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Riding the Wave: Ocean Freight Rates Drop While Fuel Prices Rise Riding the Wave: Ocean Freight Rates Drop While Fuel Prices Rise

Alert: murky waters ahead! A recent turn of events in the shipping arena will delight shippers, but dishearten carriers. At least in the short run that is, as the shipping industry continues to experience a decrease in ocean freight rates....

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  • Colors of Christmas: how nature, religion and Coca-Cola shaped our holidayThe Colors of ChristmasThere are very few color associations as ubiquitous as red and green are with Christmas and the entire season it encompasses. Perhaps before we have even developed object permanence, that connotation has forged its way into our subconscious. Okay maybe...
  • Mauritius Next to Increase Minimum WageMauritius Next to Increase Minimum WageThe newest global trend that’s beginning to take hold is an increase in the minimum wage. While the U.S experiences a steady increase every year or so, many other places in the world have seen theirs remain stagnant over the...
  • Mexico: North America's New Manufacturing Hub?Mexico: North America’s New Manufacturing Hub?Where to manufacture product is a pivotal question each company must answer. In North America, manufacturing has declined in some sectors and increased in others such as aerospace and engineering. But, for many companies outside of those, the costs of...
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  • Riverblue Brings to Light Fashion’s Pollution Problem Riverblue Brings to Light Fashion’s Pollution Problem To anyone within the industry, it is no secret that fashion is a wasteful one. To consumers it is less apparent as many are not all too informed of the apparel production process. What has become news for both parties...
  • Bangladesh gets help from World BankWorld Bank Plans to Make $457 Million Investment in BangladeshMany of our garments from fast fashion to mass retailers bear the inscription, “Made in Bangladesh.” While the nation is second behind China as the largest exporter of apparel, they are looking to create infrastructure to create jobs beyond the...
  • Unpaid workers at Zara store to receive compensationUnpaid Factory Workers Cry for Help Ends Up in the Hands of Zara ShoppersZara is at the top of the fast-fashion game. In fact, they are the brainchild of Intidex, the crowning king on top of the fashion throne as the world’s largest fashion retailer. They are vertically integrated, which means they have...
  • How to Get Traffic to Your WebsiteHow to Get Traffic to Your WebsitePost from guest author Viktoria Kanevsky. Originally published on vkecom.com Download FREE Fashion & Lifestyle Business Plan Workbook Download FREE Cheat Sheet –  10 Proven Steps to Building, Promoting & Profiting from Online Store! How to get traffic to your website...
  • E-Commerce Will Increase Exponentially in the Next DecadeE-Commerce Will Increase Exponentially in the Next DecadeThere are two types of people in this world. There are the ones who have a neat organized inbox devoid unread messages. And then, there are ones whose inbox bears unread messages that number in the hundreds and possibly thousands....
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  • fashion is retail's victimFashion is 2017’s Victim of the Retail Apocalypse.Leaves are changing, pumpkin spice lattes are a brewin’ and that means one thing Fall is here. The beginning of Fall signals the end of the year and prompts a chance to reflect on the year soon coming to a...
  • Natural Disasters and The Supply ChainNatural Disasters and The Supply ChainHurricane season has taken on a much different form this year as we watched Harvey flood the Houston region. Then Irma pummeled Florida and its devastating impact continued through the Caribbean.  In addition to those two, Mexico had the worst...
  • China's Crackdown on Pollution Creates ConcernChina’s Pollution Crackdown Creates ConcernChina is known to be one of the Earth’s highest polluting countries. With one of the largest populations and as one of the manufacturing capitals of the world, the heavy emission of greenhouse gasses is inevitable. All things considered, they...
  • Death by Social Media? A Look at Fashion WeekDeath by Social Media? A Look at Fashion WeekFashion Week has always been the epitome of glamour for the apparel industry in the U.S. The waifish models with impossibly moody facial expressions sauntered down glossy runways as human coat hangers. Adorned in upcoming styles from jewel-encrusted gowns to...
  • Is the U.S Losing its Role as Major Player in the Trade Game?Is the U.S Losing its Role as Major Player in the Trade Game?The United States has undergone a major overhaul of its trade agreements. From the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TTP), lately the administration has put each one under the proverbial microscope. Ultimately they are hoping...
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  • Top Ten: Surprising Fashion Industry FactsTop Ten: Surprising Fashion Industry FactsThey say fashion is fickle and full of surprise. But, it is more than just what looks will we see strut down Marc Jacob’s Spring runway show or what will come out of Karl Lagerfeld’s mouth next. Here are some...
  • Brexit post break-upBrexit- The Future of the Economy and Trade Post Break-UpLast summer Brexit was the break-up heard ‘round the world when the United Kingdom announced their departure from the European Union. While the official exit is not until March 2019, there has been speculation upon speculation of what this will...
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Let’s Get Personal: Losing Our Privacy in the Digital Age Let’s Get Personal: Losing Our Privacy in the Digital Age

Our privacy is slipping through our fingers more and more by the minute. From posting pictures of one’s aesthetically pleasing meal or #ootd, to the silent trackers hidden on our favorite websites, we our giving away our personal information both...