One man's refuse, one other's fashion – Manila Bulletin

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By José Abeto Zaide

Jose Abeto Zaide

Jose Abeto Zaide

Boston’s Thomas fined for cursing at heckler — Sports activities information merchandise.

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas was fined $25,00zero by the NBA for making a profane comment at a heckler throughout a playoff recreation at Washington. He made his expletive-laced comment to the spectator throughout Boston’s 121-102 loss to the Washington Wizards final Sunday.

Gary Lising asks if PDu30 ever performed avenue basketball, and the way the dialog went?

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“Trashion” designer reveals off Filipino resilience in WEF exhibit — information merchandise

Francis Sollano could or will not be namesaked after St. Francis or after the 16th century Andalusian Saint Francis Solano (one “l”), who was to the manor born and turned Franciscan after Jesuit education.

Our Francis Sollano (two “l’s”) has Chinese language provenance which pointed him in direction of enterprise; however he compromised by working as product supervisor for the design guru Kenneth Cobonpue. This allowed him to dabble in design and ultimately discover his area of interest in “trashion” clothes.

Francis Sollano’s lastest solo exhibit was on the World Financial Discussion board (WEF) at Sokha Lodge in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, in the course of the ASEAN summit. The Cebu native “trashion” enfant horrible sees the brilliant facet  (“rubbish as one thing lovely”).

Sollano is into upcycling rubbish into wearable artwork and changing city areas. He's an envoy for numerous initiatives, a self-made social entrepreneur; and an artist who incorporates love for the pure surroundings in delicate handmade creations below his personal label. From head-to-foot, his creations are high fashion and runway-prepared however are comprised of trash like discarded plastic luggage and bottles.

He co-based the Youth for a Livable Cebu (YFLC), a platform for the youth and communities to search out artistic options in direction of attaining sustainable growth.

He stated his purpose is to advertise sustainable fashion. (Rubbish is inexhaustible.) He stated fashion is among the huge sources of worldwide waste, “Our progress is extraordinarily excessive and we’re rising so quick that consumerism is already at its peak.”

Francis Sollano’s works have been proven in main cities, together with London, New York, Paris, Tokyo, Singapore, and Bangkok, and he has been featured in worldwide design publications.

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Information merchandise. Greenpeace activists in Naic, Cavite, created a reproduction of a whale choked by plastic waste supplies to underscore the large drawback of ocean air pollution. The professional-surroundings group known as on the ASEAN to take motion on the difficulty and protect and shield the area’s waters and the marine animals.

Excellent news, unhealthy information. In line with the WEF report in its New Plastics Economic system, the world’s oceans can be crammed with extra plastic than fish by 2050. The excellent news is that our Francis Sollano won't ever run out of provide whilst he won't ever run out of concepts.

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BTW, we dunno if Francis Sollano’s exhibit in Cambodia synched with the ASEAN occasion and if PDu30 was in a position to drop in. The President is a superb admirer of our celeb environmentalist, whose creations he has admired in Cebu. They're two for the street — one talks of fashion out of trash, and the opposite makes trash discuss trendy.

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