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Fashion & Culture Magazine Numéro Netherlands Launches New Digital Edition
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Fashion & Culture Magazine Numéro Netherlands Launches New Digital Edition

Fashion Luxury fashion and culture magazine Numéro Netherlands has created a brand new digital edition in partnership with digital platform Exact Editions. The archive currently encompasses 3 back issues, and will grow with each new issue published.     Perched at the crossroads between women’s and men’s luxury magazines and cutting-edge magazines, Numéro Netherlands explores an original vision of luxury. Each issue is innovative, transgressive, inventive and an experimentation of style. It effortlessly connects brands to art, design and contemporary aesthetic codes, reinforcing their distinctness, uniqueness and luxury brand status.     All contents pages of the new archive will be linked to facilitate quick browsing, whilst the advanced search function allows readers to pinpoint references to specific keywords at the touch of a button across web, iOS and Android platforms.     Numéro Netherlands is available in the Exact Editions individual and institutional shops here:   Individuals: https://shop.exacteditions.com/numero-netherlands Institutions: https://institutions.exacteditions.com/numero-netherlands     Editor-in-Chief, Timotej Letonja commented: “We are pleased to be offering this new digital option to subscribers old and new. Our photography and editorials are displayed compellingly across both online and web platforms, providing an aesthetically striking reading experience.”     Daryl Rayner, Managing Director of Exact Editions, said: “Numéro Netherlands joins a strong roster of luxury magazines already hosted on the platform. It will be a brilliant resource for fashion and culture aficionados and students, as well as institutional libraries. Luxury fashion and culture magazine Numéro Netherlands has created a brand new digital edition in partnership with digital platform Exact Editions. The archive currently encompasses 3 back issues, and will grow with each new issue published.     Perched at the crossroads between women’s and men’s luxury magazines and cutting-edge magazines, Numéro Netherlands explores an original vision of luxury. Each issue is innovative, transgressive, inventive and an experimentation of style. It effortlessly connects brands to art, design and contemporary aesthetic codes, reinforcing their distinctness, uniqueness and luxury brand status.     All contents pages of the new archive will be linked to facilitate quick browsing, whilst the advanced search function allows readers to pinpoint references to specific keywords at the touch of a button across web, iOS and Android platforms.     Numéro Netherlands is available in the Exact Editions individual and institutional shops here:   Individuals: https://shop.exacteditions.com/numero-netherlands Institutions: https://institutions.exacteditions.com/numero-netherlands     Editor-in-Chief, Timotej Letonja commented: “We are pleased to be offering this new digital option to subscribers old and new. Our photography and editorials are displayed compellingly across both online and web platforms, providing an aesthetically striking reading experience.”     Daryl Rayner, Managing Director of Exact Editions, said: “Numéro Netherlands joins a strong roster of luxury magazines already hosted on the platform. It will be a brilliant resource for fashion and culture aficionados and students, as well as institutional libraries.

Nikolaj Storm Copenhagen Wins Zalando Sustainability Award during Copenhagen Fashion Week
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Nikolaj Storm Copenhagen Wins Zalando Sustainability Award during Copenhagen Fashion Week

