Staff's Posts

  • MATTER: Social Business, Community, Storytelling and Artisanship

    By Staff | Women

    "I believe that when people care about why and where something is made, and by whom, they will make better choices for all" Renyung Ho, founder MATTER. A simple statement by Renyung (Ren) Ho on why she started her brand MATTER Prints. Heralded as a...


  • Beyond the Vines: Perfect Building Blocks for Your Work Wardrobe

    By Staff | Women

    As soon as they land in Singapore, fashionistas in the know head to Beyond the Vines (BTV), the locally designed, contemporary women’s brand for high quality basics grounded in Scandinavian aesthetic. The BTV concept of offering ‘bare essentials...


  • Focus Singapore: UNESCO's Creative City of Design

    By Staff | Special Series

    In the 61 years since Singapore claimed independence, the city has become more renowned for food and finance than sustainability or design. But that is about to change. In December 2015, Singapore was designated a UNESCO Creative City of Design, whi...


  • Peggy Sue Collection Proves Fibershed Potential with "New Label" Prize

    By Staff | Women

    The fashion world shifted last week.  Peggy Sue Deaven-Smiltnieks, a transplanted LA-native, RISD graduate, showed her inaugural, fibershed Peggy Sue Collection, to a packed room of three hundred well-heeled guests –including fashion media, buye...


  • Earth-friendly fashion with Pitchi

    By Staff | Men

    Eco-friendly and sustainable fashion are fast becoming the trend as the world faces a huge problem with impending global warming. While there are products for the fashion and eco-conscious available, not all stores and boutiques offer these options,...


  • Post-Imperial: Heritage Nigerian Textiles for the Modern Man

    By Staff | Men

    Post-Imperial is one of the brands responsible for cultivating a contemporary aesthetic for the African diaspora within menswear. Founded by Niyi Okuboyejo, a Nigerian/American designer based in Harlem, New York. Born in Lagos and raised in Texas, Ni...


  • SOKO: Using Technology to Connect to Ethical Handcrafted Jewelry

    By Staff | Women

    Paying by mobile phone is easier in Kenya then anywhere else in the world.  According to the Economist, over 17m Kenyans use it, equivalent to more than two-thirds of the adult population; and around 25% of the country’s gross national product flo...


  • haute baso: Celebrating the Heritage of Rwandan Artisanship

    By Staff | Women

    Fashion may not be the first thing people think about when they think of Rwanda, but the 'land of a thousand hills' is working to put its emerging fashion scene, complete with Kigali Fashion Week, on the map. Kigali-based fashion, accessory and inter...


  • Mikuti: Handmade in Kenya, Loved Around the World

    By Staff | Women

    Inspired by the stunning landscapes of the Swahili Coast and fueled by a desire to explore the world and the possibilities that lie within, Erika Freund spent four years traveling throughout Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Rwanda before launchi...


  • Mimi Plange: African Inspired and now African Made

    By Staff | Women

    New York-based designer Mimi Plange is a graduate of the San Francisco Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and holds a degree in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley. This combination is not surprising when looking at...