Ann Taylor and LOFT Launches 13th Annual St. Jude Thanks and Giving® Campaign for the Holiday Season

Announced this week, Ann Taylor and LOFT, part of the Ascena Retail Group, will continue to support the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® through the St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign for the 13th consecutive holiday season. As part of the campaign, associates and clients are invited to donate to help St. Jude provide cutting-edge treatment and pursue innovative research around childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

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Plagoods Natural Fiber Weighted Blanket Launches on Kickstarter

Launched this week, Plagoods, the first eco-friendly weighted blanket, has launched exclusively on Kickstarter. The Plagoods weighted blanket is made from natural and renewable fibers that promise to improve your sleep and stress while reducing your carbon footprint. 

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SXSW 2020 Announces The Newest Keynotes, Featured Speakers and Featured Sessions

As New Year’s 2020 comes closer so does the South By Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festival that commences March 13th in Austin, Texas. SXSW 2020 has announced two additional Keynotes that include songwriter, musician, and a founding member and the creative force behind Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, and director, producer, and writer Erin Lee Carr. SXSW Featured Speakers and sessions have always represented industry trailblazers and creative visionaries and this year is no different. With the incredible newly-added speakers that include The Bon Appétit Test Kitchen chefs, Sophia Bush; Ray Dalio, Tommy Hilfiger, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Melanie Perkins, Jade Raymond, Phoebe Robinson, and more these Featured Speakers and sessions will no doubt impress SXSW attendees.

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Introducing the Mister Rogers Alpaca Sweater Just In Time for the Movie

When you think of Fred Rogers, the star of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood you remember his cardigan sweaters that came in a variety of primary colors. Tom Hanks will soon be seen in these sweaters in his role of Mr. Rogers in the movie “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.” For this Holiday season, you can have one of your very own or gift a Mister Rogers Alpaca cardigan sweater. The Mister Rogers Alpaca sweater collection is made from 100% alpaca wool and come in three iconic styles. Instead of traditional sizing, they will be available in sizes 1 – 6. Completely gender-neutral, these sweaters will work for everybody.

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PHOENX Launches the First Sustainable Carry-On Case

The sustainable luggage industry has several brands, Patagonia being one of them, but there is new sustainable luggage company to add to the mix! Recently launched on Kickstarter, Sustainable luggage startup PHOENX will make a contribution to the field by launching the first carry-on case made from recycled and regenerated materials.

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Jason Hyde Launches Sustainable “Upcycled Fashion” Holiday Campaign

Jason Hyde (JH), a sustainable fashion brand, has just announced the launch of its ethical fashion holiday campaign to promote sustainability and to protect the environment. The “Upcycled Fashion” campaign encourages fans and sustainability enthusiasts to stand up to save the planet and to use and incorporate recycled materials in their lifestyle as well as upcycling. Jason Hyde calls all ethical fashion fans and followers to join the campaign by sharing on social media their experiences being sustainable.

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Vuzix Blade AR Smart Glasses Now Support Real-time Multilingual Language Transcription by the Zoi Meet App

Vuzix® Corporation, a leading supplier of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technology, has announced the availability of the Zoi Meet real-time transcription app on the Vuzix Blade AR Smart Glasses. Zoi Meet is an AI Meeting Platform that transcribes important conversations and turns meeting highlights into actionable items to increase follow-up activity and reduce the administrative workload. New users can now receive an instant translation of everything that is being said in one of the twelve languages offered.

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Fashion Recap: Meals Clothing’s Presentation At Various Small Fires Gallery in LA

In conjunction with Vegan Fashion Week, on October 12th Meals Clothing launched its first presentation ‘COCKTAIL PARTY’ at Various Small Fires, an art gallery in West Hollywood. With the theme of Meals Clothing “Wear What You Eat” the show was a fashion-forward food inspired success. The show was styled by legendary LA stylist, Shirley Kurata, and featured a food-centerpiece and delicious agar-agar pouches by ascendant food artist, Nünchi. The debut collection was further highlighed by wild make-up from Holly Silius and colorful mescal cocktails from El Silencio.

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Morpher Folding Helmet: The Space Saving Helmet for Commuters and Travelers

Wearing a helmet while riding can save your life, in fact, one global study found that wearing a helmet reduces the risk of major head injuries by nearly 70%. Morpher, the multi-award-winning flat-folding bike helmet was invented to encourage more people, particularly those that ride for commuting, leisure or sightseeing, to wear head protection and improve their safety on the streets.

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UMBRO KAIXI: The Interchangeable, Sustainable and Cruelty-free Handbag System

Announced this week, UMBRO KAIXI, a handbag startup specializing in interchangeable, sustainable and cruelty-free handbags, will launch its Kickstarter campaign on Oct. 15, 2019. UMBRO KAIXI handbags are a modern interpretation of the classics, breaking the traditional making of a handbag to develop a new, secure, interchangeable and customizable handbag system. UMBRO KAIXI aims to create a perfect harmony between style and sustainability through the unique design and use of cruelty-free and eco-friendly sourced materials.

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