• INTERVIEWS,  Lokal

    Simple Sentiments – Summer Hobby to Full Time Macramé

    If I were to launch my very own business, it would surely be out of something that makes me happy. I can only imagine the challenges of keeping a business alive and if I don’t love what I’m doing one hundred percent, then I don’t see any point in starting in the first place.  This week’s featured shop is yet another proof of a business born from the love of the craft – and if you’ve been frequenting Instagram lately, you may already be familiar with that thing called macramé. Well, Franz del Rosario didn’t plan to be in the macramé business, but what began as a summer hobby turned out…

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    ECO

    In Search for the World’s First Zero Waste Solutions

    So, we’ve heard of the world’s first zero waste bra, and very much rooting for TVGB’s continuous success (which btw, successfully raised AU$ 69,088 with 611 backers on Kickstarter).  But have you heard of the world’s first plastic free beauty brand, or the world’s first organic wound strips? Or parcel packaging that you can compost at home with all your food scraps? On this post, let’s take a look at three eco-focused brands offering practical, plastic free, solutions in their respective niches. Their vision? Provide the world’s first zero waste products that work. Ethique When Ethique launched in 2012, founder, Brianne West’s mission is to be part of the solution to…

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    INTERVIEWS,  Lokal

    Little White Pouch – Bespoke Jewellery Made with Love

    It is a joy to see a growing number of home-grown Filipino creatives offering the best of what they’ve got to the local market. And local artisan options are no longer limited to just clothes, accessories, homewares, furniture and preserved food. How cool is it to know that there’s a local maker you can turn to for those extra special purchases for the most special people in your life. Little White Pouch offers quality handcrafted bespoke jewellery pieces, including engagement rings and wedding bands. Let’s get to know the designer and owner behind Little White Pouch, as Yani Monroy shares with us how the business began, the process involved in…