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CK ONE launches their Fall 2020 capsule collection
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CK ONE launches their Fall 2020 capsule collection

Fashion A tribute to individuality and the freedom of self-expression, the CK ONE collection showcases a range of energetic, enigmatic visuals that explore the many aspects of self, we challenge norms - race and gender identity, sexual orientation, age and body type - and through dialogue, education, and brand action, we unite as one.     The CK ONE collection is shot by a group of talented photographers including: Ryan McGinley, Stevie Dance, Bibi Borthwick. These images capture both Calvin Klein’s latest Underwear and Jeans styles redefined for a new generation. The imagery is a unique, stripped back perspective of Fall 2020 Calvin Klein and starts a very cool group of models.   You can now shop the collection at https://www.calvinklein.nl   A tribute to individuality and the freedom of self-expression, the CK ONE collection showcases a range of energetic, enigmatic visuals that explore the many aspects of self, we challenge norms - race and gender identity, sexual orientation, age and body type - and through dialogue, education, and brand action, we unite as one.     The CK ONE collection is shot by a group of talented photographers including: Ryan McGinley, Stevie Dance, Bibi Borthwick. These images capture both Calvin Klein’s latest Underwear and Jeans styles redefined for a new generation. The imagery is a unique, stripped back perspective of Fall 2020 Calvin Klein and starts a very cool group of models.   You can now shop the collection at https://www.calvinklein.nl  

In conversation with  Per Axen
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In conversation with Per Axen

