To mark its 20th anniversary in 2019, Channel NewsAsia spotlighted 20 individuals across Asia whose imagination, talents and efforts have uplifted their local communities. We are proud to have our founder, Stephanie Choo, chosen to represent Singapore.
"I realised that this was something I wanted to pursue. This intersection of design and social good. So I left my previous role to look at starting a company... It was very clear to me it had to be a social enterprise.
I'm really proud of my artisans with autism. I'm proud of my artisans, period. They do incredible work. I see so much focus and courage in learning a new skill and seeing them work brings me a lot of joy."
"Things that require change are not easy for them. I need time to teach them, and I have to design what they are able to do. But the final product is worth it.”
"I think in Singapore, we want very much to be connected to our past... So taking elements of the old and creating it anew is something we find meaningful.”
"[Stephanie's] appreciation for Peranakan design goes beyond colours and patterns. Her label... is not a Peranakan brand, but rather, one that is inspired by the love of making that is part of Peranakan culture.”
"[Stephanie] seems to spend a great deal of time on perfecting the design of a small piece of jewellery... [She] keeps the design value of timelessness and materials close by. For that, she doesn't "work with trends"."
President's Challenge Social Enterprise Award (PCSEA) Ceremony - Dec 2019
We are proud to be shortlisted as a finalist for the prestigious President's Challenge Social Enterprise Award (PCSEA), with our President Halimah Yacob as guest of honour. A truly meaningful milestone for us and a tribute to our jewelry artisans with autism as we continue to strive for and inspire inclusivity in the workforce. This award is conferred by the President's Office and organised by The Singapore Centre for Social Enterprise (raiSE).
Peranakan Festival Exhibition and Fashion Showcase in Chengdu - May 2019
This year, we were chosen to showcase our heritage-inspired Modern Peranakan collection at a special Nyonya exhibition and cultural exchange fashion show at the Chengdu Museum in Sichuan. Co-organised by: The Singapore Tourism Board, Singapore Consulate General in Chengdu and Chengdu Municipal Government.
ASEAN Leaders' Spouses Fashion Showcase - November 2018
We were proud to be one of the 11 local designers chosen to present their collections at a fashion showcase for the 33rd Asean Summit – Leaders’ Spouses Programme held at the monumental National Museum. Organised by: The Textile and Fashion Federation of Singapore (TAFF).
International Women's Day at Cargill - March 2019
Our founder, Stephanie Choo, was invited as a presenter and panel speaker for the Singapore Cargill Women’s Network’s (SCWN) 4th International Women’s Day event this year. Centred on the year’s IWD2019 theme, #BalanceforBetter, we explored issues of wellness, workplace inclusivity and challenging stereotypes with other distinguished panel guests: Marcel Smits, CEO and Chairman for Asia Pacific; Peter van Deursen, Group Leader, Cargill Starches, Sweeteners & Texturizers; and Ying Ying Lim, Ocean Transportation Lead for Asia Pacific at Cargill.
The Kebaya Blue Set - EDEN + ELIE x Singapore Airlines
Specially designed for Singapore Airlines, this limited edition artisan-woven necklace and bangle set embodies the intricacy and vibrant sapphire hue of the iconic Blue Kebaya worn by the Singapore Girl. Exclusively retailing on KrisShop. Find out more here.
Ascott Exclusive Necklace and Beading Experience Workshop
We designed a bespoke necklace for The Ascott Limited, inspired by the signature architecture, mood and luxurious textures of their residences. An exclusive beading experience workshop was conducted at Ascott Orchard Singapore, where selected guests had the opportunity to create their own personalised rings.
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