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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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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Eco Home Tea seed powder – for natural cleaning wherever you are!

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Our guest author today is Sandra Zhang, a zero waste practitioner in Singapore. Sandra’s interest in environment issues led her to set up Mono + Co, where she experiments with zero-waste lifestyle and journals these experiences. Currently working as a Project Manager for a charity organisation, she nevertheless makes time to work magic with leftover or near-expiry ingredients to eradicate household food waste. She also creates mouth-watering bread with vegetables, root vegetables especially.  Do look …[Read more]

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Eco-warriors Food Unfiltered champions ‘Ugly Food’ to save the environment

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Our guest writer today is Jerlin Huang, 24, a final-year student from Nanyang Technological University’s Wee Kim Wee School of Communication (WKWSCI) and a warrior against food waste.  As team member of Food Unfiltered [Facebook / Instagram],  she is involved in the recently launched communications campaign to encourage Singaporeans to stop filtering out ‘Ugly Food’. Jerlin believes that every person can play a part in reducing food waste – no matter how small – in …[Read more]