Sari Strategy Repurposing #02- ‘Preventive’ not ‘curative’ design

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In part 2 of the Sari Strategy series, guest author Sathya Bhavana, the founder of ‘Re’vastra articulates how she plans all the Sari repurposing she does with the ultimate objective to create no waste! As she rightly says, her design strategy is ‘preventive’ not ‘curative’ so as to render it circular.  Namaskaram! In my previous story, one of the aspects I discussed was the ‘Recycling’ of a sari. It loosely ideated ways of shaping (read: …[Read more]

Upcycle│ Our ‘best’ indoor crafts ideas for the kid in you

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With the rains ever-so-often threatening to wash away holiday plans in Singapore, we realise that we all need to have some indoor activities planned for the times we are forced to (or choose to) stay home. While outdoor activities are our daily dose of exercise and fresh air, indoor activities allow our kids( and the the kid within us) to unleash their creative sides and try their hand at something new. (Of course, there are …[Read more]

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Meraki Bags Reviving art forms, artisans and saving the planet!

At Secondsguru, we are always excited to upcycle things and give them a new lease of life. So, when we heard of Meraki and the wonderful work they were doing with old leather bags, our curiosity got the better of us. We got in touch with Yosha Gupta, a Financial Inclusion Consultant at IFC , World Bank and the founder of Meraki, to learn more about the brand and the work it does with artisans …[Read more]

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Eco Brands│ How JUNK NOT! is turning trash to treasures, one plastic piece at a time!

“We only have one planet Earth and we need to protect it for our future. That is why sustainability should start at home.” A simple belief…a simple goal…a simple idea…When these three come together, the result is fairly spectacular! Let me introduce you to Wilhelmina ‘Willie’ Garcia, the Founder of Junk Not, a Philippines based furniture company that is converting plastic waste into cool furniture pieces and table accents. A graduate in Interior Design from …[Read more]