Eco Brands, People,
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Eco Brands LataSita makes zero waste clothing a fashion statement

Meghna Nayak

With growing awareness about the ‘beautiful face but ugly heart’ of the fashion industry, seemingly all players – from big brands to small design houses – are making the effort to move towards a more ethical and sustainable fashion world. And then there are brands like LataSita that promote zero waste and ethical fashion from the word go. Founded in 2012, this studio has always been a fierce supporter of some of the most important …[Read more]

People, Tips and Guides,
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Eco Home Tea seed powder – for natural cleaning wherever you are!

tea seed powder

[Article updated in Jan 2020; originally published May 2018] 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 Senior Manager (Marketing and Communications) at a Singapore-based charity, she nevertheless makes time to work magic with leftover or near-expiry ingredients to eradicate household food waste. …[Read more]

Eco Brands, People,
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Zero Waste Bootcamp Team Oath seeks to close the fashion loop

zero waste bootcamp secondsguru youth outreach team oath

As we at Secondsguru brace up for meeting a new cohort of eco initiated youngsters at the Zero Waste Bootcamp #5– kickstarting on Nov 21, 2020 and running for 16 weeks thereon, we wanted to put the spotlight on Team Oath, the winners of the Zero Waste Bootcamp #3. The team has come a long way, translating their passion for the planet to a meaningful proposition of a “clothes swap library”  that allows one to …[Read more]

Books, People,
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Readers’ Corner The Sixth Extinction is our non-fiction pick for a sign of our times

Secondsguru’s Readers’ Corner is our regular feature where eco warriors from Singapore share with us a book on sustainability that left a lasting impression on them. If you are looking for books that offer insight and inspiration – this page marks the spot!  Our eco warrior this week is Akshata Rao – an engineer by training and a sustainability practitioner by passion. She volunteers for zero waste efforts, circular economy events and writes for environmental …[Read more]