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Earth Month: Nature-inspired, eco-friendly picks for sustainable fashion, beauty and home

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Earth Month: Nature-inspired, eco-friendly picks for sustainable fashion, beauty and home
Model wearing pieces from SHEIN's new spring-summer 2022 collection.
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MANILA, Philippines — Sustainability in our lifestyle should be more than a trend. After all, what's good for the earth is also good for us.

Since April is Earth Month, it's good to be reminded that we can inject sustainability in our everyday lives, be it your house items, beauty products and fashion picks.  

Here are some essentials that you can use to incorporate earth-friendly decisions to kickstart your zero-waste lifestyle:

Beauty kit proceeds to go to mangrove forest

In 2021, Garnier also partnered with non-profit organization CORA or Communities Organized for Resource Allocation to donate one mangrove seedling for every All-Star Kit sold on Lazada. As a result, 6,593 mangrove seedlings have been donated and planted.
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Garnier encourages Filipinos to take that #OneGreenStep towards sustainability. They are the first beauty brand in the Philippines to roll out the green parcel initiative in its ecommerce stores on Shopee and Lazada. Since the launch of Green Parcel last June 2021, each delivery from Garnier is packed in a ToHS-certified paper box and protected with kraft paper tape instead of plastic tape, and recycled paper wrap from FSC-certified suppliers – no plastics or bubble wraps. Because of this initiative, 12,152 kg of plastics have been saved as of March 2022.

In 2021, Garnier also partnered with non-profit organization CORA or Communities Organized for Resource Allocation to donate one mangrove seedling for every All-Star Kit sold on Lazada. As a result, 6,593 mangrove seedlings have been donated and planted.

In celebration of Earth Day today, Garnier is partnering with CORA once again as 100% of profits from the All-Star Kits (Lazada) and the Super Glow Starter Kits (Shopee) sold on April 22 will be donated to the WoMangrove Warriors mangrove-planting efforts (exclusive for April 22, 2022 only). These mangrove seedlings will be planted to enhance biodiversity and help fight climate change in the islands and coastal communities of our country.

Choose your own fashion adventure

With summer just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to plan those fun activities like road trips, a day on the beach playing with the sand between your toes, and maybe even an outdoor adventure in the wilderness with friends and family. Regardless of which adventure you choose to go on, global online fashion retailer SHEIN will have you ready in style.

There's nothing like exploring the beauty of the outdoors and reconnecting with nature. Make sure you enjoy this experience to the fullest with a chiffon crop top with puff sleeves, featuring a simple yet comfortable texture, perfect for an outdoor picnic. Not to mention a floral print design that will help you feel more connected to nature.

When choosing your outfit for a long road trip, it is important that you feel comfortable all throughout. Pair a puff-sleeve top with lace-patterned shorts to make sure you stay stylish and comfortable no matter the length or distance of your summer outing with friends.

A summer getaway isn’t complete without a visit to the beach. Look your best for those stunning beach photos with a floral-patterned summer midi dress in an eye-catching, flowing design that complements the beauty of the ocean and achieves a perfect, carefree look.  

For more information and updates, check out the brand's new spring-summer 2022 collection at https://ph.shein.com. Founded in 2012, SHEIN is a leading global online retailer with operations in Guangzhou, Singapore and Los Angeles, along with other key markets. It reaches consumers across more than 150 countries and regions around the world. The brand claims to deliver more than 6,000 new fashion, beauty and lifestyle products daily with more than 600,000 items available. Its mission is to help people express their individuality through the latest trends that are accessible and affordable.

Stock up on summer essentials from Shopee

From left: Products from Innisfree, all with official stores on e-commerce site Shopee.
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Keep your skin looking soft and shine-free this summer with Innisfree. Avail discounts up to 30% off only on Shopee Beauty this April 20!

From skincare to makeup, Shopee Beauty has all your needs. Enjoy the most exclusive deals up to 90% off, new launches, and exciting offers from your most-loved brands and free shipping with a mininum spend of P499.

