Health & Wellness

The Wrap: American Apparel Has New Premium Tee, Zara Launches Affordable Athleisure Line
March 16, 2016 at 5:44 pm

American Apparel has a new luxury T-shirt; Zara is launching an affordable athletic apparel line; a minor league baseball team in Ohio will wear election jerseys; Justin Bieber is forced to recall his Purpose tour merchandise; and a dress now exists that will display your tweets: Here's what's happening this week in the apparel world…

Fossil Plans to Unveil More than 100 Wearable Products
March 15, 2016 at 3:33 pm

According to 24/7 Wall St., accessory maker Fossil Group Inc. announced plans to introduce more than 100 wearable products spanning eight different brands. The products will be released in time for the 2016 holiday season for Chaps, Diesel, Emporio Armani, Fossil, Kate Spade New…

Zika Virus Sends Mosquito Repellent Sales Through the Roof
February 17, 2016 at 3:59 pm

With reports of the Zika virus worrying consumers, purchases of bug spray have increased rapidly. CBS News reported that, according to market-research company IRI, sales of insect repellents have increased 11.2 percent from last year, topping $516 million. CBS News reported that SC Johnson & Son has seen skyrocketing demand for its…

California Adds Aloe Vera to Proposition 65 List
February 16, 2016 at 7:19 pm

When we get sunburns, nothing soothes the pain like aloe vera. But, the California Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) added a form of aloe vera to its list of potentially harmful substances under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of…

Fitbit Unveils Fashion-forward Alta Wearable
February 3, 2016 at 6:45 pm

In an effort to become a more stylish fitness tracker, Fitbit has released the modular Alta bracelet. The $130 wearable features a more discreet stainless-steel band with black, blue, teal or plum bands. And for $60 more, prospective buyers can spring for a genuine leather band.

For Athletic Wear Vendors, How Athleisure Can Continue to Grow by Remaining 'Trendy'
January 20, 2016 at 5:24 pm

Millennials are currently the largest demographic in the U.S. They now account for almost 80 million of the 319 million people living in the country. To put this into perspective, the number of people born between the years 1981 and 2000 now make up almost 28 percent of the entire population. Hence, it comes as no surprise…

Report Claims Child Labor Behind Lithium-ion Batteries
January 19, 2016 at 6:54 pm

Major electronics brands, such as Apple, Samsung and Sony, reportedly are failing to do checks to ensure that they aren't sourcing cobalt mined by child workers. A report from Amnesty International, titled "'This is what we die for': Human rights abuses in the…

Lawsuit Claims EOS Lip Balm Can Damage Skin
January 14, 2016 at 6:47 pm

On Jan. 12, a woman in California filed a class action lawsuit against EOS, claiming that its lip balm causes skin to crack, bleed and blister. The lawsuit alleges that many consumers, "potentially in excess of hundreds of thousands, who have purchased and used the product … have experienced devastating adverse reactions to the product,…

Halls & Company Raises Funds for Food Shelves
January 6, 2016 at 5:12 pm

Halls & Company, the Brooklyn Park, Minnesota-based manufacture of ID Line, got into the holiday spirit this season by raising a total of $2,912 for local Minneapolis food shelves. While the company donated to three different food shelves, the majority of the donations went to the North-Suburban Emergency Assistance Response (NEAR) in Crystal, Minn. A nonprofit…