Volume 1 | Issue 7

Volume 1 | Issue 7

Welcome to the aourz insider, your ultimate destination for the latest news, exclusive features, and creative inspiration. As a support incubator empowering creators to achieve their professional milestones, we are excited to bring you behind-the-scenes insights from our talented community and showcase captivating stories that spark the imagination.

Dive into our curated content, where you'll find captivating interviews, groundbreaking projects, and inspiring stories from the worlds of media, art, fashion, and technology. Discover the brilliance of our partners' creations with exclusive discounts on sponsor merchandise. Plus, if you're a creator looking for support and resources, we're here to help you on your creative journey. Let's celebrate the limitless possibilities of art, media, and creation at the aourz insider.

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Revolutionizing Sustainable Fashion

How Technology is Making the Fashion Industry More Sustainable

Sustainable fashion is becoming increasingly popular as consumers become more aware of the environmental impact of the fashion industry. Fortunately, modern technology is making it easier for fashion brands to produce clothing in a more sustainable way. In this article, we'll explore some of the ways that technology is transforming the fashion industry to be more sustainable.

Look and feel good: How tech could save the fashion industry | CNN Business
The fashion industry is a bigger polluter than all international flights and maritime shipping combined. How can technology help brands reduce their environmental footprint?
How technology is making fashion more sustainable
For transformation to happen, the fashion industry needs to implement innovative technology to make their modules more sustainable and circular.
Sustainable Fashion Technology For Eco-Friendly Production
Sustainable fashion technology can reduce fashion’s vast environmental impact. From eco-textiles to AR – these solutions are making fashion production green.
How Is Technology Changing the Sustainable Fashion Industry?
Brands are increasing their efforts towards sustainable fashion. See why and how tech solutions are key for the sustainability of the fashion industry.

As we've seen, there are many exciting developments in sustainable fashion technology that are transforming the way clothes are designed, produced, and sold. From waste reduction to recycling to the use of renewable energy, technology is making it easier for fashion brands to produce clothing in a more sustainable way. By embracing these innovations, we can create a more sustainable future for the fashion industry.        

108... 109... 110?

Updates and Progress in the second longest Writer's Strike in History

Update on the Hollywood writers' and actors' strikes: negotiations have resumed between the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), with the AMPTP developing and presenting a counterproposal to the WGA leadership. Meanwhile, SAG-AFTRA's chief negotiator has called for leaders of Hollywood’s major studios and streamers to step in to bring the sides to a new deal. The financial toll of the strikes in the Los Angeles area alone is estimated to have surpassed $3 billion. SAG-AFTRA and the Writers Guild of America West are among more than 20 labor organizations lobbying for the passage of a bill pending in the California legislature that would make striking workers eligible for unemployment benefits. As negotiations continue, fans of Hollywood movies and TV shows are left wondering when their favorite shows will return.

Read More:

Hollywood Writers Strike Hits Day 109 And Negotiations Have Barely Begun. Here’s What’s At Stake
The Writers Guild of America strike is now some 40 days away from being the longest writers’ strike in history.
Rally to support striking actors, writers held in Detroit
Hollywood writers and actors have been on strike for more than 100 days, and progress on talks has been few and far between ever since. A rally is being held in solidarity Tuesday night in Detroit.
Hollywood Studios Disclose Their Offer on Day 113 of Writers Strike
The public disclosure of the Aug. 11 proposal was an unusual step and suggested an attempt to go around union leadership and appeal to rank-and-file members.
It’s not just famous actors and big-name writers the Hollywood strikes are hurting
From struggling writers and actors to makeup artists and camera operators, a look at how workers in and outside of Hollywood are being hit by the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes.

aourz network firmly believes in the power of collective action and the value of empowering creators. We stand shoulder to shoulder with workers across the nation, recognizing their contributions to our society and the economy. As we navigate a changing world, we support their aspirations for better lives and equitable treatment. Together, we endeavor to create an inclusive future that respects the rights and dignity of every worker, artist, and creator.