Fashion Continuing their work towards a more responsible design process, Weekday is proud to launch a 100% recyclable and 100% biodegradable* denim set, as part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Jeans Redesign project.   Jeans have always been a core Weekday product, they are the foundation of most wardrobes, they’re timeless, genderless and an everyday basic but unfortunately the processes that goes into making them often creates both waste and pollution. Through this project, Weekday along with 50+ other brands, uses new solutions and processes to ensure garment durability, material health, recyclability and traceability when creating denim pieces.   Made from sturdy blend of post-consumer waste cotton and organic cotton; Klean Jeans and Milton Denim Jacket were designed to last. Using as little material as possible to create the pieces, the Weekday design team looked into every detail, making sure they used the best, most durable and sustainable options possible. The ambition is now that both pieces will last for a very long time before being passed on or recycled when they reach end of life with their first owner.   “For us, this isn’t a one off , we are now looking at how we can be more e cient and responsible within all our design practices.” says Per Axen, Responsible Denim Designer at Weekday. “We really had to think about every detail, such as trims, fabric even packaging, and now that we have done this, we will look into how we can take these learnings and bring them into future designs. For example, we are super excited about the fact that we have now started using post-consumer/industrial waste cotton in all our denim products for SS21”.   20% post-consumer waste cotton 80% organic cotton, 100% recyclable, 100% biodegradable* - Available October 22   We had a delight speaking with Per Axe about the collection.     How important do you think sustainability is becoming, and how do you incorporate it within your brand?   Sustainability is a huge focus for us. When it comes to being a responsible business, there’s alwaysmore to be done. Today we are testing and investigating new ways of production, for example producing more collections on demand, instead of saturating the market with too many products. We also have a collection that we produce yearly called Re-made, which we create with unsold pieces from older collections.   Jeans have always been a core Weekday product, they are the foundation of most wardrobes, they’retimeless, genderless and an everyday basic but unfortunately the processes that goes into making them often creates both waste and pollution. Through this project, with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, we were able to truly shift from a linear process into a circular design process. In a circular model, resources stay in use for as long as possible before being recycled into new products, the new products also stay in use as long as possible before being recycled, again and again.   Moving forward we will continue to find innovating solutions on how to create a more responsible assortment, using less water and no chemicals.       Who are you and what is your profession?   My name Per Axe and I’m the Responsible Denim Designer, Menswear at Weekday. I’m originally from Varberg, a small town on the Swedish west coast. After studying fashion design at The Swedish School of Textiles in Borås I started working as a designer for both men and women. My focus has been on denim during the last six years. I live in Stockholm, Sweden, and have been at Weekday since 2011.     What can we look forward to from Weekday to come in the future?   The aim is to use the learnings from this project to become fully circular in all our production processes, in the future.   We are now looking at how we can be more efficient and responsible within all our design practices. With this project, we really had to think about every detail, such as trims, fabric, fit and even packaging, and now that we have done this, we will look into how we can take these learnings and bring them into future designs. For example, we are super excited about the fact that we have now started using post-consumer/industrial waste cotton in all our denim products for SS21     How do you think Covid-19 will affect the fashion industry both long-term and short- term? How do you see the impact of Corona crisis on the general perception of fashion?   For us, we have used this time to reinvent how we do what we do. Because of limitations due tolockdowns, we’ve really had to be more creative than ever when it comes to how we create collections and how we share them with our customers. For example, we have been working more with our Store Made Studio collections, where we take current unsold products and rework them in fun ways to create unique pieces as well as sharing with our customers tips and tricks, they can use at home to reinvent their wardrobe. We’ve also had to operate more flexibly across the value chain, for example break down processes between product teams and rethink the need for office meetings and travel.     Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your resume.   I have a creative studio where I do textile experiments. I share the space with a furniture designer, some artists and another designer. It’s a creative and fun place to be. I also just bought a wooden boat, so I’ll be spending a lot of free time fixing it up and sailing.     What is the most important thing to you when thinking of the future?   I think a lot about being able to make positive and sustainable change within the fashion industry. A lot of the work we do now, at Weekday, is about fundamentally challenging the perception of waste, from an unwanted thing to a valuable resource. I think this is the future, thinking in a circular way in all that we do.     What has been a longtime dream of yours? After already achieving so much.   I feel like I’m living one of my dreams, but I guess the big dream is freedom. Freedom in all that I do;economic freedom, creative freedom, freedom to live and work from anywhere. I think culture and creativity are an essential part of sustainable development because innovation needs the space to implementing new ideas. My dream is to spend more time in my studio or other places where I can be free to test different ideas.     Tell us more about the new campaign: THE FUTURE IS CIRCULAR.   We really wanted to join the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Jeans Redesign project because circular design is the future. We are therefore very proud to launch this 100% recyclable and 100% biodegradable (when you remove the buttons) denim set.   With this project we are shifting from a linear process into a circular design proces, which feels fantastic. In a circular model, resources stay in use for as long as possible before being recycled into new products, the new products also stay in use as long as possible before being recycled, again and again.   Since denim is one of our core categories it felt natural for us to start with that and to be in the forefront, when designing our denim assortment. This project has been a great challenge, because we have learned so much. When designing our next denim assortment, we have taken a lot of learnings from this project, to make sure we design and develop denim products that will last for many years, and at the same time have as low of an impact as possible on the environment. To give you one example: in all denim, starting SS21 we will use post- consumer/industrial waste cotton. We think about all the details, how can we be better – not only through the Redesign project but with everything we do. Continuing their work towards a more responsible design process, Weekday is proud to launch a 100% recyclable and 100% biodegradable* denim set, as part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Jeans Redesign project.   Jeans have always been a core Weekday product, they are the foundation of most wardrobes, they’re timeless, genderless and an everyday basic but unfortunately the processes that goes into making them often creates both waste and pollution. Through this project, Weekday along with 50+ other brands, uses new solutions and processes to ensure garment durability, material health, recyclability and traceability when creating denim pieces.   Made from sturdy blend of post-consumer waste cotton and organic cotton; Klean Jeans and Milton Denim Jacket were designed to last. Using as little material as possible to create the pieces, the Weekday design team looked into every detail, making sure they used the best, most durable and sustainable options possible. The ambition is now that both pieces will last for a very long time before being passed on or recycled when they reach end of life with their first owner.   “For us, this isn’t a one off , we are now looking at how we can be more e cient and responsible within all our design practices.” says Per Axen, Responsible Denim Designer at Weekday. “We really had to think about every detail, such as trims, fabric even packaging, and now that we have done this, we will look into how we can take these learnings and bring them into future designs. For example, we are super excited about the fact that we have now started using post-consumer/industrial waste cotton in all our denim products for SS21”.   20% post-consumer waste cotton 80% organic cotton, 100% recyclable, 100% biodegradable* - Available October 22   We had a delight speaking with Per Axe about the collection.     How important do you think sustainability is becoming, and how do you incorporate it within your brand?   Sustainability is a huge focus for us. When it comes to being a responsible business, there’s alwaysmore to be done. Today we are testing and investigating new ways of production, for example producing more collections on demand, instead of saturating the market with too many products. We also have a collection that we produce yearly called Re-made, which we create with unsold pieces from older collections.   Jeans have always been a core Weekday product, they are the foundation of most wardrobes, they’retimeless, genderless and an everyday basic but unfortunately the processes that goes into making them often creates both waste and pollution. Through this project, with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, we were able to truly shift from a linear process into a circular design process. In a circular model, resources stay in use for as long as possible before being recycled into new products, the new products also stay in use as long as possible before being recycled, again and again.   Moving forward we will continue to find innovating solutions on how to create a more responsible assortment, using less water and no chemicals.       Who are you and what is your profession?   My name Per Axe and I’m the Responsible Denim Designer, Menswear at Weekday. I’m originally from Varberg, a small town on the Swedish west coast. After studying fashion design at The Swedish School of Textiles in Borås I started working as a designer for both men and women. My focus has been on denim during the last six years. I live in Stockholm, Sweden, and have been at Weekday since 2011.     What can we look forward to from Weekday to come in the future?   The aim is to use the learnings from this project to become fully circular in all our production processes, in the future.   We are now looking at how we can be more efficient and responsible within all our design practices. With this project, we really had to think about every detail, such as trims, fabric, fit and even packaging, and now that we have done this, we will look into how we can take these learnings and bring them into future designs. For example, we are super excited about the fact that we have now started using post-consumer/industrial waste cotton in all our denim products for SS21     How do you think Covid-19 will affect the fashion industry both long-term and short- term? How do you see the impact of Corona crisis on the general perception of fashion?   For us, we have used this time to reinvent how we do what we do. Because of limitations due tolockdowns, we’ve really had to be more creative than ever when it comes to how we create collections and how we share them with our customers. For example, we have been working more with our Store Made Studio collections, where we take current unsold products and rework them in fun ways to create unique pieces as well as sharing with our customers tips and tricks, they can use at home to reinvent their wardrobe. We’ve also had to operate more flexibly across the value chain, for example break down processes between product teams and rethink the need for office meetings and travel.     Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your resume.   I have a creative studio where I do textile experiments. I share the space with a furniture designer, some artists and another designer. It’s a creative and fun place to be. I also just bought a wooden boat, so I’ll be spending a lot of free time fixing it up and sailing.     What is the most important thing to you when thinking of the future?   I think a lot about being able to make positive and sustainable change within the fashion industry. A lot of the work we do now, at Weekday, is about fundamentally challenging the perception of waste, from an unwanted thing to a valuable resource. I think this is the future, thinking in a circular way in all that we do.     What has been a longtime dream of yours? After already achieving so much.   I feel like I’m living one of my dreams, but I guess the big dream is freedom. Freedom in all that I do;economic freedom, creative freedom, freedom to live and work from anywhere. I think culture and creativity are an essential part of sustainable development because innovation needs the space to implementing new ideas. My dream is to spend more time in my studio or other places where I can be free to test different ideas.     Tell us more about the new campaign: THE FUTURE IS CIRCULAR.   We really wanted to join the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Jeans Redesign project because circular design is the future. We are therefore very proud to launch this 100% recyclable and 100% biodegradable (when you remove the buttons) denim set.   With this project we are shifting from a linear process into a circular design proces, which feels fantastic. In a circular model, resources stay in use for as long as possible before being recycled into new products, the new products also stay in use as long as possible before being recycled, again and again.   Since denim is one of our core categories it felt natural for us to start with that and to be in the forefront, when designing our denim assortment. This project has been a great challenge, because we have learned so much. When designing our next denim assortment, we have taken a lot of learnings from this project, to make sure we design and develop denim products that will last for many years, and at the same time have as low of an impact as possible on the environment. To give you one example: in all denim, starting SS21 we will use post- consumer/industrial waste cotton. We think about all the details, how can we be better – not only through the Redesign project but with everything we do.

