The Good Market by Asia For Good Is Back This August!

Singapore
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Lesley Teoh

Drop by for some socially conscious retail therapy at The Good Market at the Singapore Coffee Festival from 4-6 August!

Live ethically, effortlessly with these sustainable businesses from across Asia that will be showcasing a range of socially conscious coffee, organic snacks, and all natural skincare products.

What’s more each product is not only good for you, but also good for the planet and communities in need!

Come say hi and find out how you eat, drink and shop better with these seven social enterprises.

Krakakoa is a social enterprise in Indonesia that produces sustainable chocolate

KRAKAKOA, INDONESIA

Krakakoa is an artisanal bean-to-bar chocolate company that produces proudly Indonesian chocolate inspired by local flavours (think chilli and coconut chocolate), as well as drinking chocolate and chocolate tea made with passion and purpose. Krakakoa believes that empowering farmers and creating great products go hand in hand. Their cacao beans are organically-grown and sustainably sourced from smallholder farmers in Indonesia.

BoxGreen

BOXGREEN, SINGAPORE

Founded in July 2014, Boxgreen is an online snack delivery service that creates and delivers wholesome and nutritious snacks to your doorstep. Boxgreen is also a certified B Corporation that is committed to sustainable business practices. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of every box goes towards helping the less fortunate in Singapore through Willing Hearts, a soup kitchen that distributes over 5,000 meals a day.

We’re nuts about their nutritionist-approved healthy snacks that are all natural and free of artificial flavours and colours. You can also get your very own personalised snack packs from their vending machine!

BETTR BARISTA, SINGAPORE

Founded in 2011, Bettr Barista Coffee Academy is a leading provider of specialty coffee education and Singapore's first certified B Corporation. At the heart of their business is a social programme that equips disadvantaged women and at-risk youth with vocational and life skills that pave the way for self-betterment and long-term careers in the specialty coffee industry. They’ll be serving up a range of coffee, hot chocolate and tea, as well as retailing single drip coffee.

EAST BALI CASHEWS, INDONESIA

East Bali Cashew offers a range of natural cashews, granola snacks and rosella tea that is natural, sourced directly from farmers, carbon-neutral and crunchtastic! We’re diehard fans of their totally addictive savoury chill crunch cashews.

East Bali Cashews hopes to improve the lives of the Desa Ban community in Indonesia by providing villagers with an additional source of income, empowering women through employment and education, as well as teaching farmers to improve their soil and maximize their production.

HUMAN NATURE, PHILIPPINES

Human Nature's all natural personal care products and food are good for you, good for communities in need and good for the planet. Human Nature trains farmers in the Philippines to improve their outputs, which they offer above-market prices for. The also provide employment to local communities.

Human Nature will be offering a range their bestselling skincare products such as coffee scrubs, as well as natural snacks including coco wraps and organic rice. Their products are also 100% natural, biodegradable and cruelty free!

AURORA, TAIWAN

Aurora works with Taiwanese aboriginal villagers in the towns of Alishan, Xinyi and Reni to produce and sell organic agricultural produce, including coffee and tea – such as the ever-popular Alishan. They also train farmers, provide price guarantees and assist them in micro-financing. As a result, these farmers have become business owners with improved lives and livelihoods.

FARM TO BEAUTY X EDIBLE GARDEN CITY, SINGAPORE

Farm To Beauty is a collaboration between Spa Espirit group and Edible Garden City. Spa Espirit harvests the natural healing magic of local organically-grown plants and herbs from their rooftop garden, which are distilled into a range of sustainable beauty products and teas that will be on offer at the festival.

The garden is tended by Edible Garden City – a team of urban farmers that champions sustainable urban farming in resource scarce Singapore.

In addition to The Good Market, we’ll also be hosting a series of free workshops by these social enterprises, including latte art classes, chocolate and coffee pairings, as well as edible art making sessions.

In addition, look out for Garcons - a social enterprise that trains and employs ex-offenders. They'll will be serving up affordable modern European fare at the festival. 

Stayed tuned to find out more about what’s on at the Singapore Coffee Festival 2017!

When: Fri-Sun, 4-6 August 2017. Brunch sessions from 10 am – 3.30 pm. Sundown sessions from 4.30 – 10 pm.

Where: Marina Bay Cruise Centre, 61 Marina Coastal Drive.

Get your tickets here.

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