Tag: Gap Inc

The Funk Boutique: Nurturing a New Generation of Industry Icons and Independent Spirits

Lil Nas X, Lena Waithe, Mj Rodriguez for Entertainment WeeklyImage: Texas Isiah, Texas Isiah, Lia Clay Miller For EW Each year, Entertainment Weekly celebrates Pride Month with a series of covers featuring a series of LGBTQ+ icons and storytellers. Last year, they worked to create an illustrated cover that encompassed that celebration while working with […]

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Garment Workers Who Lost Jobs in Pandemic Still Wait for Severance Pay

Over a crackling phone line, Ashraf Ali, a 35-year-old father in Bangladesh, described feeling suicidal and desperate to feed his family. Sokunthea Yi, in Cambodia, said she spends sleepless nights worrying about how she will pay off loans she took out to build her house. And at only 23, Dina Arviah in Indonesia said she […]

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La, La, La, La, Kanye West Got His Money Right—Now Worth $6.6 Billion, Reportedly Richest Black Man in the U.S.

Kanye West speaks on stage at the “Kanye West and Steven Smith in Conversation with Mark Wilson” on November 07, 2019.Photo: Brad Barket/Getty Images for Fast Company (Getty Images) Remember when Kanye West first burst into the mainstream scene and referred to himself as “Kanye Cheddar?” Well, now he has a lot of damn cheese. […]

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Turns Out, Kanye Is Not the Richest Black Man in America [Corrected]

Kanye West speaks on stage at the “Kanye West and Steven Smith in Conversation with Mark Wilson” on November 07, 2019.Photo: Brad Barket/Getty Images for Fast Company (Getty Images) Correction: 3/18/2021, 12:15 p.m. ET: *record scratch* Laaaaaa, la, la, laaaa wait ‘til we (and a bunch of other media) get our wealth valuations wrong. Kanye […]

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Fall Into the 15 Percent Pledge: Gap Inc. Commits to Increasing Equity and Inclusion With a $200,000 Donation

Photo: rblfmr (Shutterstock) The ask may be 15 percent, but the number of retailers joining Aurora James’ 15 Percent Pledge keeps growing, with names like Sephora, West Elm and Macy’s agreeing to allocate a minimum of 15 percent of their offerings and efforts to Black-owned brands, designers and staff members—a move that has prompted more […]

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Herman Miller C.E.O. Grapples With Politics and Pandemic

When Andi Owen took over the furniture company Herman Miller, in 2018, she didn’t expect to get caught up in politics. But these days, it seems no chief executive is safe from the culture wars. Over the last year, Ms. Owen, a former executive at the Gap, has had to mollify a work force shaken […]

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Goodbye, Blazers; Hello, ‘Coatigans.’ Women Adjust Attire to Work at Home.

In the Before Times, said Rebecca Rittenberg, a 28-year-old who works in advertising sales for Google in New York, one of her favorite parts about going to the office was “showing up in a funky, cool professional outfit.” A smart pair of pants, colorful or patterned blouses, blazers, skirts, dresses, heeled boots and designer sneakers […]

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This Year’s Must-Have Back-to-School Item: Masks for Children

Fall is drawing near, and right on schedule, ads offering discounts on backpacks, notebooks and pencils are beginning to pop up on television and online. But this year, during a pandemic that has school officials agonizing over how and whether to safely reopen, masks are appearing among the glue sticks and glitter as essential back-to-school […]

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