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EcoBrands Prama Bhardwaj of Mantis World-A change maker in the Fashion industry

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As part of our tribute to Fashion Revolution, Secondsguru caught up with Prama Bhardwaj, the founder of U.K. based ‘thinking’ fashion brand, Mantis World. She set up this award-winning clothing firm which sells sustainable and ethically produced garments for men, women, kids and babies nearly 17 years back. When she started out, she assumed ethical working conditions are a given in the fashion industry. Soon after she realised that the reality – particularly in fashion- was far removed. That …[Read more]

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Box of Joy Share the love, bring a smile

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A smile has the power to raise one’s spirits and help one bounce back from the lowest low. What if the smile is on someone else’s face and you are the reason for it- even better, right? Join us in our “Box of joy” initiative and let us bring a smile on the face of a child – as we come together to share the love from our homes with a little person who really deserves to be happy. About Box of Joy: …[Read more]

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Scene Around Town Go Green – a recyclables costume party at St James’ Church Kindergarten

KIndergarten kids rocking costumes made out of recycled materials. How cool are these spacesuits!

One evening, a couple of years ago, as we sat down to dinner, my daughter remarked, “Mama, we left the TV screen on. We need to off it.” With dinner already running late, the TV screen was the least of my worries. So, I explained to my then almost-4-year-old twins that this was dinner time and we would turn off the TV as soon as we were done with dinner. Not one to be easily …[Read more]

Gong Xi Fa Cai Upcycle those red packets with our crafts!

Hong Bao crafts | Use your Chinese New Year red enveloped for fun upcycling! Read how you can make fortune cookies, a traditional pineapple, a lotus flower, or even a handy basket. Great way to reuse all those hong baos / angpows / lai see you collect at Chinese New Year!

It’s that festive time of the year again we know all too well. Crowded supermarkets, massive sales, the distinct smell of bak kwa you either love or hate, and of course the familiar CNY jingles we grew up with buzzing through speakers everywhere. If the hustle and bustle of CNY preparations are not really your speed however, this post might just do the trick for you! It saves you money and also – I should …[Read more]