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Czech Republic to Ban Fur Farming

FUR CHECK: PETA Germany on Friday confirmed that the Senate of the parliament of the Czech Republic has passed a bill prohibiting fur farming, starting 2019, pending the endorsement of the country’s president, Milos Zeman. “It’s great news that the Czech Republic will join Austria, Croatia, the Netherlands, Slovenia, the U.K., and a host of other countries in implementing a ban on fur farming, sparing nearly 20,000 minks and foxes a living hell and horrific death every year,” said Elisa Allen, director of PETA U.K., noting that the industry is “rapidly running out of places to set up shop.”   Five more countries in Europe are said to be holding parliamentary debates on the topic, according to the Fur Free Alliance, while partial bans have been adopted by Denmark — where fox farming now is prohibited — and Hungary, which has banned the farming of mink and foxes for fur. Germany has just passed a law that imposes such high standards for animal housing on fur farms that it’s expected, in effect, to shut down the five mink farms that remain there, according to PETA. 

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Former Fashion Executive Charcy Evers Sizes Up the Industry With a Critical Eye

While investors and analysts on and off Wall Street are trying to get a better read on the fashion industry, some are turning to Charcy Evers for more of an insider’s perspective. Having once headed up North American sales and marketing for Jil Sander and later worked as director of retail coordinators at Tse, she looks at retailers’ challenges with a judicious eye. Evers later took a post as a trend forecaster and analyst at Peclers Paris advising companies such as Nike, Boeing, Microsoft, Target, J.C. Penney and others. After venturing out on her own as a trend forecaster, consultant and stylist six years ago, she is now fielding more requests from financial firms that are interested in her analysis and predictions. Relocating to Los Angeles for a few years for Peclers Paris enabled her to work with more non-fashion firms, which resulted in a more sociological outlook of trend forecasting. Now based in New Jersey, Evers works with The Coleman Research Group and is a council member with the Gerson Lehrman Group. “It’s the signs of the times that you have to read more than anything. Skirt lengths come and go, and Instagram is the best predictor of trends sometimes. But

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