In a remarkable effort to help reduce environmental damage, retail giant H&M is launching a worldwide “used clothes initiative,” making it the first company of its kind to do so. With an aim to improve sustainability and reduce textile waste, H&M will be accepting worn or defective garments from its customers and will also give them a discount voucher on their next purchase.
This initiative will enable the average person, as well as H&M of course, to help the environment by donating any of their old garments, regardless of what brand it is and what condition it is in. The garments will then be given by H&M to their partner, I:Collect, which will recycle the items to make them available for new use again.
The statistics are astounding: As much as 95% of the average discarded garment could be reused, and yet every year, tons of these textiles are tossed out of homes, ending up in landfills. By reducing the amount of textiles thrown out, we can decrease the amount of waste in toxic landfills, as well as decrease the amount of raw materials extracted from the earth on a daily basis.
“Our sustainability efforts are rooted in a dedication to social and environmental responsibility. We want to do good for the environment, which is why we are now offering our customers a convenient solution: to be able to leave their worn out or defective garments with H&M,” says Karl-Johan Persson, CEO of H&M.
A global retailer like H&M will certainly make a positive statement in the fashion mass market, and hopefully, other retailers will follow suit.
Weaving on Sticks is a children’s workshop that will be held in Sadu House on the 9th of February 2013 from 10 am to 1 pm. Visit Sadu House with your children and learn all about the ways of the traditional weaving.
All of you Harry Potter fans must have went home after each movie and attempted flying on the broomstick in your kitchen. For many of us imaginative folk, whatever we can’t make come true, we put in art and that’s exactly what “The Japanese Harry Potter” did. and what better way to show off your art than via the number onemobile photo-sharing application (Instagram)?
Instagram is the main hub for Halno, a graphic designer from Japan, and with his brilliant art, it’s not surprising that he’s managed to get over 50,000 followers. Self-portraits of himself on a broomstick around Japan has generated appreciation and interest around the world.
The artist himself gives tips on how you can draw yourself on a broomstick. “To create your own copycat version of the ‘flying broomstick’, it is important to bend the legs, and make sure you perfect your facial expression, no excitement needed!” Trust me, this is something to learn.
For more photos, check out Halno’s Instagram profile @Halno.
Ever wondered what happens behind the scenes at Khaleejesque HQ? We’ve created our first stop motion video that shows you the process behind creating a Khaleejesque print issue. At times it can be stressful (as you will see later on) but at the end, thumbs up are flying at the office, smiles light up the place and the new issue is freshly printed and on its way to all of you.
After more than a thousand images, amazing editing skills and one catchy song, the Khaleejesque stop motion video was created and what an end result it was!
Watch the video to get an inside peek of Khaleejesque and tell us what you think!
Designed by Ralph Debbas, the Lykan Hypersport is a luxury supercar designed in the Middle East. Dubai have their very own $3.4 million Hypersport, an automotive machine which goes from 0-62 mph in 2.8 seconds, which is faster than the McLaren F1, Ferrari Enzo and even the Lexus LFA.
The Lamborghini-esque car was recently revealed at the Qatar Auto Show. What kind of sick beast produces 750 bhp with a top speed of 242-mph? Not impressed? How about diamond incrusted headlights and a gold-plated hood? But would you splash $3.4 million on a car from the Middle East or would you rather pay a little under $400,000 for the Aventador?
All I have to say is hooray Middle East! There’s a first for everything!