SM x Sweden Fashion Revolution moves to S Maison

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There is more to sustainability than just changing the way we consume resources like energy and food. It can also be applied to how we produce and consume fashion.

Earlier this July, mallgoers at SM Megamall had the rare opportunity to learn about sustainable fashion through the Fashion Revolution Exhibit at the Mega Fashion Hall.  This joint project of the Embassy of Sweden in Manila and SM Supermalls featured products from Swedish brands currently leading the global movement toward a more sustainable fashion industry.

SM x Sweden Fashion Revolution

Fast-fashion label H&M (short for Hennes & Mauritz) showcased a variety of garments made with sustainably sourced fabrics. Among them are Orange Fiber and Piñatex, which come from citrus-juice byproducts and pineapple leaf fiber, respectively.

There were also dresses made from organic linen, organic silk, recycled polyester, and Tencel, a cellulosic fiber produced from sustainable wood pulp. Finally, a pair of slippers made with Bloom Foam, a plant-based flexible foam that uses algae biomass from freshwater sources.

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His Excellency Ambassador Jozsef Bencze of Hungary beside a Fjallraven backpack made of recycled PET bottles

Also on display were outerwear from Houdini and bags from Fjallraven that were manufactured using organic materials, and adorable Baby Bjorn baby carriers that were made from recycled PET bottles.

The items displayed show how much companies can do to be more earth-friendly without losing functionality and style.

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Patis Tesoro with Millie Dizon, Senior Vice President of Marketing Communications of SM Retail.

Filipino artist and designer Patis Tesoro, who is also known for her upcycling advocacy, showcased three textile art pieces made of various fabrics sewn together to create beautiful and intricate
tapestries. Her take on the Malong Landap highlights the Maranao culture and Islamic architecture, while the delicate abaca pieces were salvaged from flooding in Aklan.

 

Catch the Fashion Revolution Exhibit at S Maison in Pasay City on July 26-August 2.

Marian Rivera launches Philippine-themed T-shirt collection

Marian Rivera SM Kultura T-shirt Collection

Barely three months after giving birth to her second baby, one of our favorite celebrity moms is back in the spotlight!

This July, Marian Rivera renewed her contract as a brand ambassador of proudly Filipino retail brand SM Kultura. Sealing the partnership is the launch of her seven-piece T-shirt collection at the SM Megamall Mega Fashion Hall.Marian Rivera SM Kultura T-shirt Collection The t-shirts are very versatile and can be worn and styled to suit any mom’s lifestyle. Pair them with your most comfortable bottoms for sending your kids to school or running grocery errands, or glam up for work with trousers and heels.

Marian’s favorite styles: “[Pairing the t-shirt] with my favorite jeans or skirt. I can also be creative by folding or cutting the sleeves or make it a cropped top.

Marian Rivera SM Kultura T-shirt Collection

As a long-time advocate of local products, Marian says that working with Kultura has made her “appreciate Philippine-made products even more.”

Marian worked closely with Kultura in developing the seven designs, which were inspired by local culture and Marian’s favorite flowers. (In case you didn’t know, she has her own flower shop business called Flora Vida by Marian.)

Marian Rivera SM Kultura T-shirt Collection
Even guys can wear it, too!

The Marian Rivera x SM Kultura T-Shirt Collection is available at Kultura branches in SM Makati, Megamall, Mall of Asia, SM Aura Premier, The Podium, SM City Cebu, SM Seaside, SM Lanang Premier, SM City Puerto Princesa, and at most SM Stores. SM Kultura boutiques are located at Taal Vista Hotel, Pico de Loro, Molo Mansion Iloilo. Visit kulturafilipino.com to discover more about Kultura.

AC Health soars high on 4th anniversary

AC Health Soar

Kite flying has never been more meaningful as ACHealth celebrated its fourth anniversary with cancer patients and their families.

On July 13, 2019, Ayala Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (AC Health) launched Soar, a community family day for children diagnosed with cancer. The Amoranto Sports Complex in Quezon City was dressed up with activity booths, which over 500 participants got to play in all day long. Entertainment performances and good food were also served, and in the afternoon, a fun kite flying activity was held in partnership with Kythe Foundation. Kythe is a non-government organization that provides Child Life services and psychosocial support to children with chronic illnesses.

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AC Health President and CEO Paolo Borromeo addressing guests at the SOAR event.

“Cancer treatment is difficult for many Filipinos, and in this event, we want to take the time to celebrate family and community amidst such difficulties. It is also our way of patients and their families so that we can make sure our cancer hospital is responsive to their needs,” said AC Health President and CEO Paolo Borromeo in a statement.

This initiative to further understand the needs of cancer patients is only the first of many. Last month, AC Health announced its plan to build a 100-bed, comprehensive cancer hospital in Metro Manila, with the goal of providing high-quality cancer care services, at a more affordable price.

AC Health Soar

Through Soar and other future events, AC Health aims to raise public awareness about cancer and its treatment, and the urgent need to have a dedicated facility for this type of illness here in the Philippines. According to studies, cancer is now the third leading cause of death in the Philippines and AC Health is on a mission to truly help patients who suffer from it.

Over 100 volunteers from the Ayala group of companies also came to spend time with the patients and their families—a perfect opportunity to also celebrate the 18th-anniversary of Ayala Corporation.