Want to disrupt an aging industry? Start with changing how you define your supply chain. Patti Fletcher Published 10:49 am CST, Thursday, January 17, 2019 Photo: Knickey Photo: Knickey Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Knickey Startup Knickey Is Improving the Business of Women's Underwear 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Women began wearing drawers, the first-generation underwear, in the early 19th century. The world’s population has grown significantly since then, and hence so has the number of women who wear underwear. At 33 percent of the intimates market worldwide, the global underwear market was valued at $9.9 billion in 2016. Yet in this highly mature and … [Read more...] about Startup Knickey Is Improving the Business of Women’s Underwear
On Mother’s Day this year, the unthinkable happened to Joanna Griffiths, founder and CEO of five-year-old underwear brand Knix: At 10 weeks pregnant, she noticed blood on her underwear. Later that day, after six hours and two ultrasounds, the nurse told Griffiths and her husband that she was having a miscarriage. And that she should expect a little more bleeding. “She was wrong,” Griffiths tells me. “I felt like I was hemorrhaging. I bled through five super maxi overnight pads and three pairs of pajamas.” As the head of a fast-growing, self-funded startup, Griffiths was regularly working 12-hour days. Knix currently sells an item every 10 seconds, and is on track to ship half a million orders this year alone. She currently has 37 employees, but needs to get to 50 by the end of the year to keep up with the brand’s growth. Griffiths wondered whether she had somehow brought on the miscarriage by pushing herself too hard or traveling too much. (Nearly … [Read more...] about Can Knix win the $12 billion underwear wars?
Updated 7:31 am PDT, Saturday, September 29, 2018 In this Monday, Sept. 24, 208 photo, different mixes of cover crop seeds are displayed at a field day at a farm in Easton, Minn. Cover crops like rye grass, turnips, radishes and oats can be planted alongside cash crops to help prolong life in the soil and protect it from erosion. (Elizabeth Dunbar/Minnesota Public Radio via AP) less In this Monday, Sept. 24, 208 photo, different mixes of cover crop seeds are displayed at a field day at a farm in Easton, Minn. Cover crops like rye grass, turnips, radishes and oats can be planted alongside ... more Photo: Elizabeth Dunbar, AP In this Monday, Sept. 24, 2018 photo, Amanda and Eric Volsen talk about the extent to which pairs of cotton underwear decomposed over the summer in different fields on their farm near Walters, Minn., during a field day in Easton, Minn. An underwear waistband on the top left is all that … [Read more...] about Minnesota farmers use buried underwear to test soil health
Tresa Baldas Detroit Free Press Published 4:25 PM EDT Sep 26, 2018 Swipe by swipe, they got rich at Walmart registers. Eight traveling gang members stole millions of dollars, authorities say, by using cloned credit cards at Walmart stores across the country to buy gift cards, sometimes buying more than $100,000 in cards in a single day and then reselling them in Michigan. Occasionally, they bought personal items, too, like underwear, Mountain Dew and popcorn chicken, records show. But the gig didn't last. According to an indictment unsealed Wednesday, after nearly three years of running what prosecutors called a "calculated" scheme, eight members of the so-called "Free Band Gang" were charged with a slew of identity theft and fraud charges. Seven of the charged, however, remain missing. Six are from metro Detroit; one from New York — all of them accused of playing fast and loose with stolen money in states … [Read more...] about Feds: Detroit organized crime ring stole millions in Walmart scam
By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: August 27, 2018 at 4:41 pm | UPDATED: August 27, 2018 at 4:48 pm By Taylor Telford | Washington Post As soon as Rachel Hundley saw the link, her heart sank. A city council member in the small, quiet city of Sonoma, Hundley was working from home Aug. 13 when a message from an unfamiliar address popped into her inbox. What she read stunned her. The anonymous email accused the 35-year-old Hundley of being “immoral and unethical.” It then suggested that she drop out of her race for reelection in November. She read the note a few times before the reality of the threat set in. Then she clicked the link. The now-disabled website, called “Rachel Hundley Exposed,” attacked Hundley for her stance on divisive issues while mayor of Sonoma. It contained photographs mined from Hundley’s social media accounts, including some showing her in a bra and underwear and working at Burning Man, the famed art and music festival. The site, … [Read more...] about Sonoma candidate ‘stunned’ after underwear pics posted online