• Little White Pouch engagement ring
    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…

  • Paraluman shampoo bars
    INTERVIEWS,  Lokal

    Zero Waste Essentials by Paraluman

    Paraluman offers a range of zero waste essentials for anyone who wants to live with less waste. With products like cloth cotton pads & sanitary napkins, reusable straws, on-the-go cutlery sets, stainless steel food containers, and natural soap bars at affordable prices, Paraluman hopes to inspire and encourage more Filipinos to use plastic-free alternatives and make them a part of their daily lifestyle. Let’s get to know more about the shop owner and the products. What’s the story behind the shop name? Paralúman is an old Tagalog word for muse, a paramour. We wanted to use the shop to inspire people, much like a muse. Who are the people behind…

  • The Very Good Bra - zero waste bra
    ECO

    Ready to Wear the World’s First Zero Waste Bra?

    Australian fashion label, The Very Good Bra introduces the world’s first zero waste bra that you can literally bury in your garden when you’re done with it through a Kickstarter campaign which began in 18th May. Created by Sydney-based lingerie designer Stephanie Devine, who also founded Bras Without Wires  after she was diagnosed with breast cancer 10 years ago, TVGB promises to be very good not just for the wearer but for our planet, too . Why zero waste? The wire-free bra is made from tencel – a soft but durable botanic fiber produced from sustainably grown Eucalyptus trees. Compared with cotton which requires tons of water (about 20,000 litres H20 per 1kg…