value retailers such as Matalan, New Look, and George at Asda put pressure on price reductions for fashion retailers. To maintain a competitive advantage, Topshop handed its reins over to a lady hailed as the “most influential person on the British high street” during the mid-1990s, Jane Shepherdson. Shepherdson has been credited with democratizing women’s style and changing the way they buy and wear fashion. Under her reign, the brand was transformed into a style mecca, creating well-designed, style-savvy clothing. … [Read more...] about Where Topshop went wrong
Anne says a fair minimum wage would be more empowering and would allow her to push back more on customer hostility. Tipping should remain as a bonus, Natasha says, “but I do think that we deserve a fair minimum wage on top of that.” She would not have to worry as much about her health as she does right now; she’s concerned about coming into close contact with infected customers, because her father has preexisting conditions. Nearly 70% of the restaurant workers surveyed for the report said that their employers are not consistently following all safety protocols; Natasha’s bar made staff pay for their own Clorox wipes and masks. To add to all this, an estimated 85% of service workers don’t have health insurance. … [Read more...] about ‘Maskual harassment,’ angry customers, and no tips: The life of restaurant workers during COVID-19
Which households contribute most to climate change? To find out, take a look at this interactive map created by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. It provides estimates for all 31,000 ZIP codes, based on everything people consume in a single year, including energy, travel, goods, and services. … [Read more...] about A Map Of The Carbon Footprint Of All 31,000 ZIP Codes In The U.S.