Day: May 19, 2022

‘Shark Tank’ features Long Island founder of men’s cosmetics company Stryx

An entrepreneur from Lawrence and his Connecticut-based business partner will swim with the sharks Friday at 8 p.m. on “Shark Tank,” ABC’s let’s-make-a-deal venture capitalist competition.

Long Islander Devir Kahan is CEO of Stryx, a men’s cosmetics company, with Jon Shanahan as chief marketing officer. Their oft-told story of the firm’s founding begins with Kahan finding photo-ruining acne on his face on his wedding day in 2017, and thinking there must be a way to save other men from this.

“It’s a hundred percent true,” Kahan, 26, says in a joint phone interview with Shanahan, 30. “It really did happen that way. It wasn’t like, ‘I’m gonna start a company’ — it was obviously much more protracted than that. But it really did happen,” says the New Jersey native, who moved to Lawrence with his Woodmere-raised wife to be near her family. “I have the photos to prove it!”

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Advocates work to repair the fabric of the fashion industry

California College of the Arts (CCA) Students with Local Artisans in Mexico, 2019 for Remake’s Made In Mexico Short Documentary.
PHOTO: Courtesy of CCA

In 2013, the Rana Plaza, an eight-storey garment factory in Bangladesh collapsed, leaving thousands killed and injured. 

At the time of the tragedy, Ayesha Barenblat ran the Better Work program with the United Nations International Labor Organization, advocating for improved working conditions for garment workers with governments, unions, and companies. 

“[It was] the biggest industrial disaster of our time….  So many women of colour lost their lives and continued to be injured post that disaster. I just wanted change to come sooner and faster,” says Barenblat. 

The victims of the Rana Plaza collapse were making clothing for more than two dozen global fashion brands, drawing attention around the world to the tragic cost of fast fashion.

Fast fashion contributes to the climate crisis, environmental racism and

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This Spa And Afternoon Offer At Carton House Is A Great Deal

Carton House is but a stone’s throw from the city in Maynooth, but its location feels like it’s miles away. The famous hotel and spa has long been a destination for those wanting the luxury of a country spa but without the four-hour drive.

Carton is popular for weddings, weekends away, and day spa treats, and they are launching summer in style with a great spa and afternoon treat that would be perfect for a cheeky few hours with the girls.

The offer includes a treatment from a select menu of hour-long therapies which includes a Carton Spa signature massage, an aromatherapy facial, or aromatherapy face and body ritual.

Guests can also unwind after their treatment in the tranquil relaxation room or take some time out to enjoy the 18metre pool and thermal area. And then at your leisure, you can take a stroll to one of the hotel’s stunning

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