Thursday, October 27, 2022

"Today's Classics" LifeWear Magazine Issue 07, 2022 Fall/Winter



Global apparel retailer UNIQLO launches the LifeWear magazine Issue 07, 2022 Fall/Winter. The theme of this latest publication is "Today's Classics," showcasing designs that are at first glance traditional and basic but updated with modern details. 

The Issue 07, 2022 Fall/Winter also focuses on clothing that reflects ingenuity and a commitment 

to quality manufacturing, contemplating the standards of the future through a variety of fashion 

stories and interviews. 

Takahiro Kinoshita, Fast Retailing Group Executive Vice President and Creative Director commented:

"The 2022 Fall/Winter issue of the LifeWear magazine is a contemplation of 'old yet new,' the 

timeless that exists in our world. The outdated disappears, while the flashy is soon dismissed. But 

old things that feel eternally new have special value. 'Today's Classics' are central to the spirit of 

LifeWear, which aims to honor history while constantly evolving. This issue reflects that idea. The 

cover art borrows from the archive of textile-dyeing artist Keita Miyairi, presenting wonderful 'old yet new' artwork."

Main Contents of Issue 07, 2022 Fall/Winter 

Today's Classics in London 

The opening pages are adorned with a fashion feature captured in London. Classic items updated 

fourth collaboration collection with UNIQLO. In this feature interview, she discusses her exacting 

standards for materials and curved lines, asserting that "I felt that with UNIQLO, I would be able 

to create underwear that broke the mold, something truly special." Interviewed in her native Nagano

Prefecture, the discussion also explores her roots and values.

Salut, Paris! 

Developed in collaboration with l'étiquette, a French periodical that weaves intricate stories set 

against the backdrop of stylings and items that capture the Parisian perspective, this fashion story 

shot on location in Paris focuses on the latest collection from Uniqlo U. Eight men and women 

present their outfit stylings, centered on outerwear that combines functionality and beauty, as well 

as sophisticated knitwear. The neutral colors standing out against the streets of Paris will whet the 

appetite for shopping.

John Pawson and his Home Farm 

This article features the villa owned by British minimalist architect John Pawson in the Cotswolds, 

in the U.K. This home farm, built in 1610 and renovated over a period of nearly six years, is truly 

something that is both old and new. The story explores the design philosophy of a man seeking to 

create ageless designs.

Unique Clothing / Joyful Upcycling 

Unique Clothing is a serial feature that looks at UNIQLO masterpieces, the basic items that continue 

to evolve. Issue 07, 2022 Fall/Winter presents fluffy fleece, which from this season features 100% 

recycled polyester fabrics for the main body. An accompanying feature, Joyful Upcycling, introduces 

the upcycling and repair services launched at UNIQLO stores around the world, including London, 

Berlin, and New York.

LifeWear magazine is a free publication that conveys the UNIQLO LifeWear philosophy of making 

the everyday lives of people richer and more comfortable. 

Overview of LifeWear magazine Issue 07, 2022 Fall/Winter 

Magazine: A4 modified size, 124 pages, bilingual Japanese and English

Main distribution points: UNIQLO stores nationwide and on UNIQLO.com

Free Kindle version also available on the Reader Store on September 2

Special website: https://www.uniqlo.com/jp/en/contents/lifewear-magazine/

Online exclusive contents available for download

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About UNIQLO LifeWear 

Apparel that comes from the Japanese values of simplicity, quality, and longevity. Designed to be of the time and for the time, LifeWear is made 

with such modern elegance that it becomes the building blocks of each individual’s style. A perfect shirt that is always being made more perfect. 

The simplest design hiding the most thoughtful and modern details. The best in fit and fabric made to be affordable and accessible to all. LifeWear 

is clothing that is constantly being innovated, bringing more warmth, more lightness, better design, and better comfort to people’s lives.

 

About UNIQLO and Fast Retailing 

UNIQLO is a brand of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., a leading Japanese retail holding company with global headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. UNIQLO is the 

largest of eight brands in the Fast Retailing Group, the others being GU, Theory, PLST (Plus T), Comptoir des Cotonniers, Princesse tam.tam, J 

Brand and Helmut Lang. With global sales of approximately 2.13 trillion yen for the 2021 fiscal year ending August 31, 2021 (US $19.4 billion, 

calculated in yen using the end of August 2021 rate of $1 = 109.9 yen), Fast Retailing is one of the world’s largest apparel retail companies, and 

UNIQLO is Japan’s leading specialty retailer. 

UNIQLO continues to open large-scale stores in some of the world's most important cities and locations, as part of its ongoing efforts to solidify 

its status as a global brand. Today the company has a total of more than 2,300 stores across the world, including Japan, Asia, Europe and North 

America. In 2010 UNIQLO established a social business in Bangladesh together with the Grameen Bank and currently there are more than 15 

Grameen-UNIQLO stores, mostly located in Dhaka.

