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The problem with the fashion industry

The problem with the fashion industry

Fashion, Lifestyle, Shopping
"I like my money where I can see it. Hanging in my closet" those words uttered by Sex and The City's heroine Carrie Bradshaw have become a mantra to live by for millions of people around the world. But to what cost?  After the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh collapsed in 2013, killing over 1,000 of its worker's people where left outraged. The problem they'd be ignoring for years had become headline news. High street favourites Primark, Mango and Inditex (the parent company behind Zara) all had their clothing produced in this factory which was not fit to work in. The Voice of London spoke to Elly, a dressmaker and blogger, from London who had lots to say about sustainability within her industry. She talked about how she first got into sustainability and ethical clothing:
Is payment service Klarna too good to be true?

Is payment service Klarna too good to be true?

Fashion, Featured, Lifestyle, Shopping
“I really need this in my life” is just one of many ways we justify our crazy shopping habits. In this technology driven world, more and more millennials have turned to online shopping. The reason is obvious – convenience, everything we need is only a few clicks away from us. Not only that, but you can online shop now even if your bank account is on the verge of a breakdown. How is this possible? Well, the answer is short and simple – Klarna, a buy now pay later service which has exploded over recent months. Klarna is one of Europe’s largest banks which provides payment solutions for 60 million consumers across 90,000 merchants in 14 countries. You may have noticed their pink sunglasses icon when choosing payment options on sites such as ASOS. According to Klarna’s team in the UK
Summer winter wonderlands

Summer winter wonderlands

Featured, Lifestyle, Travel, World
When temperatures drop, trips abroad made by UK residents soar. Here are three Southeast Asian travel destinations for a warmer winter. Bleak skies, drizzly winds, occasional bouts of snow — winters in London are always cold and rainy, with the temperatures in December and January averaging between a high of nine degrees and a low of five degrees. With trees shedding their autumn leaves and the afternoon sun beginning to dip earlier, the realisation that winter is settling over London pushes many to make holiday plans abroad. Yvonne Hobden, Head of Retail Marketing at Flight Centre, told Voice of London: "At Flight Centre we know that winter holiday preferences vary from city breaks to sunshine holidays the whole family can enjoy. As the winter holiday season is now upon us, our
Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the disappearing high street

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the disappearing high street

Black Friday, Featured, Lifestyle, Shopping, UK
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are expected to generate a £7 billion total revenue from the UK. Experts have differing opinions on how this will affect the future of retail shops. Though Black Friday and Cyber Monday are unofficial holiday events that originate in the United States, both have since become a huge hit in the UK. Price comparison website Finder.com predicts that British people will be spending more than £7 billion on the events this year. Finder.com’s study reported that people in the UK were planning to spend less money (£220 per person, compared to last year’s £304 per person) than the previous year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but altogether more people (26% increase in number of participating adults) were partaking in the shopping marathons. In short, though
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