Sustainability Today, Zalando, Europe’s leading online platform for fashion and lifestyle, announces Nikolaj Storm Copenhagen as the winner of its second Sustainability Award in partnership with Copenhagen Fashion Week. Nikolaj Storm Copenhagen particularly impressed with its strong sustainability ambition which is implemented through many aspects of the brand’s supply chain.      According to the jury, the collection showcased at Copenhagen Fashion Week displayed the brand’s ethos of creating more sustainable styles which enable consumers to express themselves. The brand’s commitment to reducing its impact on the planet means it has worked towards avoiding waste in a closed-loop process, by producing re-designs and items made with recycled materials. The variation of more sustainable materials displayed in the collection, as well as the fresh, modern approach to genderless and diverse fashion, set it apart from the competition. The judges believe Nikolaj Storm Copenhagen’s SS22 collection is the type of fashion consumers are waiting for to realize that more sustainable clothing can be bold, colorful and full of fun!     Anaheta von Berenberg, Buying Director Designerat Zalando says: “We are delighted to be able to announce Nikolaj Storm Copenhagen as the winner of this season’s Zalando Sustainability Award. Nikolaj Storm Copenhagen demonstrated a strong commitment to more sustainable practices by showcasing a variation of innovative materials within the collection and brought fun and energy to Copenhagen Fashion Week. It was this blend of boldness and dedication to more sustainable practices which set the brand apart from the competition. We believe it is this type of collection our consumers need right now to consider making more sustainable fashion choices.”      The collection was presented at Copenhagen Fashion week with a physical show in front of 120 guests. The event was delivered with all the social distancing and safety precautions required in the context of the ongoing health pandemic. The collection was also showcased in the Zalando Greenhouse, a digital showroom that allows consumers around the world to explore the collection. Nikolaj Storm Copenhagen will receive a financial prize of €20,000 and a partnership with Zalando to develop an exclusive collection that will further explore more sustainable solutions in design across materials, production processes, technological solutions and traceability. Zalando will make a broad selection of the SS22 collection showcased at Copenhagen Fashion Week available to its around 45 million customers across 23 European markets.     Creative Director Nikolaj Storm said, “To win the Zalando Sustainability Award 2021 is a huge moment for me and one I am immensely proud of. It has been a journey to reach this point and I am grateful to work with a fantastic team of people who have brought me to this moment today. Our ambition is to marry together our passion of self-expression through fashion with our commitment to find more sustainable practices. This approach ensures we offer customers uncompromising styles, whilst allowing them to shop in a way that is kinder to the people and the planet.     We are grateful to Zalando for bringing this award to the attention of the industry at a time when it needs it most. Our industry must continue to work harder to find better ways of promoting sustainable values, and with the support of initiatives like this, it is possible. We are excited for the next steps of our journey together and to create a collection for more fashion fans around the world to enjoy.”     Jury member Arizona Muse says: Huge congratulations to Nikolaj Storm Copenhagen. The show brought such joy to the runway, and it was so inspiring to see a brand deliver such a bold collection with sustainability at its heart. I love to see designers finding fun, new ways to let people express themselves with what they wear in a way that doesn’t cost the earth. Brands like Nikolaj Storm Copenhagen, with their genderless and seasonless collections that focus on keeping things local and minimising waste at all parts of the supply chain, are crucial in pushing the fashion industry towards becoming the planet positive industry that we believe it can be.     The runners-up, Mother of Pearl and Teatum Jones were also recognized by the jury as outstanding examples of brands that inspire and integrate sustainability throughout the entire supply chain while creating bespoke fashion pieces that are wardrobe heroes.     The winner was chosen by seven jury members including model and environmental activist, Arizona Muse; CEO of Copenhagen Fashion Week, Cecilie Thorsmark; editor-in-chief of VOGUE Scandinavia, Martina Bonnier; president & CEO of WGSN, Carla Buzasi; sustainability and brand advisor Dio Kurazawa; Director of Sustainability at Zalando, Kate Heiny; and Buying Director designer at Zalando, Anaheta von Berenberg. The jury members closely reviewed each brand’s sustainability strategy, including their collections and dedication to sustainable advancements. Today, Zalando, Europe’s leading online platform for fashion and lifestyle, announces Nikolaj Storm Copenhagen as the winner of its second Sustainability Award in partnership with Copenhagen Fashion Week. Nikolaj Storm Copenhagen particularly impressed with its strong sustainability ambition which is implemented through many aspects of the brand’s supply chain.      According to the jury, the collection showcased at Copenhagen Fashion Week displayed the brand’s ethos of creating more sustainable styles which enable consumers to express themselves. The brand’s commitment to reducing its impact on the planet means it has worked towards avoiding waste in a closed-loop process, by producing re-designs and items made with recycled materials. The variation of more sustainable materials displayed in the collection, as well as the fresh, modern approach to genderless and diverse fashion, set it apart from the competition. The judges believe Nikolaj Storm Copenhagen’s SS22 collection is the type of fashion consumers are waiting for to realize that more sustainable clothing can be bold, colorful and full of fun!     Anaheta von Berenberg, Buying Director Designerat Zalando says: “We are delighted to be able to announce Nikolaj Storm Copenhagen as the winner of this season’s Zalando Sustainability Award. Nikolaj Storm Copenhagen demonstrated a strong commitment to more sustainable practices by showcasing a variation of innovative materials within the collection and brought fun and energy to Copenhagen Fashion Week. It was this blend of boldness and dedication to more sustainable practices which set the brand apart from the competition. We believe it is this type of collection our consumers need right now to consider making more sustainable fashion choices.”      The collection was presented at Copenhagen Fashion week with a physical show in front of 120 guests. The event was delivered with all the social distancing and safety precautions required in the context of the ongoing health pandemic. The collection was also showcased in the Zalando Greenhouse, a digital showroom that allows consumers around the world to explore the collection. Nikolaj Storm Copenhagen will receive a financial prize of €20,000 and a partnership with Zalando to develop an exclusive collection that will further explore more sustainable solutions in design across materials, production processes, technological solutions and traceability. Zalando will make a broad selection of the SS22 collection showcased at Copenhagen Fashion Week available to its around 45 million customers across 23 European markets.     Creative Director Nikolaj Storm said, “To win the Zalando Sustainability Award 2021 is a huge moment for me and one I am immensely proud of. It has been a journey to reach this point and I am grateful to work with a fantastic team of people who have brought me to this moment today. Our ambition is to marry together our passion of self-expression through fashion with our commitment to find more sustainable practices. This approach ensures we offer customers uncompromising styles, whilst allowing them to shop in a way that is kinder to the people and the planet.     We are grateful to Zalando for bringing this award to the attention of the industry at a time when it needs it most. Our industry must continue to work harder to find better ways of promoting sustainable values, and with the support of initiatives like this, it is possible. We are excited for the next steps of our journey together and to create a collection for more fashion fans around the world to enjoy.”     Jury member Arizona Muse says: Huge congratulations to Nikolaj Storm Copenhagen. The show brought such joy to the runway, and it was so inspiring to see a brand deliver such a bold collection with sustainability at its heart. I love to see designers finding fun, new ways to let people express themselves with what they wear in a way that doesn’t cost the earth. Brands like Nikolaj Storm Copenhagen, with their genderless and seasonless collections that focus on keeping things local and minimising waste at all parts of the supply chain, are crucial in pushing the fashion industry towards becoming the planet positive industry that we believe it can be.     The runners-up, Mother of Pearl and Teatum Jones were also recognized by the jury as outstanding examples of brands that inspire and integrate sustainability throughout the entire supply chain while creating bespoke fashion pieces that are wardrobe heroes.     The winner was chosen by seven jury members including model and environmental activist, Arizona Muse; CEO of Copenhagen Fashion Week, Cecilie Thorsmark; editor-in-chief of VOGUE Scandinavia, Martina Bonnier; president & CEO of WGSN, Carla Buzasi; sustainability and brand advisor Dio Kurazawa; Director of Sustainability at Zalando, Kate Heiny; and Buying Director designer at Zalando, Anaheta von Berenberg. The jury members closely reviewed each brand’s sustainability strategy, including their collections and dedication to sustainable advancements.

KENZO HOMME presents Eau de Toilette Intense
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KENZO HOMME presents Eau de Toilette Intense

