Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Don't Let Fashion go to Waste

Yesterday was Earth Day, hope everyone did their part to celebrate our planet we call Earth. And hopefully it won't stop and that you will continue to help out the environment everyday.

One way you might not had thought about is that your unwanted clothes can do more than you think. One of my favourite retail store H&M started an initiative to collect clothes in their stores. It started about a month ago, and is part of its Conscious actions - For a more sustainable fashion future.

I really like the idea. Plus, you get rewarded when you bring in your unwanted clothes to H&M stores. You get one voucher for $5 off your purchase of $30 or more for each of bag clothing you donate.

If you've got something worn, torn or out of style, don't throw it away or let it pile up in the back of your closet. Bring them in, and help decrease the amount of fashion being wasted. Your clothes are then sent to the nearest processing plant. The clothes are then graded and hand-sorted. Items that are too worn or torn to be reused will be recycled and turned into raw materials and new products.

An interesting facts: Every year, tons of textiles end up in landfills. But as much as 95% of these textiles and clothes could be used again.

So, start digging through your closet and see how much you can donate. Look out for the drop off 'Long Live Fashion' box by the cash in the store. For more info about this great initiative and how it works, you can go here.

While you're at the store, make sure to check out their Conscious Collection plus there are many items that are made from recycled materials ie. 100% organic cotton. Look out for a H&M Conscious* tag on those items. Long live fashion!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Earth Day - Tote Bag Giveaway!

Earth Day is tomorrow, April 22. I always try to do my best to help out the environment. One small way is to cut down on plastic bags and use re-useable tote bags.

I'm sure everyone have tons of them - but are any of them as fun, cool or cute as my creation? : )

FYI - These tote bags are my creation! They are part of my Hello! Stuff by David Chiu collection. There are 3 fun designs: Robots, Skulls and Penguins!

You can get more info from the Hello! Stuff website or actually purchase one from my etsy shop here.

To celebrate Earth Day, I want to give my readers a chance to WIN one of my Hello! Stuff Tote Bag!
Winner will get to pick which design they want.

Here's what you will have to do to enter and you will receive an entry per methods. Lots of ways, the more methods = more entries into the draw.

1. Facebook: You must if you haven't, LIKE my David Chiu Stuff Facebook page, and then 'like' the Hello! Stuff Tote Bag giveway post to receive one entry. 
An extra entry if you share it on your wall. 
Another entry if you leave a comment on the Facebook post, telling me what other items I sell on my etsy shop.  

2. Twitter: Follow @stardchiu and tweet the following: (cut and paste)

I want to WIN this cool & fun Hello! Stuff Tote Bag   RT for re-useable bags!  

3. Leave a comment below: Tell me which design is your favourite?

One reader will be randomly chosen from all the entries. Giveaway is open to Canadian residents. Enter before April 26, 2013 at 10pm EST. Good luck!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

NIke Free 5.0 Commercial

Just saw this latest ad commercial the other night from Nike. It was for Nike Free 5.0. I thought it was a fun and different way to show the flexibility of the product. I like it and it put a smile on my face after viewing. Plus they look pretty cool too! Love the colours.

With the lines 'Ultimate Flexibility' at the end of the ad and 'For your everyday barefoot-like feel' on their website,  I guess I better go give it a try to see if that's true : )

What do you guys think of the commercial?

Friday, April 19, 2013

Giveaway: Hickies - Elastic Lacing System

As promised, here it is: Hickies giveaway!

If you had read my posting from before (which I'm sure you had), you'll know what Hickies are all about. You can also check out their website here.

Hickies is an elastic lacing system that replaces traditional shoelaces and lets you easily slip in and out of your shoes while keeping them snug and secure. What a great idea, eh? I received some samples and tried them out for myself. I just loved them, no more tying shoelaces - just slip in and go! They come in many colours so you can customize your sneakers and stand out from the crowd!

My boring pair of sneakers.
Sneakers with Hickies - so much cooler : )

Hickies adjust to any shoe size, from kids to grown-ups. As long as your shoe has eyelets, Hickies will fit. They are elastic so they stretch out as far as your feet need them to, and they have memory so they return to their original size. You will love them! They were even included in this year's gift bags to the stars at both the Oscars and the Grammys! Check out pics of my sneakers with Hickies!


