Caitlin Moran: I want to make a BAFTA Awards pants pact with Gary Lineker

Caitlin Moran is getting ready to watch this year’s televsion BAFTA Awards virtually, at home – which means she can do so comfortably on the sofa, with crisps, in her pants.
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Baukjen and Isabella Oliver Sign Onto Fashion Pact

London-based retailer House of Baukjen Ltd., which includes contemporary brand Baukjen and maternity line Isabella Oliver — is the latest to sign onto the Fashion Pact.
The apparel company, founded in 2003 by husband-and wife-duo Geoff van Sonsbeeck and Baukjen de Swaan Arons is pending B Corp. certification and already incorporates a range of practices that prioritize social and environmental good.
In the case of Isabella Oliver, biodegradable, low impact fabrics like lyocell are used across product lines with more than 90 percent of the clothing produced in Europe with fabrics sourced locally to factories. And at either brand, designing with longevity and the full-product life cycle of a garment is top of mind, with a “pre-loved” clothing donation program and garment care instructions for extending utility, along with other initiatives.
Baukjen and Isabella Oliver join Diesel, which signed on most recently this February, as well as Farfetch, Mango and more signing on this October.
Now counting more than 64 total signatories, the Kering-led global coalition of fashion and textile companies is what many in the industry profess as a promising means of creating industry alignment in regards to climate and biodiversity.
At its inception in August, Kering chairman and chief executive officer François-Henri Pinault

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Diesel Joins Fashion Pact

MILAN — Diesel will reveal on Thursday that it has joined the Fashion Pact, taking its commitment to environmental goals one step further.
In January, during Milan Fashion Week Men’s, the Italian fashion group launched its “For Responsible Living” strategy with Eco-Age founder Livia Firth.
The Fashion Pact’s 63 signatories have committed to achieving practical objectives in three areas: climate, biodiversity and oceans.
Renzo Rosso, founder of Diesel and president of its parent company OTB, said, “To change the way we do business, collaboration is key. We have been working with Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana to progress the sustainability conversation in Italy for a long time, but we recognize our industry’s global footprint.”
Rosso added that he was “looking forward to working with these stakeholders who believe that the future of fashion, and of our planet, lies in uniting under a common goal and setting out clear and actionable steps to leave a better world to next generations.”
The “For Responsible Living” strategy rests on four pillars: Be the Alternative, creating alternative and responsible products; Stand for the Planet, committing to climate action by minimizing greenhouse gas emissions, water footprint and improving recycling rates; Celebrate Individuality, developing a sustainability culture within the company, honoring

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My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding Twins Sent “Unhappy” Note After Suicide Pact

My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, Billy Smith, Joe SmithAmid the passings of Billy Smith and Joe Smith, new claims are emerging regarding the nature of their deaths.
On Saturday, the twin brothers and stars of the British TLC reality show My…

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Korea Telecom Sets Non-Scripted Drama Pact With Discovery

Korean Telecom, a phones to TV channels giant, has signed a content partnership agreement with U.S. media firm Discovery to launch a joint venture that will produce original, non-scripted Korean entertainment content for Korean and international audiences. The contents will be broadcast through KT’s subsidiary channel operator SkylifeTV, Discovery Korea and Discovery’s global channels network. […]



Kering-Led Fashion Pact Has 32 Signatories in Run-up to G7 Summit

PARIS — Geopolitical tensions might be running high ahead of this weekend’s summit of the Group of Seven industrialized nations, but the fashion industry is eager to paint a different picture — one of corporate rivals banding together with pledges to do better for the environment, signing on to the “Fashion Pact.”
Eliminating single-use plastics, using renewable energy and promoting regenerative agriculture practices are among the commitments from signatories of the pact, which will be presented by Kering chairman and chief executive officer François-Henri Pinault at the upcoming summit hosted by France in its coastal city Biarritz.
Structured around the climate, biodiversity and the oceans, the initiative is spearheaded by Pinault, who was mandated for the job by French President Emmanuel Macron last April. Thirty-two companies have signed on so far, representing around 150 brands, and more are on the way, according to Kering and officials from the French president’s office and the country’s ministry of ecology. 
Companies that have signed on so far range from fast-fashion retailers H&M and Zara-owner Inditex; sportswear labels Adidas and Nike; American-based companies Capri Holdings, Gap, PVH, Ralph Lauren and Tapestry; European luxury groups Chanel, Hermès International, Prada, Ferragamo, Giorgio Armani and Burberry, and Asia-based Fung Group. Stella

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Zandi’s Treasure: The Pact

Zandi’s Treasure: The Pact

Zandi and her father, Ronald, have made a big move from their beloved Arlandale, Utah, to Page, Arizona, to start a new life. A beautiful town on the banks of the Colorado River, Page promises to be a great adventure for both Zandi and Ronald. As they settle into their new house, they receive shocking news about someone from their past. Suddenly, the quiet life that they have been anticipating gets turned upside down, and they fear for Zandi?s safety. At the same time, Zandi begins teaching music at Page High School. She knows from the first day that she has made the right decision; she loves the school and her students. Then, during their walk after school, Zandi and her father literally run into a jogger who is also the math teacher at Page High School. He is the friend that she was hoping to find in Page, but will they come to mean more to each other? Despite the change in location, she is still as determined as ever to find Montezuma?s gold. Will she finally succeed in her quest? Join Zandi and her friends in final book in the Zandi?s Treasure series, The Pact!

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John Galliano Inks Production Pact

PARIS – Ahead of its fall-winter 2015 women’s show in Paris today, John Galliano said it has inked a licensing agreement with Italy’s Modalis to produce its men’s and women’s ready-to-wear.
The first collections under the new pact are to be unveiled in June for the women’s resort and men’s spring-summer 2016 seasons.
In addition, the Galliano company plans to combine its signature collection and Galliano second line into one range, positioned as a contemporary offering that “combines the brand’s history of craftsmanship and extroverted elegance with an accessible attitude and price point.”
Modalis is based in Italy’s Umbria region and was formerly known as Studio Roscini, which dates back to 1990.
The Galliano company has recently produced its collections in house in the wake of the financial troubles of its previous licensee Ittierre SpA.
John Galliano sat out recent men’s seasons as it searched for a new manufacturing partner. Bill Gaytten is John Galliano’s creative director.

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