Daydream believer – Percival X Champion

Percival, the Great British Menswear brand, known for combining a quintessentially British sense of understated style and rare, internationally sourced fabrics and materials. Signature styles include the Pea Coat, Wax Mac, Sheepskin Whitley and custom prints. Who’s ever increasing celebrity fan club include David Beckham, Benedict Cumberbatch, Rick Edwards, Jim Chapman, Alex Turner & Matt Helders.

Have teamed up with, the equally iconic, US-based athleisure and heraldic brand, Champion. Champion’s distinct brand image, which dates back to 1919, is defined by an American athletic heritage and a reputation for providing innovative and durable products. This is epitomized by the classic Reverse Weave sweatshirt that since its introduction in 1934 has helped to establish Champion globally as the definitive and original Sweatshirt Brand. For their latest collaborative collection launch, suitably called, “Daydreaming”.

By making in London, Percival is able to drop multiple short runs of product a year, keeping its offering fresh & varied. This Sterling collaborative project, titled “Daydreaming”, sees a limited-edition capsule collection merge Champions iconic silhouettes and styles updated with Percival’s novel and creative embroidery motifs, loosely representing headspace and time alone – a place your mind goes to when you daydream. The collection was created using classic Champion Reverse Weave sweatshirts, hoodies, and t-shirts in various seasonal and neutral tones, from traditional and timeless black to vibrant orange and teal.

Are Sandals the new Sneakers ?

Words by Jimi Williams

As we move into the summer months, out of COVID19 restrictions and towards some warmer weather, consumers are looking for functional footwear that is also stylish. Sandals used to be something your dad wore in the garden, and sliders were just for round the pool on holiday or to put on after 5-a-side because your football boots hurt to walk in. But now, they’re all the rage with brands such as Suicoke, Keen and Merrel offering vast ranges
of casual footwear, alongside pioneers of the field such as Birkenstock and Crocs finally getting some wider recognition from self confessed ‘fashion heads’ and not just your parents. Maybe your dad was always your fashion icon but you just never realised it?!
Here we will go through a selection of the best sandals to choose from this summer. So whether you want mules, sliders, clogs, a classic sandal or something with a bit more of an outdoor feel, we’ve got you covered!
Are Sandals the New Sneakers?

First up with have Suicoke. Founded in 2006, this cult Japanese brand started out making small accessories such as hand painted dolls before moving into the functional footwear market. Each pair features a Vibram outsole for durability and comfort. They have collaborated with some big brands such as Norse Projects, Needles and Neighbourhood. Take a look at our favourite model the KAW-CAB Sandal on foot.
Next is the timeless German brand Birkenstock. The brand’s history can be traced back to 1774, and they’re commited to making orthopedically inspired shoes. The creators of the ‘footbed’, the brand has gone from strength to strength and is now one of the most popular footwear brands in the world. Here is our favourite model, the Boston, in collaboration with Stussy.

A fairly new brand, Keen launched in 2003 by asking the question
‘Can a sandal protect your toes?’
and have gone on to grow as a company with values that set them apart from competitors. Within their first year they had gained a reputation for striving for innovation and new posibilities not only within the footwear market but the world in general. The Uneek OG is their most well known silhouette, recently being updated by United Arrows and Beams Plus.
Reebok have been in the trainer game for years with models such as the Club C 85, Workout Plus and the Classic. But more recently the Beatnik has shot up the ranks in terms of Reebok’s best selling shoes. Originally released in 1993 it wasn’t a hit in the US, but became a cult classic in Japan. A 2018 re-issue gave them a new lease of life, as well as iterations by Braindead, Nepenthes and Story mfg. This is the ultimate hybrid sandal.

No article about sandals would be complete without Crocs getting a mention. They are the marmite of the casual shoe world. Some
people have always loved them, some vow to never wear them, but they’re always there in the background. But now celebs are sporting them; Justin Beiber, Pharrell and Questlove have all been spotted rocking them recently. High fashion has had a go at re-inventing them such as Balenciaga back in 2018 and now streetwear is the next trend to take on the Croc. Beams Plus recently released a full on utility ready pair, and upcycling designer Nicole McLaughin has had her take. Looks like they’re going to be this summers big trend, whether you like it or not!

