We also regularly blog about current sustainability issues, run workshops and educational trips, and participate in various events and roadshows around Singapore, all of through which we aim to educate and inspire as many people as possible about leading a sustainable lifestyle.
From an economic point of view, every dollar spent on locally produced goods generates more income locally and benefits the local community at large. From an environmental standpoint, this reduces the environmental cost of transport – think about the amount of gasoline and fuel that you save for your locally-made product to reach you!
Check out each individual product’s page to find out where they are manufactured, and contact us for detailed information.
For one, labour can be costly when you consider how each item is a culmination of time, energy and heart, especially for handmade and/or local products. We are also particular about how we choose which products to sell to you – we do our research to ensure that the manufacturing process for each product sold is ethical and fair.
On our end, we also check each item before packing them individually by hand and precious time goes into sourcing of optimal reused/old packaging for your products. As such, our prices ensure a 100% guarantee on our product quality!
For example, a collapsible cup loses its leakproof property and cannot be used properly as a takeaway cup, a tote bag is torn and cannot hold items properly, or a glass cup is slightly cracked which will lead to leakage of liquids. In this case, they can be subjected to different treatment depending on their materials.
Recyclables - these include paper, metal (excluding stainless steel), glass (excluding borosilicate glass), plastic. These items can be disposed of in the recycling bin and be processed at a recycling plant.
Compostables - these include natural materials such as wood, cotton and bamboo. These materials disintegrates in the environment without leaving any harmful residues.
Landfill - these include fabric that are not cotton, stainless steel and silicone which cannot be recycled domestically in Singapore and other synthetic materials such as nylon and borosilicate glass.
Repurpose - besides these methods of disposal, we encourage you to repurpose your items when they reach their end-of-life as much as possible! For example, a collapsible cup that’s no longer leakproof can be used as a normal drinking cup in your home or office, a tote bag that is torn can be cut up and repurposed as rags or table cloths. Repurposing helps to extend the lifespan of a product by giving it a new function!
Refill and reuse - many products are actually designed to be reusable and refillable so that we generate as little waste as we can! For example, beeswax wraps can have their beeswax reapplied, toothpowders and dental floss can both be refilled.