• Clothing

    Rescue Mission takes in 7 million pieces of clothing a year; see how it all gets sorted out (video)

    Clay, N.Y. — The Rescue Mission Alliance, the charity that operates a chain of thrift shops around Central New York, has a massive job on its hands. People donate 135,000 pieces of used clothing every week at the charity’s eight donation centers, most of which are in prominent shopping centers. That’s 7 million articles of clothing a year. And the donations have been rising during the coronavirus pandemic, with many people spending their extra time at home cleaning out their closets, basements and attics. They’re up 35 percent this year. The charity must process all of those clothes — plus  

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  • Sunglasses and bracelets

    4ocean Hits 10 Million Pound Milestone, Readies Launch Of 100{a38ddb2ded6b05e28c8ae73a8db0e271c21f7193684bd9e4e28acae292f81d99} Ocean Plastic Products

    4ocean crews celebrate another successful shoreline cleanup 4ocean The folks at 4ocean have hit the mark, raking in 10 million pounds of ocean trash with a campaign funded by selling bracelets. Now the Florida-based “public benefit corporation” is rolling out items made from 100{a38ddb2ded6b05e28c8ae73a8db0e271c21f7193684bd9e4e28acae292f81d99} ocean plastic. 4ocean has been selling $20 bracelets since 2017, pledging to remove a pound of trash for each bracelet sold. They use proceeds from the sales to employ cleanup crews in Florida, Guatemala, Haiti and Indonesia, documenting each day’s collection and posting it on a TrashTracker. “This is primarily captains and crews cleaning oceans  

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  • Dress and Skirts

    Designer Autumn Adeigbo Secures $1.3 Million Investment

    Autumn Adeigbo’s latest collection is full of cherry-popping reds, lemon yellows and sky blues with lots of feminine touches, like Fifties flare skirts, puffy sleeves and leopard-print headbands.   “My customer is optimistic, which is why she shops with me,” Autumn Adeigbo, founder and lead designer of her nameplate fashion brand, told WWD over the phone from her home in Los Angeles, where she’s recently relocated. “I wanted to create a brand where I’m happy to go to work, where my team is happy to go to work and we’re creating products that bring joy to the makers. And our  

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  • Exclusive style

    Kylie Jenner’s Exclusive Habit Set Her Back $1.4 Million

    Kylie Jenner is one of the wealthiest members of the Kardashian-Jenner family and an unabashed lover of the finer things in life. Jenner grew up in a privileged family and over the years, since achieving fame on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, her love of luxury has only grown. Now that Jenner has a daughter, she spends a lot of her fortune outfitting the toddler in designer clothes and shoes — however, Jenner also makes sure to treat herself. Her collection of rare and exotic cars is one for the record books, and she has shared pictures of her  

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