Fragrances 30 YEARS OF FREEDOM     In 1991, KENZO created KENZO HOMME, its first men's fragrance and the very first marine woody scent inspired by nature. A forerunning Eau de Toilette, causing a revolution of freshness in the form of a bamboo shoot bent by the breeze of a fantasized sea.     Amazingly resistant and flexible, the bamboo is a quiet force of nature: a sustainable and recyclable building material of the future. It alone embodies KENZO PARFUMS' commitment to a more beautiful world.      Today, the iconic bamboo is reborn to bring a wind of freedom to masculinity: the freedom to reconnect with one's deeper nature and better embrace the world. KENZO HOMME Eau de Toilette Intense is in perfect resonance with its time.     This new visual, featuring a man facing the promise of nature, simple and majestic, pays tribute to the optimistic and authentic KENZO HOMME imagery of the past 30 years.       A NEW COMMITTED FRAGRANCE: FROM BOTTLE DESIGN TO COMMUNICATION, FOR A MORE BEAUTIFUL WORLD A NEW PATH TO A MORE BEAUTIFUL WORLD ORIN HARDY.     Founder of Bamboo U, Orin Hardy grew up in Bali. Watching his father search for the best material to build a sustainable and welcoming school, the Green School, stirred a passion in him about this extraordinary plant, the only material whose continuous harvesting and use in construction offers a positive environmental impact: because bamboo restores damaged land and captures CO2.      Thanks to its strength and flexibility, bamboo enables the creation of places of great beauty and sustainability to build a life of harmony with nature and an ever more beautiful future.     @bambooUbali #KENZOFAMILY       The Bamboo U Project is a unique initiative spearheaded by Orin Hardy. Its aim is to bring together and train a new generation of designers, architects and engineers to responsibly reconnect their expertise with nature, blending tradition and innovation, for a modern and sustainable vision of beauty.      A global apprenticeship in respecting natural materials, to build with nature rather than against it, which goes from conception to construction through manufacturing. And which often requires to get free of the prerequisites of architecture and construction.     A comprehensive education, coupled with a genuine engagement toward one's work and therefore toward oneself, because building a bamboo structure requires that you know how to protect its strength and longevity.       THE OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD OUR FUTURE     Orin Hardy is not an influencer. Orin Hardy is not a muse. Orin Hardy is the bearer of an essential pioneering vision. Orin Hardy, the new face of Kenzo Homme Eau de Toilette Intense is also the embodiment of KENZO PARFUMS’ values and engagement: generosity, respect for nature, poetry and commitment.     Inventing the dream world of tomorrow requires a complete rethink. A valorization of positive achievements, of people who change the world. With the launch of KENZO HOMME Eau de Toilette Intense, KENZO lays the groundwork for a new model of communication.     In February 2021, KENZO flew to Bali to support this ecological designer, educator and entrepreneur, who is working with bamboo as a sustainable building material in the hope of providing places for everyone to live in harmony with nature that commune with it rather than overpower it.     To support his work, KENZO PARFUMS created a scholarship that will enable 10 students, who dream of making the future into the best possible place to live in, to study with Orin Hardy through the Bamboo U Project.     CONNECTING WITH NATURE     Clément Beauvais (director) and Arthur de Kersauson (producer) went to Bali to meet Orin Hardy and find out more about his dedicated project: Bamboo U.  They encapsulated the richness of this encounter and journey in a documentary that invites us to reconnect with nature. An escape to the beat of the bamboo. A call to discover Bali and its fertile nature: from the power of the ocean, through a lush jungle, to the shade of a bamboo forest. An exceptional environment, with a remarkable climate, where bamboos flourish in ideal conditions.     This fascinating plant has been used by the Balinese people for thousands of years and is deeply rooted in their culture and traditions. An abundant raw material that had to be understood and tamed in order to make it a sustainable building material. Indeed, bamboo is relatively new for modern architecture but thanks to the discovery of new treatment solutions based on boron, bamboo is now a sustainable building material.     A discovery that helps us rethink our relationship with architecture in a logic of sustainability, harmony, respect for nature, opening a new way to make the world more beautiful.   PRODUCER: Arthur DE KERSAUSON (IG: @arthur.de.k)EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Thomas VIGNALI (IG :@thomasvignali)DIRECTOR: Clément BEAUVAIS (IG: @clembeauvais)COMPOSER: Clément BEAUVAIS (IG: @clembeauvais)PHOTOGRAPHER : Arthur de KERSAUSON (IG: @arthur.de.k)CREATIVE STUDIO: MERCENARY PRODUCTION (IG : @mercenaryparis)     A special thank you to Mangbo of the "Kebo Iwa" band who facilitated the collaboration and recording of the iconic sound of the handmade bamboo instrument "Kul-Kul" which served as the basis for Clement Beauvais' original musical composition.     www.sanggarsenikeboiwa.com       THE INTENSITY OF BAMBOO, THE SERENITY OF SEA BREEZE     Created by perfumer Quentin Bisch (Givaudan), KENZO HOMME Eau de Toilette Intense is a marine-woody fragrance reminiscent of sun-warmed salty skin. An olfactory journey in complete freedom.     The energizing freshness of Pink Pepper combined with Calypsone evokes the caress of a soothing sea breeze before unfolding into a contrasted Vetiver warmed by a fig tree accord and a sandalwood overdose for a distinctive fragrant trail. A memorable burst of freshness, blending marine notes and woody accents for a powerful sensuality on the skin.  An ultra-modern wood, round and fusing, with an addictive marine, woody trail.     An intense signature, with a uniquely fresh and sensual aura      Top: Pink Pepper delivers its spicy freshness while Calypsone diffuses its aquatic notes. Heart: a sensual and sophisticated accord where Vetiver is warmed by a woody Fig tree note.  Base: the creamy richness of Sandalwood is enhanced by the spicy and elegant radiance of Akigalawood.       A celebration of nature   KENZO HOMME Eau de Toilette Intense reinvents the codes of perfumery to further delve in the naturalness of a world of increasingly sustainable beauty. The fragrance is composed of naturally-derived alcohol.      At the heart of the formula, two rare and precious ingredients help to convey KENZO's values:     --> Haitian Vetiver, grown by 300 farmers belonging to a cooperative, sustainably sourced through Givaudan's Sourcing4Good program and meeting Fair For Life criteria   --> Australian Sandalwood, sustainably sourced from plantations that meet the criteria of Givaudan's Sourcing4Good program       THE BAMBOO, SYMBOL OF A WORLD OF SUSTAINABLE BEAUTY     An ode to poetry, the new KENZO HOMME Eau de Toilette Intense bottle takes the shape of a newly remodeled bamboo, symbolic of the engagement and embodiment of KENZO PARFUMS' values.     Reflecting its natural strength and flexibility, this bamboo reveals a powerful minimalism. Its pure verticality recalls the elegant strength of the woody facet, while its intense, vibrant blue hue evokes marine freshness. Beveled with the sharpness of a katana cut, its cap is stamped with the KENZO seal.       A totem of eco-responsibility     In keeping with KENZO's long-standing commitment to a more beautiful world, the KENZO HOMME Eau de Toilette Intense bottle contains 10% recycled glass and reduces its weight in glass by 23% to offer 10 ml of additional fragrance*. The design of its cap has been developed to save 34% of plastic.      This new lighter bamboo is wrapped in untreated kraft cardboard and a pack made of responsibly sourced paper with FSC®certification (Forest Stewardship Council®), printed with bio-sourced inks. *110 ml bottle       KENZO HOMME Eau de Toilette Intense is available in 3 formats, from nomad to large: 40 ml – 60 ml – 110 ml 30 YEARS OF FREEDOM     In 1991, KENZO created KENZO HOMME, its first men's fragrance and the very first marine woody scent inspired by nature. A forerunning Eau de Toilette, causing a revolution of freshness in the form of a bamboo shoot bent by the breeze of a fantasized sea.     Amazingly resistant and flexible, the bamboo is a quiet force of nature: a sustainable and recyclable building material of the future. It alone embodies KENZO PARFUMS' commitment to a more beautiful world.      Today, the iconic bamboo is reborn to bring a wind of freedom to masculinity: the freedom to reconnect with one's deeper nature and better embrace the world. KENZO HOMME Eau de Toilette Intense is in perfect resonance with its time.     This new visual, featuring a man facing the promise of nature, simple and majestic, pays tribute to the optimistic and authentic KENZO HOMME imagery of the past 30 years.       A NEW COMMITTED FRAGRANCE: FROM BOTTLE DESIGN TO COMMUNICATION, FOR A MORE BEAUTIFUL WORLD A NEW PATH TO A MORE BEAUTIFUL WORLD ORIN HARDY.     Founder of Bamboo U, Orin Hardy grew up in Bali. Watching his father search for the best material to build a sustainable and welcoming school, the Green School, stirred a passion in him about this extraordinary plant, the only material whose continuous harvesting and use in construction offers a positive environmental impact: because bamboo restores damaged land and captures CO2.      Thanks to its strength and flexibility, bamboo enables the creation of places of great beauty and sustainability to build a life of harmony with nature and an ever more beautiful future.     @bambooUbali #KENZOFAMILY       The Bamboo U Project is a unique initiative spearheaded by Orin Hardy. Its aim is to bring together and train a new generation of designers, architects and engineers to responsibly reconnect their expertise with nature, blending tradition and innovation, for a modern and sustainable vision of beauty.      A global apprenticeship in respecting natural materials, to build with nature rather than against it, which goes from conception to construction through manufacturing. And which often requires to get free of the prerequisites of architecture and construction.     A comprehensive education, coupled with a genuine engagement toward one's work and therefore toward oneself, because building a bamboo structure requires that you know how to protect its strength and longevity.       THE OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD OUR FUTURE     Orin Hardy is not an influencer. Orin Hardy is not a muse. Orin Hardy is the bearer of an essential pioneering vision. Orin Hardy, the new face of Kenzo Homme Eau de Toilette Intense is also the embodiment of KENZO PARFUMS’ values and engagement: generosity, respect for nature, poetry and commitment.     Inventing the dream world of tomorrow requires a complete rethink. A valorization of positive achievements, of people who change the world. With the launch of KENZO HOMME Eau de Toilette Intense, KENZO lays the groundwork for a new model of communication.     In February 2021, KENZO flew to Bali to support this ecological designer, educator and entrepreneur, who is working with bamboo as a sustainable building material in the hope of providing places for everyone to live in harmony with nature that commune with it rather than overpower it.     To support his work, KENZO PARFUMS created a scholarship that will enable 10 students, who dream of making the future into the best possible place to live in, to study with Orin Hardy through the Bamboo U Project.     CONNECTING WITH NATURE     Clément Beauvais (director) and Arthur de Kersauson (producer) went to Bali to meet Orin Hardy and find out more about his dedicated project: Bamboo U.  They encapsulated the richness of this encounter and journey in a documentary that invites us to reconnect with nature. An escape to the beat of the bamboo. A call to discover Bali and its fertile nature: from the power of the ocean, through a lush jungle, to the shade of a bamboo forest. An exceptional environment, with a remarkable climate, where bamboos flourish in ideal conditions.     This fascinating plant has been used by the Balinese people for thousands of years and is deeply rooted in their culture and traditions. An abundant raw material that had to be understood and tamed in order to make it a sustainable building material. Indeed, bamboo is relatively new for modern architecture but thanks to the discovery of new treatment solutions based on boron, bamboo is now a sustainable building material.     A discovery that helps us rethink our relationship with architecture in a logic of sustainability, harmony, respect for nature, opening a new way to make the world more beautiful.   PRODUCER: Arthur DE KERSAUSON (IG: @arthur.de.k)EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Thomas VIGNALI (IG :@thomasvignali)DIRECTOR: Clément BEAUVAIS (IG: @clembeauvais)COMPOSER: Clément BEAUVAIS (IG: @clembeauvais)PHOTOGRAPHER : Arthur de KERSAUSON (IG: @arthur.de.k)CREATIVE STUDIO: MERCENARY PRODUCTION (IG : @mercenaryparis)     A special thank you to Mangbo of the "Kebo Iwa" band who facilitated the collaboration and recording of the iconic sound of the handmade bamboo instrument "Kul-Kul" which served as the basis for Clement Beauvais' original musical composition.     www.sanggarsenikeboiwa.com       THE INTENSITY OF BAMBOO, THE SERENITY OF SEA BREEZE     Created by perfumer Quentin Bisch (Givaudan), KENZO HOMME Eau de Toilette Intense is a marine-woody fragrance reminiscent of sun-warmed salty skin. An olfactory journey in complete freedom.     The energizing freshness of Pink Pepper combined with Calypsone evokes the caress of a soothing sea breeze before unfolding into a contrasted Vetiver warmed by a fig tree accord and a sandalwood overdose for a distinctive fragrant trail. A memorable burst of freshness, blending marine notes and woody accents for a powerful sensuality on the skin.  An ultra-modern wood, round and fusing, with an addictive marine, woody trail.     An intense signature, with a uniquely fresh and sensual aura      Top: Pink Pepper delivers its spicy freshness while Calypsone diffuses its aquatic notes. Heart: a sensual and sophisticated accord where Vetiver is warmed by a woody Fig tree note.  Base: the creamy richness of Sandalwood is enhanced by the spicy and elegant radiance of Akigalawood.       A celebration of nature   KENZO HOMME Eau de Toilette Intense reinvents the codes of perfumery to further delve in the naturalness of a world of increasingly sustainable beauty. The fragrance is composed of naturally-derived alcohol.      At the heart of the formula, two rare and precious ingredients help to convey KENZO's values:     --> Haitian Vetiver, grown by 300 farmers belonging to a cooperative, sustainably sourced through Givaudan's Sourcing4Good program and meeting Fair For Life criteria   --> Australian Sandalwood, sustainably sourced from plantations that meet the criteria of Givaudan's Sourcing4Good program       THE BAMBOO, SYMBOL OF A WORLD OF SUSTAINABLE BEAUTY     An ode to poetry, the new KENZO HOMME Eau de Toilette Intense bottle takes the shape of a newly remodeled bamboo, symbolic of the engagement and embodiment of KENZO PARFUMS' values.     Reflecting its natural strength and flexibility, this bamboo reveals a powerful minimalism. Its pure verticality recalls the elegant strength of the woody facet, while its intense, vibrant blue hue evokes marine freshness. Beveled with the sharpness of a katana cut, its cap is stamped with the KENZO seal.       A totem of eco-responsibility     In keeping with KENZO's long-standing commitment to a more beautiful world, the KENZO HOMME Eau de Toilette Intense bottle contains 10% recycled glass and reduces its weight in glass by 23% to offer 10 ml of additional fragrance*. The design of its cap has been developed to save 34% of plastic.      This new lighter bamboo is wrapped in untreated kraft cardboard and a pack made of responsibly sourced paper with FSC®certification (Forest Stewardship Council®), printed with bio-sourced inks. *110 ml bottle       KENZO HOMME Eau de Toilette Intense is available in 3 formats, from nomad to large: 40 ml – 60 ml – 110 ml