With a corporate statement committed to changing clothes, changing conventional wisdom and change the world, Fast Retailing is dedicated with modern materials and silhouettes, such as trench coats, wool suits, duffel coats, and pea coats, are modelled by 14 Londoners as continually evolving LifeWear.

Hello, Mame - Interview with Maiko Kurogouchi 

Maiko Kurogouchi, designer of the Mame Kurogouchi womenswear label, is about to release her creating great clothing with new and unique value to enrich the lives of people everywhere. For more information about UNIQLO and Fast 

Retailing, please visit www.uniqlo.com and www.fastretailing.com

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Teleperformance donates Php 5 million to Life Project for Youth for social empowerment

 

Teleperformance and LP4Y formalize partnership. Teleperformance Founder, Chairman, and CEO Daniel Julien, Group COO Agustin Grisanti, Global Deputy COO Juan Carlos Hincapie, Transformation President Bhupender Singh, Global Business Development President Eric Dupuy, Teleperformance USA, Canada and Philippines CEO Mike Lytle, Teleperformance Philippines CEO Francisco Lara, Teleperformance Philippines COO Joey Marquez, Human Capital Resource Management Senior VP Jeffrey Johnson, and Training, Quality, and Analytics Senior VP Pierre Berube join LP4Y Coach & Project Leader Florent Besson, Country Coordinator Albane d' Harcourt, and LP4Y scholars at the donation presentation held at Teleperformance Philippines office

Teleperformance, a global leader in outsourced customer and citizen experience management, has made a donation to non-profit organization Life Project 4 Youth (LP4Y) to help prepare young Filipinos in capability building and in pursuing flourishing careers at Teleperformance.

 

The Php 5 million-donation demonstrates Teleperformance Philippines’ commitment in pursuing sustainable growth by investing in the country’s future: the Filipino youth.

 

We are awarding the amount of five million pesos as sponsorship for 75 youth who will undergo the six months LP4Y program of professional integration and character formation,” said Jeffrey Johnson, Senior Vice President for Human Capital Resource Management, during the donation presentation held recently as part of the Teleperformance Global Executive Leadership visit in Manila.

 

The newly minted partnership with LP4Y is set to promote youth inclusion by providing skills training and mentorship opportunities to young people in underserved communities. Teleperformance employees will also participate in volunteer opportunities to help youth participants at LP4Y centers, including mentorship programs and contact center skills training. 

 

LP4Y is a Paris-based organization present in 14 countries that is dedicated to the professional and social integration of young adults living in extreme poverty and exclusion. Their training centers focus on training young people to build their life project and develop, through experience, the life skills and professional know-how necessary for their sustainable integration. Currently, they have three training centers in Manila, one in Cebu, and one in Cagayan de Oro.

 

LP4Y Country Coordinator Albane d' Harcourt, Project Lead for Partnerships and Fundraising Florent Besson, and Coach Rommel Gersava extended their organization’s gratitude together with six LP4Y Youth from Taguig and Payatas who also shared their stories of how LP4Y improved their lives. 

 

“Created in 2009 in Manila, LP4Y expanded and is now operating on a worldwide scale. Our actions are all guided by a core value – we believe that all Youth have potential. That is why we are accompanying them to be entrepreneurs in their lives and shape their own futures,” shared LP4Y Coach & Project Leader for Partnership Florent Besson, who was present during the partnership signing.

 

Through its partnership with LP4Y, Teleperformance Philippines continues to advocate for this worthy cause to ensure that the youth from underserved communities gain better educational opportunities, as well as access to rewarding and life-long career prospects.

 

Teleperformance is an ardent proponent of Inclusive Employment through its TP for All Impact Sourcing programs that offer learning, skills development, and career opportunities for people regardless of their social, economic, educational, and physical circumstances.

 

Since 2012, Teleperformance Philippines has been a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the most important global initiative in terms of sustainable development, by which the company ensures it continues to be a Force for Good in ways that benefit people and communities everywhere.

 

Through its corporate social responsibility arm Citizen of the World, Teleperformance has engaged their employees to participate in programs and donation drives. Moreover, Teleperformance Philippines sustains its partnership with Gawad Kalinga where a Teleperformance Citizen of the World Village was developed in Tanay, Rizal. One hundred homes were constructed for families and amenities including a community center, learning center, basketball court, and recreational room were also built. Teleperformance continues to support its residents through livelihood and entrepreneurship projects.

 

Teleperformance is the recipient of the Great Place to Work® certification, and is the first, the largest, and the only company in the Philippines to be Great Place to Work®-certified for five straight years. The company is also one of the Philippines’ Best Workplaces in 2022 and is part of the Asia’s Best Workplace List.  

 

To learn more about Teleperformance Philippines, visit their website at www.teleperformance.ph.

