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H&M’s Big Mistake

I love H&M as much as the next girl. Their stylish  (and bargain) clothes have gotten me out of a closet conundrum more than once. This article I found over at NYMag’s The Cut Fashion Blog has me thinking twice about how much I love them.

It states that H&M throws their unsold, unused and unharmed clothes away, but not before tearing holes into them so nobody else can use them.  With so many people freezing around the world it seems ridiculous that such a large corporation would throw out clothes instead of making their trash somebody else’s treasure.

My first thought was that the bosses over at H&M hadn’t learned the importance of CSR – Corporate Social Responsibility, but upon further reading I found that they do have one and that he

leads the company’s sustainability efforts. On its Web site, H&M reports that to save paper, it has shrunk its shipping labels.

Next to the amount of clothes they’ve thrown out, shrunken labels seem like a miserable attempt to save face.

If karma points are not motivation enough to donate those perfect clothes, maybe a good PR team will be able to get a lot of good and free publicity out of it.

January 6, 2010 at 4:38 pm 2 comments

Where There’s a Bark, There’s a Bite

Not even 'Edward' should go around biting.

I think Twilight fans are a bit much. I’m not against them– I’ve read all the books and seen the movies. I do see why they like it, but I think the obsession can get a little extreme.

I thought they were creepy but never THIS creepy. A girl watching New Moon in Michigan was actually bitten this weekend while watching New Moon. It wasn’t a sexy nibble gone wrong or a hungry moviegoer who mistook her for a snack but a 45 year old pervert sitting in the seat behind her.

He didn’t break the skin, and he hasn’t been caught yet. I assume she’ll be too creeped out to go to the movies anytime soon. I’m sure I would be too (after being disinfected, sanitized and had my tetanus shot)

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Though it might seem that most of the girls are into vampires with the Twilight, True Blood and Vampire Diaries craze I hope biting doesn’t become the new pick up line. Unless you’re Robert Pattison  and she has a Twilight tattoo, I’m pretty sure it won’t work.

via Perez

November 25, 2009 at 1:09 am Leave a comment

Random Things

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Some things I saw online today that made me laugh:

Via Presurfer and Geekologie

September 8, 2009 at 11:20 pm Leave a comment

Twilight Obsessions

There are Twilight fans that are die hard fans. I read the books, loved them and fell in love with Edward, but I still don’t get how some people get so crazily obsessed. I have been able to study them up close (my sister is a twilight crazy fan) and I think they’re quite amusing. Last Halloween I made her a Mrs. Cullen costume and I thought that was extreme. Apparently, there’s definitely crazier fans than she is.

Here are some crazy Twilight things I’ve found lately.

Twilight Lip Venom

LipVenomVThe description goes to the twilight fan extreme by saying:

This product should be shaken before use to represent the blending of the human and vampire worlds 

It also shows the financial power of the Twilight Fan since they’re already experiencing shipping delays because of the response.

Twilight Candy

First, it was teh Sweethearts that were changed. The signature classic phrases were replaced with “Dazzle,” “Bite Me,” “Live 4-Ever,” “I [heart] EC” and “Forks.”  They apparently were a success since for the new movie the Twilight cast is getting “New Moon” Chocolate Bars.

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Twatoos

This is, by far, the most amazing one. Tattoos. You can’t throw away a lip gloss bottle, or hide the chocolate box and pretend it never happened. It’ll be there forever. These fans got quotes, logos and images tattooed on their bodies, and most are nothing near small. I wonder what they’ll think about them in 10 to 15 years. The craziest one is definitely the Robert Pattinson one. What was she thinking? That he’d see the creepy obsessive tattoo and decide to marry her?

via Geekologie

 

July 24, 2009 at 7:06 am 6 comments

The Uniform Project

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In an effort to raise money for Indian school children living in slums, Sheena Matheiken, is wearing the same dress for a whole year. For the Uniform Project she has 7 versions of the same model and accesorizes with vintage pieces and donations.

The Uniform Project is also a year-long fundraiser for the Akanksha Foundation, a grassroots movement that is revolutionizing education in India. At the end of the year, all contributions will go toward Akanksha’s School Project to fund uniforms and other educational expenses for children living in Indian slums. 

The Akansha project  works on the basis that the Indian government spends an average of $360 on one child’s public school education.

Akanksha has vowed to spend the same amount on every slum child  to afford them a better, more well rounded education enabling them to graduate the 10th grade. The funds raised from this project will go towards materializing Akanksha’s goals for the new schools they are opening this fall in Mumbai and Pune.

At the time of this post she’s been able to raise $5,446 by simply wearing the same dress, accessorizing and using social media to spread the word. It’s a unique effort that is showing results. Share the cause and spread the word.

via DailyCandy

July 14, 2009 at 7:05 am Leave a comment

In an Ideal World

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I’d love to see this concept in action.  It’s a paper bottle to replace the plastic bottle. Though it’s still not as environmentally friendly as drinking regular tap water or using your own reusable thermos it offers users an option other than the typical overused plastic bottle. Yes, it has its shortcomings (it still needs to be recycled, paper production takes a lot of energy, people won’t catch on…), but at least it’s proof that people are thinking the right way.

CHALLENGE
Each day, Americans throw out 60 million plastic bottles. Only 14% actually get recycled—meaning 86% become garbage or litter. We looked at this as a radical problem requiring an equally radical solution. Could we design a container that would leverage sustainability, be easy to transport, and enhance the consumer’s drinking experience?

SOLUTION
The 360 Paper Bottle is a sustainable vision of the future. It is the first totally recyclable paper container made from 100% renewable resources. Versatile in its range of consumer applications and made from food-safe and fully recyclable materials, it decreases energy consumed throughout the product life cycle without sacrificing functionality. It is paper packaging that stands up to all liquid categories.

This is a project from BrandImage that still needs a branded home in order to work. 

 

 

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July 8, 2009 at 6:31 pm 1 comment

Sin Vergüenza

My country never ceases to surprise me.  Dominicans have a knack for taking advantage of any situation and getting some money, or beer, out of it. Everywhere, everyone seems to be bringing up the King of Pop and anything they know about him, and Dominicans won’t be left behind.vMichael Jackson died in LA, and his only link to the DR has to be exploited. He married Lisa Marie Presley there  in 1994 and his wedding certificate somehow got itself into the wrong hands. It’s on sale on ebay until July 14th.

MJ

If you’re interested, and can afford it, it’s on sale on ebay for US$50,000.

via Remolacha

 

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July 8, 2009 at 2:21 pm Leave a comment

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