Innisfree is a natural skincare and makeup brand that delivers the benefits of nature powered by ingredients coming from the pristine JEJU island where clean nature and healthy beauty coexist in harmony. The brand's Retinol Cica Moisture Recovery Serum Set is a mild and highly effective ampoule that provides care from the beginning of skin troubles while relieving enlarged pores and blemish scars.

Treat your skin this summer to these luxe beauty secrets from SASA. SASA on Shopee Mall is the perfect go-to source for your favorite luxury beauty products.

Among those available in the store is Biore Watery Essence Water Base, which contains a unique Aqua Micro Capsule with UV block ingredient to provide superior SPF 50+/PA++++ protection while keeping skin refreshed. It's also enriched with Hyaluronic Acid & citrus essence to hydrate and soften skin. Meanwhile, Kiehl's Dark Spot Solution adopts the Activated C formula, which can effectively attack deep-set dark spots and even the skin tone. It contains White Birch Extract, which helps restore hydration and nutrients to the dermis and epidermis layers of skin, and hence promotes the metabolism and blood circulation of skin. 

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair, on the other hand, is a night serum that uses the brand’s exclusive ChronoluxC Technology to maximize its power of skin's natural nighttime renewal. It can significantly reduce lines and wrinkles, improve the skin tone and moisturize skin, let you enjoy the beautiful skin every morning.

Enjoy timeless and authentic gold pieces as Twin Gold debuts on the e-commerce site. The brand boasts of authentic gold accessories in classic and timeless designs such as stud earrings, infinity earrings and rings that are all hypoallergenic and good for daily use.

New Earth Month collaboration

The limited-edition merchandise collaboration will be available starting on April 22 at select Starbucks stores across the Asia Pacific region, including Australia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Taiwan while supplies last.
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Starbucks and Line Friends, a global character brand loved by many, are joining together once again for a limited-edition merchandise collection to commemorate Earth Month across the Asia Pacific region. 

Spotlighting Brown with planet earth enjoying a cup of Starbucks® coffee, the collection includes an assortment of lifestyle accessories and reusable drinkware.  

The drinkware is made in partnership with MiiR, a purpose-driven drinkware company dedicated to driving sustainable change. 

Customers can also join Brown on a planet-positive journey by participating in four fun-filled social media challenges for a chance to win Starbucks® Rewards Stars, inspiring them to take small steps to do better for the planet we share. 

“Starbucks second merchandise collaboration with Line Friends represents our shared aspiration to create meaningful experiences in our communities,” said Erin Silvoy, vice president, Product and Marketing, Starbucks Asia Pacific. “The campaign captures both brands’ shared vision to harness scales for good for the betterment of people and the planet.”

“Following the success of the first Starbucks X Line Friends collaboration, we are excited to bring the Brown limited edition this April in celebration of Earth Month in Asia Pacific,” said Line Friends. “We hope to inspire people to incorporate small acts of sustainability into their everyday through fun social media mini-games with our beloved Brown.”

Global movement toward a more sustainable future

A.S. Watson's first greener store
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As A.S. Watson (ASW) just celebrated its 180th anniversary, the Group is launching a Greener Stores Global Framework to accelerate the transformation of retail towards lower-environmental impact stores to achieve a reduction in carbon emissions, water usage and landfill waste as well as leverage its scale for good to speed up the global movement toward a more sustainable future. The ASW Greener Stores Global Framework aims to forge and inspire its businesses to build a stronger sustainability culture and practice in the way it designs, constructs, operates and maintains its stores.  

As the world’s largest international health and beauty retailer, A.S. Watson operates an extensive network of over 16,400 stores under 12 retail brands in 29 markets. It is one of the fastest growing retailers opening an average of 3 new stores every day, 365 days a year. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic in the last two years, A.S. Watson continued to open over 2 stores a day. That’s why making its stores greener is pivotal in accelerating its sustainability progress. 

