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How Indigenous fashion designers are taking control

And challenging the notion of the heroic, lone genius.

Ikea v Pepperfy: India the venue for a David and Goliath furniture fight

The startup disrupting Ikea.

Death of the department store: don’t just blame the internet

It’s to do with a dwindling middle class.

Consumer watchdog calls for new measures to combat Facebook and Google’s digital dominance

The ACCC’s 600-page report makes 23 recommendations for a more even playing field.

Four Corners’ forced labour expose shows why you might be wearing slave-made clothes

Retailers promise to investigate relationships with suppliers following expose.

Amazon is turning 25 – here’s a look back at how it changed the world

What’s in store for Amazon’s future?

How advertising can repurpose itself to serve cities in more sustainable ways

Marketers could be part of the solution, rather than the problem.

Inducing consumer paralysis: how retailers bury customers in an avalanche of choice

The ubiquity of too much choice leads to consumer paralysis, studies show.

City temperatures and city economics, a hidden relationship between sun and wind and profits

Does microclimate affect the productivity of businesses differently across urban and non-urban surroundings?

Online shopping: why its unstoppable growth may be coming to an end

Is an online inflection point approaching?

Are you burnt out at work? Ask yourself these 4 questions

Don’t let your job become the only way you define yourself as a person.

Circular fashion: turning old clothes into everything from new cotton to fake knees

Here’s how to tackle textile waste head-on.

Employee-owned companies perform better, but are resisted by banks, lawyers and governments

Why is employee ownership a successful corporate model?

Why cutting penalty rates hasn’t created jobs

Two years on, what has happened with penalty rates?

Why workers should have a voice in the boardroom

Research shows employee directors and worker councils improve governance.

Is advertising ruining our cities?

Some people think so, but a look back at history reveals the surprising truth.

Why knock-offs are a bigger problem than you might think

It’s not only brands that are harmed in the production of counterfeit goods.

The Ikea effect: how we value the fruits of our labour over instant gratification

Why consumers love DIY.

The trouble with Big W: don’t blame online for killing discount department stores

Online shopping is certainly a factor, but it is not the primary reason for Big W’s troubles.

The dying art of conversation

Opinion: Has technology killed our ability to talk face-to-face?


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