Voices for Change – CNN Style

Estelle Sidler

Written by Marianna Cerini, CNN

This story was produced as part of CNN Style’s The September Issues, a hub for facts, features and opinions about fashion, the climate crisis, and you.
As part of The September Issues, our special hub dedicated to facts, features and opinions about the fashion industry and the climate crisis, we’ve rounded up some of the leading voices for ethical, sustainable and innovative practices.

Through design, research, activism and building more ethical business models, here are some of the people working to change the fashion industry for good.

Bethany Williams

Fashion designer

Since launching her eponymous

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How To Hide The Unsightly Computer Cords On Your Desk

Estelle Sidler

Whether we like it or not, spending more time at home is here to stay for a while — so we might as well do it right.

Many companies are keeping their offices closed for the time being and have expanded their work-from-home policies, which means your home-office setup could be your only office setup for the foreseeable future.

You may have already found a small home office desk for your workspace (or maybe you went all out for a standing desk), ordered an office chair that isn’t ugly, and even decorated with a few knick-knacks and desk essentials.

But

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Why the Emerging-Markets Rally Looks Shakier for the Rest of the Year

Estelle Sidler


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Emerging markets have acted pretty much like developed markets for the past six months. A handful of tech stocks, concentrated in China, went on a rampage, pulling the broader asset class from the abyss it faced in March. The

iShares MSCI China exchange-traded fund

(ticker: MCHI) is up 15% year to date, and the

Emerging Markets Internet & Ecommerce ETF

(EMQQ) has gained 45%. 

Yet the

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF

(EEM), which tracks the broader market, is only back to about even for 2020. With the global tech boom seemingly losing steam, the outlook

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Wyze expands gadget lineup with new headphones, thermostat, and video doorbell

Estelle Sidler

Gadget maker Wyze, best known for its series of low-cost security cameras, is expanding further beyond its core product line to include new devices in the audio and smart home markets. The company is announcing three new products today: a pair of over-the-ear noise-canceling headphones, a video doorbell, and a smart thermostat. Those join the company’s cameras, fitness band, and smart versions of various household appliances like a lock, lightbulb, and wall plug.

Much like how China-based gadget maker Anker used its USB charging line as a springboard into the broader consumer electronics business, Wyze is using its cameras and

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The best Wi-Fi range extender for almost everybody

Estelle Sidler

The continuing coronavirus pandemic has many of us working and learning from home, and a lot of us are pushing our home’s Wi-Fi network to the limit as a result. And, if you’ve tried to set up a home office that’s a little too far from your router, then you’ve probably learned the hard way that dead zones can be a real pain. Fortunately, a good Wi-Fi range extender can help. 

The best Wi-Fi range extenders give your network a boost by receiving the wireless signal from your router and re-amplifying it farther out into your home. They’re simple

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