Hello,Good Buys! Check Out Our Very First Socially Conscious Pop-Up Shop
Feel-good shopping on all fronts at the DBS Marina Regatta's Asia For Good Shop House (facing the Sound House, just by the urban beach). Get beautiful accessories, and natural bath products, sunnies and flips, that support disadvantaged communities across the region.
We at Asia For Good want you to know how easy it is to live kind, so we banded together some of our favourite local social enterprises, at the DBS Marina Regatta. Now, you can get your retail therapy fix all in one spot! So socially-conscious of us, right?
Come by, enjoy the activities, say hello, and snag some great products from these social enterprises. Psst... You can pick up your free goodie bag there too! If you subscribe to our newsletter at the Shop House this weekend (June 4 and 5th, from 11am to 6pm) you'll get a limited edition Asia For Good giftbag - while stocks last!
Soule May 28 - 29 and Jun 4 - 5
Whether you love their buttery soft flip flops, super hip sunglasses or beautiful notebooks, every purchase will help children from low-income families, and survivors of natural disasters in the region. Soule (which is derived from Soul + Sole) has donated thousands of shoes to children in rural schools in China, and also footwear for survivors of natural disasters. The company's focused on easing the long walk to school for children who live in remote villages – kids without any footwear struggle to get to their classrooms. It's also worth mentioning that the two founders John Tay and Justine Lee were only 16 and 17 respectively, when they started this social enterprise in 2008!
Human Nature May 28 - 29
Human Nature creates effective, all natural beauty products that don't cost a bomb, and supports many underprivileged communities in the Philippines through this business. They buy from local small-scale farmers whenever possible and provide training for locals, giving them working skills and a job. Their wide variety of products – from shampoo, to soap, to facial oil, to insect repellant, make up and more – are biodegradable, pose no threat to human health, and are petroleum-free. Human Nature is also cruelty-free, with a seal of approval from the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
Matcha5 June 4 - 5
Matcha5 is all about bridging the gap between rural and underprivileged artisans, and an international market. This social enterprise helps these remote craftsmen set up and manage their own e-store, so that they can create a sustainable business and in turn improve the standard of living in their communities. Depending on the type of partnership that the artisan has with Matcha5, the company takes a cut from the selling price and channels it towards efforts like driving traffic to the site, or empowering more artisans. Purchase from them to help skilled craftsmen and craftswomen, who would otherwise not have access to your business!
Design Up Asia May 28
Gorgeous jewellery professionally designed by a former fashion business owner, and hand made by disadvantaged and marginalised women in Singapore. These ladies receive free training and the tools they need to create Design Up Asia's accessories – or they can spread their own wings and run their own business. Founders of Design Up Asia wanted to help local women who have difficulty getting hired, or holding down jobs, because of taxing family responsibilities or other social issues. This social enterprise equips them with a skill that they can employ to earn an income, on a flexible schedule that fits their needs.
Hang on to your wallets because guilt-free shopping is ADDICTIVE. Come to the Asia For Good Shophouse at the DBS Marina Regatta on June 4 and 5.
For more socially conscious products check out our second pop-up, The Good Market at the Singapore Coffee Festival June 9 to 12. Edible items like snacks, coffee, tea and chocolate from across Asia are on offer!
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