Then there is the other factor: sustainability. Delhi’s Anju Modi, who refuses to spend huge amounts on a wardrobe but has to dress up for her job as an event manager, says, “It is wasteful to buy expensive garments because you are going to wear a dress once in a while, and it would just keep lying around. But flaunting labels do add gravitas to your image. Renting seems to be a sensible idea.” She came across a small company that was leasing out second-hand couture for a fraction of cost on Facebook last year and has since been hooked. … [Read more...] about Don’t have enough dosh to spend on a Prada gown, Gucci bag or a Rolls Royce? Just rent it!
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An Industry Where Waste Is Baked In Making clothes on demand is relatively rare in the fashion industry, although there has been growing interest in the approach over the past couple of years. McKinsey’s 2019 State of Fashion report predicted that made-to-order production would become mainstream in the fashion industry by 2025, because it would allow brands to reduce their overstock and allow them to more quickly adapt to consumer demand. The report made the case that smaller brands such as Misha Nonoo were demonstrating how effective on-demand manufacturing could be and that they would lead the way for mass-market players to follow suit. We’re already starting to see this at work. Startups such as Ministry of Supply and Rapha make a few pieces of their collection on 3D printing machines after a customer places an order, while Adidas and Zara are just beginning to experiment with on-demand technology. … [Read more...] about The business model that could save fashion—and why it isn’t everywhere
“We’re using this pilot as a test to think about how a reusable model could work for our system, both operationally in the restaurant, and from a customer perspective,” says McColloch. “So, similar to when we trial new menu items, we have to understand what this means for our franchisees, what it means operationally for the employees at the restaurant, and the overall customer experience, from placing the order to the experience of the cup and the beverage, and all the way through to that collection process. We have a number of evaluation criteria that we’re going to be putting in place for all of those pieces.” They’ll test, for example, different incentives that can be used to encourage customers to bring the cups back. The tests will also show how many times the cups can be reused before recycling, though the design aims for 100 cycles or more. … [Read more...] about McDonald’s is testing a new system of reusable, returnable coffee cups
I don’t always get as much sleep as I would like to. But I am always aiming to get one more hour in because I know that getting enough sleep is important. I was lucky to meet Professor Michael Chee (Michael Chee Wei Liang, a doctor and sleep and cognition expert) last year, thanks to my partnership with AIA, and he educated me on the importance of sleep and shared some great tips on how to maximise and improve it, like getting into a good bedtime routine. … [Read more...] about Morning Stars: David Beckham on how he starts the day, his exercise regime and how he maintains a schedule
At my company, my team and I delete Slack from our phones over the holidays. We don’t respond to emails after hours either. This is something I established long before the current crisis and have taken even more seriously since. I also model boundaries by letting my team know the exact times they can reach me, and when I am no longer available. … [Read more...] about The unexpected consequence of too much communication at work