Loved BY FAR The Accessories Label To Lust After

Established by twinnies Valentina and Sabina, along with their bestie Denitsa, BY FAR is the footwear and accessories label that has rocketed in the success-o-sphere in only two years.

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Contemporary and cool, with a hint of the nostalgic courtesy of the square toe shoes a la Rachel from Friends and croc embossed baguette bags. You’ll want them all, as do the celebs and there’s tons of them from Kylie Jenner to Michelle Obama and all the girlies in between.

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What’s in the name you’re asking? Well it derives from the names of the founders’ three little boys, who are, naturally, by far their greatest source of pride. Today, the girls split their time between Australia and Europe.

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What was your first fashion memory? Our generation was the odd one that was raised between the fall of the Communism and the rise of the Internet. Our admiration for fashion was what we saw our mothers wearing, since choice was scarcest each of them were creating their own garments with the resources they could find or buying from the International store with the little dollars they could get. Most of the kids were wearing the same cloths, those dark brown chinos and wool coats; the same goes to our toys, they were made of wood and rubber, very rarely one could see pop-up colors such as pinks and purples. At that time, we didn’t consider ourselves cool and we wanted to have those girly toys and cloths. Now we have great appreciation for our childhood memories, because it was very unique and different. Indeed, all those textures and pallets are considered the epitome of minimalism and chicness, it has driven our perception for style. After the fall of the communism in 1989 came the golden era of the 90s elegance, where we first felt the freedom for more choice and expression of style. We still admire icons such as Carolyn Kennedy, Winona Ryder and Sofia Coppola. Therefore, that decade continues to be the source for inspiration for us.

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How did you get in the industry and how did your label come about? We believe it was all destined. Denitsa’s husband (Vasil) always pushed the idea of creating our own brand, but we didn’t believe we were qualified enough. Randomly he was commissioned to optimise one shoe factory with solar panels. So he came back from the meeting and said to Denitsa “I found the people that will produce your shoes”, obviously she said “You’re completely crazy”. Nevertheless, we decided to meet them and since then we’re working in great harmony together.

What’s the BY FAR signature style? Definitely boots such as SOFIA and BECCA, now more and more people recognize us for barely-there sandals such as TANYA.

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What does each of you bring to the label? Denitca is the designer, Sabina is the CEO and I’m overlooking the whole brand image of BY FAR.

Where do you see your brand going? Sky is the limit to us! We have so many ideas and projects up our sleeves, we’re just waiting for the right moment to pursue them.

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Loved BY FAR The Accessories Label To Lust After

Established by twinnies Valentina and Sabina, along with their bestie Denitsa, BY FAR is the footwear and accessories label that has rocketed in the success-o-sphere in only two years.

BY FAR campaignBY FAR

Contemporary and cool, with a hint of the nostalgic courtesy of the square toe shoes a la Rachel from Friends and croc embossed baguette bags. You’ll want them all, as do the celebs and there’s tons of them from Kylie Jenner to Michelle Obama and all the girlies in between.

BY FAR campaignBY FAR

What’s in the name you’re asking? Well it derives from the names of the founders’ three little boys, who are, naturally, by far their greatest source of pride. Today, the girls split their time between Australia and Europe.

BY FAR designersBY FAR

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What was your first fashion memory? Our generation was the odd one that was raised between the fall of the Communism and the rise of the Internet. Our admiration for fashion was what we saw our mothers wearing, since choice was scarcest each of them were creating their own garments with the resources they could find or buying from the International store with the little dollars they could get. Most of the kids were wearing the same cloths, those dark brown chinos and wool coats; the same goes to our toys, they were made of wood and rubber, very rarely one could see pop-up colors such as pinks and purples. At that time, we didn’t consider ourselves cool and we wanted to have those girly toys and cloths. Now we have great appreciation for our childhood memories, because it was very unique and different. Indeed, all those textures and pallets are considered the epitome of minimalism and chicness, it has driven our perception for style. After the fall of the communism in 1989 came the golden era of the 90s elegance, where we first felt the freedom for more choice and expression of style. We still admire icons such as Carolyn Kennedy, Winona Ryder and Sofia Coppola. Therefore, that decade continues to be the source for inspiration for us.

BY FAR campaignBY FAR

BY FAR campaignBY FAR

How did you get in the industry and how did your label come about? We believe it was all destined. Denitsa’s husband (Vasil) always pushed the idea of creating our own brand, but we didn’t believe we were qualified enough. Randomly he was commissioned to optimise one shoe factory with solar panels. So he came back from the meeting and said to Denitsa “I found the people that will produce your shoes”, obviously she said “You’re completely crazy”. Nevertheless, we decided to meet them and since then we’re working in great harmony together.

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Getting end-consumers of our apparels to care about ethical sourcing

The readymade garment (RMG) sector of Bangladesh has made universally applauded advances in the fields of ethical and sustainable manufacturing practices, with huge investments being made in the sector to improve working conditions and environmental standards. But, are the vast improvements that have been made being fully appreciated by the end-consumers and are those consumers willing to pay for ethically produced fashion products?

