Nowadays, you can’t turn on the news or scroll through social media without seeing something about climate change. The world is in a state of flux, and although this news may be negative, there is definitely something positive to say about this exposure. As more and more people learn of deforestation and unethical practices, they are making moves to become more ethically conscious. Because of this, it seems as though more and more fashion lovers are buying sustainable fashion. This kind of fashion is often considered to be hugely expensive, but one massive brand is changing that.
All About Sustainability
The world is on the edge of no return, and it seems as though people are finally opening up their eyes and seeing this destruction for themselves. Because of this, those who are environmentally-conscious are looking for ways that they can make a difference. They are buying clothes made with organic cotton, they are mindful of the people making their clothes, and they are even boycotting certain brands that don’t fit in with this mindset. Thankfully, one brand is now making sustainable fashion even more accessible.
A Major Brand
Net-a-Porter is one of the biggest fashion companies in the world, and they serve millions of customers every single year. They specialize in designer clothes and brands that offer a slice of luxury, but designer clothing has often been called into question. After all, many of the biggest fashion houses in existence use animal products, animal skins, and unethical practices to create their clothing lines. However, Net-a-Porter is launching a new platform that will feature sustainable designer clothing.
The new platform will be called Net Sustain and will highlight some of the biggest brands in the world. Yet, they won’t be able to sell anything and everything on this platform. The items sold within this platform will all pass stringent tests and investigation to ensure that it is sustainable and ethical. They will team up with 26 brands, such as Stella McCartney, Maggie Marilyn, Fisch, and more. There will be over 500 products for customers to enjoy, and you can rest easy knowing that they will all be sustainable.
Are you looking to become more sustainable in terms of your fashion? Well, Net Sustain could be your new favorite platform to bag luxury fashion goods.
When one thinks of an office, they attribute the space with professionalism, work ethic, and abiding by the rules. However, when one thinks of an office party, it’s a totally different story. We have sourced a diverse bunch of crazy office party stories that will exhibit nothing short of bad behavior. Get the popcorn ready because you’re in for some movie-magic in the making!
A Marilyn Monroe Moment
While listening to Madonna’s “Vogue” always gets you dancing and in a good mood, make sure the surface you’re standing on is safe. Otherwise, you could slip, fall, and have that iconic Marilyn Monroe moment where her dress flies up, except it undoubtedly wouldn’t be as gracious.
Especially in this poor woman’s case who experienced this at her office party and ended up flashing her boss. There’s pretty much no coming back from an embarrassing moment like that.
A Dolled-Up Horse
It’s hardly a party without crazy decorations and for this office party, a co-worker that was given one too many potions decided to adopt the role of the decorator. In her state of mind, she thought it would be a good idea to rip out her fake lashes and place them on a giant ceramic horse sculpture.
However, she was under the impression that the horse was real, so after discovering otherwise, she cried like a baby. That must have been an entertaining sight.
A Tupperware Party
Remember those classic Tupperware parties hosted by women in the ’50s and ’60s? Well, the trend of filling up on leftover food is officially back thanks to this one employee. Basically, she rocked up to her office holiday party with an array of Tupperware containers in hand with the hopes of banking on enough food to last the holidays.
While this is quite an audacious move, we have to admit that this woman is somewhat of a genius as she won’t need to cook half as much as the rest of us over Christmas.
A Seinfeld Dance Homage
There’s nothing better than seeing a real-life reference to one of your favorite television shows. However, when the person doing the impersonation happens to be your mom and her audience is an entire office party of businessmen, we bet you’d duck under a table.
Yet, this brave storyteller is taking a different approach by rather sharing the funny moment with us. Would you be as open about this Seinfeld dance homage if it was your parent? Cue the cricket noises.
Naptime in the Coat Room
Imagine opening the coat room of a fancy bar only to find a person sleeping on the floor. Interestingly enough, the real story is even crazier as the venue was booked out for an esteemed bank’s office party and the person snoozing was an employee.