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Nature bring people together
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Nature bring people together

Sustainability Nature brings people together. Nature is unpredictable, which is what makes it powerful. In addition, she is of course vulnerable. Nature has an influence on different lives and has created a lot of diversity in and on the earth, we as human beings being there and learning to live with nature, eventually even having an influence on her. We must now ensure a balance between humanity, economy and the environment in order to not exhaust the earth of its natural resources. Those who experience the value of nature also feel the vulnerability of the earth. We ourselves are also very vulnerable to nature because we have to find a balance between our own self-interest and what the earth can handle. We have been on the earth for so long that we have the various elements under control in daily life. We as human beings have done this sublimely. We have been able to achieve an accessibility far beyond our own confines, streching our arms all over the planet, making the world small once again.  Nature brings people together. Nature is unpredictable, which is what makes it powerful. In addition, she is of course vulnerable. Nature has an influence on different lives and has created a lot of diversity in and on the earth, we as human beings being there and learning to live with nature, eventually even having an influence on her. We must now ensure a balance between humanity, economy and the environment in order to not exhaust the earth of its natural resources. Those who experience the value of nature also feel the vulnerability of the earth. We ourselves are also very vulnerable to nature because we have to find a balance between our own self-interest and what the earth can handle. We have been on the earth for so long that we have the various elements under control in daily life. We as human beings have done this sublimely. We have been able to achieve an accessibility far beyond our own confines, streching our arms all over the planet, making the world small once again. 