Following the tragic events of the Rana Plaza disaster, there has quite rightly been huge international focus on the compliance and ethical credentials of manufacturers working in the nation’s apparel sector, with the Bangladesh RMG industry now subject to scrutiny regarding all aspects of health and safety in the workplace as well as guaranteeing that ethical and environmental standards are maintained. Initiatives that were implemented since that fateful day have ensured that all standards within the Bangladesh RMG sector have greatly improved and the country now has some of the highest rated LEED factories in the world, manufacturing product that meets global ethical and social compliance standards.

Are these endeavours to improve our industry being acknowledged, not just by the buyers and brands that purchase our products, but by their customers, the end consumer? Evidence suggests that consumers are becoming more aware of their environmental impact and strive to lead a more sustainable and environmentally aware lifestyle—but who are these consumers and are they willing to pay more for ethically sourced apparel?

There are growing numbers of consumers in Europe and the US (the RMG sectors key export markets) who consciously strive to reduce their carbon footprint by supporting sustainable agriculture and ethical fashion brands, buying organic products and choosing alternative transport rather than driving their own cars. These consumers are concerned about the rights of workers and their safety, living wages and health and the social and environmental impacts of the product they purchase. What is changing this attitude is the viewpoint of the millennial generation (those consumers in their 20’s-early 30’s who are more aware than their parents of the benefits of ethically and sustainably sourced products and, when surveyed are more willing to pay for them.

Retailers and brands have to provide what their consumers want, but what is increasingly more important is that they also educate their consumer regarding the ethical and sustainable business that they are developing. A survey conducted by the Fairtrade Foundation found that ’82 percent of UK teenagers think companies need to act more responsibly, while just 45 percent said they trust businesses to do so’. Obviously more work is required by our trading partners to communicate all the ethical and sustainable initiatives that have been invested in by the RMG business in Bangladesh to these millennial consumers who, in the large part constitute their target audience.

In the past, the thought of who produced your garments and under what conditions never crossed the consumer’s mind and was merely a secondary concern after price and style. Things are very different today, and the millennial generation has a lot to do with it. They’ve grown up understanding the current state of our environment and desperate need for sustainable and ethically sourced products and are more willing to pay for it than former generations.

A survey conducted on 1,000 UK customers and their views on leading clothing retailers by Morgan Stanley Research found that even though price and quality concerns continue to rank the highest, ethical concerns have gained importance, specifically with the younger consumer demographic. Fifty-one percent of respondents stated that ethical credentials of apparel retailers are somewhat important to very important while only 13 percent stated that they are somewhat unimportant to not important at all. The survey also found that younger consumers are more concerned about ethics when shopping as 58 percent of 16-24 year olds stated that ethical credentials are very or somewhat important while 49 percent of people aged 55 or older viewed ethical credentials as somewhat unimportant or not important at all. One can see that this number rises with age.

However, Steve Polski, the senior director of supply chains and sustainability at Cargill, a US company specialising in bringing sustainable foodstuffs to consumers, has found that “even though consumers demand sustainable products and services, they are often unwilling to pay a premium for them”. He also states that it is clear that consumers care about brand’s sustainability efforts, but they generally won’t pay more for the products and would instead reward the brand with customer loyalty. This suggests to me that the onus weighs heavily on the brand—through their efforts to source more ethical, sustainable product they can be rewarded with greater customer loyalty, thus increasing sales, whilst at the same time applying pricing pressure on the manufacturers so that the costs inherent with these ethical, sustainable practices is borne at source. Should the brands not consider that, to achieve a truly sustainable, ethical sourcing process they share the burden of the cost implications, possibly even absorbing some of the costs as part of their marketing budgets—after all, increased brand loyalty is what the majority of brands and retailers aspire to with the advertising that they pay for annually?

In another example, co-author of, “The Myth of the Ethical Consumer,” Professor Timothy Devinney argues that there is a belief that our purchasing behaviour is driven by our values, but that in reality, factors such as price, quality and value override our core values in the end. He goes as far as saying that conscience-driven shopping does not exist and that there is a disconnect between the values people express and the actual buying of ethical products in the market.

There is also the simple issue of economics that must not be ignored. A vast customer base exists both in Europe and the US who, quite simply, cannot afford to put ethical concerns to the forefront of their purchasing decisions. For those on limited household income, the priority when making a purchase is price, with quality a close second and ethical sourcing far lower down the scale of concern. It is not that this sector of society does not care it is, simply, that they cannot afford to! Thus, it is the premise of the lower middle class and above sectors of society that appreciate and support ethical product who should be encouraged to change their buying habits sooner.

Changing the buying habits of the end-consumer is a duty that needs to be embraced by the brands and retailers that Bangladesh trades with. It should be their responsibility to communicate with their customers and detail the steps that they are taking to produce ethically sourced product and, where necessary, detailing the impact that this has on goods in-store.

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2 men use crowbar to break into Dania Beach accessories store

“We had a problem with the alarm system and the next day we came, it was chaos,” store manager Kenia Torres said.

Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies said surveillance video captured two men using a crowbar to force open the front door.

An hour later, the duo parked a newer model Chevrolet Tahoe in front of the store and entered the business.

Deputies said the thieves first used a flashlight to look around and then turned on the ceiling light.

They left the store with several boxes of merchandise and placed them into the trunk of the Tahoe, authorities said.

“I’m sure they knew what they were looking for, and I am sure they knew the whole place very well,” Torres said.

The store’s owner told detectives nearly $6,500 worth of items were stolen. Torres told Local 10 News reporter Roy Ramos the store sells items, like hats, lighters and other accessories, to convenience stores.

“You have your inventory, you have everything set, and when these things happen, you get everything out of control,” Torres said.

Anyone with information about the burglary is asked to call Detective Taylor Powell at 954-518-0153.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. A reward of up to $3,000 is offered for information that leads to an arrest.

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Amazon’s one-day sale on Anker accessories is too good to miss

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Tis the season for new gadgets, and Amazon’s one-day sale on Anker accessories has all of your charging needs covered. You know you’re about to score all sorts of new gear this holiday season. Whether you have your eye on a new smartphone, a tablet, an E-Reader, or even a new Nintendo Switch video game console, you’re going to need accessories to charge it at home and on the go. On Friday only, Amazon is slashing prices on all the Anker accessories you can imagine. You can snag a 10W fast wireless charger for $15 and change, a fast charging car charger for less than $10, a 24W wall adapter for under $12, or a 10,000 mAh portable power pack for $26. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Shop the entire sale right here on Amazon’s site, or check out a few of our favorite deals below.

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Must Read: Designers Are Using Fashion to Get out the Vote, Influencers Are Becoming Investors

Designers are using fashion to get out the vote
“This election cycle, getting out the vote is not just a talking, or lobbying, point,” writes Vanessa Friedman for The New York Times. “It’s a product category.” As we gear up for the midterm elections, designers are selling everything from cotton T-shirts to cashmere sweaters emblazoned with statements urging us to head to the polls. With thoughts from Prabal Gurung and Tory Burch, Friedman explains how this new wave of political fashion is using “clothes as an overt expression of values to be worn all the time, anywhere.” {The New York Times}

Influencers are becoming investors in droves
A growing number of fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands are looking beyond Silicon Valley to the world of social media to raise funding. These up-and-coming brands are handing over stakes in their companies to digital influencers – like Leandra Medine and Arielle Charnas – in exchange for a small cash investment. In turn, the brands receive long-term commitments from well-known backers who provide everything from industry contacts to enthusiastic promotion on Instagram. And if the brand takes off, early backers can find themselves sitting on stakes worth millions of dollars. {Business of Fashion}

Chanel announces upcoming collaboration with Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams is furthering his longstanding relationship with Chanel by designing a ready-to-wear and accessories capsule collection for the brand’s Spring 2019 season. Previously, Williams served as a campaign star, runway model, composer and sneaker collaborator for the French fashion house. Details of the range are still scarce, but Chanel revealed that the collection will debut exclusively on Mar. 29 at its new Seoul flagship, followed by select Chanel boutiques around the world from April 4. {Fashionista inbox}

ShopStyle will roll out new features to help influencers beat the algorithm
ShopStyle, which is comprised of both an influencer network and a social search engine, will roll out three new features aimed at helping influencers combat algorithm changes by monetizing even more content. Set to debut on Nov. 14, the features will allow influencers to embed shoppable links within their YouTube videos and give shoppers the option to be notified when a product from an influencer’s page in their favorites goes on sale. ShopStyle will also add “trend pages” that will highlight original influencer content. {WWD}

Milk Makeup and Wu-Tang collaborated on lipsticks
Milk Makeup announced its first-ever collaboration on Thursday, a range of Wu-Tang x Milk Makeup lip colors that includes eight shades designed to “honor Wu-Tang and Milk Makeup’s shared origins in storied New York culture and knowledge,” according to a release. “We wanted our first collaboration to be with a seminal icon who moves between culture and music and helped shape a generation,” said Milk Founder Mazdack Rassi. {Fashionista inbox}

How fast fashion affects mental health
Fast fashion not only takes a heavy toll on the environment; it also has serious effects on your brain, mental health and overall well-being. This is because, in the past, most people outgrew their overspending habits as their maturing personal style priced them out of such options. But thanks to the rise of fast fashion, people of all ages are seeing shopping as a more accessible way to cope with their feelings around anxiety and depression. {Well+Good}

Travis Scott stars in Saint Laurent’s Spring 2019 campaign
Travis Scott stars in Saint Laurent‘s Spring 2019 campaign wearing some statement pieces from the label’s menswear range, including a sequined jacket. The ad, which was shot by David Sims, maintains the French luxury house’s iconic black and white visual codes and sexy rock ‘n’ roll aesthetic. {Fashionista inbox}

Travis Scott for Saint Laurent Spring 2019. Photo: David Sims

 

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