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COS to open in Istanbul


The brand renowned for offering men and women style over fashion, core wardrobe essentials and garments that evoke timeless modernity, will launch in the landmark development Zorlu Centre, later in the year. As the first opening in the diverse Turkish retail market, this represents a new chapter for the brand known for its commitment to design, quality and affordability. Marie Honda, Overall Brand Responsible for COS, said of the planned Turkish expansion, “We are all looking forward to the opening. Istanbul is a vibrant and exciting city and ... Read More »

H&M’s first store in Chile finally opens


Today, more than 2,500 H&M fans lined up for over 12 hours outside of the Chilean flagship store in Costanera Center. The doors opened at 10 in the morning and welcomed the crowd into its two level 2,600 square meter store. Karl-Johan Persson, CEO of H&M, cut the ribbon and welcomed the first eager shoppers along with H&M Chile’s Country Manager, Macu Alfaro and Store Manager, Sandra Cisternas. The first two lucky fans, who started the queue two days prior to the opening, received a $150,000 Chilean pesos gift card each. The foll... Read More »

H&M supports a living wage


The Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) has launched their latest campaign named; Conscious? Not really… The Clean Clothes Campaign gives the impression that H&M does not support a living wage. This is not correct. H&M supports a living wage. H&M does not own any factories and does not set/pay the wages of any factory workers. We believe that everyone in the garment industry should earn enough to live on. One of the basic requirements set out in our Code of Conduct, is that factory workers must be paid at least the minimum wage guarante... Read More »

The Persson family donates SEK 500 million to the H&M Conscious Foundation


The H&M Conscious Foundation was established in 2007 in conjunction with H&M’s 60th anniversary. The donation that the Persson family is now making to the H&M Conscious Foundation will enable the charitable foundation to help even more people in need around the world. There will be a particular focus on initiatives that help achieve the UN Millennium Development Goals. The H&M Conscious Foundation has previously supported charities such as Hand in Hand, which works to combat poverty in India through microloans and training for f... Read More »

H&M to dress the Swedish teams for 2014 and 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games


H&M is proud to announce it will dress the Swedish teams for the Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Sochi 2014, and the Summer Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro 2016. The four year contract with the Swedish Olympic Committee and Swedish Paralympic Committee will see H&M create outfits for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. The collection will also include a full and extensive wardrobe for all the Swedish teams to wear in the Olympic village for both training and leisure. The pieces will be developed in collaboration with the S... Read More »

Design My Samsonite: Samsonite Launches Design Contest


Samsonite®, the world’s leading travel solutions brand inspiring travel world-wide, is thrilled to announce the launch of Design My Samsonite, a unique international design competition open to registered undergraduate and graduate art and design students. From March 18 to May 31, participants are invited to create their own artwork to be printed on a stylish Curv® collection suitcase – either a Cosmolite® or Firelite® - using an innovative printing process. Showcasing Samsonite’s most innovative and best-selling collections, Design My Samsonite... Read More »

Top Islands Worldwide Recognized Based on Opinions of Millions of Travelers Across the Globe


TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site*, today announced the winners of its inaugural Travelers' Choice Islands awards. Based on millions of valuable traveler reviews and opinions on the site, the awards recognize more than 100 islands across the globe, including dedicated lists for Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, South America, the South Pacific, and the U.S. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: "Whether you're l... Read More »

Heineken® invites design talents to co-create futuristic lounge bar


Milan 9th April 2013: From its buzzing pop-up 'Magazzini' at Milan Design Week, Heineken today invited designers from around the world to collaborate on building the ultimate concept lounge bar. This is the second edition of its Heineken Open Design Explorations (ODE) innovation project. This year’s ‘nightlife’ theme will give designers from four cities -New York, Singapore, Warsaw and Mexico City- a brief to design an all-round lounge bar experience. Emerging talents from a variety of design disciplines (fashion, motion, product, interior a... Read More »

Heineken® collaborates with renowned design partners to create the new must-see space at Milan design week


Amsterdam 21 February 2013 - International beer brand Heineken® today reveals details about The Magazzini, an exciting new collaborative space at this year’s Milan Design Week. In a unique partnership with innovative design partners, Heineken provides emerging designers with a platform for exposure in Milan’s Tortona from 9 – 13 April. Visitors to The Magazzini can expect to experience a showcase of design talent and educational workshops by day and a design-led party space at night. Mark van Iterson, Global Head of Design at Heineken, said “A... Read More »

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