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Here at Morguard, we not only provide places for people to call home throughout North America, but we also own a number of regional shopping centers. In fact, Southland Mall in Houma, Louisiana, recently had a very successful H&M Grand Opening! We love H&M because it not only is a great place to purchase amazing clothes and accessories, but also for their mission to close the loop of textile waste in a sustainable and conscious manner with their clothing recycling program.  


Our New Attraction in Louisiana


Just as our Morguard core values revolve around service, H&M's business concept is to offer fashion and quality at an affordable price in a sustainable way. This mission has led H&M to grow into one of the world's leading fashion companies. Their sustainability initiative encourages customers to bring unwanted clothing to any H&M store and receive a coupon for 15% off their next purchase. Participate in H&M’s sustainability initiative while enjoying a shopping spree today at our Southland Mall in Houma, Louisiana!


Did you know that here at Morguard we have seven unique apartment communities to choose from in Louisiana alone? Also, if you know any businesses looking for a place to call home in Louisiana, get in touch with our retail leasing division.


Southland Mall is an enclosed regional shopping center containing a total of 601,317 square feet, located at the intersection of Bayou Gardens Boulevard/Martin Luther King Boulevard and West Park Avenue (LA 24). Southland Mall is also the only regional mall within a 50-mile radius. As a regional mall, Southland Mall serves the communities of Terrebonne, Lafourche, St. Mary and Assumption Parishes. H&M now makes the great variety of shops there even more robust.


H&M Makes A Fashion Statement With Lasting Impact


A recent article by Dan Boudreaux of houmatoday.com highlighted how over 150 people lined up at the Southland Mall for the grand opening of H&M. The new clothing store opened its doors at noon, but fashion-forward customers arrived before dawn to be the first through the door. With the first 100 customers getting scratch-offs worth anywhere from $5 to $300 in discounts, being toward the front of the line was very rewarding.


"This is a great turnout," said Patrick Shaner, a spokesman for H&M. "Every opening is like a celebration for us." Not only were prizes given to lucky customers, but music was playing the entire time as the employees danced for the waiting public. Shaner said people who brought in old clothes to donate were entered in a drawing for five $300 discount coupons. Garment recycling is a large part of H&M's mission statement, he added. "We want to people to get involved and know that fashion can be circular as opposed to linear," Shaner said. "Repurposing old clothes and making them new again and getting others involved it is what we're working towards." The garment recycling program is always active, so spread the word that those who donate any clothing get discounts on new purchases in the store!


Recycling Your Clothes Serves A Greater Purpose


H&M believes fashion is far too precious to end up in landfills. That is why in 2013, they launched this garment collecting initiative worldwide. You can drop off your unwanted garments - no matter what brand or condition - in any H&M stores across the globe. By recycling your clothes, you can help reduce the amount of natural resources needed to produce new garments.

We at Morguard applaud H&M’s commitment to changing the way clothes are made, used and disposed of. Far too much fashion ends up in landfills, since thousands of tons of textiles are thrown away with household waste every year.


Both H&M and Morguard Value Giving Back


We are grateful to promote this practical example of giving back, recycling in a sustainable manner, and reducing the footprint we create through green living. Here at Morguard, we will continue to promote initiatives like this whenever the opportunity arises, whether it be at our shopping centers or our apartment communities. To learn more about our residential communities across North America, visit Morguard Apartments. We are always looking for new talent at Morguard as well, so if you know someone who supports our culture of sustainability at Morguard, consider us for those seeking jobs in apartment management and property management.


We are very pleased to have a brand as great at H&M at our location, and we are grateful to provide our residents at nearby communities with an excellent selection of shopping choices.


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