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Independent French fashion labels use coronavirus lockdown to rethink their offerings and prepare for a new world of conscious shopping

The writing had been on the wall since Paris Fashion Week in late February. As the coronavirus outbreak became a pandemic and cases in Italy rose, it seemed likely that France would take drastic action in a bid to stem the spread of Covid-19. Still, between the closure of non-essential businesses on the evening of March 14 and French President Emmanuel Macron’s announcement of a lockdown starting on March 17 at noon, there wasn’t much time for Paris-based designers to make plans. “Our stores…

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Coronavirus: internet giant Amazon begins building its own testing lab

With an eye toward possibly testing all of its employees for coronavirus, shopping giant Amazon said Thursday it is building a testing lab.“A team of Amazonians with a variety of skills – from research scientists and program managers to procurement specialists and software engineers – have moved from their normal day jobs onto a dedicated team to work on this initiative,” the Seattle-based company said in a corporate blog post.“We have begun assembling the equipment we need to build our first…

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Coronavirus: A Vancouver-area city hall tells businesses to shut, but one landlord plays ‘hardball’ on rent – city hall

The shops on Robson Street, downtown Vancouver’s once-glitzy shopping district, are boarded up now, in the time of Covid-19.Provincial health orders last month demanded the closure of businesses that could not maintain two metres (6.6 feet) of distance between customers and staff, so Lululemon, Aritzia and other shopfronts are now covered in plywood, adding to the sense of desolation on the empty street.Across the Lions Gate Bridge, in the District of North Vancouver, the plywood is absent but…

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