We understand that when the drinks are flowing, fatigue kicks in but in that case, perhaps you should take yourself home to your own bed instead of using your boss’s expensive jacket as a comforter.
The Wrong Kind of Business
While office parties are known to get rowdy with people dancing and over-consuming strong liquids, this next story is just unacceptably gross. Party-goers at a company party discovered a co-worker’s number two randomly sitting on the floor.
We have no words for how or why this public indecent behavior took place but full disclaimer here — if in the event you feel the need to make your business at your holiday office party, you better hold it in for dear life until you find a restroom.
The Shrimp Incident
There’s nothing worse than when you introduce your partner to your friends and it doesn’t go your way. This next story meets that criteria but it’s even fishier. This woman went to her office party with her husband and over-served friend.
The couple spent most of the night looking after the friend who then proceeded to gobble up unpeeled shrimp, only to spit it out in the husband’s hand. Needless to say that after that, he was rather salty about it. Get it?
The Office Crush Story
This next employee almost got her happily ever after when she finally got the chance to dance with her boss/office crush. The two got super close on the dance floor and right when she was about to have her Cinderella moment, it was ruined.
However, instead of the evil step-mother coming in to spoil the fairytale, in this modern-day story, the head of HR played that role. She had a frenzy about the office romance and chose to physically pull the pair apart. No happy ending here!
The Failed Backflip
We all know that one show pony at a party that tries to entertain the crowd by doing something outlandish. Generally speaking, when there’s a copious amount of drinks involved, it doesn’t end well. In this show-off’s case, he tried to impress his colleagues by popping out his old gymnast moves.
Instead of landing his backflip, the out-of-practice gymnast knocked himself out cold and woke up with a bad carpet burn. We’re guessing the days of him pulling out those moves are far behind him. Well, we can only hope.
The Rapping Boss
There’s nothing cooler than seeing your boss let loose and have a good time — that is until he goes overboard. In the case of this karaoke-rapping boss who was a little over-served at the bar, he took his opportunity on stage as a chance to spew his honest thoughts of his employees.
The next morning at work after this wild exhibition must have been very awkward for him. He should stick to singing in the shower, alone.
While nothing beats a Christmas feast, there’s also no telling what effect it will have on your bowels. If in the unfortunate event that the rich foods make you need to pass gas, ensure that you’re out of sight first. Quite frankly, there’s no coming back from the awkwardness of letting one rip in public.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to this poor employee who passed gas in front of his managers at his holiday office party.
An Outfit to Be Remembered
This next story of an employee who misread the invite to her company’s office party and showed up in an inappropriate number brings us back to a Legally Blonde moment. Remember that iconic scene where Elle shows up in a bunny costume to a formal mixer?
Well, this story fits the mold and then some. The woman was so embarrassed for her outfit faux pas that she ditched the party early and lost out on her raffle prize.
Not the Designer Shoes
Bringing your boyfriend to a work function can add pressure to an already stressful night. While we want to put our best foot forward and impress our colleagues, sometimes the night just doesn’t go our way.
For this woman, it was her now ex-boyfriend who caused a scandal by spewing his over-served guts on her colleagues’ designer shoes. Considering that she worked in the high-end fashion industry, it makes sense as to why the two are no longer together.
A Night to Forget
There’s nothing worse than waking up the next morning after a night of mischief and massive regrets. Even worse, if that blurry night occurred at your company’s party, you might as well quit your job.
In the case of the couple that decided to be non-exclusive for the night in front of everyone, we would most definitely recommend sending in a letter of resignation the following morning. While they’re at it, they might as well change their names, get new phone numbers, and move cross-country.
A Bag of Barf
When you’re a new employee, making a good first impression on your co-workers is of the utmost importance. Well, for this office worker, she totally botched hers at a company office party. 15 years later, though, she still works there to tell the tale.