According to Malina Ngai, Group Chief Operating Officer of A.S. Watson Group, and CEO of A.S. Watson (Asia and Europe), “A.S. Watson Greener Stores Global Framework shows our deep commitment to accelerate our sustainability progress and move towards a more sustainable future. It is our vision to make every one of our stores a greener store with lower environmental impact throughout its lifecycle. 

“Keys to our Greener Stores Global Framework are efforts to inspire a sustainable culture in the everyday operations of retail stores, engaging customers in choosing more sustainable products and lifestyle, accelerating energy efficiency and renewable energy, increasing the use of responsible materials and waste diversion.”

Ngai continued, “Under the Greener Stores Global Framework, A.S. Watson will be developing store designs that minimize its environmental impact from the full lifecycle of the store. This includes the increasing use of recyclable materials, explore ways to enhance energy efficiency, reduce waste, save water, all the way to end-of life disposal. The construction process will also be carefully planned and managed to ensure landfill and recycling targets are set together with local contractors.” 

A.S. Watson’s first greener store is a Superdrug store in Peterborough’s Serpentine Green Shopping Centre in the U.K. opened last October. Sustainability has been a core focus of the store development process from conception to reality. The store features fully recyclable signages that were made from recycled yarn and plastic bottles. Its ceiling tiles were also made from bio-soluble mineral wool, clay and starch and is also 100% recyclable.  

The store has also introduced several sustainability features including an AAA efficiency rate air conditioning system, a waste management target of 5% to landfills and using a reduced number of LED mood lights in the ceiling which led to a 37% saving on electricity. As a result, the store has managed to save 5,800 KWh of energy annually which is equivalent to a 1,200 kg CO2 annual reduction.

Emphasizing the importance of a comprehensive approach, Ngai added, “A.S. Watson Greener Stores Global Framework is not just about how we construct stores, it’s about creating a culture of sustainability inside and outside the organization. That’s why the Framework also comprises of initiatives to engage and inspire our colleagues, our customers, and our business partners to team up with us to build a better world. 

Building a sustainable culture is not a one-off action; it’s a continuous effort to raise awareness of sustainability and bring behavioral changes to our people, customers as well as health and beauty industry as a whole. Providing a safe and healthy environment to our people and customers is just as important in our Greener Stores Global Framework. So, we truly believe that the Framework will ultimately bring an all-win situation to all parties.” 

A.S. Watson has been actively reducing the environmental footprint of its products with a better selection of ingredients and packaging materials. Since 2014, A.S. Watson has banned the use of microplastics in its rinse-off exclusive cosmetics or personal care products. This ban was extended to all consumer brand products sold in all stores in 2020. A.S. Watson has also been working with its global supplier partners to offer over 1,600 Sustainable Choices products, in stores and online in Asia, making it easier for customers to find products that best suit their needs while contributing to a better world. 

Every year, A.S. Watson serves 5.5 billion customers via its O+O (Offline plus Online) platform so it’s critical to engage and inspire our customers to do good to the planet with us. Besides providing Sustainable Choices products, we’ve been running a wide variety of programs that encourage customers to lead a sustainable lifestyle. In Europe, Superdrug is the first U.K. retailer to provide customers with a solution to recycle empty medicine blister packs in over 200 pharmacies. Thanks to the “Little Packs, Big Impact” recycling initiative, over 4.8 million blister packs have been recycled weighing over 10,000 kg. Meanwhile, at The Perfume Shop, for every perfume bottle that customers recycle, it donates the cost of planting one tree and its target is to plant 1 million trees by 2030.

In Asia, Watsons has rolled out a region-wide plastic containers recycling program to Go Green with its customers. In collaboration with supplier partners such as P&G and L'Oréal, over 1 million plastic containers have been collected and diverted from landfills and re-processed through local NGOs and recyclers in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, and the Philippines. 

