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EcoBrands Purnama, a brand for sustainable accessories

rae amarullah co founder of purnama outreach

We sat down for an inspiring conversation with Rae Amarullah, the co-founder of Purnama,  an artisanal bags and accessories brand in Singapore. The business is a social enterprise, geared to make a meaningful and positive difference in the lives of women and children in Asia, by creating quality products that can be marketed to create livelihoods. We met her at her Haji Lane pop-up store, and as we surveyed the beautiful handicrafts on display, we …[Read more]

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

prama bhardwak mantis world ethical and sustainable clothes adults kids babies

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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4 Singapore start-ups Eco cool and sustainable

Start ups in singapore that are environment friendly green, sustainable living singapore

‘Singapore’ and ‘Start-up’ –  two words which are virtually synonymous with each other in Asia today. Why is it so? Well because Singapore offers a highly robust and largely unparallelled eco-system to a start-up setting wanting to set shop here. The start-up support system in Singapore starts right from infrastructure (mentor programs, entrepreneurial talk sessions, shared office spaces aplenty – just name it) to funding (incubators, inculators, crowdfunding platforms, VCs, angel investors and Govt grants where applicable) to a …[Read more]

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Eco-warriors Lakadh, a place where every day is Earth Day with Ananya Saluja

Ladakh a journey, 17000 ft foundation, sustainable living

Ananya, at seventeen, is our youngest guest author yet. An 11th grade student at The Shri Ram School, New Delhi, India, she loves children, animals, books, and music. A writer of poetry, a painter of sorts, and a singer of tunes, she dreams of a better, kinder world. She has penned this article based on her experiences in the tranquil valleys of Ladakh while volunteering with 17000 ft Foundation, an NGO. What struck us the most …[Read more]