Useful Tools to Run Your Small Business from Home

The global pandemic altered the way we work and made us change our work environment. Instead of heading to the office each morning, you can make yourself a cup of coffee and start your day in pyjamas in your home. It can be a dream come true for some, and a complete nightmare for others.

No matter what you think, you can work from home successfully. Simply install a couple of programmes and apps that will help you run your business and achieve your goals. Even if you’re not a tech-savvy person, these tools will help you work from home!

1. Time tracking apps

Whether you’re working by yourself or have other colleagues and employees by your side, working from home can be challenging. How can you know that your employees are completing their tasks and doing everything they can to keep your business running? It’s simple: install time tracking apps to check how many hours have they logged!

These kinds of apps will help you control your employees remotely and see their activity during the day. However, they don’t jeopardize your or your employees’ safety and privacy. They simply follow their activity once they log in and send the report back to you.

2. Anti-virus and protection

It’s commonly known that most offices have implemented protection programmes to protect their sensitive data from hackers and intruders. However, installing such programmes on your home computer might be complicated and pricy! But how can you protect your data when you’re working from home?

The first in the defence line is an anti-virus that protects your computer and network from viruses, Trojans, malware and other dangerous things on the internet. Even though an anti-virus isn’t a mandatory tool, you may find your computer to be infected sooner or later. This will lead to stolen information, slower performances and lost time. In the end, it’s up to you whether you prefer to risk it or play it safe.

3. Accounting tools

One of the biggest downsides of a small business is that one person usually does more than one job. That’s how you can find yourself doing accountant’s work, even if you have no idea how to do so. It can’t be that hard, right? Wrong! One wrong step can cost your business thousands, if not more. So, consider installing accounting tools that will ease the process and help you track your finances.

Accounting tools are easy to use and have customisable dashboards that make the process simple, even for rookies. They have an option to integrate all of your accounts, showing a comprehensive overview, expenses and other financial necessities for small businesses.

4. Video call apps

If your job requires frequent contact with people, working from home can be extremely challenging. As not everyone checks their emails and messages often, staying in touch with everyone can be a complete nightmare. That’s why video call and conferencing apps are an ideal way of keeping up with clients and your co-workers.

Conferencing calls can be used for online meetings or simple check-up calls with your co-workers. On top of that video conferencing and call apps will make it easier to broaden your target group and obtain clients from all over the world. That will help you expand your business and reach a wider audience if that is your goal.

5. Work organizers

Planners and job organizers are useful no matter where you are. From planning your daily activities to assigning tasks and keeping up with your employees’ work, you can run your small business no matter where you are. Tools like these can also help you maintain a good work-life balance. How?

To stop your personal issues from impacting your work life, you need to focus on productivity and your job, during your work hours. On the other hand, you will need to learn how to keep your job issues away from your personal life. Work organizer apps can help you thereby keeping track of your to-dos, assignments, and schedule in general.

6. Reliable intranet solution

You may think that intranet is only suitable for larger businesses. However, your small business can thrive with the right and reliable intranet solution. It can help you stay in touch with your co-workers while you’re all working from home. Also, it will make team communication much easier.

So, think about implementing intranet systems that will encourage productivity and make access to necessary information much easier. It’s about you as an employer to provide your employees with a safe and reliable platformwhere they can discuss work without jeopardizing your business and secrets. On top of that, you can install an intranet system on your mobile phone and have all the information you need just one click away.

7. Online data storage

As our personal computers have a limited amount of storage you can use for your data, the best solution possible would be to upload your data to a certain online cloud, where you can keep it safe. In addition to that, online storage solutions save paper and therefore are an eco-friendlier solution.

Dealing with cloud storage and data systems is one of the most important skills you need if you’ve shifted to work from home. Learn how to upload data, keep it safe and use it whenever you need it. No matter where you are, online storage will provide you with access to important information.