At aourz network, we are dedicated to uplifting creators and workers alike. We invite you to support our mission by staying informed and engaging in conversations that elevate the voices of those striving for a better future. As the labor movement shapes the nation's landscape, let's come together to build a more equitable and empowering world for all.

Big Ideas, Bigger Canvas

5 Apps that will take your design projects to the next level!

Are you a creative designer looking for the best apps to organize and create your projects? Look no further! We've got you covered with the top apps that will help you stay organized and productive while unleashing your creativity. From Noisli to Workflowy, Procreate to Affinity, these apps are sure to make your life easier and your creative juices flowing.

Noisli - Background Noise and Ambient Sounds for Focus, Sleep and Relaxation
Listen to soothing nature ambient noise like rain, ocean, brown and white noise sounds and create relaxing soundscapes. Plus online timer and text editor.
a platform that creates a custom background sound to match your mood. It offers dozens of high-quality background noises that are easy on your ears and help you enter the creative zone. You can create custom playlists depending on what background motivates you today - a chill one or something hyping and upbeat. You can adjust sound oscillation to get the amount of sound that'll block the sound of your kids playing outside, neighbors fighting, or a running coffee machine. You can keep the sound selection random all the time by shuffling the playlist.
A simpler way to organize your work - Workflowy
If you have a crazy job or an ambitious project, we will be your trusty sidekick. Workflowy is a simpler way to stay organized.
Workflowy is a clean and distraction-free app that helps you quickly capture notes, plan your to-do's, and get organized. Simple to use, but incredibly powerful, Workflowy can help you manage all the information in your life. With Workflowy you can capture notes and ideas in an instant; tag and assign items for easy access; mark to-do tasks with one-swipe completion; upload photos and files from your device; organize complex ideas with infinite nesting; manage your activities using kanban boards; share notes and collaborate in real-time; filter your entire Workflowy in seconds; embed YouTube videos and tweets; automatically syncs across all your devices and auto-saves all your data.
Procreate® – The most powerful and intuitive digital illustration app available for iPad.
Procreate® — the most powerful and intuitive digital illustration app. Available only on iPad, and packed with features artists and creative professionals love.
Procreate is a digital illustration app designed for sketching, illustrating, and prototyping artwork. It closely resembles the setup of Adobe Photoshop in regards to its brush library, layer modes, various effects, and raster profile. But with its endless features, tools, and brushes, this digital illustration app is in a league of its own. Available on Apple iPads for $9.99 (and now with a $4.99 lite version called Procreate Pockets for iPhones), Procreate’s simple interface is also highly customizable, down to the gesture controls and brush settings. The app provides numerous high-quality brushes with wet and dry applications. When combined with the Apple Pencil, the app tracks the angle and pressure you apply to the pencil, creating a realistic depiction of how a brush or pen translates on paper. Procreate is an ideal tool for creative professionals and hobbyists, especially those interested in digital illustration.
Affinity – Professional Creative Software
From the smoothest photo editing and design software to next-gen page layout, Affinity is pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with creative technology.
Affinity is a professional creative software that provides an incredibly fluid workflow, allowing you to seamlessly bring ideas to life and save valuable time in the process. It is built from the ground up using the latest technology and is specifically designed for creative professionals. Affinity provides a total creative solution for businesses and can be used to create digital illustrations, concept art, unique graphics, logos, brand designs, web mock-ups, and so much more.

These apps are perfect for creative designers who want to stay organized and productive while unleashing their creativity. Whether you're looking for an app to help you focus or one that will help you create stunning digital illustrations, there's something on this list for everyone. So why wait? Download these apps today and start creating your next masterpiece!

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INBOUND 2023 - HubSpot’s Marketing & Sales Conference | Sept 5-8, 2023
INBOUND is HubSpot’s conference where business, marketing, and sales leaders connect and network with a diverse and inclusive community in Boston.
Vibe Martech Fest, Middle East
The flagship edition of Vibe Martech Fest will explore how marketers can add intelligence to their strategies by leveraging artificial intelligence, preparing for Web3 functionality, and building resilience ahead of third-party cookie deprecation.
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