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

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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]

Food waste The why, the how and what you can do, today!

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Reduction of global food wastage to half is one of the key objectives of ‘Zero hunger’, which is goal #2 of the United Nations Sustainable development goals. At the same time, greenhouse gas emission control to curtail temperatures from rising is the key agenda of the Paris Climate agreement. Both have to be attained by 2030. We have 12 years left. There isn’t much time to ‘waste’. As per the FAO nearly 1/3rd of the …[Read more]

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The Fashion Pulpit Shop less, Swap more

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The story so far Meet Raye Padit, a psychology graduate who went on to study fashion – a passion he had since he was 10. After working as a fashion designer for a few months, Raye was horrified when he discovered the extent of waste, pollution and the overconsumption that is synonymous with the garment industry. Want to know why? For the period 2000-2015, global garment sales outpaced the world GDP. The clothing utilisation i.e. …[Read more]

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]