EcoBrands In conversation with Brillyn Toh of Hock Siong, and their mission to find homes for second hand goods

Brillyn Toh of Hock Siong

If you live in Singapore and love vintage furniture, you have probably visited Hock Siong & Co. And if you follow @HockSiong on Facebook, then you definitely know Brillyn Toh. You have seen her brilliant smile and effervescent love for Art Deco as she takes you through the treasures of the shop on “Walkie Hockie”, and witnessed her eclectic sense of design in the upcycled pieces on display. Hock Siong is a second-hand goods shop, …[Read more]

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Year of Climate Action 2018 What you can do to make a difference

year of climate action 2018

“Every single individual matters, every single individual makes some impact on the planet every single day and we have a choice as to what kind of difference we are going to make.” Jane Goodall in Google’s Earth Day-2018 doodle 2015 saw Singapore along with 194 other nations sign up for the Paris Climate Agreement or COP21. [Read here to know about it.] Fast forward to Nov 2017, Hon. Mr. Masagos Zulkifli, Singapore’s Minister for Environment and …[Read more]

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EcoBrands Kayakasia paddles to pristine islands and discovers the tragedy of trash

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Sim Cher Huey is an expedition sea kayaker who clocks thousands of hours on the waters in Asia. Based in Singapore, he helms the eco-adventure travel company Kayakasia. Huey and team paddled from Busuanga Island to El Nido in an 18-day kayak expedition exploring the Calamian Islands, Philippines early 2018. This is his observation of how marine trash is tainting everything that we love about nature and island life. We had landed on an incredible …[Read more]

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Fashion Creating a sustainable wardrobe on a budget

BE FASHIONABLY SUSTAINABLE ON A BUDGET

Meet Sharmila Ganapathy, an ethical fashion blogger who is based in our friendly neighbouring country, Malaysia. We met Sharmila at a WWF youth event in Malaysia in 2017, and have loved her work ever since. So when she offered to write a piece on ‘How to style sustainably when you’re cash-strapped’ for our readers, we were thrilled. Check her blog Fashionably Kind for the latest on what’s happening in the sustainable/ ethical fashion space globally and …[Read more]