 

 

ABOUT TELEPERFORMANCE

 

Teleperformance (TEP – ISIN: FR0000051807 – Reuters: TEPRF.PA - Bloomberg: TEP FP), the global leader in outsourced customer and citizen experience management and advanced related services, serves as a strategic partner to the world’s largest companies in many industries. It offers a One Office support services model including end-to-end digital solutions, which guarantee successful customer interaction and optimized business processes, anchored in a unique, comprehensive high touch, high tech approach.

 

Nearly 420,000 employees, based in 88 countries, support billions of connections every year in over 265 languages and around 170 markets, in a shared commitment to excellence as part of the “Simpler, Faster, Safer” process. This mission is supported by the use of reliable, flexible, intelligent technological solutions and compliance with the industry’s highest security and quality standards, based on Corporate Social Responsibility excellence. In 2021, Teleperformance reported consolidated revenue of €7,115 million (US$8.4 billion, based on €1 = $1.18) and net profit of €557 million.

 

Teleperformance began operations in the Philippines in 1996 and has grown to become a preferred offshore contact center outsourcing option. The company employs more than 56,000 people in the country and operates over 40,000 workstations in 23 business sites located across Metro Manila, Antipolo, Cavite, Baguio, Metro Laoag, Bacolod, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, and Davao. 

 

Teleperformance Philippines offers offshore solutions and serves the North American, Australia, Asia and European markets, as well as the Domestic market, managing all aspects of the customer relations cycle for brands aiming to deliver excellent customer experiences.

 

From 2012 to 2021, Teleperformance has received the Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Contact Center Outsourcing Service Provider of the Year Award for its significant performance in revenue management, market share, capabilities, and overall contribution to the contact center industry. In addition, Teleperformance Philippines was awarded as Outstanding Employer and Outstanding Community Project of the Year by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA), the Top Employer of the Year and Corporate Social Responsibility Circle of Excellence at the Asia CEO Awards, and the Outstanding Volunteer by the National Economic Development Authority.

 

In 2022, Teleperformance Philippines has received its fifth certification as a Great Place to Work® and is the only organization in the country to be certified by the Great Place to Work® Institute for five years in a row. Earlier in the year, the company was also awarded as one of the Philippines Best Workplaces™ and one of Asia’s Best Workplaces™. This 2022, Teleperformance Philippines celebrates its 26th year of continued excellence and leadership in the country. This milestone highlights the company’s commitment to steadily provide the best employment experience for Filipinos, proactively support the progress of the nation’s IT-BPM sector, and uphold its socio-civic engagements to create a difference in the lives of the Philippine community.

 

For further information, visit the Teleperformance website at teleperformance.ph.

 

 

Teleperformance donates Php 5 million to Life Project for Youth for social empowerment




Manila, October 2022 – Teleperformance, a global leader in outsourced customer and citizen experience management, has made a donation to non-profit organization Life Project 4 Youth (LP4Y) to help prepare young Filipinos in capability building and in pursuing flourishing careers at Teleperformance.


The Php 5 million-donation demonstrates Teleperformance Philippines’ commitment in pursuing sustainable growth by investing in the country’s future: the Filipino youth. 

“We are awarding the amount of five million pesos as sponsorship for 75 youth who will undergo the six months LP4Y program of professional integration and character formation,” said Jeffrey Johnson, Senior Vice President for Human Capital Resource Management, during the donation presentation held recently as part of the Teleperformance Global Executive Leadership visit in Manila.


The newly minted partnership with LP4Y is set to promote youth inclusion by providing skills training and mentorship opportunities to young people in underserved communities. Teleperformance employees will also participate in volunteer opportunities to help youth participants at LP4Y centers, including mentorship programs and contact center skills training. 


LP4Y is a Paris-based organization present in 14 countries that is dedicated to the professional and social integration of young adults living in extreme poverty and exclusion. Their training centers focus on training young people to build their life project and develop, through experience, the life skills and professional know-how necessary for their sustainable integration. Currently, they have three training centers in Manila, one in Cebu, and one in Cagayan de Oro.


LP4Y Country Coordinator Albane d' Harcourt, Project Lead for Partnerships and Fundraising Florent Besson, and Coach Rommel Gersava extended their organization’s gratitude together with six LP4Y Youth from Taguig and Payatas who also shared their stories of how LP4Y improved their lives. 


“Created in 2009 in Manila, LP4Y expanded and is now operating on a worldwide scale. Our actions are all guided by a core value – we believe that all Youth have potential. That is why we are accompanying them to be entrepreneurs in their lives and shape their own futures,” shared LP4Y Coach & Project Leader for Partnership Florent Besson, who was present during the partnership signing.


Through its partnership with LP4Y, Teleperformance Philippines continues to advocate for this worthy cause to ensure that the youth from underserved communities gain better educational opportunities, as well as access to rewarding and life-long career prospects.


Teleperformance is an ardent proponent of Inclusive Employment through its TP for All Impact Sourcing programs that offer learning, skills development, and career opportunities for people regardless of their social, economic, educational, and physical circumstances.