Ngai concluded, “A.S. Watson Greener Stores Global Framework is just a kick-off of our greener journey together with our customers as we continue to roll out initiatives to make our stores around the world more sustainable. We want to lead by example in setting a new benchmark for health and beauty retail, inspiring more businesses to follow suit and create more greener stores that help transform retail towards making a positive impact on the planet.” 

An important message of hope at 2022 Sustainability Summit

Procter & Gamble recently announced that it hosted its 2022 Sustainability Summit for the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa (AMA) region. Built on the theme “Hope for our Home”, the Summit explored how corporations, non-profit organisations, governments and the wider community can work together to drive real change, bring hope to the world, and make it a better place to live. 

Hosted virtually, the event featured world-renowned Ethologist and Conservationist Dr Jane Goodall, Circulate Capital Ocean Fund chief executive Rob Kaplan, as well as United Nations Development Programme Goodwill Ambassador, Dia Mirza, who came together to address key issues surrounding climate change.

At the summit, Dr Jane Goodall debunked the belief that corporations and non-profit organisations are standing at opposite sides. In a fireside chat with P&G Chief Brand Officer, Marc Pritchard, she shared that large corporations like P&G can take positive steps forward, create ripple effects around the globe, and encourage more consumers to take small, sustainable actions in their everyday lives. 

“With annual GDP growth seemingly more important than our grandchildren’s future, the time is now to choose what sort of impact we can make. As more and more organizations like P&G drive change and join forces, there is hope. It’s time to get a new mindset and to see things differently. Everything is connected, and every one of us can make a difference," said Dr Jane Goodall.

During the Summit, P&G also announced regional progress made toward its Ambition 2030 Goals. With P&G President for Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Magesvaran Suranjan, announcing the following progress made:

  • In May 2021, P&G pledged to launch 12 pilot reforestation projects in 12 months for its Forests for Good initiative. P&G has since launched more than 20 pilot reforestation projects in areas including the Jebal Ali Reserve Mangrove Forest in UAE, the Sierra Madre Mountain Range Forest in Philippines, the Embu Region in Kenya, along with other AMA countries including Uganda, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand.
  • P&G will continue investments in programs to conserve landscapes, protect species, and improve sustainable farming practices. These include working with the World Wildlife Fund Malaysia and the Emirates Marine Environmental Group in UAE to protect the Malayan Tiger and the endangered Hawksbill Sea Turtle respectively. P&G established a Smallholder Farmers Program across palm plantations in Malaysia since 2018, to help improve sustainable farming practices and the wellbeing of farmers, their families, and communities.  
  • P&G has declared its commitment to run more than 85% of its plants across AMA on purchased renewable electricity by the end of 2022. To date, P&G has already achieved 87% with its AMA manufacturing sites. 
  • Apart from 100% of P&G’s manufacturing sites being Zero Waste to Landfill, including the Philippines’ Cabuyao Manufacturing Plant, the company has also celebrated a significant milestone of having its first Zero Waste office in AMA, located in the Dubai site. P&G will progressively have more of these Zero Waste offices across the AMA region.
  • P&G has announced support for the Jane Goodall Institute and its flagship Roots & Shoots Program, which encourages and enables youth action to implement projects within P&G and in local communities that help animals and the planet.

Magesvaran Suranjan said: “We are fully committed to making a positive impact in the world and creating a sustainable future for generations to come. By integrating sustainability into the way that we do business every day, all of us at P&G are empowered to make a meaningful difference for our environment.”

P&G AMA’s Executive Sponsor of Sustainability, and Senior Vice President of P&G Japan, Standa Vecera commented: “We’ve already made significant progress over the past 10 years to reduce the environmental impact from our operations, and we know that we can do more. P&G has also set an ambition toward net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040 and will continue to step up with science-based targets to guide our efforts in being a Force for Good.” 

