Organisations such as Lost Stock are helping garment workers in Bangladesh through the sale of assorted clothes boxes made up of stock from cancelled orders. But why has it come down to consumers to take action where bigger brands have failed? Elizabeth Bennett investigates.
In the quest to reduce beauty packaging, forward-thinking brands are redeveloping the refill system but these advances only go so far
I’ve set an alarm for 7.30pm and I have my laptop open and ready. Nope, I’m not trying to bag a Glastonbury ticket but a silk blouse from Maison Cléo. Loved by the likes of Leandra Medine and Emily Ratajkowski, the French brand releases new designs each Wednesday and there’s always a buzz around the latest limited-edition drop.
As I emerged from a post-NYE three-day hangover which involved mainly long naps and finishing the last of the Christmas stilton, it seemed in my corner of the internet that everyone else had made a far more productive start to the decade. On Instagram, people had begun documenting their annual reading challenges and many were off to a flying start.
Whether it’s your signature fragrance shrunk to miniature proportions or a diddy eyeshadow palette that can be slipped into a pocket, there’s something perennially charming about a teeny tiny version of your favourite beauty product.
‘Consultant’ is a job title you see here, there, and everywhere but it is especially important to understand in the self-employed space. With more freelancers looking to diversify their income during these uncertain times, consulting can provide a potentially lucrative revenue stream. But doing so can be daunting at first. So I chatted with some established consultants about how to get started.
UnderPinned spoke to four freelancers about how they’re coping with the current situation.
For an industry that so often trades on glamour, the world of beauty isn’t always as glittering as it seems. As a new three-part BBC3 documentary series shows, there’s a darker side too.