Calvin Klein LAUNCHES one future. #CKone
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Calvin Klein LAUNCHES one future. #CKone

Fashion   Calvin Klein launched their latest campaign ‘one future’ as part of #ckone. The campaign features young and powerful voices. For over 25 years, ck one has embodied youth culture. It all started 25 years ago with the unisex fragrance. In its latest brand campaign, one future #ckone, Calvin Klein curates powerful young voices captured by a vanguard of photographers. Shot against the backdrop of their hometowns, eleven individuals are captured in their everyday environments, speaking to their individual experiences, perspectives, and hopes. They are the voices of a generation united by one future. The dedicated platform Calvin Klein created celebrates expression and individuality.   CK ONE is giving a platform to young talents who are expressing their personal stories with the campaign, which is something we connect to easily and stand behind fully. We  find it very inspiring. You can read more about the featured youth  as well as see the images of all of them bellow. The campaign is truly something that stands out to us, especially in the current difficult times.    "We all have our own path and we create our own story. Make sure to be proud of who you  are and use your voice, even if told otherwise. Self-expression and individuality are very important." - Timotej Letonja     TONI BRAVO, 20, LONG BEACH, CA A native of Long Beach, California, Toni Bravo is a multifaceted creator with a passion for storytelling and depicting diverse points of view. Roller-skating has greatly impacted her life by giving her a sense of community. She also loves music, drawing and reselling vintage clothing. Toni is currently studying Film.    “Something I would like to change in the world would be perspective.”     JACE MITCHELL, 21, CROWHEART, WY Born and raised in Crowheart, Wyoming, Jace Mitchel is a rancher who bought his first cattle at 16. He is passionate about his work on the ranch and his small rural community. He wants the ranching community to be preserved so his daughter can continue to experience it as she grows. Working with animals has taught him patience.    “Everyone’s story is different than yours.” –Jace       LEX BAUTISTA, 22, EL PASO, TX Lex Bautista likes to sing and play the violin. They were born in California but has lived in El Paso since they were three. Lex is highly involved in the local community and is passionate about LGBTQIA+ issues as well as immigration as El Paso is a border city.    “Don't be afraid to change your mind. It doesn't make you any less of what you were before. If anything, you're growing as a person.”     CHRIS GOMEZ, 18, CORAL SPRINGS, FL Born and raised in Coral Springs, Florida, Chris Gomez was greatly impacted by the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Since then, he and his friends have been much more involved politically.    “We’ve been promised a better future for a long time. We want something more.”     JAWN DAVIS, 24, COMPTON, CA Born and raised in Los Angeles, Jawn Davis spent most of his life in Compton. He has a passion for skateboarding and would love to make it a career. He also enjoys creating music, bringing his artistic visions to life through his various creative outlets such as painting and repurposing thrifted clothes with embroidery for his friends.    “I feel like now everyone is more aware of what is really going on.”      TING TAI, 21, BALTIMORE, MD Ting Tai grew up in Memphis, Tennessee before moving to Baltimore where she has lived for the past 13 years with her family. Ting is Asian-American/Malaysian-Chinese and is passionate about increasing representation of marginalized groups. She also enjoys art and photography and is currently in her sophomore year at Howard Community College where she is studying environmental science.    “If I had seen more representation growing up, it would have helped me to be more comfortable with who I am today and get to where I am now faster.”      JUAN PAUL FLORES VAZQUEZ, 21, EL PASO, TX Juan Paul was born in Mexico and migrated to Modesto, California where he was raised. Juan became a DACA recipient at age 16 and moved to El Paso, Texas a year ago to pursue his dreams of becoming a filmmaker. He is currently working at a call center to support himself while working on film projects and learning from various directors in the El Paso film community. He wants to continue writing and directing projects inspired by real people and experiences.    “I’m 21 years old, and I won’t be able to vote.”   Calvin Klein launched their latest campaign ‘one future’ as part of #ckone. The campaign features young and powerful voices. For over 25 years, ck one has embodied youth culture. It all started 25 years ago with the unisex fragrance. In its latest brand campaign, one future #ckone, Calvin Klein curates powerful young voices captured by a vanguard of photographers. Shot against the backdrop of their hometowns, eleven individuals are captured in their everyday environments, speaking to their individual experiences, perspectives, and hopes. They are the voices of a generation united by one future. The dedicated platform Calvin Klein created celebrates expression and individuality.   CK ONE is giving a platform to young talents who are expressing their personal stories with the campaign, which is something we connect to easily and stand behind fully. We  find it very inspiring. You can read more about the featured youth  as well as see the images of all of them bellow. The campaign is truly something that stands out to us, especially in the current difficult times.    "We all have our own path and we create our own story. Make sure to be proud of who you  are and use your voice, even if told otherwise. Self-expression and individuality are very important." - Timotej Letonja     TONI BRAVO, 20, LONG BEACH, CA A native of Long Beach, California, Toni Bravo is a multifaceted creator with a passion for storytelling and depicting diverse points of view. Roller-skating has greatly impacted her life by giving her a sense of community. She also loves music, drawing and reselling vintage clothing. Toni is currently studying Film.    “Something I would like to change in the world would be perspective.”     JACE MITCHELL, 21, CROWHEART, WY Born and raised in Crowheart, Wyoming, Jace Mitchel is a rancher who bought his first cattle at 16. He is passionate about his work on the ranch and his small rural community. He wants the ranching community to be preserved so his daughter can continue to experience it as she grows. Working with animals has taught him patience.    “Everyone’s story is different than yours.” –Jace       LEX BAUTISTA, 22, EL PASO, TX Lex Bautista likes to sing and play the violin. They were born in California but has lived in El Paso since they were three. Lex is highly involved in the local community and is passionate about LGBTQIA+ issues as well as immigration as El Paso is a border city.    “Don't be afraid to change your mind. It doesn't make you any less of what you were before. If anything, you're growing as a person.”     CHRIS GOMEZ, 18, CORAL SPRINGS, FL Born and raised in Coral Springs, Florida, Chris Gomez was greatly impacted by the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Since then, he and his friends have been much more involved politically.    “We’ve been promised a better future for a long time. We want something more.”     JAWN DAVIS, 24, COMPTON, CA Born and raised in Los Angeles, Jawn Davis spent most of his life in Compton. He has a passion for skateboarding and would love to make it a career. He also enjoys creating music, bringing his artistic visions to life through his various creative outlets such as painting and repurposing thrifted clothes with embroidery for his friends.    “I feel like now everyone is more aware of what is really going on.”      TING TAI, 21, BALTIMORE, MD Ting Tai grew up in Memphis, Tennessee before moving to Baltimore where she has lived for the past 13 years with her family. Ting is Asian-American/Malaysian-Chinese and is passionate about increasing representation of marginalized groups. She also enjoys art and photography and is currently in her sophomore year at Howard Community College where she is studying environmental science.    “If I had seen more representation growing up, it would have helped me to be more comfortable with who I am today and get to where I am now faster.”      JUAN PAUL FLORES VAZQUEZ, 21, EL PASO, TX Juan Paul was born in Mexico and migrated to Modesto, California where he was raised. Juan became a DACA recipient at age 16 and moved to El Paso, Texas a year ago to pursue his dreams of becoming a filmmaker. He is currently working at a call center to support himself while working on film projects and learning from various directors in the El Paso film community. He wants to continue writing and directing projects inspired by real people and experiences.    “I’m 21 years old, and I won’t be able to vote.”