Since 2012, Teleperformance Philippines has been a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the most important global initiative in terms of sustainable development, by which the company ensures it continues to be a Force for Good in ways that benefit people and communities everywhere.


Through its corporate social responsibility arm Citizen of the World, Teleperformance has engaged their employees to participate in programs and donation drives. Moreover, Teleperformance Philippines sustains its partnership with Gawad Kalinga where a Teleperformance Citizen of the World Village was developed in Tanay, Rizal. One hundred homes were constructed for families and amenities including a community center, learning center, basketball court, and recreational room were also built. Teleperformance continues to support its residents through livelihood and entrepreneurship projects. 


Teleperformance is the recipient of the Great Place to Work® certification, and is the first, the largest, and the only company in the Philippines to be Great Place to Work®-certified for five straight years. The company is also one of the Philippines’ Best Workplaces in 2022 and is part of the Asia’s Best Workplace List.  


To learn more about Teleperformance Philippines, visit their website at www.teleperformance.ph.



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ABOUT TELEPERFORMANCE


Teleperformance (TEP – ISIN: FR0000051807 – Reuters: TEPRF.PA - Bloomberg: TEP FP), the global leader in outsourced customer and citizen experience management and advanced related services, serves as a strategic partner to the world’s largest companies in many industries. It offers a One Office support services model including end-to-end digital solutions, which guarantee successful customer interaction and optimized business processes, anchored in a unique, comprehensive high touch, high tech approach. 


Nearly 420,000 employees, based in 88 countries, support billions of connections every year in over 265 languages and around 170 markets, in a shared commitment to excellence as part of the “Simpler, Faster, Safer” process. This mission is supported by the use of reliable, flexible, intelligent technological solutions and compliance with the industry’s highest security and quality standards, based on Corporate Social Responsibility excellence. In 2021, Teleperformance reported consolidated revenue of €7,115 million (US$8.4 billion, based on €1 = $1.18) and net profit of €557 million.


Teleperformance began operations in the Philippines in 1996 and has grown to become a preferred offshore contact center outsourcing option. The company employs more than 56,000 people in the country and operates over 40,000 workstations in 23 business sites located across Metro Manila, Antipolo, Cavite, Baguio, Metro Laoag, Bacolod, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, and Davao.  


Teleperformance Philippines offers offshore solutions and serves the North American, Australia, Asia and European markets, as well as the Domestic market, managing all aspects of the customer relations cycle for brands aiming to deliver excellent customer experiences. 


From 2012 to 2021, Teleperformance has received the Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Contact Center Outsourcing Service Provider of the Year Award for its significant performance in revenue management, market share, capabilities, and overall contribution to the contact center industry. In addition, Teleperformance Philippines was awarded as Outstanding Employer and Outstanding Community Project of the Year by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA), the Top Employer of the Year and Corporate Social Responsibility Circle of Excellence at the Asia CEO Awards, and the Outstanding Volunteer by the National Economic Development Authority. 


In 2022, Teleperformance Philippines has received its fifth certification as a Great Place to Work® and is the only organization in the country to be certified by the Great Place to Work® Institute for five years in a row. Earlier in the year, the company was also awarded as one of the Philippines Best Workplaces™ and one of Asia’s Best Workplaces™. This 2022, Teleperformance Philippines celebrates its 26th year of continued excellence and leadership in the country. This milestone highlights the company’s commitment to steadily provide the best employment experience for Filipinos, proactively support the progress of the nation’s IT-BPM sector, and uphold its socio-civic engagements to create a difference in the lives of the Philippine community.


Monday, October 24, 2022

Over 37,000 runners hit the road at the 7-Eleven Run 2022

 

Manila runners who showed up as a group, with a buddy, or just solo, conquered their chosen distance categories and were exhilarated to run as one community in celebration of the grand comeback of this year’s 7-Eleven Run series. 


No more virtual running this time around as leading convenience store chain 7-Eleven successfully gathered the community back on the road for the 10th installment of the 7-Eleven Run Series.

 

From newbies, pro runners such as triathlete Nikko Huelgas, running and fitness icons Bubbles Paraiso and Noelle de Guzman, to casual runners joined by their friends and families – everyone showed up to the two-day physical event last September 24 and 25. More than  37,000 runners from all over the country joined in the simultaneous run that happened in Manila at Filinvest, Alabang, Cebu at Cebu Business Park, Ayala Center and Davao at SM City Davao Ecoland.

 

Runners are finally back on the track at this year’s physical run. Professional and recreational runners from Cebu did a good pre-run warm up exercises together before heading to the starting line at this year’s 7-Eleven run 2022. 

After conquering the 7-Eleven Run 2022, the top three (3) male and female Overall  Filipino winners from the 21KM, 32KM, and 42KM categories will bring their strides to the international stage. Each will have the chance to make their mark and represent the Philippines in the Techcombank Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam International Marathon on December 11, 2022.