These are only some of the tools that will make working at home easier. Install them and make the whole process of remote work easier for you and your employees. Even something simple like these tools will help you run your business successfully

How did you sleep ? 💤😴

An aspect of our lives that has a significant impact on our mental health is our ability to get a good night’s sleep. We spoke to Karl Rollins, sleep management expert for a comment on how sleep affects mood.

Is there a certain sleep cycle we should all adhere to?

“Absolutely, our own one and we shouldn’t deviate from it!

We humans all adhere to our Circadian rhythms or the 24-hour sleep/wake cycle. Within that 24-hour period we are awake, active, sleep then awake again. However, the actual timing of this differs from person to person because we are governed by our genetics on this one.

It’s called our ‘Chronotype’. There are two main types: Morning Larks or Night Owls. Larks naturally go to bed and get up early and Owls are the opposite. Most people fall into one of these two categories. This harps back to when we were cave-dwelling hunter/gatherers. To ensure we would be successful with our endeavours (and to increase our safety) there were effectively two shifts, morning, and evening.

Simple Sleeping Habits:

  1. “Don’t force yourself to stay up all night if you’re a Lark and don’t take yourself off to bed at nine o’clock in the evening if you’re an Owl.”
    Accept your genetic propensity to sleep and stick to it, you’ll notice a decrease in stress and an increase in vitality.
  2. Another habit to acquire is to ditch the tech an hour before bed and make the sleep environment as dark as possible.”
    This gives the brain a very clear signal to start producing the sleep hormone melatonin.
    In the morning, get as much light into the eyes as possible, this stops melatonin production.
  3. “Another recommendation is to stay hydrated but avoid sugary drinks.”
    This is all simple and obvious, but the best advice usually is.

How does sleep affect us?

“A thing to remember about sleep is that it is a very complex series of 90-minute cycles which are broken down into stages. Each stage performs a different task and one of these is to repair damaged cells and flush out toxins. This can only happen when we allow a cycle to complete and are hydrated enough for efficient flushing. When we sleep well, we feel well. I don’t know about you but when I’ve had a great night’s sleep my stress levels are low, my productivity is high, and I feel like I can cope with life so much easier.”

Beautiful Clothes inspired by the Beautiful Games – SOCCER BIBLE X FARAH

The Unity Collection from Farah X SoccerBible, celebrates the unifying power of football and fashion. Football has a unique ability to bring people together. A universal language that beautifully breaks down barriers, opens dialogue and embraces emotion, the beautiful game can be a catalyst for progressive change and pioneering thinking. Linking up to champion the eclectic nature of football, SoccerBible and Farah have created this unique collection.

The collection, which pops with expressive colour, is inspired by many nuances of European countries. From pub carpets to the finest military camo, each piece in the collection has looked to mix football and fashion with a subtle and considered approach.

This summer will be an opportunity for people to connect in a way like never before. The harmony of togetherness is something we can all cherish in a post-Covid world. This collection looks to add to the celebration and bring out the beauty and colour that runs deep across a number of nations that will be taking to the stage through the international football scene.

The collection has been designed to fit an open mind that appreciates cultures. It’s about acceptance, crossing borders and saying it’s ok to be French and wear something inspired by Italy. It’s all about Unity and the memories that can be created as we come together and bask in a summers’ tournament.

Bespoke pieces in the collection have been inspired by the nations of Scotland, France, Belgium, Italy, England, Germany, Ireland and Wales. Triumphant tartan, enigmatic pinstripes, French cuisine – it’s a multitude of flavours.

SoccerBible will release their next print magazine entitled ‘Utopia’ this summer. The issue will feature an exclusive interview with Sports Team which sees members of the band wearing pieces from the Unity capsule collection. In addition, SoccerBible have also shot and interviewed Everyone You Know and TSB as ambassadors in support of the collection. With them, SoccerBible have discussed the collective appreciation for where football meets fashion and the bond that crosses the game with music.