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BY VISHAL GULATI
The fashion industry is raising its collective ambition with updated science-based emission reduction targets under the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action.
Announced on Monday at COP26, the renewed commitments, form a decarbonisation plan aligned with Paris Agreement ambitions to limit the global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
They recognise the fashion industry as a major global player needing to take an active part in contributing to the realization of these goals.
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Central to this is the call for companies to set Science Based Targets or halve their emissions by 2030, with a pledge to achieve net-zero emissions no later than 2050. This is an update on the previous target of 30 per cent aggregate greenhouse gas emission reductions by 2030.
It comes at a crucial moment for climate action following the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, which referred to a "code red for humanity".
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"This is an important milestone for the Fashion Charter, as it increases the ambition level in effort to align the industry with 1.5 degrees. It is a signal that we need to work closely together with our peers, our supply chain, policymakers and consumers to get on the track to net-zero," said Stefan Seidel of PUMA, who Co-Chairs the Fashion Industry Charter Steering Committee.
Further commitments in the updated Charter include sourcing 100 per cent of electricity from renewable sources by 2030, sourcing of environmentally-friendly raw materials, and phasing out coal from the supply chain by 2030 among others.
Fashion Charter signatories collectively represent a significant proportion of the fashion industry. There are currently 130 companies and 41 supporting organisations that have signed the Fashion Charter, including some of the well-known brands such as Burberry, H&M Group, VF Corporation, Adidas, Kering, Chanel, Nike, and PUMA as well as suppliers such as Crystal Group, TAL Apparel and others.
The renewed Charter also calls for creating incentive mechanisms for supplier engagement in decarbonisation pathway as well as outlines measures to engage other stakeholders who will need to play their part, including policymakers, financial institutions and communicators.
It lays out a plan to jointly develop and implement a collective decarbonisation strategy with the practical tools necessary to deliver on the Charter greenhouse gas emission reduction targets.
"In a time when the climate crisis is accelerating to unprecedented levels, we need the real economy to lead on climate action. The strengthened commitments of the fashion charter signatories is an excellent example of such leadership," said Niclas Svenningsen, Manager of Global Climate Action at the UN Climate Change.
To lay out a plan to jointly develop and implement a collective decarbonisation strategy with the practical tools necessary to deliver on the Charter greenhouse gas emission reduction targets.Unsplash
Keywords : fashion industry, decarbonisation, emission, reduction, environment, COP26.
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By Olivia Sarkar
Your best friend is getting married, and here is your chance to party like no tomorrow. The great fat Indian wedding season necessitates the best bachelor parties, which range from lavish poolside activities to beach vacations and city crawls. When the situation calls for it, experimenting with clothing can be enjoyable. There are a multitude of options available, including stripes, patterns, florals, and formals. We understand how difficult it can be to figure out what to dress to a bachelor party.
So, here are a few tips to help you choose different types of cool and quirky bachelor party looks:-
The Pool Party
Bring a touch of cool to the party and make the most of it with a printed casual and comfortable look. When paired with a co-ord set, a pair of simple casual mules/slides will set the tone. Leave a few buttons open, add a few extra accessories, including bracelets, rings, and sunglasses, to complete the outfit.
Leave a few buttons open, add a few extra accessories, including bracelets, rings, and sunglasses, to complete the outfit. | Photo by Mahdi Bafande on Unsplash
The Cocktail Party
Your cocktail look should be elegant; a button-up collared black shirt will suffice, add and an old-fashioned drink to help you get in the mood. To increase your style, layer it with a jacket/blazer and trow on some dress shoes (oxford shoes add charm). A formal watch and ring go far.
A button-up collared black shirt will suffice, add and an old-fashioned drink to help you get in the mood. | Photo by Wojciech Dąbek on Unsplash
What could be better than showing up to a bachelor's house party in your favourite t-shirt? T-shirts are the easiest item to wear. In most circumstances, jeans in contrasting or similar colours are a good option. They can also be worn with bomber jackets, denim jackets, or cardigans, depending on the occasion. Tees pair well with a wide range of footwear, from sneakers to leather boots and everything in between.
What could be better than showing up to a bachelor's house party in your favourite t-shirt? | Photo by Benjamin Voros on Unsplash
Style tips by Snitch, a men's fast-fashion brand
(Aricle originally published on IANSlife) (IANS/ MBI)
Keywords: Party, bachelor, house party, Cocktail Party, Pool Party, fashion, tips
By Nimerta C Sharan
Given that things have finally opened up post-pandemic, a series of Diwali celebrations were witnessed this year. We spotted Bollywood celebrities leaving no stone unturned with their festive looks. From lavish lehengas to stunning saris, there were a variety of sparkling outfits on display. Take a look!
