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Eco Warriors │ Meet Nasyitah Tan, founder of The LOOMs Workshop, a social enterprise

nasyitah tan looms workshop singapore social enterprise

Creating bespoke handcrafted products for clients by repurposing and recycling materials; very few enterprises manage to blend in sustainability and design the way The LOOMs Workshop does. And if that wasn’t enough ‘doing good’, their mission is “to provide education and employment opportunities that will empower women and enable their families.” We asked Nasyitah Tan, the bright and cheerful founder of The LOOMs Workshop (TLW) to share the story with us and she very readily obliged. …[Read more]

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Kids Top 10 things to do this summer during Singapore’s school holiday

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It’s holiday season for many of us, a time when we joyfully pause the alarms that match school bus timing, and see late night movies with the kids, and enjoy the beach on a weekday, and then, after 2 days of this realise that OH-MY-GAWD I NEED TO PLAN THE HECK OUT OF THIS HOLIDAY, HOW MANY MORE DAYS TO GO!!! Calm down and keep reading. We have rounded up special events, exhibitions and activities …[Read more]

Declutter, Donate, Dispose: Our guide to giving away old things in Singapore

where to donate declutter dispose in singapore secondsguru

You’re spring cleaning the house and the pile is getting tall. It is a mish-mash of things that are outdated, gifts that didn’t click with you, stuff that has spoiled, items that you have doubles of, clothes that fit you no more… So what do you do? Use our guide of course! We’ve rounded up where you can donate good-condition items, and dispose of the rest responsibly. Save it for handy reference whenever you declutter! …[Read more]

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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]