Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.
The notification pops up on my phone five times a day. In the middle of checking my email, scrolling through Instagram, or going down a rabbit hole of “the grossest challenges ever attempted on Fear Factor” or “the hottest animated characters of all time,” the WeCroak app reminds me of my own impending fate-five times a day via push notifications.
Earlier this month, Nike made headlines for removing its July Fourth sneakers from stores. The shoes featured the original U.S. flag, which was designed by Betsy Ross and has stars representing the 13 colonies. In pulling the shoes from shelves, Nike was influenced by its controversial spokesperson, Colin Kaepernick, who linked the flag to slavery.
Patagonia, the company that urges people not to buy its jackets ― and instead just fix the ones they already have ― is applying that message on a broad new level. The environmentally conscious outdoor retailer has pumped the brakes on its popular corporate branding program and will no longer produce co-branded garments for companies that don’t share Patagonia’s environmental ethos.
Senior Editor, LIVEKINDLY | New York City | Contactable via: [email protected] The president and chief development officer of luxury gym chain Jeffrey Weinhaus has expansion plans Clean Market, a vegan-friendly wellness shop based in New York City. The first shop opened in Manhattan last summer.
I am beautiful. It was an unseasonably chilly night for June in Los Angeles. About three dozen people, mostly women in their 20s and 30s, were spending their Friday evening lying on yoga mats on the back patio of a shop a few blocks from Hollywood Forever Cemetery and the Paramount Pictures lot.
Technology is perhaps the last thing that comes to mind when one thinks of mindfulness, but New York’s Y7 Studio, known for its community-oriented yoga classes, is merging the two in the launch of its new meditation experience, WAVE, which makes experiential and sensory-driven practices available in the comfort of consumers’ homes.
Outdoor wear is having a fashionable moment (hello, Tevas). As a result, brands like Fila are finding ways to capitalize on the trend, adopting styles typically sold by the likes of Patagonia with a fashion-forward twist. Beginning July 26, Fila will open nine pop-up stores worldwide to launch the brand’s limited-edition Fila Explore collection – roughly 140 pieces inspired by the elements.
By The meatless burger is becoming more popular among meat-eating consumers. Some 95% of people who purchased a plant-based burger this year also ate meat, new data from market researcher NPD Group shows. There were 228 million servings of plant-based burgers at quick service restaurants this year, up 10% from a year ago.