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In conversation with Alex Hosking
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In conversation with Alex Hosking

Music Alex Hosking has enjoyed a great 2020 on the music front despite the tough times artists have had to endure this year. Following her single ‘Fake Friends’ with PS1, which hit the UK Top 20 singles, Alex teams up with fresh talent Famba and Jake Tarry to provide vocals for the irresistible ‘Know You Best’. We spoke with her about the track, her year so far, and future plans….     LISTEN TO "KNOW YOU BEST" HERE:  https://open.spotify.com/track/5TLkeAR5ZgSnW0yplmtnnH?si=JngqQF77Qi2wKdBgy1afYg     Hi Alex, thanks for taking the time to speak to us! How’s life been for you this year?   Hey! Thanks for having me! This year has been bizarre, as it has been for the whole world. I'm so thankful to have had lots of new music come out. That has made this year good.   How are you finding this period of time in terms of your creativity? Are you spending more time experimenting and working on new sounds or using the time to give yourself a break and spend time with loved ones?   I’m normally travelling so much that I end up living out of a suitcase for most of the year. As luck would have it, I flew home from Amsterdam at the start of the year to be with my family in Australia, so it was the perfect place for me during lockdown. I could be with my family but also keep working from there. I feel like I got the best of both worlds. Being forced to stay home was great for family time, and it gave me a great excuse to just create by myself, which is how I originally started writing music. I'm so excited with all the new songs I've got for you.    Talk to us about your new single, ‘Know You Best’, a collaboration with Famba & Jake Tarry. How did the collaboration come about?   We were all in Amsterdam during The ADE conference last year. It is such a fun festival I got to meet so many amazing new friends and collaborators.   You sing on the track, did you write those lyrics and if so, what was the message behind them?   Yes, I did write the lyrics! During the ADE conference I happened to go on a date with someone, and we just hit it off! The song's inspiration comes from connecting with someone and just wanting to know everything about them.    You’ve had a great year in terms of releases, including featuring on PS1’s ‘Fake Friends’ which hit the UK Top 20 chart. What do you attribute to that success? Have you changed the way you work or tried to move in a different direction?   Thanks! I wrote and sung the song 3 years ago. Producer Mark Alston ended up sending it to PS1 and it was turned into a dance track (originally, I wrote it as a slow pop hip hop jam!).    I used to focus a lot more of my time writing for other artists, but now I am focusing mainly on writing for myself and for DJs that I want to collaborate with. I’m also focusing on writing and singing music that is happy and makes people want to dance. We have had so much stress this year I just want to make music that people can enjoy and use as an escape.   You’re from Australia but currently reside in the UK, what was the thinking behind that move and do you think the UK is more receptive to your sound?   I have been travelling around the world practically non-stop for the past four years. Off the back of my success with PS1 and our song ‘Fake Friends’, setting up in the UK for the time being made the most sense. However, my next stop is Amsterdam for sure! I normally spend a lot of time there anyway as my publishing team’s main office is in Amsterdam. I am sure I will be there soon!     Do you have any advice you’d like to share with aspiring songwriters?   Write what makes you happy! You might aim to write a ballad and it comes out like an upbeat dance song and that's okay! Just keep writing! Consistency is key!    What plans do you have for the rest of the year? Any projects that our readers should look out for?   I am working on lots of amazing new songs and working with some other cool DJs, so be sure to follow on Instagram to keep up to date with everything!       Alex Hosking has enjoyed a great 2020 on the music front despite the tough times artists have had to endure this year. Following her single ‘Fake Friends’ with PS1, which hit the UK Top 20 singles, Alex teams up with fresh talent Famba and Jake Tarry to provide vocals for the irresistible ‘Know You Best’. We spoke with her about the track, her year so far, and future plans….     LISTEN TO "KNOW YOU BEST" HERE:  https://open.spotify.com/track/5TLkeAR5ZgSnW0yplmtnnH?si=JngqQF77Qi2wKdBgy1afYg     Hi Alex, thanks for taking the time to speak to us! How’s life been for you this year?   Hey! Thanks for having me! This year has been bizarre, as it has been for the whole world. I'm so thankful to have had lots of new music come out. That has made this year good.   How are you finding this period of time in terms of your creativity? Are you spending more time experimenting and working on new sounds or using the time to give yourself a break and spend time with loved ones?   I’m normally travelling so much that I end up living out of a suitcase for most of the year. As luck would have it, I flew home from Amsterdam at the start of the year to be with my family in Australia, so it was the perfect place for me during lockdown. I could be with my family but also keep working from there. I feel like I got the best of both worlds. Being forced to stay home was great for family time, and it gave me a great excuse to just create by myself, which is how I originally started writing music. I'm so excited with all the new songs I've got for you.    Talk to us about your new single, ‘Know You Best’, a collaboration with Famba & Jake Tarry. How did the collaboration come about?   We were all in Amsterdam during The ADE conference last year. It is such a fun festival I got to meet so many amazing new friends and collaborators.   You sing on the track, did you write those lyrics and if so, what was the message behind them?   Yes, I did write the lyrics! During the ADE conference I happened to go on a date with someone, and we just hit it off! The song's inspiration comes from connecting with someone and just wanting to know everything about them.    You’ve had a great year in terms of releases, including featuring on PS1’s ‘Fake Friends’ which hit the UK Top 20 chart. What do you attribute to that success? Have you changed the way you work or tried to move in a different direction?   Thanks! I wrote and sung the song 3 years ago. Producer Mark Alston ended up sending it to PS1 and it was turned into a dance track (originally, I wrote it as a slow pop hip hop jam!).    I used to focus a lot more of my time writing for other artists, but now I am focusing mainly on writing for myself and for DJs that I want to collaborate with. I’m also focusing on writing and singing music that is happy and makes people want to dance. We have had so much stress this year I just want to make music that people can enjoy and use as an escape.   You’re from Australia but currently reside in the UK, what was the thinking behind that move and do you think the UK is more receptive to your sound?   I have been travelling around the world practically non-stop for the past four years. Off the back of my success with PS1 and our song ‘Fake Friends’, setting up in the UK for the time being made the most sense. However, my next stop is Amsterdam for sure! I normally spend a lot of time there anyway as my publishing team’s main office is in Amsterdam. I am sure I will be there soon!     Do you have any advice you’d like to share with aspiring songwriters?   Write what makes you happy! You might aim to write a ballad and it comes out like an upbeat dance song and that's okay! Just keep writing! Consistency is key!    What plans do you have for the rest of the year? Any projects that our readers should look out for?   I am working on lots of amazing new songs and working with some other cool DJs, so be sure to follow on Instagram to keep up to date with everything!      

