Buy plants and save a child’s future

A CLEAN and green environment is crucial to the health and development of children. In line with this sustainable development goal, Save the Children Philippines is launching #PlantTheirFuture, a fundraising campaign that cultivates care for plants, and supports the learning needs of children in poor households amid the pandemic. Through a partnership with Long Live Plants, “plantitos” and “plantitas” can purchase a 6×6-inch Dragon Tail plant in a woven basket for P995. Each plant purchased will provide a basic learning kit to a child under Save the Children’s Project ARAL (Access to Resources for Alternative Learning) that will support the learning from home of underprivileged children in Caloocan, Navotas, and Malabon, as well as in Southern Mindanao. The Dragon Tail plant can be ordered by sending a message to Long Live Plants on its Instagram  and/ or to Save the Children Philippines via e-mail at Shipping fee will be shouldered by the donor/buyer.

GW sale for Indigenous Peoples Month

GW by Great Women celebrates Indigenous Peoples Month by holding a sale until Oct. 31. Selected products featuring indigenous textiles will have a 10% discount and  10% of the special retail price will go to the indigenous weavers. Among the items included in the sale are Binibini Marawi shell tops, mini Kakai bags from Camariñes Sur, a Maharlika jacked in Yakan textile with a beaded neckline, and a Dayan Jacket in Marawi strip cloth with fringed cuffs and hems. For more products, visit

Luxury sneaker brand Hogan opens at Shangri-La Plaza

ITALIAN luxe brand Hogan has opened a store at Shangri-La Plaza Luxury Lane, bringing its iconic and pioneering luxury sneakers to Metro Manila. Hogan, which is part of the Italian company Tod’s Group, revolutionized the sneaker market in 1985 by introducing the luxury sneaker that seamlessly combined sports and urban inspirations. By the 1990s, the brand cemented its position in fashion with the release of its Interactive sneakers. This model features the iconic raised sole design and the distinctive letter H in relief on the side. The Italian fashion label has also created Olympia, a superlight low-sole shoe, and Maxi H222, the most photographed platform sneakers of the moment. Aside from luxury sneakers, this Italian brand also manufactures flats, pumps, boots, and sandals. For its Fall-Winter 2020 sneaker collection, Hogan signed up young Chinese star Leo Wu to be its global ambassador. Each pair in the collection remains true to Hogan’s craftsmanship and its sense of modern technology, luxury, and trend, carries a futuristic urban touch that’s both comfortable and carefree. It features the trendy Interaction sneakers with unisex metallic tones, the avant-garde Interactive Cube (iCube) sneakers with classic dual-surface leather versatile enough for both formal and casual occasions, and the Retro H383 sneakers with a tri-color contrast outsole. Hogan can be found at the Luxury Lane, Level 1, East Wing of Shangri-La Plaza mall. For updates and inquiries, follow Shangri-La Plaza on Facebook at and on Instagram @shangrilaplazaofficial.