Women and Fair Trade Festival held in Central Austin

AUSTIN, Texas — It was an event where customers could shop for the holidays while benefiting a cause. The 16th Annual Women and Fair Trade Festival featured products made from women and cooperatives from around the world. Some of the items for sale included clothes, jewelry, pottery and soap from countries like Ecuador, Mexico, Guatemala and Palestine. The festival was held at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin in Central Austin. All the money will go straight to workers and not companies. 1000kg Permanent Magnetic Lifter The event was sponsored by the nonprofit Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera or “Austin So Close to the Border.” The group raises awareness about labor and human rights issues. “The purpose of the sale is not only to sell but to let people know what fair trade is, which is the direct sale from producers to consumer,” Castillo said. “When we buy outside, the benefits go to corporations. We just buy them unconsciously without knowing where your T-shirt or your blouse or where your jacket comes from and who’s benefiting from it – and it’s corporations,” she said. Electric Hoist, Chain Hoist, Permanent Mag...

13 Products Featured on Shark Tank That You Can Now Buy on Amazon

As an entrepreneur, you’re likely already familiar with ABC’s Shark Tank, the show where aspiring business owners pitch their products to celebrity investors. You may be vying to get on the show some day. Perhaps the coolest part of Shark Tank is that the products and services that are funded really do tend to take off. Even some that didn’t get investment on the show have realized degrees of success as well. The show rewards these hard-working innovators with brand recognition, but then the money from the sharks themselves allow business operations to scale to the point where you may see ads online or, in the case of these products, you start to see them all over Amazon. Want to support other emerging entrepreneurs? Check out these products that were featured on Shark Tank that you can get on Amazon today. For all commercial enquiries related to Entrepreneur Asia Pacific, please contact sales@entrepreneurapj.com For all editorial enquiries related to Entrepreneur Asia Pacific, please contact editor@entrepreneurapj.com 16mm Twin Wall Polycarbonate Sheet For all contributor enquiries related to Entrepreneur Asia Pacific, please contact contributor@entrepreneurapj.com Polyc...

How to use the Shop feature on Instagram to buy products

If you are a frequent Instagram user, chances are you may have noticed some posts in your feed with a small shopping bag icon, tucked in the lower left-hand corner.  This is Instagram’s Shop feature, which includes products offered by hundreds of brands and retailers across the world — and it’s a wise investment from the social media platform.   Analysts told Business Insider that Instagram’s move to shopping will be so successful that it will generate $10 billion in revenue by 2021. Using the Shop feature is easy, too. Any post with a shopping bag icon has a product or products linked to it — just tap on the product name, and you’re taken to the description page where you can save it for later, or buy it now.  Some products are available to purchase without even leaving the app, while others take you to the retailer’s website to finalize the transaction.  Some retailers partner with Instagram to provide a check-out process within the app. Most of those retailers are featured on Instagram’s @shop account.  Instagram’s @shop account features many retailers that have items available for purchase on the app. Meira Gebel/Business Insider 2. ...

More than 5,900 trade visitors from 34 countries attended the fair. Major industry players and newcomers

More than 5,900 trade visitors from 34 countries attended the fair. Major industry players and newcomers showed more than 300 brands featuring their new products and innovations. The event is organized by Spielwarenmesse India Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary wholly owned by Spielwarenmesse eG. Besides retailers from all over India, the event attracted 116 buyers from 33 other countries. They came for the first time from countries such as Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Canada, Chile, Egypt, Italy, Malawi, Palestine, Senegal, and Zimbabwe. “We’re witnessing a continual rise in international interest in the event. This is also reflected in the number of participants from different nations which, in comparison with previous years, has increased once again,” says Ernst Kick, CEO of Spielwarenmesse eG. Seminar programs and special areas were a highlight of the show this year. The talks covered topics on current industry happenings, such as toy safety and trends. The special areas and activity zones included the Back to School Pavilion, TrendingNow, and the Sports Arena. Encouraging participants to test creative products, the new Creative Arena also debuted this year. The TrendingNow Pavilion pres...

IMC Announces Featured Products for 2019 Fall TrendWatch

HIGH POINT, N.C. – (September 26, 2019) – International Market Centers (IMC) announced today its exclusive TrendWatch program will feature 100+ products from 60 IMC exhibitors at Fall 2019 High Point Market, running Oct. 19 – Oct. 23, 2019. Fall Market’s three directional trends are ANIMALIER, DRENCHING and FOCUS. “IMC’s signature TrendWatch program is a key source of trend information for furniture and home décor buyers and suppliers,” said Dorothy Belshaw, executive vice president, chief marketing and digital officer for International Market Centers. “TrendWatch highlights the diversity of product at High Point Market and provides attendees with insight on trends that can influence sales and consumer preferences.” TrendWatch is curated by 23-year magazine editor and home furnishings forecaster Julie Smith Vincenti of Nine Muses Media. The trends are influenced by consumer insights and creative intelligence from the interiors, fashion and consumer product arenas. Animals have been subject matter for painters, illustrators, textile designers and sculptors throughout the centuries, and the “animalier” was known for realistic portrayals. This season, TrendWatch crosses artistry an...

Fleetworthy Solutions Announced as ATA Featured Product Provider

ARLINGTON, Va., June 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Today, American Trucking Associations announced it is renewing Fleetworthy Solutions’ COMPLY 2.0, a transportation compliance solution, as an ATA Business Solutions Featured Product. “Safety and regulatory compliance are vital to the growth of the business of our members and the safety of America’s roadways,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “Our members are investing in products and software like the ones offered by Fleetworthy Solutions because it allows them to safely and efficiently grow their business while also ensuring and promoting a culture of compliance and safety.” Fleetworthy Solutions provides software and process consultation that assists companies with compliance and asset management through their proprietary software solution, COMPLY 2.0. “Renewing our connection to and relationship with the ATA is always exciting for us. We have uncovered multiple channels through which we can reach our customers in a more efficient and widespread manner,” said Fleetworthy Solutions CEO Mike Precia. “We look forward to another year partnering with ATA as a member of the...