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

repurpose saree sari poster

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]

#TechForGood│ 8 innovations that make everyday products more eco-friendly

sustainable innovations eco friendly

“Consumer is king” has been the dominant thought in innovation circles in recent times. Unfortunately, in the last 2 decades or so, this has meant that markets have been flooded with conveniences for the consumer – much of it having an adverse impact on our planet. However, as consumers today become more conscious of what they buy and the cost to our environment, one can see that big brands are also changing their products and …[Read more]

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

upcycle waste kids craft

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]

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

wardrobe share swap exchange clothes

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]