In conversation with Marques’Almeida
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In conversation with Marques’Almeida

Fashion We had a pleasure speaking with Marques'Almeida about their collaboration with 7 FOR ALL MANKIND and sustainability.       The collection sort of based on sustainability, how did you make the collection sustainable?   The collection is called reM’Ade by 7FAM because its part of the reM’Ade label we created under our main MARQUES ‘ ALMEIDA label in which the products are done with deadstock or waste materials. 7FAM is one of the first collaborators to embark on this journey with us to produce collections with waste materials!     How did this collaboration happen?    It came as a continuation of our first very successful and happy collaboration and because we were both as creatives and as brands thinking about sustainability and what steps we could take next to join this conversation and raise awareness to this issue in the fashion world.     A collab is between 2 designers, how did you make sure that the collection has the Marques’Almeida look and feel?   7FAM have always been incredibly generous and trusting when it comes to our creative vision and their team is incredibly hands on to bring on their knowledge and heritage to make this shared vision comes to life!     This is the second collaboration with 7 For All Mankind, will there be more collaborations with them in the future?   We hope so. :)     What or who inspired the designs in the collection?   For us at M’A is always about making sure it attracts a diverse audience – yes we have an ideal of girls in mind, and maybe more so when we started years ago, but that has been loosing importance everytime because its become more about understanding embracing and loving diversity and we hope these pieces get worn and loved and enjoyed by a different range of people!     Sustainability, inclusivity and diversity are something you’re aiming for with your brand, how do you achieve that?   We’re taking steps as we go along and learning more about it and making mistakes and learning from our mistakes but for us it really has to do with questioning that in everything we do .making sure we’re using our platform to give voice to whoever doesn’t normaly have a voice in this industry as they’ll know better than us what we should say what we should do to be a more inclusive supportive industry.     And how do you feel about the fashion industry right now? Are they doing enough to achieve these goals as well?   Unfortunately not. There’s a lot of greenwashing and a lot of performance – and its hard to navigate and I don’t mean to discourage younger smaller brands with judgement. But the big corporations must really question things and turn them on its head because its them who will make the real change. That’s why we were so thrilled that a big company like 7FAM with its enourmous reach would join forces with us so willingly on a project like this J     In your bio you quote Helmut Lang “fashion is about attitude not hemlines,” how do you apply this mindset to your work?   I guess it means that for us its always about the purpose, the principle, about what it says and not just the product in itself as a soulless product is not worth much.     Is there something you learned from 7 For All Mankind while working on this collection together?    We learned the challenges a bigger company has in front of them when they try to go a different route. In many ways its easier to change when you’re a smaller company. We also always learn thorugh them about the heritage and technical knowledge in the jeanswear field which we very much appreciate     You won various prizes in the past, is there something on your bucketlist that you really want to achieve in the future?   Change, meaningful change, that’s our biggest dream right now. We’re just coming of of the first 10 years of M’A and we hope the next 10 are about affecting real meaningful change.     We had a pleasure speaking with Marques'Almeida about their collaboration with 7 FOR ALL MANKIND and sustainability.       The collection sort of based on sustainability, how did you make the collection sustainable?   The collection is called reM’Ade by 7FAM because its part of the reM’Ade label we created under our main MARQUES ‘ ALMEIDA label in which the products are done with deadstock or waste materials. 7FAM is one of the first collaborators to embark on this journey with us to produce collections with waste materials!     How did this collaboration happen?    It came as a continuation of our first very successful and happy collaboration and because we were both as creatives and as brands thinking about sustainability and what steps we could take next to join this conversation and raise awareness to this issue in the fashion world.     A collab is between 2 designers, how did you make sure that the collection has the Marques’Almeida look and feel?   7FAM have always been incredibly generous and trusting when it comes to our creative vision and their team is incredibly hands on to bring on their knowledge and heritage to make this shared vision comes to life!     This is the second collaboration with 7 For All Mankind, will there be more collaborations with them in the future?   We hope so. :)     What or who inspired the designs in the collection?   For us at M’A is always about making sure it attracts a diverse audience – yes we have an ideal of girls in mind, and maybe more so when we started years ago, but that has been loosing importance everytime because its become more about understanding embracing and loving diversity and we hope these pieces get worn and loved and enjoyed by a different range of people!     Sustainability, inclusivity and diversity are something you’re aiming for with your brand, how do you achieve that?   We’re taking steps as we go along and learning more about it and making mistakes and learning from our mistakes but for us it really has to do with questioning that in everything we do .making sure we’re using our platform to give voice to whoever doesn’t normaly have a voice in this industry as they’ll know better than us what we should say what we should do to be a more inclusive supportive industry.     And how do you feel about the fashion industry right now? Are they doing enough to achieve these goals as well?   Unfortunately not. There’s a lot of greenwashing and a lot of performance – and its hard to navigate and I don’t mean to discourage younger smaller brands with judgement. But the big corporations must really question things and turn them on its head because its them who will make the real change. That’s why we were so thrilled that a big company like 7FAM with its enourmous reach would join forces with us so willingly on a project like this J     In your bio you quote Helmut Lang “fashion is about attitude not hemlines,” how do you apply this mindset to your work?   I guess it means that for us its always about the purpose, the principle, about what it says and not just the product in itself as a soulless product is not worth much.     Is there something you learned from 7 For All Mankind while working on this collection together?    We learned the challenges a bigger company has in front of them when they try to go a different route. In many ways its easier to change when you’re a smaller company. We also always learn thorugh them about the heritage and technical knowledge in the jeanswear field which we very much appreciate     You won various prizes in the past, is there something on your bucketlist that you really want to achieve in the future?   Change, meaningful change, that’s our biggest dream right now. We’re just coming of of the first 10 years of M’A and we hope the next 10 are about affecting real meaningful change.    

In conversation with Sjaak Hullekes
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In conversation with Sjaak Hullekes