Basically, she had been over-served at the party and ended up spilling her guts into her bag. While she may have been temporarily embarrassed from the night, it also made her famous in the office.
The Promotion Party
A guilty conscience can make people do outlandish things, which is exactly what happened when this boss drank one too many potions at his office party. As a result, he ended up spilling his guts all over the dress of one of his employees.
He felt so bad about it the next day that he promoted her. Plus, she was given funds to buy a new dress. So, the boss’s reckless behavior ended up working wonderfully in this employee’s favor.
Who would have thought that a hat could be the catalyst for grown women to get into a physical altercation? While we are surprised, the story is also very entertaining and kind of reminds us of the tame version of a WWE SmackDown.
While it was the manager’s wife that threw the first and only punch, we’re awarding her a virtual championship belt for the dramatic move. Totally kidding — the belt goes to the 22-year-old for keeping her cool.
The X-Rated Holiday Party
This company had to cancel their holiday party tradition after the employees took things too far at the last one. From the parking lot fight to the publicly-indecent secretary, this party triggered us to think of the mayhem that went on in The Wolf of Wall Street.
The picture here, taken from one of the office scenes in the movie perfectly encapsulates the x-rated ruckus described. Since we so enjoyed watching the film, we do hope that — for the workers’ sake — the company reconsiders their decision.
The Boss Bail-Out
A few days before this company had their annual Christmas party, an unusual disclaimer was sent out to all employees. The memo informed them that if in the event that anyone was arrested, the company would not post their bail.
Later, the full story revealed that the CEO had to bail out a bunch of the employees the previous year for their dubious party behavior. What kind of a company is this? We’re so curious to know more.
The Mop Make-Out
You know those shy and serious bosses that you always thought were boring until you see them over-served on a night out? Well, that’s precisely what happened in this next story. While you’d expect that one of the biggest ways for a boss to embarrass himself is by making a move on one of his employees, trying with a mop is a new low.
Although, it does make for an entertaining story that guarantees a laugh. Kudos to that boss for being the butt of the joke.
Welcome to the Club
This office’s Christmas party was extra scandalous as it fell on the same day as the youngest employee’s birthday and the team chose to celebrate by over-serving him. By the end of the night, he was like a kid again and his colleagues had to help hydrate him.
Then, the boss played the ultimate prank by telling everyone that the birthday boy’s dad had called inquiring to know how much he drank. It’s all fun and games until a parent gets involved.
An Instagram-Worthy Night
Imagine having your office party at London’s Madame Tussauds. That beats out all the bars and nightclubs, and wins the title of the best location. Plus, the co-workers got private access to the wax figures and could take photos with them. We’re just picturing the quality Instagrams that would have come out of this night.
For example, like this one employee who posed hilariously with Benedict Cumberbatch’s lookalike figure. If you had the same opportunity, who would you pose next to?
Teeth Today, Gone Tomorrow
It’s all fun and games until somebody goes too far with it and breaks a tooth. This unfortunate incident happened at this work party. This particular poster was watching a group of adult men messing about with the food trays, which ended up costing them all the mashed potatoes.
In addition, the boss fell face down into the mash and that’s how his tooth paid the price. Moral of the story here? Save the games for kids on the playground.
There Goes the Christmas Tree
Generally, at a fancy banquet party, one would not expect to see an eight-foot Christmas tree lying on the ground. Then again, this list has already shown us that anything can happen when the company comes together for the night.
Also, the influx of strong liquids adds to the party mood. But, with all that said, it’s hard to imagine a tiny female manager knocking over a massive tree. Definitely a case of dynamite in a small package.
While many of us love and respect our work colleagues, that doesn’t mean to say spending time with them is worth $60. In fact, we would probably only spend that kind of cash if it meant we could hang with our favorite celebrities.
Also, for a $60 ahead party, one would expect the party-planners to pull out all the stops but the food wasn’t even included in the offer. We would pass on this, too!