Elhanati is launching a new collection, X Man at MYTHERESA.com this November
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Elhanati is launching a new collection, X Man at MYTHERESA.com this November

Jewelry For the first time, Elhanati launches new collection, X Man at MYTHERESA.com this November. X is handcrafted in 24K Gold-coated Sterling Silver in the Copenhagen atelier and is coated 3 times for a long life. Three malachite pieces will be available exclusively at mytheresa.com   Elhanati MAN X, draws on strong parallels between the Scandi minimalistic style and Elhanati’s Middle Eastern mystical universe. Featuring symbols from Elhanati’s previous collections, the sleek chains add character and feature a strong, powerful yet minimalistic expression for easy-to-wear men’s jewellery.     About Orit Elhanati, designer: I have been creating jewellery for men since I started in 2011. I have never had the need to do  men’s as I have been working from a unisex approach, we have always seen men ‘stealing’ their girlfriends and wives jewellery and vice versa. After much demand we launched our new jewellery men’s collection last year, and it was natural for me to continue X for men on a larger canvas. I used my signature symbols such as the rocks from the Sinai desert and the Malachite stone that is known to protect the bearer. For me it is a question of attitude, a question of using jewellery as something that makes a statement. It becomes of a part of your every day wardrobe, but also something that you can use for that special occasion. I love beautifying the bearer, and the X collection for me is somewhat a tribute to that raw, sexy personal expression. I love the old flashy jewellery statement from the 70ies and 80ies, but this collection is more something that becomes a part of the man’s everyday attire. I want the bearer to have a natural connection with the piece, to fall in love with the piece. For the first time, Elhanati launches new collection, X Man at MYTHERESA.com this November. X is handcrafted in 24K Gold-coated Sterling Silver in the Copenhagen atelier and is coated 3 times for a long life. Three malachite pieces will be available exclusively at mytheresa.com   Elhanati MAN X, draws on strong parallels between the Scandi minimalistic style and Elhanati’s Middle Eastern mystical universe. Featuring symbols from Elhanati’s previous collections, the sleek chains add character and feature a strong, powerful yet minimalistic expression for easy-to-wear men’s jewellery.     About Orit Elhanati, designer: I have been creating jewellery for men since I started in 2011. I have never had the need to do  men’s as I have been working from a unisex approach, we have always seen men ‘stealing’ their girlfriends and wives jewellery and vice versa. After much demand we launched our new jewellery men’s collection last year, and it was natural for me to continue X for men on a larger canvas. I used my signature symbols such as the rocks from the Sinai desert and the Malachite stone that is known to protect the bearer. For me it is a question of attitude, a question of using jewellery as something that makes a statement. It becomes of a part of your every day wardrobe, but also something that you can use for that special occasion. I love beautifying the bearer, and the X collection for me is somewhat a tribute to that raw, sexy personal expression. I love the old flashy jewellery statement from the 70ies and 80ies, but this collection is more something that becomes a part of the man’s everyday attire. I want the bearer to have a natural connection with the piece, to fall in love with the piece.

Tiffany & Co. celebrating the festive season
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Tiffany & Co. celebrating the festive season