Sustainability We had a pleasure speaking with Sjaak Hullekes about finding clothes that underline personality to be more sustainable.     What is your ultimate hack for making a wardrobe more sustainable?   Take your time! The coming and going of trends in the fast fashion industry have significantly influenced our behaviour. The turbulent speed of the industry and the trends cycles are for sure not the essence of a sustainable wardrobe. To create more awareness on this the first step is to notice what kind of garments make us happy and underline our character. My advice is to take yourself on a journey to discover the wide range of alternatives. There are many but it takes some time to research and adapt.      How do you create a sustainable wardrobe?   A sustainable wardrobe is not about the amounts of garments we own but rather the sheer quality, 'more' does not necessarily make the merrier. Making sure that you know the garment selection you own helps. Another factor is knowing who made your clothes and under which conditions, this will increase the emotional value.    Once you've found a brand that interests you, do some research on it. Does the price match what the brands deliver or are we paying for their expensive marketing? My personal advice is to always ask for the background of a piece of clothing in the store, good staff can tell a lot about that.     What are the best ways to give your clothes a second life?   There is no one best way, there are several options. With Hul le Kes we focus on repairs and returns. For example, we have a Dyeing Service, here we dye old clothes with natural ingredients to give them new life in older wardrobes. Soon our Mending Service will also be available, so we repair or mend clothes by hand. For the Hul le Kes collection it is also possible to return clothes, we work with a kind of deposit principle. Old Hul le Kes item is then used to make new items. Giving or receiving a gift is always fun!     What is better recycling or upcycling?   Not everything can be recycled and not everything can be upcycled. This is a very complex question with many answers. All depending on what type of fabric we are talking about. For example, polyester is much easier to recycle than cotton, but then you can ask yourself whether polyesters are actually finer than cotton and so on. It also has to do with the moment of depreciation of the raw material. Waste from clothing manufacturers is easier to recycle than consumer waste. We focus on consumer waste, which is the industry's biggest problem right now. In addition, upcycling (and reuse) is the easiest and also the best solution at the moment.     What is a good rule for balancing your wardrobe (so to consume less)?   First give or sell an item from your current wardrobe to a friend or the thrift store. Only then do you buy a new product. Realizing whether a piece of clothing makes us happy before we buy it, is a crucial step. And always look at how a brand deals with sustainability.      Is there a rule to look fashionable and yet not follow trends?   Just forget about trends. You can notice this in certain colors or types of items. I hate trends. Joining a trend camouflages personality. Many tend to forget that trends should come from within and knowing your body, skintype, colour etc. The colours people love also say a lot about character. Let clothing embrace your own mood or sometimes just hide it! That's the magic of fashion and why I think clothes are so beautiful.     Do you have personal advice for making a wardrobe more sustainable?   See a wardrobe as a personal collection. Take time and do research, and above all, be patient! Maybe you will only find your favorite item in two years, that's no problem, is it !? As long as it really suits you, stay consistent.     Which investment pieces should not be missing in a wardrobe?   The pieces that truly underpin personality! You can always accept good advice, but don't let it get to you. Follow your heart! You are a unique and beautiful person and your clothes should underline that! We had a pleasure speaking with Sjaak Hullekes about finding clothes that underline personality to be more sustainable.     What is your ultimate hack for making a wardrobe more sustainable?   Take your time! The coming and going of trends in the fast fashion industry have significantly influenced our behaviour. The turbulent speed of the industry and the trends cycles are for sure not the essence of a sustainable wardrobe. To create more awareness on this the first step is to notice what kind of garments make us happy and underline our character. My advice is to take yourself on a journey to discover the wide range of alternatives. There are many but it takes some time to research and adapt.      How do you create a sustainable wardrobe?   A sustainable wardrobe is not about the amounts of garments we own but rather the sheer quality, 'more' does not necessarily make the merrier. Making sure that you know the garment selection you own helps. Another factor is knowing who made your clothes and under which conditions, this will increase the emotional value.    Once you've found a brand that interests you, do some research on it. Does the price match what the brands deliver or are we paying for their expensive marketing? My personal advice is to always ask for the background of a piece of clothing in the store, good staff can tell a lot about that.     What are the best ways to give your clothes a second life?   There is no one best way, there are several options. With Hul le Kes we focus on repairs and returns. For example, we have a Dyeing Service, here we dye old clothes with natural ingredients to give them new life in older wardrobes. Soon our Mending Service will also be available, so we repair or mend clothes by hand. For the Hul le Kes collection it is also possible to return clothes, we work with a kind of deposit principle. Old Hul le Kes item is then used to make new items. Giving or receiving a gift is always fun!     What is better recycling or upcycling?   Not everything can be recycled and not everything can be upcycled. This is a very complex question with many answers. All depending on what type of fabric we are talking about. For example, polyester is much easier to recycle than cotton, but then you can ask yourself whether polyesters are actually finer than cotton and so on. It also has to do with the moment of depreciation of the raw material. Waste from clothing manufacturers is easier to recycle than consumer waste. We focus on consumer waste, which is the industry's biggest problem right now. In addition, upcycling (and reuse) is the easiest and also the best solution at the moment.     What is a good rule for balancing your wardrobe (so to consume less)?   First give or sell an item from your current wardrobe to a friend or the thrift store. Only then do you buy a new product. Realizing whether a piece of clothing makes us happy before we buy it, is a crucial step. And always look at how a brand deals with sustainability.      Is there a rule to look fashionable and yet not follow trends?   Just forget about trends. You can notice this in certain colors or types of items. I hate trends. Joining a trend camouflages personality. Many tend to forget that trends should come from within and knowing your body, skintype, colour etc. The colours people love also say a lot about character. Let clothing embrace your own mood or sometimes just hide it! That's the magic of fashion and why I think clothes are so beautiful.     Do you have personal advice for making a wardrobe more sustainable?   See a wardrobe as a personal collection. Take time and do research, and above all, be patient! Maybe you will only find your favorite item in two years, that's no problem, is it !? As long as it really suits you, stay consistent.     Which investment pieces should not be missing in a wardrobe?   The pieces that truly underpin personality! You can always accept good advice, but don't let it get to you. Follow your heart! You are a unique and beautiful person and your clothes should underline that!

Jeanerica and Virón are proud to present a sustainable collaboration
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Jeanerica and Virón are proud to present a sustainable collaboration

Sustainability Jeanerica, Stockholm-based denim house and Virón, Paris-based footwear brand are proud to present this sustainable, limited-edition collaboration that leaves nothing to waste.   Jeanerica was founded in 2018, reinventing the classic American blue jean archetypes and classic staples from a contemporary Scandinavian design perspective, creating seasonless garments with a sustainable mindset.    Virón emerged on the footwear scene with a bang in late 2020 with the vision to offer bold designs that make a minimal footprint on the environment using only non-virgin, plant-based materials.   For this collaboration, Virón reconstitutes left-over denim jeans and jackets stock from Jeanerica, made from 98% organic cotton and 2% elastane to rework the footwear brand's fashionable beige workwear 1992 boots, to close the loop withVirón's pioneering push for a more circular and sustainable production.      Available now on www.jeanerica.com  Jeanerica, Stockholm-based denim house and Virón, Paris-based footwear brand are proud to present this sustainable, limited-edition collaboration that leaves nothing to waste.   Jeanerica was founded in 2018, reinventing the classic American blue jean archetypes and classic staples from a contemporary Scandinavian design perspective, creating seasonless garments with a sustainable mindset.    Virón emerged on the footwear scene with a bang in late 2020 with the vision to offer bold designs that make a minimal footprint on the environment using only non-virgin, plant-based materials.   For this collaboration, Virón reconstitutes left-over denim jeans and jackets stock from Jeanerica, made from 98% organic cotton and 2% elastane to rework the footwear brand's fashionable beige workwear 1992 boots, to close the loop withVirón's pioneering push for a more circular and sustainable production.      Available now on www.jeanerica.com 

TOMMY HILFIGER MAKES ANOTHER BOLD STEP TOWARDS CIRCULARITY WITH THE LAUNCH OF ITS FIRST LIMITED-EDITION UPCYCLED COLLECTION
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TOMMY HILFIGER MAKES ANOTHER BOLD STEP TOWARDS CIRCULARITY WITH THE LAUNCH OF ITS FIRST LIMITED-EDITION UPCYCLED COLLECTION

