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Living a Stylish Dream
I Love Small Business

It’s Day 1 of Small Business Week and we are celebrating by sharing the story of a small business owner each day! Meet Siri, an inspiring young entrepreneur from the San Francisco Bay Area.

At 23 years old, Siri Casper couldn’t imagine working as hard as she could for someone else’s dream. If Siri was going to give 100% of her time, energy and passion, it was going to be for a legacy she would create.

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Small Business Profile: J. Hilburn’s Speedy, Global Supply Chain (Video)
J. Hillburn

During Fashion Week, the latest styles appeared online within seconds of coming down the runway. There’s no time to waste. People see it, and they want it, now.

This same immediacy applies to a retailer’s supply chain. You don’t want to wait until next year to rock the fall trends from the designers and luxury brands.

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How 19 Fashion Students Transformed UPS Uniforms into Works of Art
fashion students

Take a stack of driver uniforms and create a new look in the spirit of UPS – that was the task given to 19 students of the Margrethe-Skolen international fashion design school in Denmark. For the second consecutive year, UPS teamed up with a leading fashion institution to support young design talent and show how UPS serves fashion all over the world, bringing designs to catwalks, retailers and wardrobes the world over.

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UPS Gears Up for Holiday Logistics
UPS holiday cookies

It’s hard to think the holidays are almost here! Thanksgiving is in two weeks and it’s just 45 days until Christmas. But here at UPS, we’ve been working on holiday logistics all year. We’ve added an extra 55,000 brown-suited elves who we predict will help deliver more than 120 million packages in just the week before – that’s almost 300 gifts every second on our busiest day!  Worldport in Louisville is our North Pole – where a lot of those packages pass on the way to your Christmas tree.  

This year, fashionistas will be shopping on the private-sales site the Gilt Groupe – one of the leaders in the e-retail industry and UPS will deliver thousands of those holiday orders.

UPS Sponsors Fashion Innovation to Deliver Couture to Market
UPS Country Manager Harld Peters with students (l-r) Gijs Houdijk, Koen de Greef, Frits Stam

How do you keep chiffon shimmering, pleats well placed and crape un-crushed as high-fashion garments are shipped across the globe from the runways of Milan to the racks in the posh shops of Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills? As both fashion designers and retailers know, shipping clothes presents a special challenge. Delicate fabrics can shift, fold, wrinkle and crease inside a box, and intricately constructed garments can lose their shape in transit. UPS looked to industrial design students at the University for Technology Eindhoven (TU/e) in the Netherlands to find a new way to ship haute couture garments sustainably and keep them pristine as they travel from plane to package car through the UPS network.

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Fashion in Belgium: to Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before

When I was asked to set up a project around UPS and fashion in Belgium last year, I genuinely believed I was the last person they should be asking. It’s true, UPS is a good partner for the fashion industry: we’re both active on a global scale and we both thrive on speed to market. The look and style of our vans and uniforms is something of a fashion statement, too. And while we shouldn’t hesitate to tell the world about this, my personal fashion sense is, well, limited to say the least. My idea of cutting-edge is wearing a bright blue tie on a black shirt.

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Delivering Style: UPS Shines on the Catwalk

“Made in USA”. It’s vintage brown and gold, cotton and polyester, features a sewn-in name tag and an embroidered logo: the iconic UPS driver uniform. It’s work wear, functional and straight cut, but with a level of global recognition that even established designers envy. 

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