The Worldwide Precious Metal Plating Industry is Expected to Reach $312 Million by 2028 –

The “Global Precious Metal Plating Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report by Product (Gold, PGM), Application (Jewelry, Fashion Accessories), Region (APAC, North America), and Segment Forecasts, 2021-2028” report has been added to’s offering.

The global precious metal plating market size is projected to reach USD 312.01 million by 2028, according to the report., expanding at a CAGR of 6.1% over the forecast period.

Companies Mentioned

  • Umicore
  • Bluclad S.p.A.
  • Atotech
  • MacDermid, Inc.
  • METALOR Technologies SA
  • COVENTYA International
  • Italfimet
  • Valmet Plating srl
  • Krohn Industries, Inc.
  • Gold Plating Services
  • DuPont

Trending design patterns of jewelry & accessories and increasing demand for precious metal jewelry through e-commerce platforms make the market lucrative.

The online platform has been one of the suitable portals for sales of jewelry and fashion accessories owing to the pandemic. The adoption of precious metals among youngsters and the rise in cross-border e-commerce have opened up lucrative growth opportunities

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St. Louis teen model takes fashion industry by storm

“We have many girls from St. Louis doing it big on the international modeling stage. She’s up next.”

ST. LOUIS — Aaliyah Buford, 17, a senior at McCluer South-Berkeley High School graduating next month, said she spent a lot of alone time last year during last year’s COVID-19 lockdown, reflecting on her career goals.

Coming from a theater background, Buford was used to being on stage and performing. However, she said she always had an interest in modeling, and others told her to pursue it.

About eight months ago, she said she responded to an open casting call she saw online hosted by local modeling development and management company, Mother Model Management. Its website says the company discovers aspiring talent, grooms them professionally and manages them with hopes of presenting them to various agencies for potential gigs and ad campaigns.

Buford’s mother, Archilla Buford, said she was hesitant at

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Models Describe Anti-Asian Racism in the Fashion Industry

Over the last year, there’s been an outpouring of stories about anti-Asian racism and violence in the United States, particularly in the wake of COVID-19. But this isn’t an issue with one source — while the pandemic saw increased reports of anti-Asian racism, it’s a form of violence Asian Americans from all walks of life have experienced for many years, on the streets, in social settings, and in the workplace. That’s true too for Asian people in the modeling industry.   

While many models experience adversity at work (for example, pressure to be a certain size, sexual harassment, financial exploitation, and no regulation around labour protections), Asian models face unique challenges. Asian models have claimed to experience a host of anti-Asian actions at work, but the fashion industry has yet to sufficiently address the issue. Cultural appropriation, sexual harassment, tokenism, racism and yellow-face are just a few of the ways

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‘The beauty industry is failing women with dark skin. And it needs to change.’

'The beauty industry is failing women with dark skin. And it needs to change.'

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‘The beauty industry is failing women with dark skin. And it needs to change.’

I’ve been into beauty since the first time I saw my mum look into her compact mirror and apply a generous swipe or two of lipstick. The shade she had on was called ‘crimson’. She got it from Myer back when they were called Grace Brothers and it was her favourite shade – she had multiples. 

I recall her mentioning that the reason she loved it was because it was the perfect shade for black women. I nodded back then, not completely understanding the connotation. 

Little did I know some twenty years later, I’d be dealing with the same lack of options for women of colour.

So, what does it look like to be failed by the beauty industry?

It looks like going to Priceline and seeing absolutely no shades darker than

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