8 Oct: Swapaholic at Marina Barrage

Swapaholic is celebrating their first year anniversary and is collaborating with PUB to hold their next swap at the Marina Barrage on 8 Oct, 4-7pm. If you’ve not already heard about Swapaholic, it’s a popular clothing swap event organised occasionally by Founder, Raye Padit, and team. If you find his name familiar, he also heads the Fashion Revolution movement in Singapore, and is passionate about sustainable fashion.

The fact about fashion being the second most polluting industry after oil has been bandied around more often in recent months but not enough. Check it out and tell your friends about this awesome event, why buy when you can swap? More details below!

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The EcoChic Design Award is back!

Back for another year, the EcoChic Design Award is a sustainable fashion design competition inspiring emerging fashion designers to create mainstream clothing with minimal textile waste. Designers are educated with the theory and techniques to enable them to create desirable sustainable clothing via zero-waste, up-cycling and reconstruction sustainable design techniques.

The 2014/15 competition cycle is open to fashion designers with less than three years’ professional experience and fashion design students living in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, UK, France, Germany, Sweden and Denmark. One finalist from each of the ten regions will be selected to present their sustainable collection at Hong Kong Fashion Week in mid January 2015 to compete for career-changing prizes. The deadline for application is 15 August 2014.

For more information, please check out the Application Guidelines and their website. Also available for download is this Application Form.


Second life for billboard banners

If you are looking for a fancy eco bag that is unique, consider Demano.

Known for its festivals, Spain once had a large supply retired billboard banners, and nowhere to go. Then Demano was born.

Named after a place in Barcelona, products are unique with none that are alike, and each piece highlights the banner designs of some of the most innovative contemporary designers and graphic artists in Europe. Products range from $89 for a wallet to $179 for larger messenger bags. Bags feature different fastens such as clip ons, velco, zips of various shapes and sizes.

Currently, they are distributed in Echo at Wheelock Place, Barefoot in Ion, Totally Hot Stuff at The Cathay, CocoClub, Holland Village, and  Qi-Global’s online shop.

We love it!

Photos courtesy of Demano and Illuminatez