Introducing the first column by Evolve Menswear for Donegal Daily! Every fortnight, the experts from the number one menswear store in the north west are going to be keeping readers up to date on all the latest in men’s fashion along with advice on suits and dressing for special occasions. Here is the story of Evolve:We opened our doors on October 9th 2008 in the new Letterkenny Retail Park. Ireland had just entered official recession! We had signed the lease about 18 months earlier, so we could not pull out now! Many business gurus always said opening a business during a recession is a good thing as it keeps you focused, so that is what we had to do to make it work as we owed money to many people for the set up!Winning Retailer of The Year – LK ChamberIn March 2010, Evolve moved premises just a few doors up, into a much bigger space. Many people said that we were crazy and it was a huge risk; and it was a huge risk! But we felt if we did not make the move to the bigger unit a competitor would establish a presence and then we would struggle to compete as a smaller store with a limited offering. We wanted to expand into Suiting and Wedding Hire as well as an offering for the more mature gent. Evolve Wedding and Formal Hire won the Wedding Supplier of The Year Award in 2015In the first few years we had to beg and plead to attain the bigger brands as many had exclusive contacts with other retailers and could not supply new guys like us. Over time we were lucky to build a strong relationship with the main agents and suppliers and we soon began to build the brand mix that we required. We now stock many of the leading brands around the globe from Tommy Hilfiger to Remus Uomo and from Hugo Boss to Farah. With over 40 brands in stock across casual wear, suits, footwear and accessories we are sure we can find what you are looking for!Supporting Letterkenny RoversLK Rovers dressed by EvolveStarting with just 2 staff in 2008, we now employ about 20 team members in Letterkenny and 4 in our Derry store; which we opened in October 2015. Although we opened the store when sterling was at an all time high it has proven to be a good decision and it has been growing from strength to strength since we opened. Although much smaller than our Letterkenny store it was important for us to open the store to further build our reputation across the border for our online store, and now with Brexit in full swing we are happy to have a location on each side of the border.Opening of the Evolve Derry StoreIn 2012 we were honoured to team up with the Donegal Senior GAA team when they won the All-Ireland Final. This really helped up get our brand into every area of the county and further beyond. The guys on the team, Jim McGuinness, his backroom team and the Country Board were great and we owe a lot to them for helping us increase our recognition. We continue this partnership still today and we have created a lasting relationship over the years with the boys, management and board.Donegal dressed by EvolveDonegal 2012, dressed by EvolveLast November we launched our online store at www.evolvemenswear.com and are working hard behind the scenes to get it just right before promoting it properly through Ireland, the UK and Mainland Europe. Just last month we opened The Suit Bar on the first floor of our Letterkenny store. Stayed tuned to our column over the coming weeks for more the latest on The Suit Bar!Evolve Suit BarMark McCloskey, Jim McGuinness and JP McCloskeyOver the last 8 years we have met many great people, staff, customers, suppliers and other stakeholders. We have built lasting relationships with them and we look forward to evolving even further over the next 8 years! We are very excited now to partner with Donegal Daily, where we will bring you fashion tips, help and advice on our fortnightly column. It will cover all aspects of menswear.If you would like any fashion advice just email us at [email protected] and we will be glad to help!Kepp up to date with Evolve Menswear on Facebook: www.facebook.com/evolve.menswear Twitter: @EvolveMenswearInstagram:@evolvemenswearEvolve Menswear continues to ‘Evolve’ after 8 years was last modified: April 20th, 2017 by Evolve MenswearShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:AdviceBusinessevolve menswearmen’s fashion
Source = ETB News: Tom Neale Cebu Pacific has flown eight million passengers from January to June 2014, an increase of 8 per cent over the same time last year.The airline carried 1.3 million passengers in June alone, a rise of 9.5 per cent over last year and the passenger load factor was 85 per cent for the half year.The majority of CEBU’s traffic was from Japan, Taiwan and Indonesia over this period.Cebu Pacific vice president corporate affairs, Jorenz Tañada said that the airline is looking forward to attending to more markets.“As CEB continues to expand its network in Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Australia, we are proud to offer the fastest, most affordable access to the widest network to and from the Philippines,” Mr Tanada said.“We look forward to serving even more travellers in these regions.”Cebu Pacific is set to begin its thrice weekly service between Manila and Kuwait on September 2, 2014 and its four times weekly service from Manila and Sydney, Australia on September 9, 2014.
From left: Michelle Mohaupt, Gisel Pacheco from South American Travel Specialists, Andrea Massaro from Air NZ and Sarah Thorton from Prom Peru.Go back to the e-newsletterHundreds of travel agents attended the first Sydney workshop at the Ivy Ballroom on 18 May, while agents in Melbourne attended a workshop expo at the InterContinental Hotel on 19 May. Latin dancers joined the agents who were able to meet with 50 exhibitors representing airlines, hotels, cruise lines, tour and travel operators and tourism bodies from 20 countries in South and Central America. Among the exhibitors were tourism bodies from Chile, Brazil and Colombia which have never fronted an Australian travel trade show before.The Sydney and Melbourne trade workshops are part of Latin America Travel Week (15 – 22 May), organised by the Australian Travel Association for Latin America (ATALA). The inaugural promotion also included a free travel expo for the public at Sydney Town Hall on Sunday 15 May and another public expo at Melbourne Town Hall on Sunday 22 May 2016. As part of the initiative, the public and travel workers have been invited to donate gold coins to the UNHCR’s Ecuador Earthquake Appeal.Latin America Travel Week is backed by major sponsors LATAM Airlines group and Prom Peru, with silver sponsors Turismo Chile and Ecuadorian tour operators, Metropolitan Touring and Latin Trails.One lucky travel agent at ATALA’s Sydney trade workshop – Valma Herb from MTA Travel – won a $12,000 luxury holiday for two to Chile including flights from LATAM Airlines, The Singular Patagonia, The Singular Santiago, Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa and Vira Vira Hacienda Hotel.A lucky agent in Melbourne at the Victorian trade expo on 19 May will win a luxury holiday for two to Peru including flights thanks to LATAM Airlines, Mountain Lodges of Peru, Hotel B and Delfin Amazon Cruises.Held less than three months before the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this August, the two Latin America Travel Agent Workshops came with the theme – ‘The Changing Face of Latin America’ – aimed to address misconceptions about the region and update agents on product.ATALA Chairman, Ted Dziadkiewicz, said the inaugural Latin America Travel Week was aimed at increasing awareness of Latin America as a travel destination.“More Australians are looking at South and Central America as holiday destinations with a sizeable increase in airline capacity in recent years, the Rio Olympics, more packaged tours and positive marketing all helping to fuel travel to Latin America,” Mr Dziadkiewicz said.“South America is full of wonder and excitement – from the Inca ruins at Machu Picchu, the splendour of Iguazu Falls, the mysterious Amazon jungle and the spectacular peaks of Patagonia to the mighty glaciers of Chile, the buzz of beautiful Rio, the elegance of Buenos Aires and the exotic wildlife of the Galapagos Islands. There’s the sun-kissed Mexican Riviera, the tropical Caribbean island of Cuba, the breathtaking expanse of Antarctica and colourful, friendly and welcoming cultures right across the continent.”ATALA is an Australian-based association dedicated to the promotion of travel to Latin America.Go back to the e-newsletterCaroline Bensen & Lynne Hauer – Travelwize, Heather Poppelier and Ted Dziadkiewicz – Contours Travel & Avia Schuster, Gullivers Sport Travel.