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This week Nicely Made in China (NMiC) is happy to feature shoe designer. Londoner, Alison Mary Ching Yeung, half-Chinese, half-British, created the brand Mary Ching in 2009 in Shanghai . On her way to becoming the “Louboutin of Shanghai” (according to French fashion magazine ELLE) Mary Ching has become in a short time a much sought after brand by fashionistas in China and beyond. It has already caught the eye of stars such as Beyonce, Cameron Diaz and Zhang Ziyi. In a fas...
The item in question appeared in the publication VegNewsDaily, an organization based in San Francisco.
It seems far from clear how representative are the views quoted in the article by two organizations:
India’s Central Board of School Education and
The Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE)
Both, according to the report, are quoted as supporting this proposal. Both may well be substantial bodies but there is nothing to suggest that they have influence in the ...
At a recent conference in London the scion of Clark’s footwear Galahad Clark, who owns Terra Plana and United Nude, said that there was “tremendous resistance in the marketplace to non leather footwear kid’s footwear.” Mothers in particular know that leather breaths, handles moisture well, and conforms to the foot shape without distorting growth. One of the great contributions of leather is the fact that it is healthy.
For this reason Russia used to have a l...
If there is any one book to be reading during the World it is not about Diego Maradona or David Beckham, not even about Wayne Rooney. No it is the one about Adidas and Puma. Pitch Invasion, Adidas, Puma and the Making of Modern Sport by Barbara Smit is without question the book to read right now. If there is any one book I would like to have written this is it. Thoroughly researched and very well presented this is the story of a family, two companies, one small town and a...
If you worked in a tannery in Europe just a few decades ago you were given a pair of clogs to work in. I remember my first pair. A truly solid piece of wood, noisy irons tacked to the sole, and hard leather uppers that broke the skin if you did not wear thick socks. I wish I had them now, much better than wellingtons for working in the garden.
Jeremy Atkinson is the last clogger in the UK who still hand crafts the entire clog. The mos...