Could Demand Side Innovation Save An Imploding Industry?

The fashion industry has been imploding for a while now and, thanks to the drastic changes COVID has brought, the need for a change is greater than ever. Over inflated inventory and constant surplus issues, all of which have been a thorn in the side for years, are even more painful and in danger of threatening retail than before. 

In the recent New York Times article, Sweatpants Forever, Irina Aleksande takes a look at just how fashion has been further imploding under the added weight of the Coronavirus. Stuck on a precipice of change since the 2008 recession, the industry has struggled to truly find its footing in terms of producing what consumers really want

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Shampoo police show ugly side of beauty industry

Hair braider Dara Collier knows her craft. She started practicing twists and weaves as a child, until she mastered each look.

Customers near Atlanta appreciate her advanced skills, but Georgia regulators will not let her do something more basic: shampooing.

Washing clients’ hair outside a state-approved salon without cosmetology credentials is illegal in Georgia. As a self-employed braider, Collier does not need an occupational license to run her business in Georgia.

But that also means she cannot legally cleanse hair — something she would like to do as an extra precaution during COVID-19.

Regulators do not care that shampoo is safe, sold over-the-counter and routinely used at home by children. “It does not make a lot of sense,” Collier says.

Other states impose even stricter licensing rules, treating shampoo like a controlled substance.

A 2017 Institute for Justice analysis showed that 37 jurisdictions specifically mandated licensure for shampoo assistants

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The best ways to remove stains from kids’ clothing | 3 On Your Side

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — Back to school might look a little different this year. But some things never change, like the  exceptional ability of kids to stain their clothing, whether it’s grass, gum, or more artistic stains like crayon or Play-Doh. The experts at Consumer Reports have some helpful tips on removing stains.

If the stain is still fresh, water alone may actually remove it. But if the stain has set in, a few household items and a good detergent to pretreat it can help.

For crayon—fresh or melted—remove as much as possible. Then work a small amount of dish detergent into the stain. Let it sit for a few minutes, then rub the fabric under warm water. Afterward, wash the clothing in the hottest water temperature allowed for the specific fabric.

Use regular laundry detergent and an oxygenated bleach like OxiClean. Let the clothing air-dry and repeat if the

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Free food and clothing distribution will be held at Newark’s West Side Park on Tuesday

On Tuesday, Sept. 29, the United Community Corp., Unstoppable Girls Foundation and Walmart will team up to serve the city of Newark and host a free food and clothing distribution event. The event will be held at West Side Park, 600 S17th St., Newark, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Free food packages will be available for pickup courtesy of United Community Corp., while fall clothing for men, women and children will be provided by Unstoppable Girls Foundation and Walmart The Unstoppables Clothing Distribution.

“The United Community Corporation and Unstoppable Girls collaboration event will meet the community’s needs for not only food and clothing but resources for youth programming, energy bill assistance and our emergency shelter,” said United Community Corp. grant compliance manager Alena Minatee. “The collaboration that Unstoppable Girls has developed with Walmart has been able to meet a variety of needs. One of those is clothing assisting families

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