Circulate Capital Ocean Fund CEO Rob Kaplan, and Actor, Producer and United Nations Environment Goodwill Ambassador, Dia Mirza, also shared their thoughts on encouraging sustainable actions 

Rob Kaplan commented, "Nobody can stay on the side line. Sustainability is a team sport. It has to be at the core of both the company strategy and the operations in order to drive meaningful change. By working together there is hope. "

Dia Mirza said: "The Sustainable Development Goals are the North Star and if they are adopted and implemented everywhere we have a genuine chance of solving some of the biggest problems we face within this decade. Brands find a way into so many hearts and homes. If more brands like P&G leverage their power to drive change, there is hope for the planet."

P&G has set a new ambition to achieve net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across its operations and supply chain, from raw material to retailer, by 2040 as well as interim 2030 goals to make meaningful progress this decade.

Exclusively distributed by one of the Philippines’ largest distributors of beauty and hair care products, ‘New Summit Colors Distribution Inc.,’ Cynos Inside Hair Care is the ultimate provider of hair care products for general consumers, salons, and barbershops. 

Summer care for nails and hair

Our nails and hair empower us; whether we go full blast on color or go polish-free or probably in love with nude shades, our nails and hair provide us with confidence and the feeling that we can rule the world. We may be doing this for fun, self-love, or just routine maintenance, but we all know that well-kept and healthy nails and hair are worth the investment, especially during the summer season, where our nails and require nourishment and hydration.

For this, CND offers its award-winning cuticle oil, dubbed as SolarOilTM, as it is known to drive nutrients deeper to the nail bed, creating more robust, healthier nails and hydrated cuticle area. This world-renowned beauty oil is infused with jojoba oil and vitamin E, making it an excellent fit to keep your nails and surrounding skin hydrated even after your beach session. It is available in Nail Addik by Creative Nails branches in the metro.

Furthermore, if we can go any morbid, exposure to the sun can cause vertical ridges in your nails. To prevent this, RescueRXXTM is there to help repair damaged nails with the power of Keratin protein and moisturizing jojoba oil. This clinically tested nail treatment is available in Cait & Ping Nail Salon located at BF Homes Paranaque. Cap off the care for your hands with CND’s Almond Hydrating Lotion, hand and body lotion that quickly absorbs into the skin, a moisture product for the season as it contains a whipped blend of jojoba oil and vitamin E. CND’s nail care essentials also available online on Lazada, Shopee, Zalora, and their official website of New Summit Colors.

Exclusively distributed by one of the Philippines’ largest distributors of beauty and hair care products, New Summit Colors Distribution Inc., Cynos Inside Hair Care is a provider of hair care products for general consumers, salons and barbershops. Its hero product is Morocco Argan Oil or liquid gold, ideal for moisturizing hair, skin, and nails. Its portfolio includes moisture shampoos, vitality conditioners, hair care for curls, aftercare for rebond and keratin salon services, and anti-brassy purple shampoo and conditioner.

Argan oil presents an exceptional percentage of essential fatty acids, one of which is linoleic acid (omega 6), ensuring the repair and defense of the hair and skin. The essential fatty acids fight against drying, dehydrating, and the loss of elasticity which encourage the appearance of wrinkles. Vitamin E protects the cell membranes against lipid oxidization and thus slows down the process of hair and skin aging.

Biodegradable cleaning brushes

Cleaning brushes used at home are usually made of plastic. But if you want to kickstart your sustainable lifestyle, going plastic-free in your household is one of the easiest ways to do it.

The Good Trade PH produces reusable cleaning brushes that are made of natural, biodegradable materials like coconut husks. Using such can help minimize the use of plastic cleaning tools at home.

Glass storage jars 

Glass storage jars have become a symbol for zero waste movement, and for all the good reasons. MR.DIY offers glass jars that are useful and great eco-friendly alternatives from single use plastic containers, and can be used as storage for your everyday food items. 

