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Independent Designers

Fast Fashion Brands: ‘Why the issue with Boohoo is bigger than us independent designers’

Relatively less is said about fast fashion’s impact on independent designers, but it is certainly emblematic of the persistent struggles that creatives face when trying to compete with larger corporates. In the present day Millenials-influenced fashion era where the craze of Fast Fashion is gradually becoming a major thorn in the flesh of high-end Fashion […]

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How My Clothing Rental Startup Is Driving For A More Sustainable Route To Fashion

My generation has been at the center of a dramatic shift in how consumers approach fashion. The latter part of our teenage years, as well as the entirety of adult life so far, have been impacted by two key factors – the rise of social media, and the rise of cheap fast fashion. Isabella West launched her […]

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Challenging The Status Quo As A Young Black Female Police Officer And A Creative

When I first joined the police, I thought I was going to correct all of society’s ills in one huge go and put an end to issues like racism and violence immediately. But now I’m realising that change comes through the little things that we do. For this year’s International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating and […]

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Spot A Gap In The Market – How I Launched My Home Staging Business

Finding a gap in the market for a business idea can be a tricky one and it can’t be forced. It is a lightbulb moment that you will only spot if you are looking out for it. Olivia Conlon left high school at the age of 16 to set up her own home staging business […]

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The 10 Things You Need To Know About Building A Low-Carbon Startup

Starting a business can be a daunting prospect for any young entrepreneur – Let alone building a low-carbon startup with its own set of challenges. For example, it is much more difficult for a business within the renewable energy sector to access finance as there are fewer financial providers specialising in those areas within the […]

StyleBank

Young Entrepreneurs Abroad – Startup Story of StyleBank

StyleBank is an online fashion rental service offering women the opportunity to rent trendy clothes from around the world instead of buying them. Founders – Bhavna Suresh, 27, and Aina Barker, 31, (co-founder) Launch Date – February 2016 Country – Bangalore, India. Success Story – Has crossed over 1,000 transactions within four months of launching in February. Tell us […]

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Meet The Adebanjos – How we got the Netflix deal for our TV Show without mainstream backing

Andrew Osayemi and Debra Odutuyo (pictured above – left and right) are the creators of the popular British TV show Meet The Adebanjos – a comedy series about a British-Nigerian family living in London. After facing several rejections by some UK mainstream television producers, they decided to raise their own funds to independently produce 50 episodes […]

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The 5 Networking events ‘led by young people’ to jumpstart your Media and Creative career

These networking events – created by young people – should be on your new-year-new-me list if you are looking to kickstart your career within the media and creative sector. With research figures showing the UK’s creative sector contributing more than £100 billion per year to the economy and employing around 2 million people, there is […]

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FUJIFILM House of Photography – a new concept store for camera fans

Fujifilm is unveiling a photography concept store in London in celebration of all aspects of the art of photography and as a creative space for camera fans. The Fujifilm House of Photography is opening its doors on 3rd December 2019 at Covent Gardens. This will spread over three floors and it aims to inspire visitors to […]

Sue Macartney Snape: The Serious Art of Being Funny II – satirical drawings by The Telegraph Magazine’s ‘Social Stereotype’ illustrator

The Serious Art of Being Funny II – a collection of original satirical drawings depicting the British social scene by Sue Macartney Snape – The Telegraph Magazine’s ‘Social Stereotype’ column illustrator.  Sue Macartney Snape is an award-winning artist and has been illustrating the Saturday Telegraph magazine’s ‘Social Stereotypes’ column for over 14 years. Known for capturing […]

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A Plastic Alternative ‘made from fish waste’ Wins The 2019 International James Dyson Award

Founder of MarinaTex – Lucy Hughes – is the winner of the 2019 International James Dyson award and £30k prize for her biodegradable and compostable material which substitutes plastic with fish waste. MarinaTex, made from red algae and organic fish waste destined for the landfill, is designed to be a sustainable alternative to single-use plastic, which […]

Emotional Intelligence

Why Emotional Intelligence and not technical skills determines career success

Ever thought about your emotional intelligence? Well, how human you are is what you will always be remembered for and organisations look for this when searching for future leaders. Emotionally intelligent employees have always been the difference for high performing organisations. By placing emphasis on recruiting the values and behaviours expected over the technical qualifications […]