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Give forward by bringing back

I think I have found a solution to my problem of disposing old clothes and old school uniforms that have been bugging me for a long time.

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My son gave me this pamphlet from a popular shopping retail company. The pamphlet said the store accepts old clothes in whatever form they may be. The goal is to:

REWEAR (clothes that can be worn again);

REUSE (textiles that are no longer suitable to wear are converted into other products, such as cleaning cloths);

RECYCLE (textiles that can’t be reused get a new chances as textile fibres, or are used to manufacture products such as damping and insulation materials fro the auto industry.

The company’s collecting initiatives aims to lessen the clothes and textiles that end up in landfills when 95 percent could be used again.

“The H&M garment collecting initiative has been created to decrease the waste and close the fashion loop. So if you’ve got something worn, torn, or hopelessly out of style – don’t throw it away or let it pile up in the back of our wardrobe. Bring back all your unwanted clothes and home textiles to your local H&M store.”

As a token for the effort in bringing your old clothes to the store, they will be giving voucher (for each bag you hand in) with a discount for your next purchase. Please visit their website hm.com/garment-collecting ico-spirit.com to know more about this initiative.

I’ll be sorting more old clothes this week to free additional space in the cabinet and do my share in reducing waste from old clothes and textiles.

Warehouse Unveils Spring Summer 2018 Collection

This Spring Summer 2018, Warehouse elevates key British summer staples with a modern twist, curating a wearable collection for the stylish woman who lives the city.

Each story within the collection embodies a contemporary approach to urban summer dressing, reimagining casual fabrics, softening structured silhouettes and modernising traditional prints.

City-smart tailoring is given an informal edge with an oversized fit and relaxed pastel colour palette, featuring blue with highlights of pink.

Fringing, drapery and wrap shapes make day and jersey dresses feel directional for summer, while classic indigo denim is modernised for urban living with structured silhouettes.

Bold, graphic block panels and stripes look fresh in shades of aubergine, navy and green. Featuring layers of contemporary fan floral designs and layered scarf prints.

Contrasting against wild conservatory-inspired plant prints sit on a backdrop of tangerine and forest green. An urban, multi-shaded granite print completes the colour palette.

Texture is explored through smart indigo and white denim, juxtaposed against soft jacquard dresses returning to natural fabrications such as cotton and linen. Inclusive of soft fluid tailoring, compact knit midi skirts and slinky jersey.

About Warehouse

Autumn Winter 2016 sees the re-launch of the brand under the direction of Brand Consultant Alasdhair Willis. The new Warehouse proposition, identity, and product handwriting alongside new store concepts and brand digital experience. Warehouse Fashions Limited was established in 1976, and has since been a staple of the British high street. Warehouse designs clothes for modern women who truly live the city. Creating for women who seek reward in their every moment both at work and at play. Warehouse is an urban spirit and attitude that could only be British now.

In the Philippines, Warehouse is owned and operated by Robinsons Specialty Stores Inc., a subsidiary of Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc. Warehouse stores are located at Robinsons Magnolia, Greenbelt 5, SM Aura Premier, SM Mall of Asia, and www.facebook.com/WarehousePhilippines.

Practical Gift Ideas for Travelers

There are some people who cannot stay put at home. They constantly have to travel around and go to different places. Sometimes, people do this because of work but there are also some people who travel by choice. If you know someone who likes traveling, what are the types of gifts that you should give that will be practical for his lifestyle? Here are just some ideas:

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An all-around, all weather jackets, traveling can expose a person to different weather conditions. Having an all-around jacket will serve as protection no matter what type of weather the person is going to experience.

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A luggage bag: Even though well-traveled people have their very own luggage bags, adding one to their collection will not hurt at all.

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Clothing made of jersey. Some people do not know that jersey is very practical because it can be placed in any way and it will not get wrinkled. This is perfect for people who do not have a lot of space inside their bags.

Other than the gift ideas mentioned above, there will always be other gifts that you can give depending on the personality of the person you are going to give it to.