Chic & green

AFTER the month-long contest for the best Eco-bag design, Trust Home Depot unveiled the tilt’s winning design. The new, stylish and durable eco-bag debuted in-store as Trust Home Depot celebrated its first year anniversary.

The winning design

During the presentation, THD Marketing Manager Stephanie Ong said, “In line with today’s thanksgiving celebration, we are launching the Trust Home Depot Eco-Bag. The new THD eco-bag is durable, functional and visually pleasing, a bag the customers can tote in and out of the store. It’s also a showcase of how talented the Dabawenyos are in the field of art and graphic design.”

Among the many entries submitted during the design search, 24 year old James Bacarro, a layout and multimedia specialist and a full-time IT Administrator at Southpoint School, emerged as the winner.

The designer & his design on the new Trust Home Depot reusable shopping bag

“His design is unique, creative and evokes a sense of coziness and family, a concept which stayed true to the Build your Home with Trust theme,” Ong said, describing the designer as a “brilliant artist.”

Interior Designer Jenny Tan shows off her new Trust Home Depot Eco-Bag

When asked how he conceived his design, Bacarro replied, “Having carefully read the brief, with the strict compliance of the colors to be used, I came up with a ‘global’ concept for my design. Simply put, Trust Home Depot is a business establishment that is globally competitive with an emphasis on excellence; eco-friendly; eco-conscious and gears toward a greener world; and values the community and pays attention to its needs. The Trust Home Depot logo is placed at the core of my design to evoke trust and confidence.”

Eco-friendly architects Alvin Morales & Vans Florendo with their THD Eco-bag

Bacarro was awarded a cash prize of P 10,000 for his winning design.

“THD is one with Davao City in advocating environmental sustainability and conservation,” Ong said as she proudly presented the new reusable shopping bag along with the design features of the THD building that supports the company’s advocacy.
Interior Designer Ayen Infante with her THD Eco-bag

“This store is powered by solar tubes and long-life induction lighting, and the giant fans installed all over the store help conserve energy and increase ventilation within the building,” she said.

Architect Honey Gingatan goes shopping at Trust Home Depot with her new THD Eco-bag

The new THD Eco-bag is now available in Trust Home Depot on Quimpo Boulevard in Ecoland, Matina (formerly Task Force Davao) with telephone numbers 298-7878 and 295-3588. Like Trust Home Depot on Facebook.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on September 24, 2012.