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When It Comes to Retail, the Pants Always Wear the Pants

Gap’s new CEO explains why selling women’s clothes is a race to the bottoms.<p>I’m sitting in the back of a black SUV with the new CEO of Gap Inc., Art Peck. “Are you a culottes person?” he asks me, referring to the flared, calf-revealing shorts big in the 1960s. Of the many things that Peck–who in …

Sri Lanka: textile & garment exports grow to almost 5 billion USD

Simone Preuss<p>Tuesday, March 24 2015<p>Sri Lankan textile and garment exports increased in 2014 by 9.4 percent, reaching a volume of 4.929 billion US …

How Handbag Designer Gelareh Mizrahi Used Social Media to Increase Sales by 80 Percent

The young brand is a success story for using non-traditional marketing strategies — namely Instagram and strategic placement on street style …

The Biggest Business Comebacks Of The Past 20 Years

Our verdict is in: Apple staged the most impressive recovery of the last 20 years. Here are 19 others that overcame hard times.<p>Apple: The Most Impressive Business Comeback Of The Past 20 Years<p>In our fast-changing, startup-crazed economy, it can seem like only the newest companies have the agility …

Best value destinations for 2015

Bang for your buck and pizzazz for your pound: here’s where to stretch this year’s travel budget until it oozes contentment.<p>1. Tunisia<p>Low prices had just begun to lure travellers back to Tunisia, but a terrorist attack in the capital on March 18 has dealt a blow to the tourism industry’s recovery. …

Your 27-Hour Guide to Rocking Out with Ireland's Temporarily Legalized Drugs - ANIMAL

If you don’t already know (or maybe you are already getting booking a flight), a technicality has legalized a lot of drugs in Ireland, but only until …

Online Retailer Zalando Selling Stake Worth $465 Million

Zalando SE, Europe’s largest online fashion retailer, is selling 17.9 million existing shares after reporting its first full-year profit.<p><b>BERLIN,</b> …

The Smartest Cities In The World

These cities that are doing the best at embracing the future are focusing on improving technology, equality, sharing, civic participation, and more.<p>Over the past several years, the idea of the being “smart” has emerged as a key mechanism for cities to find innovative solutions to the challenges …

Innovation

All You Need To Know About Jeanne Lanvin

As Alber Elbaz opens the Jeanne Lanvin exhibition, we bring you all you need to know about the legendary designer<p>The story of Mademoiselle <b>Jeanne</b> …

The 7 Biggest Trends from New York Fashion Week

There was the '70s, and then also the '70s.<p>Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>4636<p>There was the '70s, and then also the '70s.<p>4.6K<p>SHARES<p>There was a …

The 10 Most Sustainable Cities That Will Thrive As The World Crumbles

A new ranking looks at three factors that go into making a city successful: people, planet, and profit.<p>When we talk about the future of societies, a lot of times we mean the future of cities. By 2050, 70% of the planet is likely to be in an urban center, and these places will account for a lion’s …

Urbanization

How 21 Big Tech Companies Got Their Names

Tech company names<p>The expression ‘what’s in a name’ – or the slightly more poetic ‘a rose by any other name’ – means, essentially, that a name doesn’t matter. It suggests that it’s the attributes of a person or object that will dictate what it truly is and how it is seen by the world.<p>However, in …

Pantone unveils the colours for AW15

Danielle Wightman-Stone<p>Sunday, February 15 2015<p>It’s that time of year again, with New York Fashion Week in full swing, when Pantone, the global …

Zara to stop sales of angora products

FashionUnited<p>Monday, February 09 2015<p>Zara will no longer be carrying any products made with angora fibers. The Spanish high street giant's parent …

Primark American debut could boost profits by 70 percent

FashionUnited<p>Wednesday, January 28 2015<p>Value retail is big business in the USA, and Primark's launch into the lucrative American market could …

Deadmau5 and Disney Bare Their Copyright Claws

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It's Mouse vs mau5: Mickey is in a legal battle with the deejay who dares wear big ears. The …

What To Look For While Putting Together Your Startup Dream Team

Smart hiring is essential when you’re building a startup. Make sure your lineup has the following qualities before they come on board.<p>As a serial entrepreneur always looking to assemble an all-star startup team, one trend has remained constant–good people are hard to find. Though it may be …

Easy Keys Creation Myths: The Story of Beer

Easy Keys' new book "The Story of Beer" is a rollicking tale in which readers will find a giant banjo-playing bear clad in white briefs and sporting deer antlers. His name is BEER. Billed as a translation by Aimee Theirot, from an original story told by Beauford "T-Hawk" Arceneaux (neither may be …

New Albums

Forget Love: EHarmony Wants To Help You Find Your Next Boss

“Elevated Careers by eHarmony” wants to help you find a job situation for the long haul.<p>As hundreds of thousands of people know, dating site eHarmony is very good at pairing two people looking for love. Since launching in 2000, eHarmony has matched more than 600,000 married couples. As of May, it …

Live Chat!

Hustle Con 2014<p>Fast Company's Alice Truong will be blogging the event, which kicks off Friday at 9:10 a.m. PT.<p>Silicon Valley may be the heart of the bustling tech scene, but that doesn't mean everyone in the industry knows how to code.<p>No longer do nontechnical techies have to feel like frauds. …

How To Hack A New Brain For Your Old Game Boy With Raspberry Pi

Fair warning: These types of DIY hardware projects aren’t for the technically faint of heart–they frequently involve soldering, rewiring, and …

Changing Customer Behavior With Unconscious Influences

95% of customer behavior is driven by unconscious influences. Learn how to prevent a customer experience that tricks their brains into harming your brand.

10 Things You’re Doing at Work That Say “I Don’t Care”

Do your actions scream: “I’m over it!” Or are you that stressed out? If you’re doing these things at work you’re sending the wrong message.<p>We’ve all been at a restaurant where the waiter forgets your special request and looks as though he’d rather be just about anywhere else in that moment. Then …

CEOs, Get to Know Your Rivals

In an interview, Cisco CEO John Chambers once remarked on his intimate knowledge of rival CEOs. He claimed that based on this insight he could anticipate their market moves one or even two steps in advance. I thought he might be exaggerating, making good copy but lacking substance.<p>I decided to test …

Understanding Your Social Media Personality and Audience

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Whenever I find myself doing research for new social media tips, the studies and resources I find are always fascinating. Not only is the intense depth of academia inspiring, the methods that researchers use for collecting information are so …

Hideaway hotels you can't reach by road

Leave your Samsonite above the wardrobe and your car keys on the dresser, you won't be needing either on this trip around some of the planet's more access-challenged accommodation. Travel light, wear sensible shoes, and take some deep breaths...<p>Hotel Pilatus-Kulm, Lucerne, Switzerland<p><b>Access:</b> …

How to Avoid Getting Burned When Hiring Overseas

<i>Joseph Pigato is the Managing Director of Sparked. Joseph is based in San Francisco and has lived and worked in Singapore, India, England, Australia, and South Africa.</i><p>Recruiting, interviewing and hiring staff overseas can be an adventure. There’s amazing talent across the globe, but finding it, …