The Hand Me Down Saga: Friends for life, pre-loved clothes and saving our planet

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Year: 2010 | Day: New Year’s Eve | Mission: The ‘perfect’ dress When we were in school and college, borrowing clothes from friends was the norm. Any important event in your life, your BFFs were happy to offer you whatever you needed – be it clothes, shoes, bags, free advice and even money if you were broke (I have really good friends, what can I say?)! This particular New Year’s Eve, we landed up at …[Read more]

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A Sustainable Lifestyle Higher Expenditure or More Savings?

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For those of us who are not very familiar with the concept of a ‘sustainable lifestyle’, the moment someone suggests it, our immediate reaction is to think “Oh, that’s for the rich!”. Often people feel that to lead a sustainable lifestyle, one needs to have lots of money to buy ‘fancy’ eco-friendly gadgets and brands. Another common myth is that only when we change everything in our house to eco-friendly stuff will we be ‘a …[Read more]

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Ingredient Watchlist │ Is your makeup eco-friendly?

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Mirror, mirror on the wall; who’s the most harmful of them all? That’s probably the question we should be asking every time we look in the mirror while applying our makeup and skincare. Many of us buy our makeup and personal use products without ever reading the label on it; not realising that our much loved products may contain ingredients that are harmful to us and our environment. With the growing consciousness among consumers to …[Read more]

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Fashionably Sustainable 5 Tips to make your next purchase the ‘right’ one

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This month’s guest post comes from Anisa Johnny, a Senior Fashion Marketing & Management lecturer at Raffles College of Higher Education Singapore. Anisa has a passion for creative fashion entrepreneurship and using fashion for social good. A champion of sustainability in the fashion industry, she understands the impact of the industry on the planet from a consumer, infrastructure and historical perspective. Anisa is an avid supporter of local creatives, championing good design,  brand authenticity and …[Read more]