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The Challenge of Shopping for Sustainable Clothes

Earth Day is swiftly approaching, and that means my inbox is full of promotional emails from clothing brands announcing that they’re becoming “sustainable” or making “eco-friendly” products. But it turns out those labels don’t mean much.

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Neither do other environmental buzzwords common in fashion marketing like “green,” “natural,” “clean,” or “ethical.” That’s because these terms lack concrete legal definitions, meaning brands don’t have to meet specific criteria to use them.

As public concern about the climate crisis, pollution, and other ecological issues grows—particularly among millennials coveted by brands—more of us are searching for ways to shop

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West Edmonton Mall blueprint for successful shopping centres, experts say

The waterpark at West Edmonton Mall. The Edmonton shopping centre is the largest in Canada.  (Facebook/West Edmonton Mall - image credit)

The waterpark at West Edmonton Mall. The Edmonton shopping centre is the largest in Canada. (Facebook/West Edmonton Mall – image credit)

From pandemic restrictions to changing shopping habits, the future of malls looks bleak. But some experts see a hopeful future if malls mimic the blueprint pioneered at West Edmonton Mall, the largest shopping centre in Canada.

Triple Five Group, which owns West Edmonton Mall, was banking on that success with its $5-billion US American Dream megamall in New Jersey.

The 2.9 million-square-foot building boasts entertainment attractions — like a waterpark and mini-golf —- mirroring those of the Edmonton mall.

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Buy Etsy Stock on the Dip Because Online Shopping Is Here to Stay

Etsy (NASDAQ:ETSY) was one of the biggest pandemic success stories.

The Etsy (ETSY) mobile app on a tablet display

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The temporary shutdown of retail stores and lockdown orders forcing people to isolate at home meant explosive growth in online shopping last year. Etsy saw huge sales increases and made headlines for the massive volume of cloth face masks sold on the platform.

And ETSY stock was among the top performers of 2020, gaining 310% for the year. Despite some weakness in March, ETSY has done well in 2021 also, up nearly 26% so far this year.

There’s still time to buy ETSY stock on the

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Pandemic has forever changed online shopping, UN-backed survey reveals |

The study examined how the global crisis has impacted the way people use e-commerce and other digital tools, with more than half of respondents reporting they now shop online more frequently. 

“The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the shift towards a more digital world. The changes we make now will have lasting effects as the world economy begins to recover”, said UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi. 

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UNCTAD conducted the survey together with Netcomm Suisse eCommerce Association, in collaboration with the Brazilian Network Information Center (NIC.br) and Inveon, a Turkish digital commerce company. 

The countries covered were Brazil, China,

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Shops opening: What will clothes shopping be like post-lockdown?

After more than three months of empty high streets and shopping centres, non-essential retailers have been given the green light to open in England on Monday 12 April.

This is alongside beer gardens, gyms, hair salons and restaurants where people are seated outside.

Up until now, only a limited number of shops selling “essential” goods (primarily food shops) have been allowed to stay open, due to coronavirus lockdown rules.

But what will the shopping experience look like from today? This is what you can expect.

What rules will apply in shops?

As with essential stores and public transport, face

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