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RP Technologies help Cross Sword to launch luxury men’s high heel shoes

March 18th, 2019 at 10:14 am » Comments Off

Cross Sword contacted RP Technologies after being recommended to use their prototype tooling & plastic injection moulding services. After initially contacting 2 different companies, both of which created more problems than solutions, Daniel Bush, founder of Cross Sword was relieved that RP listened to his needs and developed a solution to help launch his latest […]



Lipstick in kindergarten? South Korea’s K-beauty industry now targets those barely able to read.

February 23rd, 2019 at 12:50 pm » Comments Off

PriPara Kids Cafe is one of the many beauty parlors in South Korea that cater to young girls. (Jean Chung/For The Washington Post) Last year in kindergarten, Yang Hye-ji developed her morning routine. Uniform? Check. Homework? Check. Makeup? Definitely. “Makeup makes me look pretty,” the 7-year-old said on her second visit to the ShuShu & […]



Inclusive fashion is the future of runways and retail

February 6th, 2019 at 1:04 pm » Comments Off

Thin, white, young, stereotypically “feminine” or “masculine”—those are some of the characteristics that traditionally defined who the fashion industry prioritized. That’s starting to change. Fashion is under mounting pressure to cater to all customers, as tech-empowered shoppers wield more influence over brands and new upstart labels, willing to serve the shoppers established brands have ignored, […]



The secret global network of private super jewelers

September 26th, 2018 at 10:23 am » Comments Off

An elite group of artists are growing in influence and reach. Here’s the key to cracking their codes. Pictured above: Hemmerle emerald, agate, and sapphire necklace; diamond and bronze bangle, and earrings, all with ancient Egyptian faiance amulets. I call them the Super Jewelers. They create only a limited number of one-of-a-kind pieces. They sell […]



Tattooed eyebrows? Microblading makes its mark

August 25th, 2018 at 10:40 am » Comments Off

More and more women are binning their eyebrow pencils and going under the scalpel. But is it worth the sting? “You have tensed up!” the therapist says, snapping on her latex gloves. I look down at my balled-up fists and laugh nervously, trying not to think about the small scalpel that she is holding near […]



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