Repurposed Bags

Of course you can also go green in your fashion sense. Sustainable fashion brand Likha Lokal takes pride in offering handmade style items like purses, hair scrunchies and drink holders from fabric scraps. Not only are they sustainable, but also stylish.


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Hair spa shampoo bar

Shampoo bars of any haircare products in soap forms are good for the environment because they help you minimize the use of shampoo plastic bottles. Refraining from using plastic bottles is a good way of incororating sustainability in your lifestyle.

There are a lot of shampoo bars in the market right now, such as ones from Filipino beauty brand Organic Artisan Lab, which is known for using ingredients from plants and fruits which are certified organic and natural based on the standards in Australia. 

Sustainable Mugs 

If you think you cannot incorporate going green into your love for coffee, then you are wrong. Enjoy your cup of coffee or tea using these stainless bamboo mugs by Frankie General Store, and ditch your habits of buying coffee that comes in plastic cups.   

Reusable food containers

Whether you’re storing pantry staples or leftovers, food containers are useful for any occasion. Food containers play the most crucial role in ensuring food safety. These are good options because they protect the food from contamination, improve the shelf life of the product, and maintain the freshness of the food items.  

Reusable kitchen towel

Reusable towels is a fantastic alternative to disposable paper towels, because using it it means less trash. Kitchen towels are ideal for achieving your waste-free cooking area. These cloths can also be used as hand and face napkins.

Animal cruelty-free nail polish

The best thing about sustainable choices are they're guaranteed safe. Cathy Kathy nail polish does not contain animal ingredients, making it possible for you to contribute lessen animal cruelty. It also does not have formaldehyde, parabens, fragrances and phthalates for safe and beautiful nails.


Dustbin and eco-friendly garbage bag

Having dustbins and garbage bags in the corners of your house keep your home cleaner and safer for the family. Garbage bags are useful for messy or wet trash, such as food waste. MR.DIY’s eco-friendly material can also be used to wrap garbage in order to reduce odor, which can help your zero-waste lifestyle. 

Simple, eco-friendly items for your home can help you switch your lifestyle into a sustainable one, you just have to be conscious with your decisions and choices even in the most basic house chores. 

Bottle brush set

Need to get into a tight spot to clean? Bottle brushes are essential because they can reach deep into the bottle of deep objects such as non-dishwasher safe glassware. This helpful item can help you clean a variety of bottles, from small baby containers to tall tumblers. A bottle brush set is the perfect zero-waste tool for the job. It is great for tall bottles, baby bottles and even coffee pots.

Shoes from reimagined plastic waste

Headlining the collection are two updated interpretations of the iconic Nizza silhouette - the Nizza Parley Hi and Nizza Parley Lo.
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Adidas Originals and long-time partner Parley for the Oceans return with a collection of iconic styles, reimagined for a better tomorrow. From the Superstar to the Stan Smith, the Nizza to the Forum, and many more, over the past several decades adidas’ icons have left their mark on the sneaker world. This season, the brand with the Three Stripes and Parley have come together to bring these signature looks firmly into the future.

Already timeless in their own right, each sneaker in the Spring/Summer 2022 collection has been made with a yarn which contains at least 50% Parley Ocean Plastic — re-imagined plastic waste, intercepted on remote islands, beaches, coastal communities and shorelines, preventing it from polluting our ocean. The other 50% of the yarn is recycled polyester. Serving as just one of the innovations that represent adidas’ commitment to help End Plastic Waste, effortless style and progress come together for a collection where every step makes a difference.

Headlining the collection are two updated interpretations of the iconic Nizza silhouette: the Nizza Parley Hi and Nizza Parley Lo. A more efficient approach to material construction, both pairs are composed of wrapped webbing which is assembled layer by layer to minimize waste in the production process. The rest of the collection then plays host to a series of innovative takes on the Superstar, Nizza Hi, Stan Smith, ZX 8000, Forum Mid, Forum Low, and NMD_R1, as well as two women’s exclusives: the Forum Bold W and Nizza Platform W. Made-up in sleek black and white colorways, each sneaker is one is one step toward helping waste to not stay waste.