Now, I'm sure you guys are dying to give Hickies a try, am I right? Thanks to the people from Hickies, I have FIVE packs to giveaway! This means that five lucky readers will be sporting some very cool looking kicks!

Very nice packaging!

In the meantime, if you want to see how Hickies would look on your favourite sneakers - you can go and download their free app - it's fun and easy to use.

Here's what you will have to do to enter and you will receive an entry per methods. Lots of ways, the more methods = more entries into the draw.

1. Facebook: You must if you haven't, LIKE my David Chiu Stuff Facebook page, and then 'like' the Hickies giveway post to receive one entry. A bonus entry if you share it on your wall.

2. Twitter: Follow @stardchiu and @hickies. Tweet the following: (cut and paste)

Goodbye shoelaces! I want  Elastic Lacing System! Chance to WIN 1/5 packs   RT 4slip-ons! 

3. Leave a comment below: Telling me which colour Hickies you would pick?

4. For THREE extra entries, follow me on Instagram @stardchiu AND take a pic of a pair of sneakers you would like to add Hickies to. MUST do both to get the three entries. Make sure to add comment to @stardchiu and #hickies #dchickiesgiveaway to your pic.

Five readers will be randomly chosen from all the entries. Giveaway is open to BOTH Canadian and US residents. Enter before April 28, 2013 at 10pm EST. Good luck and time to turn you shoes into slip-ons!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Joe Fresh and those 'Bom Bom' Commercials

I'm loving the latest Spring 2013 commercials from Joe Fresh. I love the simplicity and of course that catchy song. It just puts me in a fun mood and makes me want to move/dance : ) Also, loving all the bright colours!

FYI, the song is called Bom Bom by Sam and the Womp. Check out the official video below.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Nicola Formichetti - Diesel's New Artistic Director!

If you're a fan of Diesel, I'm sure you heard the big news that was announced a few days ago. Nicola Formichetti has been announced as the Artistic Director for Diesel! 

Renzo Rosso, founder of Diesel with newly appointed Nicola Formichetti,
Diesel's artistic director.

I'm really looking forward to see what kind of ideas he has to 'reboot' the brand. It's gonna be insane! : )
Very exciting - we will be able to see what comes out of this, starting with FW'13.

Introducing Tortilla Popchips! Win a Month Supply of them!

It's time to get snacking! Very exciting news from Popchips - they had just launched tortilla popchips in Canada! No worries snackers - other than its triangular shaped, they're still everything you loved about popchips.

Never fried. Never baked. Tortilla popchips are popped using the same stonegound corn masa used to make traditional tortillas, and then topped with naturally delicious seasonings. They are half the fat of regular flavoured tortilla chips, fewer calories and none of the fake colours, flavours and preservatives! What more can you ask for in a snack?! No need to worry snackers, just snack-away!

It comes in three taste bud-popping flavours: Salsa, Nacho Cheese and Ranch.

To celebrate the launch - I think this call for a giveaway, don't you agree? : )

Thanks to the people from Popchips - One lucky reader will win a month supply of Tortilla popchips (mixed pack).

There are 3 ways to enter this giveaway. Readers will receive one entry per methods. For example if you enter with all methods; Twitter, Facebook and left a comment, you will get a total of 3 entries.

1. Facebook: Simply click 'like' on this post at David Chiu Stuff. A bonus entry if you share it on your wall.

2.Twitter: Follow @stardchiu and @popchipsTO. Tweet the following: (copy and paste)

TORTILLA  now poppin' in Canada! WIN a month supply   RT if you   

3. Leave a comment below: Telling me which tortilla popchips flavour you're most excited to try.

One reader will be randomly chosen from all the entries. Giveaway is open to Canadian residents only. Giveaway ends Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 10pm EST. Good luck and happy snacking!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Maison Martin Margiela X Casio G-Shock Watch

I love G-Shock watches and this one just look sooooo cool! Maybe because it's a rare collaboration with the avant-garde fashion house Maison Martin Margiela. Based on the Casio G-Shock GA-300 model, it features a silver-grey minimalist casing - similar to Margiela's overall design sensibility. The watch includes a removable mirrored silver leather band along with a polished silver casing/bracelet.

Limited to only 3000 units worldwide, this collaboration was also part of celebrating G-Shock's 30th anniversary. Check out this highly stylistic video that was made in part of the release. You guys like?
I wonder how much it goes for?