All of The Fashion News You Might Have Missed This Week

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The Bushwick Birkin gets the UGG Treatment and Frank And Oak Releases their Most Sustainable Outerwear Collection.

Telfar announced a collaboration with UGG

The hottest bag of 2020 just got a cozy update. Telfar and UGG have designed a tote together that will be available for pre-sale for just 24 hours starting Monday, November 30 at 9am EST. The fluffy sheepskin style is available in two sizes and will likely sell out in just minutes. Since bags won’t be shipped until 2021, the brands are sending special greeting cards to the Tefar x UGG customers who wish to give the bags as holiday gifts.

Frank And Oak redesigned its outerwear to be more sustainable

B-Corp certified brand Frank and Oak has made it their mission to make their outerwear even more sustainable. The collection of coats released this week are the brand’s most eco-friendly styles to date. Without sacrificing performance Frank And Oak has used more recycled materials including recycled polyester and PrimaLoft® filling that is made from post consumer recycled material. The collection insulates to -30 Celsius and has been strategically designed with modern and minimal principles to

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Here’s All the Culture News You Missed This Week

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Justin Bieber and The Weeknd criticized the Grammys, Taylor Swift released her Folklore film, and more.

From Taylor Swift’s Folklore film to The Weeknd and Justin Bieber’s criticisms of the Grammys, here’s what made headlines this week.

The 2021 Grammy nominations were announced
Earlier this week, nominations for the 2021 Grammys were announced, with Taylor Swift, Beyoncé and Drake getting several nods. However, the announcement was swiftly followed by controversy. Canadian musician The Weeknd, whose latest album After Hours didn’t receive a single nomination despite critical and commercial success, tweeted: “The Grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency…” The musician had two singles in the top 10 on the Billboard charts and six songs on the Billboard Global 200 list this year. Justin Bieber also voiced his dissatisfaction with the fact that his album Changes was classified as a pop album instead of R&B. “I am very meticulous and intentional about my music. With that being said I set out to make an R&B album. Changes was and is an R&B album. It is not being acknowledged as

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18 Shows and Movies We’ll Be Streaming in Canada in December 2020

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Including Happiest Season, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Funny Boy and Season 9 of Letterkenny.

We’ve got a lot of time on our hands right now. Here are all the movies and television shows we can’t wait to watch on streaming services—including Netflix Canada, Amazon Prime Video and CBC Gem—in December 2020.

Amazon Prime Video Canada

Happiest Season
The highly anticipated queer rom-com starring Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis is finally here. The two actresses play a couple (Abby and Harper) whose lives are about to get complicated when they visit Harper’s family for Christmas. Dan Levy co-stars as Abby’s best friend, and the cast is rounded out with a list of impressive names including Victor Garber, Mary Steenburgen, Aubrey Plaza and Alison Brie. The movie also features original music by Canadian duo Tegan and Sara, Bebe Rexha, Sia and others. Available December 9

The Wilds
Part survival drama, part dystopian slumber party, this thriller follows a group of teen girls from different backgrounds who must fight for survival after a plane crash strands them on a deserted island. One thing to know: these girls did not end up on this

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11 Brands You Can Feel Good About Buying From on Giving Tuesday

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Shop for everyone on your holiday list AND donate to charity—it’s a win-win.

2020 has been a tough year for businesses big and small, but particularly for nonprofits who rely on donations to get their life-changing work done. Help them get the funds they desperately need by doing your holiday shopping on Giving Tuesday (December 1) when brands of all stripes promise to donate proceeds of their sales to various philanthropic organizations and charitable causes across Canada and the United States.

Goodee
Next Tuesday, Goodee will be donating 10% of all sales from that day to four charities at the forefront of social and environmental justice in the US and Canada: Sunrise Movement, The Ron Finley Project, Harlem Grown and Earth Guardians. In addition, they will be donating 1% of all their 2019 proceeds to the charities, which were also selected for their focus on BIPOC communities.

Sonos
The audio company is donating 10% of its Giving Tuesday profits (up to $230K CAD) through Sonos.com to participating nonprofits around the world such as SMASH Seattle, Music Heals Us, Jazz Foundation of America, and Guitars

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Hilary MacMillan Just Launched a Capsule of Biodegradable Loungewear

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“We wanted to make something that was wholly made in Canada from sustainable fabrics.”

Toronto-based designer Hilary MacMillan, who in the past has used sustainability-focused materials including vegan leather and faux fur, just dropped a new capsule of biodegradable loungewear crafted from Tencel™.

“We wanted to make something that was wholly made in Canada from sustainable fabrics,” MacMillan says about how the idea for designing the six-piece collection started. Comprised of elevated separates and sets (which come with a matching face mask, which you can also purchase separately), the loungewear pieces were designed, cut and fitted in MacMillan’s studio with sewing done at the homes of local contractors and manufacturers.

MacMillan says it was also important to “find something that wasn’t your typical sweatpant material, like fleece” to use in the offering, which includes a high-waisted skirt, cropped hoodie and leggings that come in three colours. She landed on Tencel™, a fabric derived from beechwood that’s known for its moisture absorption; it also has the ability to break down when composted properly after approximately a six-month period.

Since launching a biodegradable blouse line last

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Meet Pantene’s new Canadian ambassador, Vivek Shraya

The Edmonton-born artist stars in a new film as part of the #HairHasNoGender project.

Vivek Shraya has the kind of long, lustrous hair that looks like it belongs in a shampoo commercial. It’s fitting then, that the Edmonton-born creative force (and former FASHION cover star) can now add Pantene ambassador to her already enviable bio that includes author, professor, musician and visual artist. “I see my hair as an extension of my art,” says Shraya. “It’s always been an essential part of how I express myself.”

Today, Pantene Canada has released a new film featuring Shraya’s hair story as part of the global Hair Has No Gender Project, with the goal of bringing attention to the power of hair — especially in a trans or gender non-binary person’s transition and identity — and the importance of support from loved ones.

As Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s monologue in Fleabag astutely points out, hair is everything. (There’s even a Yale University study to prove it.) But for trans and non-binary people, hair can be life changing. “Something as simple as growing out your hair, or getting the right hair cut can be such

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