 

First time runners, pro runners, and those who wanted to join for fun brought back the fun and thrill of running together as one community last September 24 and 25, 2022.

 


Christine Hallasgo, Ruffa Sorongon, and Nhea Ann Barcena led the female category, while Prince Joey Lee, Jimboy Lugay, and Roy Laudit triumphed in the male category for the 21KM event.

 

Dominating the 32KM event were April Rose Diaz, Rosalyn Tadias, and Jocelyn Elijeran for the female category and Arlan Arbois, Jerome Casinillo, and Richard Salaño for the male category.

 

Wrapping up the 7-Eleven Run 2022 winners are the elite top finishers of the 42KM event: Judelyn Fann, Maricar Camacho, and Stephanie Cadosale for the female category and Bryan Quiamco, Jerald Zabala, and Florendo Lapiz for the male category.

 

From its maiden edition in 2013, to the first simultaneous runs in 2018, up to the back-to-back virtual runs during the pandemic, we are glad to bring our community together, face-to-face, once again.  This great comeback for the 7-Eleven Run 2022 would not be possible without the generous help from all of our partners and sponsors, and of course all the participants who eagerly joined the resumption of our most popular 7-Eleven event,”  says Jose Victor P. Paterno, President and CEO of Philippine Seven Corp.

 

Runners from all nine (9) distance categories: 3KM, 5KM, 5KM Buddy, 10KM, 10KM Buddy, 16KM, 21KM, 32KM, and 42KM, were awarded medals, cash prizes and special gifts from this year’s sponsors per race category  for top ranking participants ranging from P2,000 to P25,000 as they crossed the finish line.

 

Along the participants’ chosen course, they were also treated to a fun grocery run with freebies from major 7-Eleven brand partners. More than 30 sampling booths were joined by Selecta Cornetto, Pocari Sweat, Kopiko Lucky Day, Nature’s Spring, Gatorade, Summit, Del Monte Fit N Right, Le Minerale, Cali, C2, Coca-Cola, Absolute, Nova, Pepsi, Re Fresh, Cobra, Mountain Dew, Wilkins, Nutri Boost, Smart, CLiQQ and more.

 

7-Eleven continues to hold their annual 7-Eleven Run to invite the community to run as one, giving them an avenue for fun and wellness despite any situation. If you missed out this year’s run, you may watch the livestream of the 7-Eleven Run 2022 on One Sports Official Facebook Page and YouTube Channel here, brought to you by TV5, the event’s official media partner. 


Visit the official website at https://www.7-eleven.com.ph or follow its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/run711 and  https://www.facebook.com/711philippines  to stay updated on the upcoming events from 7-Eleven.

 

 

 

 

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Planting dreams with ‘Grow Trees Community’ in Benguet

 

John Dizon, Jr. of Benguet-based environmental conservation group NAMALISA plants trees in support of SM Foundation’s and Fast Retailing Foundation’s Grow Trees Community project.  


Like his father before him, John Dizon, Jr. and his family have been long-time stewards of protected trees in their community in Tuba, Benguet. When the time came for him to take up the mantle, he did so willingly to honor his father’s legacy.

 

“My father passed away in 2012. It was then that we found out that the area he is managing in collaboration with the government was part of a community-based forest management program,” said Mr. Dizon.

 

A year later, Mr. Dizon, who now heads Benguet-based environmental conservation group, Nagawa, Manganese, Liw-Liw, Sadle Agroforestry Assoc. Inc.  (NAMALISA), started working closely with the SM Foundation for an inaugural tree-planting campaign back in 2013 to pick up where his father had left off in his advocacy.

 

With the impact of climate change more felt in recent years, Mr. Dizon shared the importance of planting more trees in communities to thin out air pollutants in keeping the air fresh and people healthier. The trees which his father planted also helped prevent soil erosion and landslides caused by earthquakes.

 

He nurtures a dream that some of his children will take after him to help protect the environment. Getting closer to that dream, one of his sons is eyeing a career in forestry, a nod to his father’s chosen field.

 

To further this advocacy, Mr. Dizon supports the reforestation initiative of SM Foundation, Inc., the social good arm of SM and the Fast Retailing Foundation (FR Foundation), a general incorporated foundation in Japan through the Grow Trees Community campaign.

 


The project aims to plant and grow forest trees such as the Benguet pine, Alnus or Calliandra and Coffee trees to also help create livelihood opportunities for the community by working closely with People’s Organizations such as NAMALISA in Tuba, Benguet.


People’s Organization NAMALISA plant trees at the launch of Grow Trees Community in Tuba, Benguet

 


The proponents teamed up with SM Supermalls and government partners such as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Agriculture, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Science and Technology, Philippine National Police, Philippine Information Agency and the local government of Tuba.

 

 

Grow Trees Community was previously launched in Nasugbu, Batangas and Macabebe, Pampanga.  Across the three locations, the project aims to plant over 200,000 seedlings and propagules.

