Tag: Lifestyle

Online Beauty and Grooming Training – Survival or a New Normal?

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Author: Neha Suradkar, Founder, Style-n-File Makeup and Nail Studio and Academy. Training and upskilling have always been an essential part of the beauty industry. There is a huge demand for well-trained beauty therapists, makeup artists, nail technicians, spa therapist etc. Also, with new products and procedures introduced frequently, upgrading and upskilling is a must for existing industry people. Covid-19 has affected all businesses in some way or the other. Beauty and Salon industry has taken a big setback along with other industries. But as in most other sectors, learning and training is something that has taken a big leap in the beauty industry also. Learning has taken the online route everywhere. Everyone has been consuming content online like never before. While training in ce...

Ecologically Conscious Clothing – 10 Ways to be Fashionable & Environment Friendly

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Author: Yashraj Bhaiya, Director - Label Varsha A popular saying is, “What goes around comes around”. By this logic, it is believed that if we care for nature, nature, in turn, will provide fruitful results for all our hard work. When we speak about ecological fashion; sustainable practices, environment-friendly clothes, and 'social integrity in fashion' top the list. In the past few decades, garments have become disposable items in our closets. The quality of the clothes we buy has decreased drastically. We have lost basic skills when it comes to sewing, stitching and we lack the time to mend damaged garments. Brands have now convinced us that we need to partake in new trends every season. According to some statistics, the world’s textile consumption was at 95.6 million tons in 2015....

The Impact of COVID-19 on The Future of Entertainment Industry

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Author: Abhayanand Singh, CEO - Golden Ratio Films & Chairperson - Singapore South Asian International Film Festival. For the most part of 2020, COVID-19 has dominated the headlines. The virus has brought businesses and the world economy to a grinding halt. Uncertain about employment, many have become wary of unnecessary expenditure. Despite the slowdown, however, there is a steady increase in consumers’ appetite for one thing: content. Confined to their homes, people are turning to their electronic devices for entertainment. The irony is that while there is an increase in demand, the entertainment industry itself has come to a standstill. Film Industry To stem the rising number of COVID-19 cases, India enforced a lockdown from March 25 that extended till June. Since then, the...

Sustainable Fashion – Future of Upcoming Generation

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Author: Priyadarshi Shastri, Fashion enthusiast and blogger . We as a consumer have a very big appetite for shopping. Whenever Zara or H&M launch their latest collection, millennial start buying without realizing the number of clothes they already have which can be reused or mismatch as a different outfit. As the concept of fast fashion is growing the percentages of garment waste from clothes are also increasing. The fashion industry contributes up to 10% of global carbon emission. These numbers are not going down anytime soon, they will increase unless we as responsible consumers do something including designers and manufacturers. A single shirt takes up to 3,781 litres of water from water dying to production, till it reaches end consumers; and a minimum of 2,7...