A Legendary Lady
We all know that office rebel that often lands themselves in hot water. While it may be a risky business for the company, it provides great entertainment for the rest of us. After hearing what this woman got up to at her office party, we would offer real money to see the action in real-life with our popcorn in hand.
And interestingly enough, this funny lady managed to keep her job after the jaw-dropping incident. How’s that for nine lives?
A Generous Boss
While office parties normally result in migraines and regrets the following day from all the mayhem, this particular one had a happy ending. A CEO, while under the influence, announced to his work team that he’ll be taking the whole company on vacation.
While many doubted the validity of his statement, just 10 months later, everyone was on vacation on the tropical island of Cancun. Who would have imagined a Christmas office party to result in that kind of conclusion? It’s like a true fairytale.
Santa Was a Hit
Office parties are the time to let our hair down a bit and stir up some belly-aching laughter amongst colleagues. That’s exactly what these co-workers had in mind when they decided to adopt an over-served Santa for the party.
Instead of sticking to the plan and staying at the venue, this Santa ended up meandering in the streets of New York with an excess of sugar. He was too entertaining to miss so a bunch of co-workers decided to follow him on his sugar-rush.
Always Be Nice
Let’s be real — going to amusement parks or recreated studios always brings out the inner-child in all of us. Unfortunately, for the staff of this party, that nostalgia combined with too many strong potions resulted in a messy crime scene of fun. While corporate men acted like boys, a few non-potion drinkers kept their eyes on the prize and landed a private tour.
For all the Harry Potter fans out there, you can appreciate the prestige of touring the Leavesden Studio and reliving the phenomenon that was the school of Hogwarts.
A Total Rip-Off
There’s nothing worse than feeling ripped off. Not only is your wallet left lighter, but often your soul is left heavier — especially in this instance where the company made the payment mandatory and provided no compensation for the disaster that occurred. Instead, the office got refunded and the employees ended up with food poisoning.
How’s that for an unfair ending? To make matters even worse, when the company tried to make it better the next year, it failed. Now, these poor co-workers have two consecutive years of bad memories.
Come Hungry, Leave Starving
When arriving to a large corporate party, we all have a few expectations in mind. For instance, we may picture a grand space with lavish table arrangements, warm and delicious food, and the right amount of lighting and music, so that the ambiance is just right.
The ugly truth is that often these expectations are not met and instead we end up hungry, cold, and in a bad mood from feeling claustrophobic. At this point, it’s time to leave and source some fast-food.
The Bearer of Bad News
When at a party, the atmosphere should be upbeat and fun, thus it’s important to keep the conversation on that same note. Otherwise, you’ll end up ruining the night by being the bearer of bad news. Unfortunately, this CEO didn’t get the memo and chose his office party to announce to the staff that their jobs were in hot water.
This fundamental mistake resulted in angry employees that took full advantage of the open bar. In the end, the good vibes were replaced with the smell of vomit-infused meat. Gross!
All Fun and Games Until There’s a Shark
While having a big party on a boat sounds like a ton of fun, there are problematic logistics involved. For example, people can easily get seasick from the movement of the waves or even worse, fall overboard. In this case, the latter possibility became the reality for one inebriated party-goer.
Unfortunately, because she fell into dangerous shark-infested waters, that meant the party was over for everyone. While the fun was cut short and dessert never came, all those employees live to tell the funny tale.
A Non-Anonymous Complaint
We’ve all made cringe mistakes while over-served at a party, but this one might just take the cake. It’s one thing talking badly about your boss privately behind his or her back, but it’s a different story when you say it to their face.
This female employee accidentally did exactly that. Luckily, someone overheard to tell us the story because the awkwardness of this encounter is too good not to share. While we feel bad for her, we can’t help but laugh.
This next guy remains absolutely clueless as to what he did at his company’s office party but it sure did make him popular amongst his colleagues. This particular story reminds us of the life motto “no regrets,” which was famously used and misspelled in the beloved comedy film, We’re the Millers.