Our very own desi girl was spotted in a bright velvet sharara set from Sabyasachi Mukherjee. Statement sunglasses, chunky jewellery and a bucket bag from the designer completed the look. When it comes to head-turning fashion, Chopra leads the list with her quirky fashion choices
Our very own desi girl was spotted in a bright velvet sharara set from Sabyasachi Mukherjee. | IANS
Whether it's a casual lunch date or a red-carpet appearance, Malaika Arora never disappoints. For one of the Diwali parties, she was spotted in a rose-red Manish Malhotra sari finished with a lime-green border. Keeping it entirely ethnic, the 48-year-old opted for matching bangles, a Polki necklace and a floral bun.
Whether it's a casual lunch date or a red-carpet appearance, Malaika Arora never disappoints. | IANS
The young and vibrant Alia Bhatt stepped out in a striking purple Sabyasachi lehenga. She accessorised her outfit with just gold jhumkas, letting the outfit do its magic. A closer look at her Indian wardrobe shows how the 28-year-old likes to keep it elegant and fuss-free on most occasions.
The young and vibrant Alia Bhatt stepped out in a striking purple Sabyasachi lehenga. | IANS
From power suits to playful separates, tailored gowns to flowy lehengas, there's nothing that she can't pull off. This year, for one of the festivities, Fernandez picked a beautiful Benarasi sari from Ekaya. The all-red ensemble made for a striking choice, with the OTT floral bun being the highlight.
This year, for one of the festivities, Fernandez picked a beautiful Benarasi sari from Ekaya. | IANS
A quick glimpse at Kapoor's Instagram feed shows the young star's love for Indian wear. While lehengas and saris are mostly her go-to ensembles, this time the actress opted for a heavily embellished Anamika Khanna anarkali. The styling and make-up did full justice to her look.
Janhvi Kapoor opted for a heavily embellished Anamika Khanna anarkali. | IANS
Sonam Kapoor Ahuja chose an ivory-hued chikankari anarkali from Abu Jani-Sandeep Kosla. The style icon kept her make-up minimal and opted for a pair of danglers to accessorise the look.
Sonam Kapoor Ahuja chose an ivory-hued chikankari anarkali from Abu Jani-Sandeep Kosla.
For Diwali, actor Pulkit Samrat was seen in a cherry kurta set. He paired his dual-toned printed kurta with a mirror-work jacket and tassel shoes. Simple yet striking.
For Diwali, actor Pulkit Samrat was seen in a cherry kurta set. | IANS
(Article originally published on IANSlife) (IANS/ MBi)
Keywords: festive, look, bollywood, priyanka chopra, fashion, week, Pulkit Samrat, Sonam Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, Jacqueline Fernandez, Malaika Arora
Jewellery serves a two-fold purpose. It adorns the body, and it benefits it. Jewellery usually consists of metals and gems that come from the earth, and so wearing them automatically imbibe the minerals and properties they contain. Coral is one of those rare gemstones that come from the sea, and in the scenario of climate change, they are all the more precious. Here is a brief guide on coral jewellery.
Incorporating coral into silver or gold certainly adds an aesthetic look to the entire piece. It's traditional reddish-pink shade makes the entire ornament look like antiquity. Red coral is the most common colour available, but there are other colours too.
A silver and red coral bracelet Image credit: Wikimedia commons
Wearing coral jewellery is believed to benefit those who have health issues relating to the blood, nervous system, or the circulatory system. The calcium carbonate content in it helps to regulate the strength of bones. It is also a symbol of peace and relaxation, because of the calmness associated with the sea. It is worn in some cultures as a protective amulet against the evil eye.
Coral is usually paired with gold or brass. It is sometimes worn with silver, but it does not blend well with it and stands out. since coral is rarely treated, it cannot be altered to suit a metal that does not correlate with its colour. It can only be dyed to deepen its shade.
A jewellery set carved from pink coral Image credit: Wikimedia commons
Since coral jewellery is fragile, it must be taken good care of. It should be washed with mild soap and a toothbrush. Using harsh cleansing agents can corrode the gem. Coral must be protected from ultrasonic vibrations as these can fracture it. For the same reason it should be stored either in a pouch or in a lined box. It is not advisable to wear it on hikes or tedious activities as it can break or fade.
These days, coral is available in antique shops because of how rare it has become to find real coral jewellery. Coral reefs need extra care and attention to recover from the years of harvesting. If you have old coral jewellery, ensure to take the above steps to preserve it longer, as you have some real treasure on your hands.
Keywords: Coral, Jewellery, Antiquity, Gemstones