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Style (06/14/21)

Tesoros’ Independence Day sale runs to June 15

DISCOUNTS of up to 40% on select items are being offered in Tesoros’ Independence Day Sale which runs until June 15. Caps, mugs, keychains, pins, T-shirts are among the items included in the sale. Shop online. Meanwhile, Tesoros has also opened its newest store at Plaza San Luis in Intramuros, Manila. Shop for authentic Filipino items and enjoy snacks while taking in the view of the recreated 19th-century Filipino homes in the Plaza. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Arts and crafts market at Eton Centris

PUESTO Manila and Eton Centris present “We Art Centris,” a pocket arts and crafts market arrives in Quezon City. There will be artworks, stickers, keepsakes, handmade jewelry, journals, shirts, bags and other handcrafts on sale on June 18 to 20 at the Centris Walk, Eton Centris. The art and craft booths will be set apart from each other. Face masks and face shields should be worn at all times. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/puesto.manila/posts/4131227710325916.

Habi Kalayaan Online fair

FOR INDEPENDENCE Day, the textile council presents the Habi Kalayaan Online Fair, ongoing until June 20. Habi’s virtual mall offers a selection of hand-woven and handcrafted products from over 30 merchants representing various local weaving communities in the Philippines. These sustainable and ethical fashion and lifestyle goods are carefully curated with the intention to breathe new life into one’s spaces and fit right into one’s new normal routines. As part of the fair, a number of talks have been scheduled. Upcoming are: cultural historian D. Fernando Butch Zialcita who will give a talk “The Advent of National Costumes in the Philippines and Mexico via the Galleons” on June 14, 2 p.m.; journalist Howie Severino “On Filipino Creativity Atin To! Baybayin Then and Now” on June 16, 7 p.m.; and, cartoonist Mannix Abrera on “Bulwagan ng Misteryo! Mga Kwentong Komix Nayon New Normal”on June 18, 3 p.m. The talks will be livestreamed over facebook/HABIPhilippineTextileCouncil. The sale is ongoing on www.shophabifair.com.

BOSS celebrates Pride Month with a capsule collection

THIS Pride Month, BOSS is celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community with a capsule collection, created in support of ILGA World — a worldwide federation of more than 1,700 organizations from over 160 countries and territories campaigning for equal rights for LGBTQIA+ people. The new capsule features Pride flag colors and slogans, such as “Love for all” on unisex style essentials, from classic T-shirts to hoodies to bodywear. In the Philippines, BOSS is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc., and is located at Greenbelt 5, Shangri-La East Wing, Rustan’s Shangri-La, Rustan’s Makati, City of Dreams, 158 Designer’s Blvd. Newport Mall and Rustan’s Cebu. Visit www.hugoboss.com, www.Trunc.ph, and www.ssilife.com.ph or follow @ssilifeph and @trunc.ph on Instagram for more information.

Rimowa launches line of Personal cases in new colors

RIMOWA is introducing a brand-new collection of Personal cases crafted in the latest polycarbonate Essential collection colors. The product launch marks the 21st anniversary of Rimowa’s pioneering launch of the first-ever polycarbonate suitcase in 2000, an innovation that reverberates throughout the industry to this day. The Rimowa Personal was first unveiled on the runway of Dior’s Summer 2020 collection as part of a limited-edition capsule collection collaboration with Kim Jones. Made in Germany and crafted for the first time in ultra-lightweight, dent-resistant grooved polycarbonate, the Rimowa Personal is a unisex hard-shell crossbody bag meant to house and transport daily personal essentials. It can be worn with the detachable, adjustable leather body strap or carried like a clutch. Inside, the interior features two open compartments, a zipped pocket and three card slots. The new collection is available in four polycarbonate glossy colors; two permanent (Black and White) and two seasonal hues (Desert Rose and Cactus) that match the latest Rimowa Essential collections inspired by the Mojave Desert. The Rimowa Personal collection is now available in RIMOWA stores worldwide.

Lacoste unveils its first sustainability report

LACOSTE has published its first sustainability report which details another way of thinking about the textile industry. Aware of the impact of the fashion industry, Lacoste has set itself two distinct roadmaps: first, to make equal opportunities a reality, and second, to give life to the principles of circular economy in the fashion sector. The Lacoste Sustainable Development Report highlights the company’s progress on these issues and sets out its ambitions for 2025. Lacoste has therefore set itself three objectives between now and 2025 to ensure that, on its own scale, it fights against inequalities: to involve 1,000 Lacoste employees in the Elevating Journey program which is based on three axes: reinforcing self-confidence, developing professional qualifications, and helping people to create their own businesses; to support 10,000 young people in their social and professional advancement; and, to co-finance 50 projects improving local living conditions for the populations involved in the Lacoste supply chain. At the end of 2020, Lacoste joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s “Make Fashion Circular” initiative. Lacoste has set itself four objectives by 2025: to achieve the Lacoste standard of social and environmental excellence for 100% of cotton producers and industrial suppliers; to reduce the environmental impact of each garment sold by 15%, by optimizing the use of natural resources and reducing pollution throughout the production chain; to double the life span of its entire range of polo shirts; and, to offer a second life to 100% of textile waste and unsold goods. These ambitions have been made possible by the traceability policy implemented by the company. Lacoste is among the first companies in the sector to have transparently communicated the complete list of its industrial partners, from its garment workshops to the spinning mills. Discover more about Lacoste’s Durable Elegance and to read the full Lacoste Sustainable Development Report at www. Corporate.lacoste.com.

Personal Collection pioneers use of biodegradable packaging in PHL

THE PHILIPPINES is currently the third largest plastic polluter in the world, generating 2.7 metric tons of plastic thrown into the ocean. If this trend continues, there will be more plastic than fish in Philippine waters by 2050. This information pushed Personal Collection Direct Selling, Inc. (PCDSI) to launch its A Green Life is A Great Life movement. To do this the company is pioneering the use of 100% biodegradable containers, using material that is expected to decompose in landfills within approximately five to 10 years. That’s 100 times faster than the standard plastic bottle which could take up to 1,000 years to disintegrate. The new packaging will also contribute to the creation of biogas, a potential source of sustainable energy. By doing this, Personal Collection believes they can help save the oceans, one biodegradable bottle at a time. More initiatives will be launched in the coming months as Personal Collection explores the use of organic, all-natural ingredients in its product lines. Watch out for Personal Collection’s new biodegradable package design this month. Environmental awareness campaigns, both online and offline, can be expected in the months to come.