Trends come and go and are often recycled—think how flared trousers and crop tops have become part of today’s aesthetics, dragged back to the present from the 90s. However, some trends are entirely new and take us by storm, creating a new era shaped by the needs and desires of the current generations. This is the case with the much-needed and ever-rising comfort industry.
Lockdowns caused by the global pandemic have had a serious impact on global, national, and local economies, with the UK feeling the effects as much as anyone else. Not only that, the stockpiling of provisions, especially food, has meant single-use plastic is being used more despite the need to remove it from everyday societies.
Film and fashion are inextricably linked. Prichard (1981) noted that “the film fashions of today are your fashions of tomorrow.”.
Many young drivers will be familiar with the idea of a telematics box, or more commonly known as a black box — and it might even be a phrase that they’ve dreaded hearing when said by a parental figure. The role of a black box is to monitor driving habits, and they are especially popular amongst newly qualified drivers for the reason that they provide data which may help to eventually lower insurance costs by promoting safer driving.