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You Should Know These Industry Secrets

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Don’t ask what’s in there.Photo: ShutterstockCoder Myk Bilokonsky asked Twitter for things “that everyone in your field knows and nobody in your industry talks about because it would lead to general chaos.” The answers came from all over, and they range from life-altering to useless. Some are cold hard facts, some expert analyses, some are…

Patagonia’s new line is made from old clothes damaged beyond repair

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There’s something sad about an article of clothing reaching the end of its life. After the fabric wears out and it develops a couple of holes, its owner will throw it in the trash. The garment will then sit in a landfill, where the organic fibers will biodegrade and the synthetic ones will just degrade…

An inexpensive home sewing kit for repairing clothes

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Costing just $6.99 on Amazon, this small sewing kit contains everything you need to make minor repairs to clothing. The only other thing you’ll need is access to YouTube, so you can learn how to sew on a button, mend a tear, or repair a small hole. Video tutorial on how to play retro video…

How to Help the Homeless

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YOUR LEADOur readers in California have asked how to help those who are homeless. Others who’ve experienced homelessness tell us what made a difference to them. Nov. 27, 2019ImageSan Francisco found that a small number of the thousands of people it has bused out — less than 5 percent — ended up back in the…

Security guard indicted for choking, punching 11-year-old shoplifter

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The alleged incident was captured on video by a witness.November 21, 2019, 9:55 AM4 min read A security guard at a clothing store in Boston has been indicted for choking and punching an 11-year-old girl who was shoplifting. A grand jury returned indictments on Tuesday charging 36-year-old Mohammad Khan of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and his New…

Kustomer raises $60M for its omnichannel-based CRM platform

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Kustomer, a CRM startup that’s taking on the likes of Zendesk, Salesforce and many other bigger and older providers, has closed yet another round of funding — no less than its third fundraise of the year — as it continues to double down on its new approach to managing customers in today’s digital world. The…

Shooting Reported at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, Calif.

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Students are describing the chaos and horror that spread after two teenagers were killed in a mass shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, Calif. on Thursday. One student, Micha Turner, told CBS she had just arrived at the school’s quad when she heard gunfire. “I just saw him fire one, two, three. I…

McDonald’s has dropped a merch line that includes a Big Mac bag and socks covered in fries

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McDonald’s US has released a new line of merchandise that can be bought from its dedicated site Golden Arches Unlimited. Fast-food fans have jumped on the chance to own McDonald’s-branded merch as some items are already sold out.The McDonald’s gift and clothing site will be available to buy from all year round. This is the first time…

Nike will no longer sell its shoes and apparel on Amazon

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During the pilot program, Amazon purchased sneakers and apparel directly through Nike, rather than buying them via third parties. The aim was reportedly to ease concerns among other companies about third-party resellers that were sullying their brands with fake merchandise. Amazon had allegedly been developing a registry of vetted vendors, and Nike would make a…

Cocktails Dresses Made of Real Vegetables

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As part of his “Wearable Foodsit” series, Sung Yeon has created a series of cocktail dresses from real fruits and vegetables. By carefully arranging peelings of apples, lotus roots or banana peels, the young Korean artist has produced a series of unusual and offbeat clothes. The project that began two years ago invites us to…