Patrick Robinson Champions Maker-Made Movement With Pashko Label

Emilee Geist

Instead of spending his career delivering a solid dose of self-branding as many designers do, Patrick Robinson has let the work relay his story. But having recently overhauled production for his Pashko label to enlist a network of at-home makers, he is empowering displaced workers and speaking out about his company’s meaningful new mission.

Nearly three years after the high-performance eco-friendly apparel brand completed its first full year of sales, Pashko is converting its production from an environmentally sound factory in Asia to a team of makers, tailors and other technicians. The switch started July 11 and 30 to 60 at-home specialists are developing items that will be shipped in mid-October. More than 100 are expected to be on board by the end of the year and between 500 and 1,000 are expected to be part of the team sewing clothes at home or in small studios by the end

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House builder’s profit slumps, losses deepen at Galliford Try and Zara sales slide

Emilee Geist

Here are the top business, market, and economic stories you should be watching today in the UK, Europe, and abroad:

House builder’s profit slumps

House builder Redrow (RDW.L) saw its profits slump by two thirds last year as COVID-19 disrupted construction and sales.

Pre-tax profit at the business fell 66% to £140m ($180.5m) in the 12 months to 28 June 2020, the company said. Revenue dropped 37% to £1.3bn.

Chief executive John Tutte said the pandemic had “a profound impact upon the Group’s performance in the 2020 financial year but we entered the new financial year in a position of strength.”

“We have a record order book and brought forward very high levels of work in progress,” he said. “This was due in part, to increased investment earlier in the year in anticipation of strong demand for the Help to Buy scheme ahead of changes to the scheme next year.”

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From bullets to rabbits, here’s everything you need to know about buying sex toys

Emilee Geist

With prices ranging from £5 to £5,000, the choice can be overwhelming. But we've covered everything, from toys for women and men to couples, to help you make an informed decision (The Inependent/iStock)
With prices ranging from £5 to £5,000, the choice can be overwhelming. But we’ve covered everything, from toys for women and men to couples, to help you make an informed decision (The Inependent/iStock)

If you’ve never bought a sex toy before then it’s easy to feel intimidated by the whole process.

While you thankfully no longer have to go into a shop marked “XXX”, ordering online can be a bit overwhelming, with websites filled with brightly coloured phalluses, and prices varying from £5 to £5,000.

In order to make sure that you buy the right toy for you, we’ve put together a comprehensive toy shopping guide.

Everything electronic we recommend comes with a gentle setting to start you off, and will be delivered in a discrete parcel that your postman won’t give a second look.

You can trust our independent reviews. We may earn commission from some of the retailers,

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Another UK escooter trial is on hold because people are breaking the rules

Emilee Geist

Just days after the first escooter trials were launched in the UK, the two-wheeled transport had to be pulled from the streets after they were ridden through shopping malls and down freeways.

Since then, a number of other trials in Britain have launched, and you guessed it, some have been canceled because people are riding them in places that they shouldn’t be, BBC reports.

One trial, which saw 200 escooters deployed to the streets of Coventry and Birmingham, was supposed to last 12 months. However, it’s been brought to a close in Coventry just five days after it started due to reports of people riding them on sidewalks and in pedestrianized areas.

[Read: 5 things to know when you’re buying your first electric vehicle]

It should be noted that the scheme has been particularly popular. In less than a week, the BBC reports that more than 5,000 rides have been

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“Queer Eye’s” Tan France Teaches “Style for Everyone” in His New MasterClass

Emilee Geist

Photo credit: MasterClass
Photo credit: MasterClass

From House Beautiful

This article was originally published on 4/14/2020. It has been updated to reflect new information.

Earlier this year, you may have seen the SNL skit that teased a fashion MasterClass taught by Timothée Chalamet and a bike riding MasterClass led by Tiger King’s Carole Baskin. While the skit was complete satire (if only!), the platform MasterClass is no joke when it comes to learning a new skill. This reputable online education platform hosts a range of courses instructed by well-known professionals ranging from your favorite celebrities to revered public figures. I mean, if you’ve ever wanted to take vocal lessons, you might as well take them from Christina Aguilera, right?

