We’re all about the fashion industry becoming more sustainable in every way. When major companies use sustainable business practices and natural-based materials in their products, it makes the entire process better: on the environment, on the workers crafting the items, and the shoppers who eventually wear and love the garments. The newly-announced ReebokForever Floatride GROW is an innovative shoe design that is bringing that eco-conscious commitment to popular sportswear.
“The Forever Floatride GROW is the latest example of Reebok’s commitment to reduce the use of petroleum-based plastics in footwear by making products with plants,” the brand said in a statement. “This trailblazing innovation in footwear rivals the best performance running sneakers on the market without sacrificing sustainability.”
To create these plant-based running shoes, Reebok uses natural rubber tree for the outsoles, algae sock liner, eucalyptus trees for the upper portion, and castor bean oil for cushioning.
The first athletic shoe images showcase a white knit shoe design with a golden brown contrast. The neutral color palette makes these sneakers a great match for any outfit, while spotlighting its natural origins. There’s certainly no sacrifice on great style in these exciting new kicks.
Unfortunately, we have to wait a little while until the Reebok Forever Floatride GROW kicks are shoppable – they’re reportedly not slated to hit the market until Fall 2020. In the mean time, we will keep you posted on more eco-friendly fashion updates!
To see more from the plant-based Reebok Forever Floatride GROW sneakers, be sure to check out the brand’s video in the player below.
It’s officially Color of the Year announcement season, and industry-leading color authority Pantone has just revealed its Color of the Year 2020 pick as the enduring shade, Classic Blue.
Pantone calls this universally-beloved shade “a timeless and enduring blue hue elegant in its simplicity.” It’s the color of your favorite lived-in blue jeans, or maybe your childhood bedroom walls. It has great implications across the fashion and beauty worlds, as it would look just as amazing in an evening gown as it would as an edgy nail polish shade.
“Suggestive of the sky at dusk, the reassuring qualities of Classic Blue offer the promise of protection; highlighting our desire for a dependable and stable foundation from which to build,” the brand said in a statement.
“As we cross the threshold into a new era, Pantone has translated the hue into a multi-sensory experience to reach a greater diversity of people and provide an opportunity for everyone to engage with the color,” Patone added. “We will be tapping into sight, sound, smell, taste, and texture to make the Pantone Color of the Year for 2020 a truly immersive color experience for all.”
Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director of the globally-renowned Pantone Color Institute, has confidence that this color will be just what we need moving into a new decade.
“We are living in a time that requires trust and faith. It is this kind of constancy and confidence that is expressed by Pantone 19-4052 Classic Blue, a solid and dependable blue hue we can always rely on,” Eiseman said in a statement.
“Imbued with a deep resonance, Classic Blue provides an anchoring foundation. A boundless blue evocative of a vast and infinite evening sky, Classic Blue encourages us to look beyond the obvious to expand our thinking; challenging us to think more deeply, increase our perspective and open the flow of communication.”
If you’re excitedly looking forward to the new year 2020, and all the excitement that the new 20s decade ahead will bring, you’ll surely be enchanted by the Dior Holiday 2019/2020 beauty collection. This designer makeup range is a sparkling tribute to the return of the roaring 20s – and will be your perfect go-to color picks for all the holiday parties you’ll soon be dressing up for.
“2020 is a special number, a magnificent year that the house of Dior is honoring with a collection as hypnotizing as fireworks,” said Dior Creative Director Peter Philips about this new season’s releases.
The dazzling Christian Dior range is composed of classic red lipsticks (Rouge Dior Happy 2020 Jewel Lipstick Editions), sparkling lip glosses, rich Diorific Vernis Happy 2020 nail polishes in collectible ornament-inspired bottles, and two 5 Couleurs Happy 2020 eyeshadow palettes that feature the festive “Happy 2020!” catchphrase and erupting fireworks embossing.
Click through the gallery below to view product photos from the Dior Holiday 2019/2020 collection launch.
Have you already jumped on the yummy StarbucksHoliday 2019 drink menu? It’s likely coffee fans across the country have already sampled some Peppermint Mocha, Toasted White Chocolate Mocha, Caramel Brulee Lattes, Chestnut Praline Lattes, Eggnog Lattes, or the annual Christmas Blend coffee. But now, the popular chain has announced a special new drink addition to add some holiday joy to your daily routine: the Starbucks Irish Cream Cold Brew.
