“Buyers can’t use the threat of negative (or promise of positive) feedback to get a seller to provide goods or services that weren’t included in the original item’s description or purchase price. Similarly, they can’t use feedback to force a seller to accept a return, or give a refund, if they’re not required to by the terms of their listing, or the eBay Money Back Guarantee.”
The Robots Are Coming for Garment Workers. That’s Good for the U.S., Bad for Poor Countries
Automation is reaching into trades that once seemed immune, transforming sweatshops and bringing production back to America
By Jon Emont | Feb. 16, 2018
Six Fashion Careers of the Future
From consumer psychologists to data scientists, BoF meets fashion professionals working in “careers of the future” to learn about how their work contributes to the industry.
There are few sectors of the economy that offer as wide and interesting a range of career opportunities as fashion.
1. 3D Printing Engineer
2. Consumer Psychologist
3. Data Scientist
4. Fabric Research and Development
5. Sustainability Expert
6. Personal Stylist https://www.businessoffashion.com/articles/careers/six-fashion-careers-of-the-future
Consumer confidence hits highest level since December 2000
Michael Sheetz | @thesheetztweetz
• Consumer confidence rose to 125.9 in October, according to the Conference Board.
• The rating is at the highest level since December 2000.
• This accounts for Americans’ views of current economic conditions and their expectations for the next six months. https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/31/consumer-confidence-october.html
U.S. Consumer Confidence at Second-Highest Level Since 2000
By Sho Chandra | August 29, 2017
A pickup in consumer confidence to the second-highest level since late 2000 provide a basis for steady gains in spending, according to figures Tuesday from the New York-based Conference Board.
HIGHLIGHTS OF CONSUMER CONFIDENCE (AUGUST)
Confidence index rose to 122.9 (est. 120.7) from downwardly revised 120 in July
Present conditions measure increased to 151.2, highest since July 2001, from 145.4
Gauge of consumer expectations rose to 104 from 103
“Americans have had much to lift their moods: optimism about the economy, steady hiring and unemployment at a 16-year low, in addition to contained inflation, home-price appreciation and stock-market gains.” …
Summer Science: Clothes Keep You Cool, More Or Less
Heard on Morning Edition | Joe Palca
“… When you get hot you sweat — but it’s not enough to just sweat. To cool off, you need that sweat to evaporate. It’s evaporation that drains the heat from your body.
To help the sweat evaporate, you want air to flow over your skin — as much of your skin as possible. So the best clothing for people to wear when exercising is none at all. …”
“…To sum up: Light-colored clothes in the summertime during the day, and get naked at night. …”
Is Fashion Ready for the AI Revolution? Artificial intelligence can help businesses align supply and demand, scale personal service and design better products.
…”Online shopping could become a conversation, where the shopper describes the dress of their dreams, and, in seconds, an AI-powered search engine tracks down the closest match. Designers, merchandisers and buyers could all work alongside AI, to predict what customers want to wear, before they even know themselves.”…
…”The truth of the matter is that jeans do not need to be washed after every wear. Because denim material is thicker than most, it’s able to shake off many of the daily grime we rub on throughout the day. Reducing the frequency you wash your jeans will help to minimize color loss on those baby blues.”… https://blog.buckle.com/2013/11/07/how-to-make-your-jeans-last-longer