Accompanying the launch of the collection is a timeless campaign. Daringly stripped back in execution, the campaign images revel in the grey area in between; demonstrating that style and progress don’t have to be mutually exclusive. A confident expression of adidas’ design language, brought into a fresh new context, the composition draws on the collection’s inherently modern nature.

Today’s icons, made for tomorrow. The adidas Originals by Parley Spring/Summer 2022 collection arrives on April 22nd with rollout scheduled across different markets throughout the coming months.

Enjoy summer in full color

Global apparel retailer Uniqlo launches its color collection this month. “Clothes are meant to be joyful and we encourage everyone to express their creativity when dressing up this summer. Our wide color palette means our customers can mix and match the pieces according to their personalities. This stays true to our philosophy of LifeWear, which espouses creating clothing that’s universal in design and comfort, and made for everyone, everywhere,” said Georgette Jalasco, Uniqlo Philippines’ Vice President, Marketing.

If you’re going to the beaches of Palawan and Boracay, wear the Stretch Slim Fit Shorts in beige to mimic the beauty of the sandy beaches. Its sleek cut, design and fabric is perfect for a refined look while walking by the shoreline. Add color to your outfit with the U AIRism Cotton Crew Neck Oversized T-Shirt in purple. The shirt’s color complement the shorts. Its AIRism material allows you to keep cool and comfortable even under the sun.

Find an element of your destination and use it as a jumping point for your look. If you’re going hiking at the Masungi Georeserve this summer, you can be inspired by rock formations, the clear blue skies, or even flowers. The women’s Supima Cotton Crew Neck Short Sleeve T Shirt is a good choice, especially in pink, as the vibrant color can be seen in the flowers you’re sure to encounter. This shirt is made with Supima cotton, described as the world’s finest for its premium feel, for that elegant feel even in nature. You may also pair it with the Linen Cotton Shorts in blue for that cool and light feeling during this warm summer season.

Light colors are suitable for summer because they reflect heat and keep bodies cool. Dining al fresco in the city is perfect for laughing the afternoon away with loved ones, enjoying refreshing drinks, and dog-watching, so choose colors to keep you feeling clean and comfortable. Explore the dining destinations of Eastwood, Kapitolyo, Maginhawa, or Aguirre in BF Homes in the Mercerized Cotton Short Sleeve Mini Dress in green. The A-line cut gives it both a casual feel and a stylish silhouette. It’s also a versatile dress that can be worn on its own or layered. 

White and yellow are always safe options if you just want to relax and keep cool. These are the best options if you want to lounge at any of the parks in Makati. The Ayala Triangle Gardens has benches, over a hundred trees, and space to unwind. Makati also has smaller parks around the central business district: the Washington Sycip Park is a quiet haven for soul-searching, the Legazpi Active Park has a jogging path, and the Jaime C. Velasquez Park features a children’s playground.

Breathe in the fresh air with the men’s Dry Pique Short Sleeve Polo Shirt in yellow. The yellow gives a light and breezy vibe, especially during hot days. Its dry function was added to further enhance the smooth and comfortable feel. This goes well with the Chino Shorts, which come in a relaxed cut. The finely-brushed cotton twill fabric is also comfortable and soft to the touch. This ensemble is refreshing to the eyes.

Those who like to express themselves can go for something vivid, like the Mercerized Cotton V Neck A Line Sleeveless Dress. Pink is eye-catching and effortlessly stylish. This is best showcased in a vibrant location such as the Bonifacio Global City. The cosmopolitan hub is also home to five-star hotels and cozy homestays for that relaxing staycation. The dress is versatile and can be worn as a casual garment while relaxing in a hotel’s luxurious bed.

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