Sustainability Tommy Hilfiger, announces the launch of its first limited-edition, Remixed collection in the Netherlands and France. The collection is part of the Tommy for Lifeprogram, a pioneering circular business model that takes pre-owned TOMMY HILFIGER and TOMMY JEANS pieces as well as damaged items from retail operations to repair for re-sale, or remix into unique new styles. The collection will be available on tommyforlife.com in the Netherlands and France starting May 20.   The Remixed collection was designed using TOMMY HILFIGER and TOMMY JEANS styles that were damaged, pre-owned and traded in by consumers, and could not be repaired. Each one-of-a-kind style is made up of different garment pieces, designed by a dedicated team ofTOMMY HILFIGER designers, technicians and product developers. Styles were then handcrafted by local tailors, including The Renewal Workshop, 2020 Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge winner - A Beautiful Mess -, and the PVH Product Innovation Lab. The limited-edition Remixed collection features nine styles, with a total of 250 pieces available, including:   The draped Polo dress, created using three menswear Polos; The color-block sweatshirt featuring bold layering from original styles, inspired by the Tommy archives; The patchwork jeans, redesigned to include soft contrast patchworking and pocket details.     Tommy for Life is tied to Tommy Hilfiger’s sustainability vision to create fashion that Wastes Nothing and Welcomes All. With 24 targets towards 2030, Tommy Hilfiger is taking a bold approach to environmental and social sustainability, focused on circularity and inclusivity. The design approach taken for the Remixed collection follows Tommy Hilfiger’s ambition to make products that are fully circular and that can be part of a sustainable loop by 2030. Tommy Hilfiger’s vision is powered by PVH Corp.’s Forward Fashion strategy, a set of 15 priorities designed to reduce negative impacts to zero, increase positive impacts to 100% and improve over 1 million lives across its value chain.   To participate in the Tommy for Life program, consumers in France and the Netherlands are invited to trade-in their pre-loved TOMMY HILFIGER and TOMMY JEANS items at TOMMY HILFIGER and TOMMY JEANS stores or send them via mail in exchange for discount vouchers. The value of the vouchers will depend on the type and number of items traded, regardless of their condition. In partnership with The Renewal Workshop – the leading provider of circular solutions for apparel and textile brands – Tommy Hilfiger will sort, clean and repair all collected items.  Items that cannot be restored will be reinvented into unique styles as part of future Remixed collections. Those that cannot be remixed will be recycled into yarns or repurposed, for instance into insulation, or donated via our philanthropic arm, Tommy Cares. Tommy Hilfiger plans to launch Tommy for Life in more European markets later in 2021.     To purchase product, trade in TOMMY HILFIGER products and learn more about the program, visit tommyforlife.com. For more information on our sustainability journey and ambitious targets, visit sustainability.tommy.com.     Friends and followers of the brand are invited to join the conversation on social media using #TommyHilfiger, #TommyforLife and @TommyHilfiger and @tommy.for.life. Tommy Hilfiger, announces the launch of its first limited-edition, Remixed collection in the Netherlands and France. The collection is part of the Tommy for Lifeprogram, a pioneering circular business model that takes pre-owned TOMMY HILFIGER and TOMMY JEANS pieces as well as damaged items from retail operations to repair for re-sale, or remix into unique new styles. The collection will be available on tommyforlife.com in the Netherlands and France starting May 20.   The Remixed collection was designed using TOMMY HILFIGER and TOMMY JEANS styles that were damaged, pre-owned and traded in by consumers, and could not be repaired. Each one-of-a-kind style is made up of different garment pieces, designed by a dedicated team ofTOMMY HILFIGER designers, technicians and product developers. Styles were then handcrafted by local tailors, including The Renewal Workshop, 2020 Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge winner - A Beautiful Mess -, and the PVH Product Innovation Lab. The limited-edition Remixed collection features nine styles, with a total of 250 pieces available, including:   The draped Polo dress, created using three menswear Polos; The color-block sweatshirt featuring bold layering from original styles, inspired by the Tommy archives; The patchwork jeans, redesigned to include soft contrast patchworking and pocket details.     Tommy for Life is tied to Tommy Hilfiger’s sustainability vision to create fashion that Wastes Nothing and Welcomes All. With 24 targets towards 2030, Tommy Hilfiger is taking a bold approach to environmental and social sustainability, focused on circularity and inclusivity. The design approach taken for the Remixed collection follows Tommy Hilfiger’s ambition to make products that are fully circular and that can be part of a sustainable loop by 2030. Tommy Hilfiger’s vision is powered by PVH Corp.’s Forward Fashion strategy, a set of 15 priorities designed to reduce negative impacts to zero, increase positive impacts to 100% and improve over 1 million lives across its value chain.   To participate in the Tommy for Life program, consumers in France and the Netherlands are invited to trade-in their pre-loved TOMMY HILFIGER and TOMMY JEANS items at TOMMY HILFIGER and TOMMY JEANS stores or send them via mail in exchange for discount vouchers. The value of the vouchers will depend on the type and number of items traded, regardless of their condition. In partnership with The Renewal Workshop – the leading provider of circular solutions for apparel and textile brands – Tommy Hilfiger will sort, clean and repair all collected items.  Items that cannot be restored will be reinvented into unique styles as part of future Remixed collections. Those that cannot be remixed will be recycled into yarns or repurposed, for instance into insulation, or donated via our philanthropic arm, Tommy Cares. Tommy Hilfiger plans to launch Tommy for Life in more European markets later in 2021.     To purchase product, trade in TOMMY HILFIGER products and learn more about the program, visit tommyforlife.com. For more information on our sustainability journey and ambitious targets, visit sustainability.tommy.com.     Friends and followers of the brand are invited to join the conversation on social media using #TommyHilfiger, #TommyforLife and @TommyHilfiger and @tommy.for.life.

Studio HENK launches first outdoor furniture collection: Elements outdoor
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Studio HENK launches first outdoor furniture collection: Elements outdoor