Jewelry With the Holiday season approaching, Tiffany is planning to make your celebrations big this year. Let’s make the house even warmer than it was with Tiffany’s best home essentials. In Tiffany’s key launch this year – the T1 collection – things are all about celebrating. The T1 collection is all about being reminded of and celebrating your own successes every day. To give you some extra sparkle this Christmas and New Year's Eve, we would like to highlight the most beautiful pieces from both the Victoria and Schlumberger lines.     For the home: - Everyday Objects amazonite and wood chess and dam set, - Everyday Objects mahjong set in Tiffany Blue® leather box, - Tiffany Victoria® graduated line necklace in platinum with diamonds, - Diamond Point double old-fashioned glass in clear crystal (EU85, -), - Tiffany 1837® Maker Ice Tongs in Sterling Silver (EU620, -), - Tiffany 1837® Makers signet ring in 18k gold, 12 mm wide, - Tiffany 1837 Makers cocktail tray in sterling silver (EU3750, -).   For your four-legged friends: - Dog leash in Tiffany Blue® leather, large (EU410, -), - Drinking bowl for dogs in china, extra small (EU120, -), - Double dog bowl in china, - Nameplate for the dog in metal, extra small (EU220, -).     For celebrating your own successes:   Which year is even more suitable than this one to celebrate your own successes instead of parties? With this T1 collection, a special gift is automatically turned into a special occasion. Make your personal successes a lifelong memory by gifting these beautiful jewels so you can always carry them with you.   The T1 collection consists of rings and bracelets in rose gold, yellow gold and white gold. The entire collection is available in different widths and both with and without diamonds. The T1 collection is a modern reinterpretation of the original T line. You can distinguish the collections because the Tiffany T collection has openwork T structures, where they are always closed in the T1 collection.   Atlas X closed wide hinged bangle in 18k rose gold with pavé diamonds, Tiffany T1 wide diamond hinged bangle in 18k white gold, Tiffany T1 narrow diamond ring in 18k white gold, 2.5 mm wide, Tiffany T1 wide diamond ring in 18k rose gold, Tiffany T pavé diamond square bracelet in 18k rose gold, Tiffany HardWear link bracelet in 18k rose gold with diamonds, Tiffany T True wide ring in 18k rose gold with pavé diamonds, 5.5 mm wide, Tiffany T square bracelet in 18k gold, Tiffany T1 narrow diamond hinged bangle in 18k rose gold, Tiffany T medium smile pendant in 18k white gold with diamonds, The Tiffany® Setting engagement ring in platinum, Tiffany solitaire diamond earrings in platinum, Tiffany Victoria® diamond vine necklace in platinum, 16 ", Tiffany T1 wide diamond hinged bangle in 18k rose gold.   With the Holiday season approaching, Tiffany is planning to make your celebrations big this year. Let’s make the house even warmer than it was with Tiffany’s best home essentials. In Tiffany’s key launch this year – the T1 collection – things are all about celebrating. The T1 collection is all about being reminded of and celebrating your own successes every day. To give you some extra sparkle this Christmas and New Year's Eve, we would like to highlight the most beautiful pieces from both the Victoria and Schlumberger lines.     For the home: - Everyday Objects amazonite and wood chess and dam set, - Everyday Objects mahjong set in Tiffany Blue® leather box, - Tiffany Victoria® graduated line necklace in platinum with diamonds, - Diamond Point double old-fashioned glass in clear crystal (EU85, -), - Tiffany 1837® Maker Ice Tongs in Sterling Silver (EU620, -), - Tiffany 1837® Makers signet ring in 18k gold, 12 mm wide, - Tiffany 1837 Makers cocktail tray in sterling silver (EU3750, -).   For your four-legged friends: - Dog leash in Tiffany Blue® leather, large (EU410, -), - Drinking bowl for dogs in china, extra small (EU120, -), - Double dog bowl in china, - Nameplate for the dog in metal, extra small (EU220, -).     For celebrating your own successes:   Which year is even more suitable than this one to celebrate your own successes instead of parties? With this T1 collection, a special gift is automatically turned into a special occasion. Make your personal successes a lifelong memory by gifting these beautiful jewels so you can always carry them with you.   The T1 collection consists of rings and bracelets in rose gold, yellow gold and white gold. The entire collection is available in different widths and both with and without diamonds. The T1 collection is a modern reinterpretation of the original T line. You can distinguish the collections because the Tiffany T collection has openwork T structures, where they are always closed in the T1 collection.   Atlas X closed wide hinged bangle in 18k rose gold with pavé diamonds, Tiffany T1 wide diamond hinged bangle in 18k white gold, Tiffany T1 narrow diamond ring in 18k white gold, 2.5 mm wide, Tiffany T1 wide diamond ring in 18k rose gold, Tiffany T pavé diamond square bracelet in 18k rose gold, Tiffany HardWear link bracelet in 18k rose gold with diamonds, Tiffany T True wide ring in 18k rose gold with pavé diamonds, 5.5 mm wide, Tiffany T square bracelet in 18k gold, Tiffany T1 narrow diamond hinged bangle in 18k rose gold, Tiffany T medium smile pendant in 18k white gold with diamonds, The Tiffany® Setting engagement ring in platinum, Tiffany solitaire diamond earrings in platinum, Tiffany Victoria® diamond vine necklace in platinum, 16 ", Tiffany T1 wide diamond hinged bangle in 18k rose gold.  

SWATCH PRESENTS SISTEM51 BIO-RELOADED MODELS
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SWATCH PRESENTS SISTEM51 BIO-RELOADED MODELS

Watches The famed SWATCH SISTEM51 mechanical watches are now made of materials sourced from nature! When innovation, bio-sourcing and Swiss time-precision are combined, time is used to its most ecient level as truly: time is what you make of it. Inserted into a mechanical movement, 51 pieces, 1 screw and all assembled automatically: a real innovation concentrate combined in one watch with an up-to-date message – Swatch is timeless.     This September Swatch presented its latest innovation that marked the first time a watchmaker has succeeded in replacing all conventional by bio-sourced origins in a series production environment. Perfectly tting these strong models requires strong statements that will speak either to your mind or to your heart: “DON’T BE TOO LATE” and “TIME IS WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT” – the choice is all yours.     The recently introduced bio-sourced materials, extracted from the seeds of the castor plant, now debut in the brand’s mechanical watch line SISTEM51, a real engineering feat. The rst mechanical movement ever made whose assembly is fully automated remains a true sensation in the industry, recognized as one of the most interesting mechanical developments in the watchmaking industry this past decade. Like any automatic watch, SISTEM51 has no need for a battery - it is powered by the person who wears it. Every movement of the wrist sets the rotor in motion, winding the watch, so SISTEM51 features an ‘automatic’, or ‘self-winding’ movement. Even when removed from the wrist and put to rest for a while, it keeps on going for an exceptional 90 hours, thanks to the kind support of your gestures. Therefore, there is not a moment to lose, don’t be too late to grab a hold of these bio-reloaded mechanical highlights. The famed SWATCH SISTEM51 mechanical watches are now made of materials sourced from nature! When innovation, bio-sourcing and Swiss time-precision are combined, time is used to its most ecient level as truly: time is what you make of it. Inserted into a mechanical movement, 51 pieces, 1 screw and all assembled automatically: a real innovation concentrate combined in one watch with an up-to-date message – Swatch is timeless.     This September Swatch presented its latest innovation that marked the first time a watchmaker has succeeded in replacing all conventional by bio-sourced origins in a series production environment. Perfectly tting these strong models requires strong statements that will speak either to your mind or to your heart: “DON’T BE TOO LATE” and “TIME IS WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT” – the choice is all yours.     The recently introduced bio-sourced materials, extracted from the seeds of the castor plant, now debut in the brand’s mechanical watch line SISTEM51, a real engineering feat. The rst mechanical movement ever made whose assembly is fully automated remains a true sensation in the industry, recognized as one of the most interesting mechanical developments in the watchmaking industry this past decade. Like any automatic watch, SISTEM51 has no need for a battery - it is powered by the person who wears it. Every movement of the wrist sets the rotor in motion, winding the watch, so SISTEM51 features an ‘automatic’, or ‘self-winding’ movement. Even when removed from the wrist and put to rest for a while, it keeps on going for an exceptional 90 hours, thanks to the kind support of your gestures. Therefore, there is not a moment to lose, don’t be too late to grab a hold of these bio-reloaded mechanical highlights.

