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Luxury department store Selfridges has vowed to halt the sale of exotic animal skins by February 2020, making it the latest retailer in a line of companies to pledge a phase-out of such products amid consumer calls for heightened ethical consumption. Following the retailer’s decision to ban the sale of fur in 2005, Selfridges will […]... Read More
Fast fashion focuses on speed and low-costs to deliver frequent collections inspired by catwalk shows, recent trends and celebrities. The current fast fashion industry is unsustainable and has a particularly negative effect on the environment; from polluting waterways with toxic chemicals to sending millions of tonnes of waste into landfill. As sustainability in the fashion […]... Read More
It’s that time of the year again. The dreaded dark before four, the cold winter mornings and, of course, the struggle to find the perfect Christmas gifts. And if it’s not the act of buying or sacrificing oneself on Black Friday, then it’s the unnecessary and the unwanted gifts chucked at you for the sake […]... Read More
While you could always gift your mum a beautiful bouquet of flowers or a delicately gift-wrapped bottle of her favourite scent on Sunday March 31, where’s the excitement in that?  Take the time to celebrate the unique beauty of your mum this Mother’s Day with an equally exceptional gift. If you’re unsure of where to […]... Read More
Earlier this month, the New Yorker’s online publication, The Cut, published a long-read essay by Natalie Beach, a relatively unheard of writer, about blogger Caroline Calloway. At a first glance the article may seem nothing out of the ordinary; a large online fashion publication commissioning a long read about a popular American blogger. After reading the piece, […]... Read More
In today’s social media-obsessed world, we are now beholden to the powerful lens of Instagram filters to fulfil our fantasies of higher cheek bones, plumper lips, chiseled jaw lines and glistening white teeth. Filters have a fascinating ability to totally transform you into a picture-perfect imagined self, but it may come at quite a cost. […]... Read More
Due to COVID-19, everyone has to practise social distancing which reduces human contact. But in fashion and art schools, human connection is paramount for collaborations, inspiring new ideas and learning from teachers and friends in practical. So, how does staying at home affect fashion students creating new content? _shift interviews three fashion students from University […]... Read More
Coronavirus is forcing students across the globe to change their usual ways of life. With everything we know as normal changing on a daily basis, we are having to adapt. And, even though students are still able to complete their degrees, rents, bills and household needs do not just stop altogether. There are very few […]... Read More
Unwillingly placed in the world of the newest Netflix binge Too Hot to Handle, where contestants are locked in a ‘retreat,’ outlawed from touching, kissing, or getting physical, GenZ seems to be favouring cybersex during the Coronavirus times – using sexting as escapism through possibly their most traumatic experience thus far, sadly without the $100k […]... Read More
In our Day in the Quarantine Life series, we're chatting with Canadians about their new normal, exploring how they organize their days and balance their home lives with work obligations. Here, Heather Ogden, principal dancer at the National Ballet of Canada (and previous Best Health cover girl!), shares how an average day of social distancing looks for her and her family.... Read More
In our Day in the Quarantine Life series, we’re chatting with Canadians about their new normal, exploring how they organize their days and balance their home lives with work obligations. Here, Leeanne Colley, founder of Toronto's Tips Nail Bar, shares how she keeps her business running and her team in good spirits.... Read More
In our Day in the Quarantine Life series, we’re chatting with Canadians about their new normal, exploring how they organize their days and balance their home lives with work obligations. Here, Christopher Charles, an anesthesia resident at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Hospital, shares what a day is like on the front lines of the Covid-19 outbreak.... Read More
While you are staying quarantine to keep yourself safe, are you sure that your pet is safe as well? You may want to bring it out for a short walk in Halloween to have a break from the prolonged lockdown. That's fine. But when you wear a mask, what do you do to keep your pet safe? Check out these tips to make sure you and your pet can spend quality and safe time in this Halloween.... Read More
In our Day in the Quarantine Life series, we’re chatting with Canadians about their new normal, exploring how they organize their days and balance their home lives with work obligations. Here, Melissa Greer, a working mom of one (and previous Best Health editor!), shares how she and her husband celebrate their daughter’s birthday while social distancing.... Read More