 

It is in support of the SM Green Movement that seeks to improve the quality of life of communities through sustainable solutions to promote a green planet, green living and a green culture.

 

FR Foundation focuses on promoting research designed to help make the world a better place, spurring technological development, nurturing human resources, and supporting socially vulnerable individuals or groups.

 

It is part of Fast Retailing Co. Ltd., the leading Japanese retail company that owns well-loved casual wear brand, Uniqlo.

SM Prime builds better, greener offices

 

E-com Centers at the Mall of Asia Complex


Many people have become more aware of the importance of sustainability in everyday living during the two years that the world faced the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Environmental awareness has caught on through practices such as shifting to paperless, reducing plastic use and planting more trees. For property developers, taking part in this movement means transitioning into green buildings and developments.

 

Such is the case for SM Prime Holdings, Inc. (SM Prime), a publicly listed subsidiary of SM Investments Corporation (SMIC) that is committed to building innovative and sustainable lifestyle cities. SM Prime is future-proofing its developments to be more responsive and adaptive to community needs and the effects of climate change in line with comprehensive sustainability goals ranging from energy to ecology.

 

Over the years, SM Prime has continued to elevate its approach to building and development of community spaces.  All these green initiatives have been recognized by reputable and well-known organizations such as the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) which awarded Conrad Hotel Manila and SM Aura Premier the Gold certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) in 2016 and 2017, respectively. 

 

“When we build, we build with the community in mind. This is why it is important to integrate sustainability in our developments and operations. We remain committed as an environmentally-conscious and responsible integrated property developer ready to serve the ever-changing needs and aspirations of our communities and stakeholders,” said SM Prime President Jeffrey Lim.

 

   
Building green office spaces

SM’s Commercial Property Group is renowned for balancing green design features with operational and practical considerations, enabling more companies and locators to enjoy environmentally sound commercial developments.

 

The CPG’s flagship properties are its five E-com Centers – all future-forward buildings catering mainly to technological, business process outsourcing, and Fortune 500 companies. All five E-com Centers are located in the MOA Complex. Each building has a proportionate amount of green open spaces and communal areas where workers can socialize and decompress from work.


CPG further promotes sustainable practices with its LEED gold-certified office buildings, solidifying its foothold and commitment to building green offices and commercial developments.  These certifications are a testament to SM Prime’s dedication to reducing its contribution to global climate change—all while enhancing the quality of life within its communities.


The ThreeE-com Center boasts architectural wonders and green features that eventually earned its LEED Gold certification. These include water recycling for landscape and non-potable use. The building is fitted with glass windows that minimizes heat from entering the building, allowing tenants to use less air conditioning. This 15-storey, semi-circular twin-tower office building features function and aesthetic complemented with state-of-the-art facilities.  While it was the first office building in the Mall of Asia Complex to receive such an honor, the new FourE-com Center also recently achieved the same certification—designed with its tenants’ needs in mind, improving work-life balance and office culture accordingly.

 

 

Both designed by globally renowned firm, Arquitectonica, the Three and Four E-coms are unique amongst business centers. “We designed the E-coms to functionally meet the BPO industry’s need for large, continuous floorplates, but also sculpted them in interesting ways so as to allow views and airflows between the buildings, while also, of course, giving them interesting architectural identities. At the same time, their landscaped podium decks create attractive communal green spaces for the tenants; they are envisaged to be interconnected via landscaped skybridges in the future. The combination of all these factors, architectural design and green spaces, have made the E-coms highly attractive to multinational companies and brands,” said David Zaballero, Arquitectonica Director.

 



SM Mega Tower

 

Meanwhile, SM Prime’s tallest skyscraper located along EDSA will also join the company’s growing roster of LEED-certified green buildings. Called Mega Tower, the 50-story office building is future-ready as it provides spaces that respect both its tenants and nature itself. 

 

Strategically located in the busy Ortigas Centre, the 50-storey LEED registered skyscraper is flexibly designed to meet the requirements of both corporate and BPO tenants. Though its design is highly sculptural, each floorplate remains efficiently planned – combining functionality and iconic identity.

 

“Incorporating sustainability in property development means having the whole life cycle of a building in mind. We invest a tenth of our capital expenditure to ensure that sustainability is integrated into our properties as we carefully plan our developments for our communities, the environment, and future generations ,” SM Prime’s Mr. Lim said.

 

In close collaboration with the SM Group’s other business units, the CPG’s multi-segment or mixed-use approach maximizes the socio-economic potential of its buildings and developments. As a result, SM’s commercial developments are connected to our malls, residences, and parks and civic spaces.  Notably, they are all easily accessible to transport hubs to ensure mobility for pedestrians and the commuting public. This interconnectivity, alongside each property’s green and safety features, reduces the company’s carbon footprint, attracts more tenants and locators, and encourages greater productivity among its workforce.


