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4 Experts on The Trends They Hope Are Nearly Over

These trends had their moment. That moment has passed.
4 Experts on The Trends They Hope Are Nearly Over
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Trends come and go -- and as the new year approaches, there are some that we hope will be left behind in 2016. As this year come to a close, entrepreneurs share the trends they hope to see sizzle out as we roll into the new year. 

From cooking techniques to apparel manufacturing processes, check out what these experts have to say. 

Related: What's Ahead in 2017? Six Experts Share Predictions.

“Viewing fusion as the f-word. The debate between authenticity and fusion is no longer interesting. The most innovative chefs are artists who meld cultural influences and diverse cooking techniques to create unexpected new classics.”
-- Danielle Chang, founder of Asian food festival LuckyRice


“I’d like to see retail markups die. They don't add any value to product quality and don't benefit the customer.”
-- Jason Hairston, founder of hunting-apparel company Kuiu


“The faceless apparel brands that are making loads of money on sales of cheap clothing made from discounted fabric. It dilutes the market with so much noise that manufacturers making high-quality apparel don't have a shot.”
-- Bayard Winthrop, founder of apparel company American Giant


“The obsession with ‘local everything’ can come at the expense of progress. There are talented people and resources around the world, not just in the U.S. Innovation and progress benefit from all of us working together.”
-- Kelly Hwang, co-CEO of furniture-design company Capsule

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Edition: December 2016

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