Day: September 3, 2021

You go granny! More SG seniors turn to online shopping

Singapore seniors are taking a shine to online shopping and digital payments, according to Visa’s Digital Inclusion Research 2021.

Travel restrictions have encouraged one in three seniors (36%) to try online shopping, much higher than the one in four (25%) recorded in 2018. Moreover, nearly one-third (30%) of Singapore seniors expressed a preference for online shopping over visiting physical stores.

Whilst many seniors in Singapore are now aware and use digital payments, there is still further opportunity to change the behaviour of those who have not embarked on this journey. Therefore, we recognise the importance of educating our seniors so that they too can benefit from seamless and secure digital payment experiences,” said Visa country manager for Singapore and Brunei, Kunal Chatterjee.

The top three online purchases of Singaporean seniors are clothing (69%), food and groceries (68%), and household and cleaning products (63%).

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Wage theft is a problem for L.A. garment workers. A California bill aims to fix it. Again

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 03: Alnea and Arno Nabos, who own the small apparel factory Nana Atelier, are in support of SB 1399, a bill that would toughen regulations on California apparel makers requiring employers to pay at least minimum wage and make fashion brands jointly liable for any labor violations. They see the bill as treating workers fairly. Photographed in Los Angeles on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020 in Los Angeles, CA. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)

Legislation up for a vote in Sacramento could overhaul the garment industry’s pay model and introduce more accountability into the fashion supply chain. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)

The garment industry relies on a complex web of contractors and manufacturers to deliver apparel to fashion brands. It’s a setup that lowers costs, but also one that allows fashion brands to escape scrutiny for instances of wage theft and poor working conditions among their suppliers.

A bill on its final lap through the California Legislature aims to overhaul the industry’s pay model and introduce more accountability into the fashion supply chain.

The proposed legislation has split the industry, with many fashion brands and trade groups saying the bill overreaches in placing blame on them for working conditions and wage theft perpetrated largely by third-party contractors. They warn it will shrink an already diminished Los Angeles industry by encouraging companies

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