We can’t stop picturing the scene — and in case any of you regret your inebriated behavior, just start chanting these manifesting words.
No Drinks, No Party
While budgeting is essential when it comes to party-planning for an event, there are certain requirements that cannot be skimmed on. For example — music, food, and, of course, drinks. This one cheap owner decided to remove the strong potions from the hotel office party and what happened next made us laugh.
After he cleared out the drinks, everyone else followed and found them elsewhere. In the end, the company owners were left with an empty ballroom and missing staff.
A BBQ to Celebrate the End
When workers at this company showed up for a fun Friday barbeque at their office warehouse, none of them could have anticipated what the party stood for. Instead of it being a symbol of celebration after a year in business, it was actually a farewell and thanks to the staff as the company had failed.
So, when everyone showed up nice and relaxed after the weekend, they discovered an empty warehouse, symbolic of their company’s success. What a bittersweet ending, right?
It Takes One Person to Ruin a Party
It’s all fun and games at a party until one clown ruins it for everyone else. In this case, the clown was an inebriated female employee who started the party a little too early. This mishap resulted in her halting the entire function by fainting in the bathroom.
Just picture the scene — a fully dressed party-goer in glamorous hair and makeup being carried off the boat on a stretcher in a head brace. It’s like one bad, low-budget horror film.
An HR Nightmare
Imagine going through the online photo gallery of your office party only to discover your boss in an indecent position with another employee? Well, this was the awkward truth for one company that resulted in a crisis control situation for the HR team.
Let’s all put on our Clue hats for a moment and ask the mystery question, who put those pictures out there? A jealous ex? A troublemaker? We guess we’ll never know but one thing is for sure — that boss will go down in history.
Mother’s Going to Be Mad
The story never ends well when we hear about a massive housewarming party. Things often get chaotic quickly and more people start to arrive who generally have no connection to the host. Then, you’ve got that one over-served party-goer who wants to make a splash. In this case, that someone broke not only a table but half of the balcony as well.
Which we later found out didn’t even belong to the host but was the property of his mother. He is in for a lifetime of time-outs.
A Bruised Face and Matching Ego
This one employee made the ultimate mistake by not only embarrassing his inebriated self in front of his boss at the office party but in addition, he attempted to flirt with her.
To make matters worse, she felt uncomfortable and tried to walk away but her employee didn’t get that social cue and ended up falling flat on his face while following her. Let’s just say — while the busted chin will recover, nothing heals a bruised ego.
We have been taught to believe that we get hired for a job based solely on our outstanding credentials but oftentimes, that’s just not the case. The power of timing plays a critical role and for this particular employee, she happened to have her job interview for her current company the day after their office party bash.
Due to everyone’s fragile state of mind, they were under the impression she already got the job and proceeded to train her. Lucky fish indeed!
Steak Will Never Be the Same
You know the night is going to end in regrets when your boss challenges you to a drinking game. For this employee, in trying to keep up with his superior, he ended up blacking out and gaining a new (and questionable) nickname.
When he walked into the office the following day, he was greeted by the name, “Steak Pants.” While he still to this day doesn’t know what he did to receive this association, we’re thinking it’s something unkosher.
I Never Wanted to Know That
Where there’s drinking at a party, there’s usually secret-spilling and this is known to not end well for the inebriated whistleblower. In this particular case, this female coworker decided to fill her colleagues in on her past indiscretions, which only made everyone else feel awkward with the news.
While no one at this office party passed or physically hurt themselves, this kind of information can be just as damaging, if not worse.
The Talent Show
When a company tries to host a talent show at their corporate party, the chances of it being successful are slim to none. This story proves our case, as not only did the company have to basically bribe the employees to perform by offering prize money but those that did were a total snooze fest.
After hearing boring stories of people’s tropical vacations and listening to a karaoke singer who couldn’t sing, the whole company ditched the party. Moral of the story? Keep it simple when planning a party.