GANT AND LONDON-BASED ARTIST LUKE EDWARD HALL TEAM UP TO CREATE AN EXUBERANT CAPSULE COLLECTION FOR FALL
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GANT AND LONDON-BASED ARTIST LUKE EDWARD HALL TEAM UP TO CREATE AN EXUBERANT CAPSULE COLLECTION FOR FALL

Fashion GANT and Luke Edward Hall have joined forces to create an eclectic collaboration that combines the best of American sportswear and traditional English wardrobe principles, with striking color combinations and luxurious materials for a modern preppy look. Luke Edward Hall for GANT will be available for purchase online and in GANT flagship stores in select markets from November 5th.     Inspired by weekends in the English countryside, the collection offers a wide range of clothes and accessories for both men and women. From sweaters and tweed coats for stalking through fields, to 1970s-inspired corduroy suits and silk shirts for candlelit dinners, Luke’s colorful and unique aesthetic is perfectly infused into each and every piece.  “The collection I’ve created with GANT takes its inspiration from my home in the English countryside, and how I spend weekends there with friends,” says Luke Edward Hall. “I was inspired by pieces in the brilliant GANT archive. I also looked to my own wardrobe of bold patterned knitwear and vintage tailoring. The look is very English, both practical and elegant, with striking color combinations and playful touches.”   “The preppy fashion revival pairs perfectly with Luke’s extraordinary sense of color and composition,” says GANT Global Artistic Director, Christopher Bastin. “We’ve taken ideas from vintage pieces and the GANT archive, and merged them with modern silhouettes and punchy color combinations for a contemporary look that’s something new for GANT. This collection truly captures the essence of Luke’s vision.”   Luke is a master of design and dressing. His curious and playful approach to color and materials can be seen in the beautiful interiors that he creates, as well as in his sartorial choices and throughout this collection. There are felt patches of Luke’s own drawings to attach to lapels, while shirts are printed or embroidered with sketches of his home and the surrounding countryside. References range from the works of Italian Renaissance painter Filippino Lippi, to the daffodils that grow outside Luke’s cottage.   This perfect weekend wardrobe is more than just a curated selection—it’s a personal invitation to share what inspires Luke in his work and in his life.   GANT and Luke Edward Hall have joined forces to create an eclectic collaboration that combines the best of American sportswear and traditional English wardrobe principles, with striking color combinations and luxurious materials for a modern preppy look. Luke Edward Hall for GANT will be available for purchase online and in GANT flagship stores in select markets from November 5th.     Inspired by weekends in the English countryside, the collection offers a wide range of clothes and accessories for both men and women. From sweaters and tweed coats for stalking through fields, to 1970s-inspired corduroy suits and silk shirts for candlelit dinners, Luke’s colorful and unique aesthetic is perfectly infused into each and every piece.  “The collection I’ve created with GANT takes its inspiration from my home in the English countryside, and how I spend weekends there with friends,” says Luke Edward Hall. “I was inspired by pieces in the brilliant GANT archive. I also looked to my own wardrobe of bold patterned knitwear and vintage tailoring. The look is very English, both practical and elegant, with striking color combinations and playful touches.”   “The preppy fashion revival pairs perfectly with Luke’s extraordinary sense of color and composition,” says GANT Global Artistic Director, Christopher Bastin. “We’ve taken ideas from vintage pieces and the GANT archive, and merged them with modern silhouettes and punchy color combinations for a contemporary look that’s something new for GANT. This collection truly captures the essence of Luke’s vision.”   Luke is a master of design and dressing. His curious and playful approach to color and materials can be seen in the beautiful interiors that he creates, as well as in his sartorial choices and throughout this collection. There are felt patches of Luke’s own drawings to attach to lapels, while shirts are printed or embroidered with sketches of his home and the surrounding countryside. References range from the works of Italian Renaissance painter Filippino Lippi, to the daffodils that grow outside Luke’s cottage.   This perfect weekend wardrobe is more than just a curated selection—it’s a personal invitation to share what inspires Luke in his work and in his life.  

Chloé & FUSALP REVEAL SKIWEAR CAPSULE FOR WINTER 2020
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Chloé & FUSALP REVEAL SKIWEAR CAPSULE FOR WINTER 2020

