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UNIQLO opens today with a bang, and a bag
UNIQLO, a Japanese brand considered to be one of the hottest retailers in New York, will open its doors to Dabawenyos today. The store conducted a special store tour and buying spree for special guests a day earlier and they did that not only with a bang, but also with a bag.
This denim bag is made of scrap materials from the free alterations offered by UNIQLO for store-bought jeans.
We’re talking about the denim bags made of scrap materials which UNIQLO distributed to its VIP guests earlier.
“Do you like the bag?,” asked UNIQLO Chief Operations Officer Katsumi Kubota when he saw us fiddling with the bag. According to him, the bag is so special because it is made of scrap materials collected daily as a result of the alterations being offered fo free for store-bought jeans.
The bag is, however, more than just a recycling story. It is actually UNIQLO’s way of empowering a community of women in Calauan, Laguna. The company’s partnership with ABS-CBS Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc. paved the way for the Upcycling Project.
UNIQLO originally just donated used clothing to the foundation but it has innovated later on, from the idea of just giving these womenfolk fish, to teaching them how to fish. Today, UNIQLO donated not only pieces of scrap fabrics to these communities in Laguna, but also sewing machines to allow the women to sew the scraps into fashionable bags. The company then buys the finished products and attaches its world-recognized brand to the denim scrap bags.
Kubota said the Laguna women have made 300 of these denim scrap bags. The target is to come up with 1,000 upcycled denim bags which the company has commissioned to buy.
UNIQLO’s grand opening at SM Lanang Premier will be special since the first 50 customers to line up outside the store will be able to join the meet and greet with Ms. Universe Pia Wurtzbach.
UNIQLO is located at the Ground Floor of SM Lanang Premier
There's a new kid in town and it's going to help change the landscape of J.P. Laurel Avenue.
A P1-billion 18-storey condominium development with a hotel component, owned by homegrown real estate developer Santos Land Development Corporation, broke ground at J.P Laurel Avenue Friday.
"This is our first foray into the vertical development and hotel industry business," Santos Land Development Corporation President Antonio Santos Domingo said in an interview after the groundbreaking rites.
The Corporation's new investment is in line with the exponential growth of the city and the advent of national and international players and investors in Davao's real estate market.
"This is our biggest project since our corporation used to focus on housing development projects," he said.
The Ivory Residences is an 18-storey condominium tower with 330 units of various sizes. It boasts of 120 parking units spread over three floors. Among its amenities are a swimming p…
Waterfront Insular Hotel is one of Davao City's oldest hotels but while it has been renovated it still has that old charm that has made it a favorite among those who want to stay in a place far from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Any true-blue Dabawenyo can attest to the luxuries offered by the resort-hotel even before the new high-rises came in. It offers the amenities of a classy hotel and yet it provides you with that perfect countryside atmosphere.
If you want to experience Waterfront Insular Hotel then the best time to do that is now as the hotel offers mind-boggling deals that are true good to be true.
Information Technology professionals need not go to Cebu or Manila anymore to get their CCNA Certification thanks to the establishment of the Concentrix Institute right in Davao City.
“This is a pioneering institute here in Davao City and depending on its success, we will be offering it next in our Manila office,” Concentrix Davao Site Director Gerardo Dumael said during the launch of the Institute this morning. Concentrix Institute, a wholly-owned subsidiary of leading Fortune 500 company SYNNEX, is located at the Damosa IT Park in Davao City.
The Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Certification Training Course is being offered for a very affordable fee of only P26 thousand, way below the prevailing rates in Metro Manila. Dumael said the four-month CCNA Training is very friendly even to those who have to work during weekdays since the training is being held from 9am to 6pm every Saturdays and Sundays.
Graduates of the CCNA Training can get the Training with Certification Exam Pack…