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Bench@30: Long-Term Growth Amid Greater Competition From Int'l Brands

Who are the owners of leading Filipino-owned clothing brand and how is it coping with entry of foreign rivals?

Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, Bench staged a fashion and underwear show themed “Under the Stars” last Nov. 18 that created a lot of buzz in traditional and social media.A number of famous celebrities and personalities modeled the retail apparel brand’s ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | November 24, 2017 09:00:00
Run & Grow

5 Local Fashion Brands and How They Got Their Names

Do you know what Bench or Penshoppe stands for?

These local brands have been around for so long, providing proudly homegrown stylish apparel. But just how were these names established? Read on to find out!Bench/IMAGE BenchThe man behind it is also the namesake of the said brand: Ben Chan. It was ...

by Steph Sison for Preview.ph  | August 23, 2017 12:00:00
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Davao Fashion House Boosts Sales Tenfold Thanks to PH-Japan Trade Deal

Crystal Seas exports a bulk of its output despite trading constraints facing SMEs

Most of the time, commentary on the country’s trade deals are negative, dwelling on how the agreements are hurting local businesses and workers unable to compete with cheaper or better products from other countries.It’s a bit refreshing to hear, then, that a ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | June 23, 2017 03:00:00
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Zalora PH on Track Towards Profitability

Country’s largest shopping platform starts sixth year with fresh investment from Ayala Group

More than five years after its launch, Zalora Philippines, the country's largest fashion e-commerce store, claimed it's on its way to achieving profitability as revenues have begun to exceed variable costs.Financial statements submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) showed it ...

by Paul John Caña  | March 03, 2017 11:00:00
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Google and H&M Will Make You a Custom Dress Based on Your Smartphone Data

An app collects information about you then uses it to design a piece a clothing

New York Fashion Week kicks off tomorrow, but ahead of the couture designs hitting the runways, an unlikely company is stepping into the fashion world.Google partnered with Ivyrevel, a women’s clothing brand based in Stockholm backed by H&M and Paypal, to make ...

by Nina Zipkin  | February 10, 2017 12:00:00
Business Ideas

The business model of Georgina Wilson

How a sought-after endorser crossed over to retail and dining, with her trend-savvy posse

Start your own business and your life will be over.At least that’s according to model, TV host and business owner Georgina Wilson. But from the looks of things, she appears to be, at the very least, exaggerating, and all in good humor.Pregnant ...

by Angelo Cantera  | October 30, 2016 08:00:00
Business Ideas

Why the future looks bright for Sunnies Cafe

This trendy dining spot opens a second branch and secures a youthful, upwardly mobile fan base

Anyone who would like to try Sunnies Cafe should first keep this in mind: the brains behind this California-based, dining concept do not want you to eat their food outside.“There have been exceptions,” said Eric Thomas Dee, president of the cafe’s parent ...

by Angelo Cantera  | October 29, 2016 05:00:00
Run & Grow

Brothers and sisters: How founders reach the top with siblings in tow

As an old song goes, they ain’t heavy ”" they’re your partners

Love them or hate them, our siblings could be our best-est friends or mortal enemies. With relationships often running on extremes, the business world has often advised: business and family don’t mix. So what gives?These company founders and entrepreneurial siblings share how ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | October 12, 2016 08:00:00
News and Events

Asian fashion brands captivate buyers at HK’s CENTRESTAGE

From Korean athleisure to Arabian evening wear, most market needs were fashionably met

An international fashion trade show called CENTRESTAGE, showcasing around 200 fashion brands from around the world, debuted in Hong Kong with the participation of 8,300 buyers from 71 countries and regions. Almost 40 percent of buyers reportedly came from Asia other than ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | September 14, 2016 01:00:00
Franchising

FranchiseTalk: 10 franchise brands you didn't know are from Cebu

These brands are king in the ”?"Queen City of the South”

The island province of Cebu is known for many things: sumptuous lechon, sweet ripe mangoes, white sand beaches, ingenious furniture design and fiesta-loving Cebuanos, among other things.But don't let their laid-back and fiesta-loving lifestyle fool you – Cebuanos are a hardworking and ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | September 08, 2016 08:00:00
Run & Grow

Personal styles of 10 successful entrepreneurs (Infographic)

See how these men dress for success

Personal style plays a major role in one's identity. Think of how many celebrities and public figures you can name that have a very distinct style – a style in which plays a part in making them who they are. Top entrepreneurs ...

by Jonathan Long  | August 20, 2016 01:00:00
News and Events

Prescription glasses finally made stylish

Sunnies Studios, taking cue from customers, launch a hip eyewear line

The team behind Sunnies Studios, seeing great potential in providing people with stylish prescription eyewear at reasonable prices, may have found their tricky endeavor finally seeing stylish success.It all began with group of friends consisting of a pair of cousins and a ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | August 04, 2016 05:00:00
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How Uber and Zalora stay ahead

In the age of disruption, business is not all about flashy ideas and inventions

At a time when the next big idea sprouts out of nowhere every day, the early disruptors and poster children of technology startups are on their toes to remain ahead of the pack. And as only less than half of the country’s ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 21, 2016 03:00:00
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