSTA – Not able to host its Valentine’s Day social for its clients with special needs, the parks and rec authority found an alternative.

Annually, the therapeutics department of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority hosts a social for the Young Adult Club, a program that was started more than 15 years ago for teenagers and adults with special needs. 

The social takes place the second Thursday of February. 

Due to the pandemic, the authority adjusted its yearly observance by donating Valentine’s Day gift bags to club members Thursday. The recipients retrieved the bags from the authority’s main office.

“We have missed our YAC members and wanted to let them know that they are loved,” Tammy Crosby, therapeutics coordinator, said. “Even through this pandemic, we are doing everything we can to stay engaged and provide fun activities.”

She said she hand wrote 150 post cards for club members. The

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Police blotter: Woman steals $1,400 in items from Walmart – News – Monroe News – Monroe, Michigan

The following are among recent reports to Monroe County law enforcement agencies.

The following are among recent reports to Monroe County law enforcement agencies. You’ll find other police and fire news at this link.

Woman steals $1,400 in items from Walmart

An Ypsilanti woman was arrested after she attempted to leave the Walmart store in Frenchtown Township without paying for about $1,400 in merchandise Monday night.

The incident happened about 8 p.m. Monday at the store, 2150 N. Telegraph Rd., the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said.

A loss prevention officer for the store watched the woman, 37, as she loaded up a cart with clothing, cosmetics and other items and put some of the items in her jacket, a deputy’s report said. She also put on overalls and a black coat while concealing the tags, the report said.

The officer told deputies the suspect went through one self-checkout lane and

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Puerto Rican Beauty Mogul Brand Resumes Expansion into the United States Empowering Latin Women Entrepreneurs | News

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — During these challenging times, the Puerto Rican woman-owned cosmetics company, Bettina Cosmetics, resumes its expansion into the continental United States with a launch of 50 nail polish colors now available in 602 Walgreens stores across Florida. The Bettina Cosmetics nail polish line is the best-selling brand in Puerto Rico.

“It is with great pride and excitement we announce that thanks to our partnership with Walgreens, our nail polishes are now available at 738 points of sale throughout the state of Florida,” said Bettina Mercado, President at Bettina Cosmetics and also former New York actress who took over the reins of the family business and made it the leading company that it is today.

This expansion is not just about the success story of a Latina-owned company that recognizes the potential for growth in Florida. This launch brings

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