Supporting Artisans

******* A discussion on the makers behind the products *******

Who made your accessories? Who made your clothes?
Have you ever wondered who are the artisans who made these products and the stories behind them?
How does a purchase support these communities and sustainability?

Join our partner brands "kakis" aNERDstore, Purnama, Style Cat and The Handmade Romantics in this #GreenTingkatStories sharing session as they showcase the creations of the artisanal communities they work with around the world. In this session, you will also get to know the makers of these beautiful crafts and learn how you can impact not just their livelihoods but also their cultural heritage.


7pm - Introduction

7:05pm – Sharing by individual brands

7:45pm - Q&A

8pm – End of session

This talk is part of The Green Collective SG's The Green Tingkat Stories series.


aNERDstore is a Singapore-based slow fashion business incorporating the works of Indonesian batik artisans and textile artists. The mission is to preserve the traditional techniques of Batik and tenun as a cultural heritage and sustainable source of income for the artisans in Indonesia. Tony and Hannah (the "NERDs") do this by incorporating the traditional techniques into contemporary fashion that can be worn by modern people of today. Through this journey of creation, NERDs became aware of the current practices of the fashion industry and found the opportunity to make batik better: for the makers, for the wearers, and for the environment. NERDs work with artisans of batik, tenun, and other textile arts as well as seamstresses and clothiers across Java in Indonesia to help hone their skills while systematically encouraging sustainable practices in the long run.

Purnama is a social enterprise based in Singapore. Co-founders, Rae Indah and her husband, through their business create quality products that produce livelihood, education and environmentally conscious sustainable practices in the artisanal communities in Asia. They empower the community and make a positive difference in the lives of women and children in Asia

Style Cat
Co-founder of Style cat, Yuki Higson, together with her husband, founded Style Cat out of passion for not just fashion but also her enormous desire to help people. The collection in Style Cat handcrafted by artisans in Philippines showcases traditional Filipino craftsmanship to the world.

The Handmade Romantics
The Handmade Romantics was founded by Stephanie Pandji. It works with groups of traditional artisans and craftsmen in rural regions in Indonesia to preserve their craft and heritage and artisan collectives in Laos and Guatemala. The brand also works with NGOs for disadvantaged communities to provide education and help them build skills. Stephanie also nutures creative young artists who have proactively taken the steps to create innovative products which benefit the society or utilise green principles in their production process by featuring their products on a seasonal basis.

The Organisers:
The Green Collective SG is Singapore's first collective of sustainable brands curated based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Housing more than 42 sustainable brands in its Green Kampung, the collective works with a vision to provide every sustainable products to the community.
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Thu Jul 9, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM SGT
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