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We had a great time at NYC’s Wix Lounge tonight where we learned about communicating messages through intelligent design and other practical lessons during its website “Bootcamp.”
Wix.com not only offers free and otherwise low cost websites, it also has a “co-working” space for those of us lucky enough to be in the NYC area where you can get free help (make an appointment) and network with other serious creative types.
Sound good? Check out wix.com and be sure to say ‘hi!’ if you see us around!
Attendees of the NYC Fair Trade Coalition holiday party last night got more than they bargained for with the wonderful Global Goods marketplace awaiting them at the party, fostering not merely good shopping, but shopping for a good cause as well!
Changes to the Rules Under the Wool Products Labeling Act of 1939? You now have a few more days to send in your comments! New Deadline – 12/3/13
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on September 20, 2013 seeking comment on its proposed amendments to the rules and regulations under the Wool Products Labeling Act of 1939. Comments were originally due on November 25, 2013.
Interestingly, an extended deadline of December 3, 2013 to submit comments has occurred due to a request from the Embassy of Australia to the FTC.
On November 20, 2013, the Embassy of Australia contacted the Commission on behalf of the Federation of Australian Wool Organisations (“FAWO”) to seek an eight (8) day extension since it was participating in a meeting of the International Wool Textile Organisation (“IWTO”) in Guangzhou, China, on November 25-26, 2013, to discuss the proposed amendments.
FAWO contended that the FTC’s record would benefit from comments collected at the meeting given the role of the IWTO in representing wool industry stakeholders at an international level.
The FTC believes that FAWO’s input would likely assist the Commission in evaluating the proposed amendments to the Wool Rules.
Since the requested short extension of the comment period will not substantially delay the rulemaking process and the FTC believes that extending the comment period to facilitate a more complete record outweighs any harm that might result from an eight (8) day delay, it agreed to the extend the comment period until December 3, 2013.
For more information, you can contact Robert M. Frisby, Attorney, (202) 326-2098, Division of Enforcement, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20580.
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Great jewelry, handbags and yummy treats @FolliFollie_US event in SoHo NYC tonight!
The “Eco-Sessions” event, moderated by Kate Black of @Magnifeco and held at “Pave” in SoHo last night on sustainable retail was a nice blend of inspiration and common sense.
Some of my favorite quotes were from Maxine Bedat of Zady.com, which has a Pop Up Shop at La Guardia airport (Delta Terminal) through the holiday season.
She shared: “Feel connected to the clothes you wear” and “Believe in idea of story telling - customer is looking for authenticity.”
“It is expensive today but it doesn’t have to be this expensive in the future if we can get economies of scale.”
I agree so let’s start thinking about how we are shopping, where and how much.
Tis’ the season for outerwear on trees, otherwise known as “graffiti knitting!”
Great style and a fun evening with fashion journalist, Faith Bowman (shown together with Deanna), at Vincetta NYC runway launch last night!
The fashion industry and many others are blending advertisements with news, entertainment, and other content in digital media, referred to as “native advertising” or “sponsored content.”
According to the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) there is an increase in “advertisements that more closely resemble the content in which they are embedded are replacing banner advertisements – graphical images that typically are rectangular in shape – on publishers’ websites and mobile applications. The workshop will bring together publishing and advertising industry representatives, consumer advocates, academics, and government regulators to explore changes in how paid messages are presented to consumers and consumers’ recognition and understanding of these messages.”
For this reason, the FTC is hosing a workshop on December 4, 2013 in Washington DC to explore the blurring lines of digital ads with digital content. This purpose is to build on previous Commission initiatives to help ensure that consumers can identify advertisements as advertising wherever they appear.
The general public is invited to make submissions and to do so online here.
Paper submissions may also be submitted and should reference Native Advertising Workshop both in the text and on the envelope, and should be mailed or delivered to:
Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, Room H-113 (Annex X), 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20580.
The FTC requests that any paper submissions be sent by courier or overnight service, if possible, because postal mail in the Washington area and at the Commission is subject to delay due to heightened security precautions.
Requests to participate should include a statement detailing any relevant expertise in digital advertising and should be submitted by October 29, 2013 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Panelists selected to participate will be notified by November 6, 2013.
The workshop is free and open to the public. It will be held at the FTC’s satellite building conference center, located at 601 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. The Commission will publish a more detailed agenda at a later date.
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Weekend Wrap Up: Good times were had at the
New Jersey Fashion Week (NJFW) event hosted together with Fashion Group International and Inglot Cosmetics.
There were lots of great looks such as by “Oba,” a Hong Kong based outerwear brand.
Here’s our Deanna with the founder of NJFW, Donnella Tilery!