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The Istanbul Fashion Week connects fashion designers with the public. During a week, several tents are put up to allow locals to view and purchase the new fashion collections.
Why it matters
This street approach allows the public to have easier access to what is usually a very exclusive industry. Are there other business categories that would thrive by relaxing the barrier of exclusivity?
The ‘do it yourself’ trend has taken off and now goes beyond the traditional realms of home décor & improvements. One unique consumer group leading the DIY charge are brides-to-be. New sites like www.diybride.com & www.mydiyweddingday.com offer brides tutorial for creating invites, favours, décor & jewellery themselves. The blog’s author has even published a book titled The Crafty Countdown.
Oat Shoes have designed a sneaker that is biodegradable. They are made of hemp canvas, bio-cotton, cork and certified biodegradable plastic.