George Brown launches sustainable fashion program to capitalize on reshored manufacturing

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “There’s no question that we feel responsible,” says George Brown fashion studies chair Marilyn McNeil-Morin. “We can’t just stand by and not do something. We want to be part of making a change.”As of fall 2017, George Brown is kicking off a sustainable fashion production grad program to train a skilled workforce attuned to sustainability.Whether they’re doing production here in Canada or overseas, brands are feeling mounting pressure to clean up their supply chain. Says McNeil-Morin, “There’s a science behind it. You’ve got to understand the whole textile production cycle: What chemicals are used? How is the dyeing done? Are companies you’re working with using ethical and sustainable practices or are they leaching pollutants into the earth?” Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement As bad press continues to plague mainstream fashion and more brands come home to avoid overseas headaches, George Brown College’s new sustainable fashion production program may be just what the Canadian apparel industry needs.What do you do when you learn that your dream job is contributing to one of the most destructive industries on the planet? The fashion world has been rocked by deadly factory collapses, damning documentaries and report after report detailing the industry’s devastating impacts on workers, waterways, you name it.But was it ancient philosopher Sun Tzu or an HSBC ad that once said, “From chaos comes opportunity”? Either way, one Toronto fashion school says all that bad press is opening a door for industry pros who know how make clothes ethically. Login/Register With: Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

Diddy Drake Guns N Roses Forbes HighestPaid Musicians Of 2017

first_img Twitter News Diddy, Drake, Guns N’ Roses: Forbes’ Highest-Paid Musicians Of 2017 Facebook Who Made Forbes’ 2017 Highest-Paid List? diddy-drake-guns-n-roses-forbes-highest-paid-musicians-2017center_img Who’s getting paid and then some? Check out the full top 10 list of highest-paid musicians courtesy of ForbesTim McPhateGRAMMYs Dec 8, 2017 – 8:09 am “Success doesn’t just end up on your lap. You have to work, work, work, and work some more.” Wise words from Sean “Diddy” Combs,” who personally knows a thing or two about working hard and positive results. The GRAMMY-winning mogul has worked his way to the top of many a mountain, including a new one: the top of Forbes’ top 10 list of highest-paid musicians in 2017. Diddy parlayed a Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour, a Cîroc vodka deal and the sale of 33 percent of his Sean John clothing line to pull in a cool $130 million.”I started looking at business at the age of 12, [from] delivering newspapers to working in gas station bathrooms, or even doing things like being a background dancer or a stylist,” Diddy told Forbes earlier this year. “Whatever I could do to get close to the industry.”Beyoncé placed second on the list with $105 million, driven by her successful Queen Bey Formation World Tour. Drake landed the No. 3 spot with $94 million, driven by his successful Boy Meets World Tour.Forbes’ list was based on pretax income earned between June 1, 2016, and June 1, 2017, with data collected from Nielsen SoundScan, Pollstar, the RIAA and interviews with industry insiders. View the entire list below.1. Diddy: $130 million2. Beyoncé: $105 million3. Drake: $94 million4. The Weeknd: $92 million5. Coldplay: $88 million6. Guns N’ Roses: $84 million7. Justin Bieber: $83.5 million8. Bruce Springsteen: $75 million9. Adele: $69 million10. Metallica: $66.5 millionApple Reveals Top Albums Of 2017 Email Read morelast_img read more

Vijay Mallya laundered Rs 500 crore of Rs 900 crore IDBI loan

first_imgIBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPlayMute0:00/0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE0:00?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Close Are bad times awaiting the “King of good times”?center_img The Enforcement Directorate (ED) in its affidavit filed in a UK court has claimed that Vijay Mallya — who was arrested on Tuesday in London — had laundered around Rs 500 crore of the Rs 900 crore loan he took from IDBI Bank in India.According to the economic intelligence agency, Mallya diverted the loan money to at least seven countries, including the US, the UK, France, Switzerland and Ireland. The affidavit provides complete money-trail details.The affidavit suggests that he used several shell companies and some of his legitimate companies besides Kingfisher Airlines to divert the money by generating fake invoices or through over-invoicing of products, the Times of India reported.Not just that, but Mallya had also appointed dummy directors in the shell companies, while he would control and look after any business-related fund transfers.In addition to the probe, Britain’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has found that the current residence of Mallya in London known as the Lady Walk was bought using money he borrowed from the Indian banks and then routed through companies located in the UK.The SFO has shared the details with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), according to a report by India Today.According to an official, the prosecutors in London now have everything they need to prove criminality of Vijay Mallya.”Now, our extradition case will be heard along with CBI’s extradition proceedings in the Westminster court in December,” said an ED officer.Extradition is the act by one jurisdiction of delivering a person who has been accused of committing a crime in another jurisdiction. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) takes up extradition requests with the concerned foreign countries when a request for extradition is received from the relevant law enforcement agencies in India.Reports last month suggested both the CBI and the ED believed Mallya had diverted most of the Rs 6,000 crore borrowed from banks to shell companies.Both agencies said evidence gathered would strengthen their case for Mallya’s extradition from the UK.The nation’s biggest public sector bank, the State Bank of India, is the leader of the consortium of 17 banks to whom Mallya owes over Rs 9,000 crore.Liquor baron Mallya had left the country in March 2016 after public sector banks claimed he was a loan defaulter and owed an estimated amount of Rs 9,091 crore. They had also approached the Debt Recovery Tribunal. In picture: Vijay Mallya.ReutersMallya was arrested in London on Tuesday, but was granted bail shortly after being produced before the Westminster Magistrates’ Court for a hearing.”I deny all allegations that have been made and I will continue to deny them. I have not eluded any court. I’ve given enough evidence to prove my case,” Mallya said outside the court after the hearing.Mallya, who was also a member of the Rajya Sabha, left the Indian shores about six days before the banks approached the court.The fight between Mallya and the CBI and ED is expected to get intense in the future and bringing him back could be a tough job. Both the agencies are, however, hoping they will get him in the December 4 hearing.last_img read more