About SM Prime

 

SM Prime Holdings Inc., one of the leading property developers in Southeast Asia, is committed to providing safe and sustainable spaces for its stakeholders.  Its development strategy is anchored on the responsible use of resources. In the communities it serves, it is able to promote resource conservation, environmental protection, and disaster resiliency by implementing solutions for water, waste, and energy management.

SM Prime is a key player in the SM Green Movement that aims to improve the quality of life of communities through sustainable solutions to promote a green planet, green living and a green culture.

Find out more about SM Prime and the SM Green Movement-- visit www.smprime.com and www.sminvestments.com/sustainability/sm-for-the-community/sm-green-movement/

Friday, October 21, 2022

SHEIN introduces brand ambassador Belle Mariano and launches first PH pop-up showroom

 Fashion brand SHEIN has successfully launched its first pop-up showroom in the Philippines. The launch was held on October 20 at Ayala Malls Manila Bay Activity Center and will be open to the public until October 23, 2022.




 

The four-day pop-up event aims to let everyone manifest their sartorial dreams and step into the world like it is your own runway. It will be your gateway to becoming a supermodel, as you take centerstage to strike unforgettable poses with SHEIN’s trendy fashion pieces on a runway. 

 

To make the event even more special, young Filipina actress Belle Mariano was introduced as the first Philippine Brand Ambassador for SHEIN. Hosted by Janeena Chan, other prominent figures who graced the launch were Small Laude, Bb. Pilipinas Queens Nicole Borromeo and Stacey Gabriel.

 

Fashion stylist Adrianne Concepcion, fashion influencers David Guison, Angelique Manto, and Toni Sia also showed their support for SHEIN and Belle.

 

The choice of Belle Mariano to represent SHEIN marks a first for the brand in the Philippines and marks how much value SHEIN is placing in the Philippine market. She represents a vibrant, talented actress on the rise, just as SHEIN is a vibrant fashion brand rising in the world of global clothing and fashion. 

 

SHEIN will shine a light on the various designs offered by the brand to cater to everyone’s fashion tastes. The goal is to bring out the unique styles within each and every one of us.

 

From 10:00 am to 10:00 pm until October 23, Ayala Malls Manila Bay will be fashion central for anyone who has been a fan of SHEIN even from afar. Whether you’ve seen the SHEIN billboards across the metro or admired their clothes online, now comes the time to touch and feel the materials in your own hands at last.

 

As SHEIN introduces new brand ambassador Belle Mariano, fans and admirers of SHEIN can be sure to expect bigger and better things from the brand in the Philippines.

 

About SHEIN

SHEIN is a global fashion and lifestyle e-retailer committed to making the beauty of fashion accessible to all. We use on-demand manufacturing technology to connect suppliers to our agile supply chain, reducing inventory waste and enabling us to deliver a variety of affordable products to customers around the world. From our global offices, we reach customers in more than 150 countries. For more information and updates, check out SHEIN’s official website at www.shein.com. The SHEIN app is available for free on iOS and Android.

 

UNIQLO Reopens Its Robinsons Magnolia Store in Time for Local and International Travel

 


The global apparel retailer UNIQLO is making Filipinos’ local and international travel more stylish and comfortable with the reopening of its Robinsons Magnolia store, located on the Upper Ground Floor. Updated with a cleaner, fresh look for a more efficient shopping experience, shoppers in Quezon City can update their travel essentials with the UNIQLO LifeWear collection starting October 21, 2022.

 


 

LifeWear is clothing designed to make everyone's life better. It comes from the Japanese values of simplicity, quality, and longevity. The collections are constantly innovated to provide better comfort fit for everyday wear, whatever the climate.

 

“With more destinations in the country and abroad opening for travelers, we see more Filipinos gearing up and going on trips in both tropical places and those that have a cooler climate. We invite shoppers to refresh their wardrobe with comfortable and stylish pieces that offer great quality and value for money,” says UNIQLO Philippines COO Geraldine Sia.

 

Customers who shop at UNIQLO Robinsons Magnolia from October 21 to 23, 2022 can also enjoy limited offers form this season’s collection and store-exclusive deals.

 

LIMITED OFFERS

 


Women's Linen Blend Skort


This garment is a pair of shorts designed to look like a skirt in a chic and functional wrap design. It has an airy and natural feel, making it easy to move in.

Now available at Php 990.00 from Php 1,490.00

 

 

 

Women's Ultra Stretch Skinny High Rise Jeans


These are UNIQLO’s stretchiest jeans yet. The proprietary stretch thread gives all-day carefree comfort even with a slim fit. Its high-rise waist and fitted tapered cut below the knee produce an elegant leg-flattering effect.

Now available at Php 1,490.00 from Php 1,990.00

 

 

 

Women's AIRism Seamless Boat Neck Short Sleeve Long T-Shirt



The t-shirt's relaxed cut is enhanced by UNIQLO’s AIRism fabric, which gives a breezy and lightweight feel. Its other elements are meant to flatter the body like the boat neck design and the shirttail that hides the hips and flatters the legs.

