The Daily Digest

  1. Do Instagram Ads Work? Brands Are About to Find Out

    “The platform has launched three new analytics products to help brands know if these ads even work. The tools …More

  2. Yoga Poseurs: Athletic Gear Soars, Outpacing Sport Itself

    “The rate of growth in the U.S. retail athletic apparel market is surging, even as Americans’ rate of …More

  3. One Problem With Plus-Size Fashion: Customers Aren’t Buying It

    “If plus-size fashion is a $17.5 billion industry, why are plus-size consumers still marginalized? The …More

  4. Sears Has Lost Nearly $1 Billion So Far This Year and It’s Just Getting Started

    “Sears is an icon of American retail. It’s been around since 1893 and served as a staple for many consumers …More

  5. Chinese Are Traveling More but Shopping Less

    “Luxury-goods sellers and industry analysts give different reasons for the weakness. They cite Beijing’s …More

Brother Vellies Makes Shoes With a Conscience

On location in Namibia in springbok vellies | Photo: Jason Eric Hardwick for Brother Vellies

The August spotlight shines on Aurora James of Brother Vellies, who’s preserving the traditional shoemaking craft of South Africa through vibrant footwear with a rustic edge – and providing sustainable artisan jobs to boot.

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