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Amazon’s New Climate Pledge Friendly Advances Sustainable Shopping

Amazon’s new Climate Pledge Friendly program is looking to advance sustainable shopping, and it’s tapping into sustainable textile leaders to do it.

The e-commerce giant launched its new program Wednesday, which will make it easier for customers to discover and shop for more sustainable products — those products will have one or more of 19 sustainability certifications.

Amazon’s program rolled out with 25,000 vetted products, which will now come with a Climate Pledge Friendly label. The products were certified in partnership with third-party standard-setting bodies such as Bluesign Technologies, Textile Exchange, the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), Cradle to Cradle

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Consumers Are Returning to Brick-and-Mortar Stores, As the Gap Between On- and Offline Sales Decreases

Last week saw shoppers return to stores at the highest rates since July, according to new data collected by Coresight Research. The numbers support a continuing trend away from the avoidance of public retail places, like shopping malls and stores, as consumers grow more comfortable visiting brick-and-mortar locations.

The latest U.S. consumer survey was undertaken on Sept. 15 and found that 53% of respondents were avoiding shopping malls and centers, while only 39% were avoiding physical stores. These statistics are both the lowest reported level for their category since early July. This is also a 13% decrease in mall-avoidance and

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Soccer transfer tracker: News and updates

While COVID-19 still plagues the United States, much of the rest of the world has dealt with it effectively and responsibly. Therefore, European leagues are open for transfer business, with the window lasting from July 27 to October 5. Yahoo Soccer will keep you updated on the latest news and reports during an amended silly season.

Jota joins Liverpool from Wolves

Liverpool’s attack just got even more potent. Diogo Jota was officially introduced at Anfield on Saturday, signing a “long-term” contract with the reigning Premier League champions.

The BBC reports that the deal is for five years, and that Wolverhampton

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Nearly half of Brits start Christmas shopping early as countdown begins

Almost a third of Brits have already begun Christmas shopping, according to a survey. Photo: Getty
Almost a third of Brits have already begun Christmas shopping, according to a survey. Photo: Getty

Is it that time of the year already? Some consumers seem to think so, as nearly a third (32%) of British adults have already started their festive shopping.

The 100-day countdown to Christmas has begun, with 41% of the 2,000 people surveyed by American Express saying they’ve started preparing for Christmas earlier than previous years.

The annual study found a bid for savings is the main reason Brits are shopping in advance.

Four in 10 are stuffing their stockings with sales items to cut

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Is it safe to back-to-school shop on Poshmark and at secondhand stores during a pandemic? Experts weigh in

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Is it safe to shop at thrift stores and online during COVID-19?
Is it safe to shop at thrift stores and online during COVID-19?

As we transition into fall, students are still looking for back-to-school clothing that is stylish and affordable, whether they are in a Zoom class online or in-person on campus. With trends changing daily, many people opt to buy and sell previously-loved clothing, shoes and accessories through online social commerce platforms like Poshmark.

When Canada entered lockdown in March, stores remained closed and shoppers weren’t able to head to their

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