Sustainability

Over the years, we regularly and voluntarily tightened our internal rules as a business in order to become as environmentally and socially conscious as we could. Our boutiques were mainly furnished and decorated with repurposed, donated, discarded and even dumpster-dived items. Oh the treasures we founds!

Here are a some of the steps we took for our apparels:

  • Always used natural fabrics only for our apparels
  • Always chose Oeco-tex certified fabric
  • Only used azo-free dyes and some vegetable dyes.
  • Eliminated all synthetic
  • Sourced from responsible suppliers with a closed loop system
  • Prioritised small family owned factories with decent working conditions
  • Eliminated all animal products in 2013
  • Moved to reusable ziplock type garment bags in 2016
  • Saved all fabric off-cuts and used them to make small collections or accessories locally.
  • Consolidated orders to minimize transport footprint

And for our zero-waste lifestyle:

    • Always sourced from responsible suppliers
    • Focused on items having a direct social impact on the Artisans
    • Sourced products with a direct impact on reducing waste.
    • Sourced upcycled products
    • Reused packaging material and boxes multiple times

We partnered with Singapore Nature Society and gave back a percentage of our sales.

Our main impact is on Sustainable Development Goal 12.2: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources by carefully choosing suppliers with a proven track record in sustainability.

But also on Goal 14.1: Prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution

 

And Goal 4.4: Substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship by providing Artisans with a source of income.