Tag: Designs

Black-owned business designs yoga mats featuring women of different skin tones

Sister Yoga Mats
One of the yoga mats sold by Toned by BaggedEm.
Courtesy Julia and Cornelia Gibson

For Julia and Cornelia Gibson, fitness is a family affair. The sisters workout best when they’re together, but even when they’re apart, they are cheering each other on.

Outside their sisterly bond, however, they found that the same sense of encouragement and motivation was not universal.

When looking at the fitness industry and wellness spaces, they saw less and less women who looked like them — women with varying skin tones and body types.

So, the two women decided to do something about it.

In the fall of 2019, the New York City natives founded Toned by BaggedEm, a fitness-focused brand that not only strives to make women feel seen but also motivates them to push through

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Sweet Designs Chocolatier owner marks 25 years as business grows during Covid times (photos, video)

LAKEWOOD, Ohio – For many folks, coronavirus posed challenges, closed businesses, changed lives.



a close up of a keyboard: Ines Rehner's Sweet Designs Chocolatier has changed its business model, but the Lakewood shop is doing well. And the challenges of coronavirus aren't phasing the owner, who learned about hardship growing up in what is now Croatia.


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Ines Rehner’s Sweet Designs Chocolatier has changed its business model, but the Lakewood shop is doing well. And the challenges of coronavirus aren’t phasing the owner, who learned about hardship growing up in what is now Croatia.

Ines Rehner took it in stride.

Rehner’s Sweet Designs Chocolatier has flipped its business model upside down. She has shifted from 90% walk-in and 10% shipping business to the other way around. She works with companies and customers to offer unique packages highlighting messages and logos.



a man cooking in a kitchen preparing food: Sweet Designs Chocolatier workers create the chocolates on the premises.


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Sweet Designs Chocolatier workers create the chocolates on the premises.

She attributes her ability to survive and succeed on a foundation built on hardship, coupled with continuing determination and creativity. Those traits have served her well: Rehner is marking 25 years in business.

She emigrated to

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Global Premium Denim Jeans Market- Post Pandemic Recovery Strategies and Processes|Innovative Product Designs to Boost Market Growth | Technavio

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The global premium denim jeans market size is expected to grow by USD 3.53 billion during 2020-2024. The report also provides the market impact and new opportunities created due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We expect the impact to be significant in the first quarter but gradually lessen in subsequent quarters – with a limited impact on the full-year economic growth.

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Vendors are constantly innovating to combat the fierce competition from counterfeit apparel manufacturers. They are attracting customers by producing more comfortable jeans by making the products more flexible to compressions and stretches. The new jeans are comfortable to use because they are made of soft knitted denim. This also provide traditional sportswear functionalities such as thermo-regulation, moisture management, UV protection, and anti-rip features. Moreover, manufacturers of jeans are setting the

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