Design Studio HENK presents Elements: the first outdoor collection of the Dutch interior brand. Studio HENK also brings its characteristic minimalist designs outside through a series of stylish wooden outdoor furniture.   The new Elements collection for outdoors consists of a dining table, dining bench and coffee table. The furniture is made from the best-known renewable, biobased raw material: wood. There is a choice of a light version, made from Accoya wood, and a version with a darker color, made from Iroko. Both types of wood are FSC certified, which ensures that forests are protected for current and future generations. Accoya is an acetylated wood type; this very environmentally friendly treatment ensures a slow aging and a lifespan of about 50 years (the highest durability class 1). Accoya is fully recyclable and has Cradle-to-cradle Gold certification. Iroko is also aging, and also has a long lifespan of about 25 years (durability class 1-2).     Design follows demand for sustainability:   Characteristic of the collection are the slats that together form a "slatted" surface, which gives the furniture a minimalist, timeless and stylish appearance. “The starting point for the design of the outdoor furniture was mainly sustainability, the wish that our outdoor furniture, like all Studio HENK products, can last a long time,” says creative director Xander Albers. “The design question was: 'How can we use what is necessary - the slats, or the' slatted 'elements - as an aesthetically powerful and image-defining element? breathe and it stays beautiful longer. ”   A special detail is that the dining table and the sofa can be put together by the customer. The dining table and dining bench are available in different sizes and finishes. The dining table is available in lengths from 160 to 300 cm. The sofa is also available in different lengths, from 140 to 260cm. The table and bench are also available with three steel outdoor frames; the timeless Butterfly, New Classic and Slim X-Type. Comfort has also been thought of - with a matching seat cushion with a durable character; Sunbrella Heritage upholstery, made with 50% recycled Sunbrella Acrylic.     Elements coffee table - also for indoors:   As part of the Elements collection, Studio HENK is launching, in addition to the outdoor coffee table, the Elements coffee table for indoor use, which is available in FSC certified oak wood in various finishes. The Elements collection will be available from 8 May 2021 in Studio HENK's flagship stores in Amsterdam and Antwerp, and will soon also be available online and through the Studio HENK sales points. Studio HENK presents Elements: the first outdoor collection of the Dutch interior brand. Studio HENK also brings its characteristic minimalist designs outside through a series of stylish wooden outdoor furniture.   The new Elements collection for outdoors consists of a dining table, dining bench and coffee table. The furniture is made from the best-known renewable, biobased raw material: wood. There is a choice of a light version, made from Accoya wood, and a version with a darker color, made from Iroko. Both types of wood are FSC certified, which ensures that forests are protected for current and future generations. Accoya is an acetylated wood type; this very environmentally friendly treatment ensures a slow aging and a lifespan of about 50 years (the highest durability class 1). Accoya is fully recyclable and has Cradle-to-cradle Gold certification. Iroko is also aging, and also has a long lifespan of about 25 years (durability class 1-2).     Design follows demand for sustainability:   Characteristic of the collection are the slats that together form a "slatted" surface, which gives the furniture a minimalist, timeless and stylish appearance. “The starting point for the design of the outdoor furniture was mainly sustainability, the wish that our outdoor furniture, like all Studio HENK products, can last a long time,” says creative director Xander Albers. “The design question was: 'How can we use what is necessary - the slats, or the' slatted 'elements - as an aesthetically powerful and image-defining element? breathe and it stays beautiful longer. ”   A special detail is that the dining table and the sofa can be put together by the customer. The dining table and dining bench are available in different sizes and finishes. The dining table is available in lengths from 160 to 300 cm. The sofa is also available in different lengths, from 140 to 260cm. The table and bench are also available with three steel outdoor frames; the timeless Butterfly, New Classic and Slim X-Type. Comfort has also been thought of - with a matching seat cushion with a durable character; Sunbrella Heritage upholstery, made with 50% recycled Sunbrella Acrylic.     Elements coffee table - also for indoors:   As part of the Elements collection, Studio HENK is launching, in addition to the outdoor coffee table, the Elements coffee table for indoor use, which is available in FSC certified oak wood in various finishes. The Elements collection will be available from 8 May 2021 in Studio HENK's flagship stores in Amsterdam and Antwerp, and will soon also be available online and through the Studio HENK sales points.

THE NEXT CHAPTER ABOUT SUSTAINABLE DENIM AT DIESEL:  INTRODUCING DIESEL LIBRARY
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THE NEXT CHAPTER ABOUT SUSTAINABLE DENIM AT DIESEL: INTRODUCING DIESEL LIBRARY

Sustainability DIESEL and its creative director Glenn Martens are deeply proud to announce the company’s next chapter in its sustainability initiative, For Responsible Living: DIESEL LIBRARY.     To be unveiled for Spring/Summer 2022, DIESEL LIBRARY, which takes a genderless design approach, represents a new strategy for DIESEL’s core category: denim. Going forward, the library will offer a wide range of evergreen and longer-lasting denim items (including trousers, jackets, tops, skirts and more) on a made-to-stay basis, with 50% of the overall denim collection having a permanent shelf life. Martens’ intention is to refresh the base of every category at DIESEL, and this begins with the world’s most versatile and democratic fabric, denim. However: just don’t call these pieces “classics.”     With DIESEL LIBRARY, DIESEL reinforces its commitment to innovation and the exploration of new production techniques to create desirable, durable and quality denim items. As a result, DIESEL LIBRARY will introduce iconic, essential pieces conceived to outlive trends and last for years on end; a “total look” will form the anchorage of this evergreen line.     These items will be made using fibers, washes and treatments that have been selected based on efficient and responsible resource uses. The following focuses will underpin DIESEL LIBRARY: Fabrics feature low impact materials, such as organic and recycled fibers Treatments are performed with innovative techniques that significantly reduce the use of water and chemicals Trims: leather patches are chrome-free tanned; metal buttons have no-galvanized treatments; inner labels are made with recycled materials; cellulosic trims, including hangtags and patches, are realized in FSC certified materials.     All the above features will be traced and communicated through a QR Code printed onto the hangtag attached to each DIESEL LIBRARY piece. In this way, each garment will be equipped with a digital passport that guarantees customers access to a dedicated web page where they can learn more about all the responsible attributes of each specific item.     Ultimately, DIESEL LIBRARY also marks a shift in how DIESEL will produce its denim collections moving into the future. Everything will be created under this banner, moving away from the 5-Pocket delineation between women and men. In this, a new personality, and new branding attributes, will be established.     A sneak peek of the first DIESEL LIBRARY collection will be seen during Glenn Martens’ premiere show in June, 2021. The garments will be available in selected Diesel stores around the world, on diesel.com and in the best multi-brand stores in the world starting from November 2021. Stay tuned. DIESEL and its creative director Glenn Martens are deeply proud to announce the company’s next chapter in its sustainability initiative, For Responsible Living: DIESEL LIBRARY.     To be unveiled for Spring/Summer 2022, DIESEL LIBRARY, which takes a genderless design approach, represents a new strategy for DIESEL’s core category: denim. Going forward, the library will offer a wide range of evergreen and longer-lasting denim items (including trousers, jackets, tops, skirts and more) on a made-to-stay basis, with 50% of the overall denim collection having a permanent shelf life. Martens’ intention is to refresh the base of every category at DIESEL, and this begins with the world’s most versatile and democratic fabric, denim. However: just don’t call these pieces “classics.”     With DIESEL LIBRARY, DIESEL reinforces its commitment to innovation and the exploration of new production techniques to create desirable, durable and quality denim items. As a result, DIESEL LIBRARY will introduce iconic, essential pieces conceived to outlive trends and last for years on end; a “total look” will form the anchorage of this evergreen line.     These items will be made using fibers, washes and treatments that have been selected based on efficient and responsible resource uses. The following focuses will underpin DIESEL LIBRARY: Fabrics feature low impact materials, such as organic and recycled fibers Treatments are performed with innovative techniques that significantly reduce the use of water and chemicals Trims: leather patches are chrome-free tanned; metal buttons have no-galvanized treatments; inner labels are made with recycled materials; cellulosic trims, including hangtags and patches, are realized in FSC certified materials.     All the above features will be traced and communicated through a QR Code printed onto the hangtag attached to each DIESEL LIBRARY piece. In this way, each garment will be equipped with a digital passport that guarantees customers access to a dedicated web page where they can learn more about all the responsible attributes of each specific item.     Ultimately, DIESEL LIBRARY also marks a shift in how DIESEL will produce its denim collections moving into the future. Everything will be created under this banner, moving away from the 5-Pocket delineation between women and men. In this, a new personality, and new branding attributes, will be established.     A sneak peek of the first DIESEL LIBRARY collection will be seen during Glenn Martens’ premiere show in June, 2021. The garments will be available in selected Diesel stores around the world, on diesel.com and in the best multi-brand stores in the world starting from November 2021. Stay tuned.

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