Instructors include Kelly Wearstler, who teaches interior design; Gordon Ramsay, who teaches cooking; Penn & Teller, who teach magic; and so much more. The platform offers over 80 unique classes designed for students

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16 Sturdy & Stylish Hiking Boots Online-Shoppers Swear By

Emilee Geist

Welcome to Hype Machine, our hit-list of the top reviewed products across the web — according to a crowd of die-hard shoppers. Call this your 4-star & up only club, with entry granted by our devoted-to-the-goods shop editors.

When it comes to hiking boots, we don’t go by looks alone (as much as we really, really want to). These performance-grade kicks need to hold up to a host of elements — rain, snow, sleet, mud, and more than a little sweat — while supporting our feet and ankles over oftentimes unpredictable terrain. So, when shopping for a pair, there are lots of boxes to check off: are they waterproof? Lightweight? Deeply treaded? Equipped with enough cushioning for a day’s worth of comfy hoofing? And, finally, are they cute?!

Given the sky-high standards required of this workhorse outdoor footwear, there are enough reviews to fill an encyclopedia of online feedback

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Online learning provider Everfi makes $100 million commitment for curriculum that pushes for social change

Emilee Geist

Education has been a hot topic lately. There are questions about the impact remote learning will have on kids, and controversy swirling around President Donald Trump’s recent calls to end racial sensitivity training across federal agencies and clamp down on a New York Times initiative called the 1619 Project, used by some schools to teach the history of slavery and its far-reaching consequences. In short: There’s lots to talk and worry about. 

To be sure, this is also an opportunity to rethink and revamp how and what we teach, for those who seize it. Online learning platforms are seeing a boom, and technology in general is being incorporated in unprecedented ways, which is actually helping to broaden the reach of educators in some regions of the world. What’s more, despite the rhetoric from the White House, the current racial reckoning is leading many in the private sector to up their

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The 15 best places to buy curtains online

Emilee Geist

The 15 best places to buy curtains online
The 15 best places to buy curtains online

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Everyone should have curtains. They’re great as decorations and for establishing some semblance of privacy. Yet they aren’t frequently thought of as necessities.

If you Google “why don’t people hang curtains anymore,” the results page is a troubling number of essays bemoaning the lack of curtains in their neighborhoods. Which is fair, I don’t want to look into anyone’s house because they have bare windows and I don’t want anyone looking into mine either.

For anyone who doesn’t have curtains, it’s time to buy some. For anyone who has curtains, it’s time to buy new ones.

And there’s no better places to get them than the 15 best online curtain sellers.

1. Wayfair

Wayfair is your one-stop-shop for pretty much anything home related.
Wayfair is your one-stop-shop for pretty much anything home related.
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The Top Yogi-Approved Mats For Getting Your Flow On

Emilee Geist

We all have our methods of coping with stressful times: confiding in our closest friends and family members, going on a five-mile run, wine. For lots of folks, yoga might also rank high on the list of first-line defenses. As we continue to spend more time at home, taking time to do some yoga is a two-birds-one-stone solution to getting some exercise while also working wonders for calming our mile-a-minute minds.

Not all of us may be able to shell out for a full home gym setup — but, odds are, a yoga mat to go with those free-to-cheap online videos is a worthy investment that we can justify. And, as anyone who’s mindlessly scrolled Amazon’s yoga mats selection, the internet has a seemingly endless selection of options. At first glance, you may think that they’re all more or less exactly the same. However, there are a few that stand

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Trump Campaign’s ‘Support Our Troops’ Ad Features Photo of Russian Fighter Jets

Emilee Geist

An online ad released by President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign purports to show support for American troops but actually depicts Russian jets and weapons instead.

The artwork features the silhouettes of servicemembers who are seen walking forward as fighter jets fly overhead.

“That’s definitely a MiG-29,” Pierre Sprey, an expert who helped design types of aircraft for the U.S. Air Force, told Politico. “I’m glad to see it’s supporting our troops.”

The ad also features an AK-74 assault rifle, according to Ruslan Pukhov, director of the Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies in Moscow.

Also Read: ‘The View’ Hosts and Sarah Huckabee Sanders Spar Over Report Trump Disparaged Troops: ‘It Seems Like Something He Would Do’ (Video)

The Trump Make America Great Again Committee, which fundraises with support from Trump’s campaign and the Republican National Committee, released the ad asking viewers to “support our troops” last week.

A representative

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