Fashion The dynamic and free-spirited visions of two heritage French labels have converged as a skiwear capsule suited for both the city and the slopes. Teaming up for the first time, Chloé and Fusalp are proposing a co-branded offering of technical outerwear, knitwear and accessories that signal active elegance and contemporary cool.     By coincidence, Chloé and Fusalp both date back to 1952, and from the heart of Paris to the French Alps, they have established recognizable signatures and enduring values. For this capsule,silhouettes combine Fusalp’s technical, functional expertise and style with Chloé’s elevated fashion design. Spanning classic navy,winter white, vibrant red, beige rosé and antique rust, the palettenods to Fusalp’s tradition of outfitting the national ski team while alluding to the naturally feminine tones that are emblematically Chloé. Developed by Fusalp, the capsule gives off a stylized performance aesthetic and consists of a quilted doudoune, a smocked jacket, fitted and high-waist boot cut pants, color-blocked knits and the iconic ski suit with graphic contouring. The accessories selection includes sporty gloves and a branded helmet and statement ski goggles (made by Dragon). Each piece is labeled with an insignia that unites the brands in partnership. As a comfort chic statement that is not limited to sport, the overall look is sleek with a certain vintage athletic allure. Bring on winter!     The Chloé x Fusalp capsule will launch exclusively through NET-A- PORTER on October 15, 2020 and will be subsequently availablethrough the brands’ boutiques globally including both online siteson November 1, 2020.     #ChloexFusalp The dynamic and free-spirited visions of two heritage French labels have converged as a skiwear capsule suited for both the city and the slopes. Teaming up for the first time, Chloé and Fusalp are proposing a co-branded offering of technical outerwear, knitwear and accessories that signal active elegance and contemporary cool.     By coincidence, Chloé and Fusalp both date back to 1952, and from the heart of Paris to the French Alps, they have established recognizable signatures and enduring values. For this capsule,silhouettes combine Fusalp’s technical, functional expertise and style with Chloé’s elevated fashion design. Spanning classic navy,winter white, vibrant red, beige rosé and antique rust, the palettenods to Fusalp’s tradition of outfitting the national ski team while alluding to the naturally feminine tones that are emblematically Chloé. Developed by Fusalp, the capsule gives off a stylized performance aesthetic and consists of a quilted doudoune, a smocked jacket, fitted and high-waist boot cut pants, color-blocked knits and the iconic ski suit with graphic contouring. The accessories selection includes sporty gloves and a branded helmet and statement ski goggles (made by Dragon). Each piece is labeled with an insignia that unites the brands in partnership. As a comfort chic statement that is not limited to sport, the overall look is sleek with a certain vintage athletic allure. Bring on winter!     The Chloé x Fusalp capsule will launch exclusively through NET-A- PORTER on October 15, 2020 and will be subsequently availablethrough the brands’ boutiques globally including both online siteson November 1, 2020.     #ChloexFusalp

Harry’s is now available in the Netherlands
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Harry’s is now available in the Netherlands

Men They created Harry’s to be a little bit different. Harry’s started in 2013. The founders, Jeff and Andy, were tired of overpaying for razors, so they launched Harry’s to offer quality shave products for men at honest prices. They saw an opportunity to build a brand that’s more relatable, more thoughtful, and more real than the others on the market. That’s why rather than overdesign or overcharge, they prioritize quality craftsmanship, simple design, and fair value for guys who know they shouldn’t have to overpay for a great shave. Harry’s is a men’s care brand that offers high-quality shaving and grooming products at great value. At the heart of their mission is a belief in creating things people like more.     THEIR PRODUCTS ARE MADE WITH INTEGRITY: From the steel of Harry's blades to their carefully selected ingredients, quality always comes first.     THEY BELIEVE IN HONEST PRICES, NO GIMMICKS: Good quality shave products don’t need to be costly. They make their products to the highest standard – and they make sure they’re fairly priced too. From the very beginning, Harry’s razor blades have been engineered in Eisfeld, Germany at a factory comprised of talented craftsmen who have been manufacturing some of the world’s finest blades for almost a century.     When Harry’s turned one year old in 2014, they completed a truly transformative transaction by acquiring the factory. As a result of the acquisition, they are now one of the only vertically integrated shaving brands in the world, owning the entire process from grinding high-grade steel to shipping their products directly to your door. That means they can continually innovate to make your shave even better.   Since the acquisition, they’ve purchased a new production facility and renovated the original facility to increase production space and implement more state of the art machinery. They’ve grown the Harry’s factory team and have provided even more job opportunities in the Eisfeld and surrounding Thuringia communities. In the coming years, they plan to hire hundreds of new factory employees and will continue making significant investments in their machines, tools, and infrastructure. They built Harry’s with a simple belief: they not only want to do well as a business, they also want to do good. That means putting their money where their mouth is. Since November of 2013, they’ve set aside 1% of their sales  to give to nonprofit partners whose work aligns with their mission.   At Harry’s, they focus their social mission on mental health because it’s an issue they care deeply about. It also directly impacts the customers they serve every day. They’re committed to making an impact by donating 1% of our sales to help men gain access to quality mental health care. Their partner organizations focus on serving young people, veterans, people experiencing homelessness, and members of the LGBTQ community. These groups are particularly vulnerable to challenges related to their mental health.   They created Harry’s to be a little bit different. Harry’s started in 2013. The founders, Jeff and Andy, were tired of overpaying for razors, so they launched Harry’s to offer quality shave products for men at honest prices. They saw an opportunity to build a brand that’s more relatable, more thoughtful, and more real than the others on the market. That’s why rather than overdesign or overcharge, they prioritize quality craftsmanship, simple design, and fair value for guys who know they shouldn’t have to overpay for a great shave. Harry’s is a men’s care brand that offers high-quality shaving and grooming products at great value. At the heart of their mission is a belief in creating things people like more.     THEIR PRODUCTS ARE MADE WITH INTEGRITY: From the steel of Harry's blades to their carefully selected ingredients, quality always comes first.     THEY BELIEVE IN HONEST PRICES, NO GIMMICKS: Good quality shave products don’t need to be costly. They make their products to the highest standard – and they make sure they’re fairly priced too. From the very beginning, Harry’s razor blades have been engineered in Eisfeld, Germany at a factory comprised of talented craftsmen who have been manufacturing some of the world’s finest blades for almost a century.     When Harry’s turned one year old in 2014, they completed a truly transformative transaction by acquiring the factory. As a result of the acquisition, they are now one of the only vertically integrated shaving brands in the world, owning the entire process from grinding high-grade steel to shipping their products directly to your door. That means they can continually innovate to make your shave even better.   Since the acquisition, they’ve purchased a new production facility and renovated the original facility to increase production space and implement more state of the art machinery. They’ve grown the Harry’s factory team and have provided even more job opportunities in the Eisfeld and surrounding Thuringia communities. In the coming years, they plan to hire hundreds of new factory employees and will continue making significant investments in their machines, tools, and infrastructure. They built Harry’s with a simple belief: they not only want to do well as a business, they also want to do good. That means putting their money where their mouth is. Since November of 2013, they’ve set aside 1% of their sales  to give to nonprofit partners whose work aligns with their mission.   At Harry’s, they focus their social mission on mental health because it’s an issue they care deeply about. It also directly impacts the customers they serve every day. They’re committed to making an impact by donating 1% of our sales to help men gain access to quality mental health care. Their partner organizations focus on serving young people, veterans, people experiencing homelessness, and members of the LGBTQ community. These groups are particularly vulnerable to challenges related to their mental health.  

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