Now available at Php 590.00 from Php 790.00

 

 

Men’s Nylon Utility Geared Shorts (8.0)




These shorts are made with lightweight, durable ripstop nylon fabric with a water-repellent coating. It also comes with practical features such as the six functional pockets for carrying necessities. The high-performance design makes these shorts perfect for outdoor activities.

Now available at Php 790.00 from Php 990.00

 

 

Men’s Soft Touch Crew Neck Long Sleeve T-Shirt



UNIQLO redesigned and updated the shoulders and body of this t-shirt for a more comfortable fit. The brushed fabric is soft to the touch and is specially processed to improve shrinkage after washing.

Now available at Php 590.00 from Php 790.00

 

 

 

 

Men’s DRY-EX Crew Neck Short Sleeve T-Shirt



UNIQLO’s quick-drying DRY-EX technology wicks moisture away from the skin to bring comfort on the go. The chic colors and design complement sports and casual wear.

Now available at Php 590.00 from Php 790.00

 

 

 

Men’s Dry Stretch Easy Shorts



The comfortable and stretchy fabric of these shorts comes with DRY technology to keep the wearer feeling fresh all day. Its design has been updated to a sleeker cut while keeping the regular fit and ease of movement.

Now available at Php 590.00 from Php 790.00

 

 

 

Kids’ Smithsonian Easy Shorts



The designs on these shorts are inspired by the collection of specimens and human artifacts such as African Bush Elephants, Megalodons, and Triceratops, found at the National Museum of Natural History. It is also made with 100% cotton for a light and fresh feel and the short length guarantees comfort.

Now available at Php 390.00 from Php 590.00

 

 

 

EXCLUSIVE DEALS

 

From October 21 to 23, customers with a single receipt purchase and minimum spend of PHP 3,000 at UNIQLO’s Robinsons Magnolia store can avail of the following exclusive deals:

 

 

 

       A free limited edition UNIQLO thermal flask in white

       A free photo self-shoot at the Atomm Studios booth

       A free 12oz cold brew coffee from Nitro 7 Coffee & Tea Bar

       10% off on select items at The Travel Club Robinsons Magnolia

       20% off on lash services and 10% off on nail services at Ayumi Robinsons Magnolia

 

Additionally, customers can also get PHP 100.00 off their GrabCar rides when they book to Robinsons Magnolia using the code “UQROBMAGNOLIA” on the opening weekend.

 

For more updates, please visit UNIQLO Philippines’ website at uniqlo.com/ph and download the UNIQLO and Style Hint App via Google Play Store or Apple Store.

 

Follow UNIQLO Philippines’ social media accounts, Facebook (facebook.com/uniqlo.ph), Twitter (twitter.com/uniqloph), Instagram (instagram.com/uniqlophofficial), and TikTok (https://www.tiktok.com/@uniqlophofficial) and UNIQLO Philippines’ website at uniqlo.com

 

 

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About UNIQLO LifeWear

Apparel that comes from the Japanese values of simplicity, quality, and longevity. Designed to be of the time and for the time, LifeWear is made with such modern elegance that it becomes the building blocks of each individual’s style. A perfect shirt that is always being made more perfect. The simplest design hiding the most thoughtful and modern details. The best in fit and fabric made to be affordable and accessible to all. LifeWear is clothing that is constantly being innovated, bringing more warmth, more lightness, better design, and better comfort to people’s lives.

 

About UNIQLO and Fast Retailing

UNIQLO is a brand of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., a leading Japanese retail holding company with global headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. UNIQLO is the largest of eight brands in the Fast Retailing Group, the others being GU, Theory, PLST (Plus T), Comptoir des Cotonniers, Princesse tam.tam, J Brand and Helmut Lang. With global sales of approximately 2.13 trillion yen for the 2021 fiscal year ending August 31, 2021 (US $19.4 billion, calculated in yen using the end of August 2021 rate of $1 = 109.9 yen), Fast Retailing is one of the world’s largest apparel retail companies, and UNIQLO is Japan’s leading specialty Retailer.

 

UNIQLO continues to open large-scale stores in some of the world’s most important cities and locations, as part of its ongoing efforts to solidify its status as a global brand. Today the company has a total of more than 2,300 stores across the world, including Japan, Asia, Europe and North America. In 2010 UNIQLO established a social business in Bangladesh together with the Grameen Bank and currently there are more than 15 Grameen-UNIQLO stores, mostly located in Dhaka.

 

With a corporate statement committed to changing clothes, changing conventional wisdom and change the world, Fast Retailing is dedicated to creating great clothing with new and unique value to enrich the lives of people everywhere.  For more information about UNIQLO and Fast Retailing, please visit www.uniqlo.com and www.fastretailing.com.

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