WHAT'S IN STYLE

Who Knew? Mother Teresa's Sari Is Trademarked
July 12, 2017 at 12:27 pm

We had no idea this was even in the makings, but Mother Teresa's iconic sari has been officially trademarked. According to BBC News, the saint's white sari with three blue stripes has been trademarked to prevent people from using it for commercial purposes. The Indian government has…

Target Wins Big With Girl's Science T-shirt
July 12, 2017 at 12:38 pm

Target has been doing a great job promoting gender equality in its stores. Earlier this year, it launched a "Strong Like Mom" T-shirt for boys, and shoppers loved it. Now, it looks like Target is back in the press for another winning T-shirt, this time for girls. According to Yahoo, Target's new Cat & Jack…

Kylie and Kendall Jenner Face Major Lawsuit Amid T-shirt Controversy
July 5, 2017 at 11:28 am

Last week, we reported that Kylie and Kendall Jenner released a new line of merchandise essentially pasting their faces on top of cultural icons, like Jim Morrison and Pink Floyd. Even worse, these Kendall + Kylie T-shirts were selling for $125. While people were already outraged over the debut…

Target's Big Move to Compete With Amazon? Lots of Apparel Lines
July 5, 2017 at 12:05 pm

With Amazon taking major steps to conquer the apparel world, other big box retailers are looking to remain competitive. At least that's what it looks like Target is doing with its new clothing lines. According to CNBC, the company is launching four new brands in the apparel and home goods categories: A New Day, Goodfellow…

Why 129,000 People Want Zara and H&M to Drop Some of Their Suppliers
July 5, 2017 at 1:02 pm

A petition with 129,000 signatures is calling on H&M, Zara and other clothing brands to stop sourcing from producers linked to pollution. According to BuzzFeed, a report claimed these factories in China, Indonesia and India were damaging local waterways and emitting noxious gases. As a result, The Changing Markets Foundation launched the petition last week…

This California Bill Would Ban Marijuana Merchandise
June 28, 2017 at 10:05 am

When California voted to legalize marijuana on January 1, 2018, we assumed marijuana merchandise would follow in Canada's footsteps. However, it looks like a new bill being considered in the state Legislature would ban all branded merchandise, according to LA Weekly. Senate Bill 162, introduced by state Sen. Ben…

Nike May Bypass Vendors, Start Selling Direct on Amazon
June 28, 2017 at 9:40 am

The big Amazon news just keeps on coming. Last week, we reported on the unveiling of Amazon Wardrobe, a new Amazon Prime service intending to convert retail shoppers to online shoppers. This week, The Philadelphia Tribune is reporting that Nike might be cutting out the middleman, and selling…

Are We Really Trying to Trademark Stripes Now?
June 28, 2017 at 11:31 am

Forever 21 tends to be the company on the receiving end of lawsuits, so we were definitely surprised to see it dishing out the lawsuit this time. According to Hollywood Reporter, Forever 21 filed a lawsuit against Gucci over the trademark of stripes. Yes, you read that…

A Minor League Baseball Team Crowdsourced Its Jersey Design and It Went Horribly Wrong
June 28, 2017 at 10:57 am

Usually, when a minor league baseball team runs a new uniform promotion, it's a home run. However, this new West Michigan Whitecaps Snapchat Selfie jersey is just plain wrong. According to Detroit Sports Nation, the Whitecaps will wear these jerseys against the Dayton Dragons on June 29, and they are truly eyesores. Seriously, if you're looking…