Brands can work across all time zones DJ Haddad, the CEO and founder of Haddad & Partners, didn’t exactly choose a remote workforce. Rather, his company fell into it and inadvertently discovered the benefits. For the past 13 years, he’s been running his agency remote with leaders across the globe. This takes an average workday of eight to nine hours and turns it into 24. Because his team covers seven time zones, they can kick off a project at noon in New York and hand it over to a lead designer in Australia, who could then give it to someone else in the United Kingdom. By the time Haddad turned on his computer, the task would be 90% complete. “This is a project that would take our former agency at least three days to complete, and we would turn it around in one night,” he shares. “Of course, this means a lot of early-morning or late-night phone calls for our employees on East Coast time, but it’s part of our lifestyle by now, and in the end, it … [Read more...] about We’re in the midst of a massive work-from-home experiment. What if it works?
“We want to be mindful of being conscious. We want to actually help people in these communities and not be perceived as trying to ignore the situation,” says Dan Altmann, Chinatown Market’s president. “It’s about making people feel connected to the product. We know they’ll like it and that it will probably sell anyways, but we also pay attention to and engage people around actually giving back, whether it’s for the Australian wildfires or for this, and stay true to that message.” … [Read more...] about How the streetwear brand Chinatown Market is keeping hypebeasts cool during the quarantine
I don’t know whether this day will ever come, but I don’t want the entire onus to be on me. I just want to throw things in the recycling bin and have them be recycled. I am busy, I have other things happening in my life, and if the national recycling rates are any indicator, I am not alone. As a nation, we will never reach the San Franciscan utopian levels of recycling without legislating what private industry can produce. The EU came to this conclusion in 2017 and set a goal of having all plastic packaging be recyclable by 2030. A year later the EU decided that directive alone wouldn’t do enough to reduce the amount of garbage Europe generates, and it mandated that single-use plastics (which make up 80% of litter on European beaches) be replaced by recyclable or compostable materials. Unless we want a future where we swim in plastic seas and drive over combustible land, these mandates need to become U.S. law. … [Read more...] about How America’s least sustainable city learned to love recycling