This tasty treat is made with classic Starbucks Cold Brew and is flavored with Irish Cream syrup. As a festive flair, it is topped with vanilla sweet cream cold foam and cocoa powder.
“The flavors of vanilla and cocoa in our newest Holiday beverage perfectly complement the smooth, Starbucks Cold Brew, to create a deliciously festive sip,” Starbucks said in a press statement.
“It pairs so well with cold brew because of the chocolate flavor in the Irish cream and the cocoa notes from the coffee,” said Erin Marinan, product developer for Starbucks R&D. “I think about that customer who’s in the middle of work or shopping, and this will help get them into the holiday spirit for the rest of the day.”
Of course, every Starbucks holiday beverage comes in a festive themed cup. For 2019, there are be four different designs, called Merry Dance, Merry Stripes, Polka Dots, and Candy Cane Stripes. When you bring any of these reusable cups back to Starbucks stores through January 7, you’ll also get 50 cents off your next grande holiday beverage. That just means you get to try more delicious options!
The Starbucks Irish Cream Cold Brew will be available across the United States and Canada for a limited time, now through the 2019 holiday season.
There’s something magical about the best holiday towns around the world. Their fairy tale allure conjures heartwarming feelings of nostalgia. In the best places to celebrate Christmas, it’s as if someone’s created a winter wonderland just for you, and well, they basically have. However, there are also Christmas escapes, to tropical islands, where the spirit of the season is thriving even though they are teeming with reindeers and sleighs. It’s a little late to be planning a holiday family trip, but there’s no such thing as getting inspired too early for next year!
If you want an old-fashioned storybook holiday, Vienna is one of the best Christmas towns in the world. From the intoxicating smell of gluhwein in the air to twinkling lights adorning the trees and imperial architecture, there’s never a lapse in holiday spirit. Explore three Christkindlmarkts for artisan wares, finger foods, and spiced mulled wine. Then, as evening approaches, you can settle into a pew and listen to the Vienna Boys’ Choir. Do holiday vacations get any better than this?
There’s no end to the Christmas festivals and holiday cheer in this little American town. Wassail Weekend, the town’s pre-Christmas celebration based in Norse tradition, is complete with a 50 horse parade, reindeer sleigh rides, and the wassail feast at Billings Farm & Museum. The colonial downtown shops are decked out in their finest, and if you’re lucky, a dusting of snow transforms the town into true winter wonderland. Add it all up and you have one of the best places to celebrate Christmas in all the Americas.
Believe it or not, Latvia might be the best Christmas town in the world for holiday family trips. The Old Riga Christmas Market is full of children-focused attractions such as a wooden carousel, riding ponies, a horse-drawn carriage, and a petting zoo. For the hungry ones, there are glazed gingerbreads to munch on as you shop for locally made mittens and candlesticks. If you need even more to do, Town Hall Square is full of locals ready to share Latvian traditions like log dragging, stitchcraft, and holiday recipes.
MACKINAC ISLAND, MICHIGAN
Is it a big surprise that one of the best Christmas towns in the world is a picturesque little spot with just 500 residents? You have to travel by ferry to this traditional little island north of the Michigan peninsula. The magic is indescribable. Townsfolk travel by horse and buggy because motorized vehicles have been ban for the past century. Here, Santa genuinely visits every child to hear their Christmas wishes and the entire town turns out for the yearly bazaar. Truly, Mackinac Island is one the most irresistible of holiday vacations.
ROVANIEMI, LAPLAND, FINLAND
The Finns argue Rovaniemi would be a better spot for Santa to set up shop than the North Pole. They already have the workshop built. Children can bake cookies with Mrs. Claus and even enroll in Elf School. If you want an outdoor adventure, try a husky-dog ride or toboggan down one of the pristine snowy mountainsides. For a winter wonderland experience like none other, stay at the Arctic Snow Hotel constructed entirely of ice and snow.
If Christmas lights are your thing, you need to take a holiday vacation to Strasbourg. The streets are lined with red, yellow, and red brilliance. Stroll the town center with tasty prunes, apricots, and other farm-fresh foie gras. The concert hall is booked with Christmas programs from the late November to early January and every store stocks Alsatian wine behind the counter. As one would expect, this French town is a gastronomic holiday paradise.