'Sustainable' is a word that's often thrown around in fashion a lot — which is why The WEDGE Asia have brought together some influential individuals for a panel on sustainable fashion. Moderated by our contributing editor Tracy Phillips, the five speakers are posed with this question: Can green be the new black?
Joining Phillips is fashion creative, Daniel Boey; Principal Fashion Design of Raffles College of Higher Education, Joe Spinelli; Founder of StyleTribute, Stéphanie Crespin; Founder of Touch The Toes, Wuen Lin Tan; and Buro 24/7 Singapore's editor-in-chief, Norman Tan. Yes, @musingmutley's about to do some real talk, so listen up.
If the panel isn't enough to stir your interest, a bazaar of homegrown fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands will keep you sated for all things ethical. Our favourite local Korean lunch buddies Dosirak are part of the food and beverage list, which also includes whole foods purveyor Afterglow. Bare beauties Scent Library is where you can pick up handcrafted, customised natural perfumes from sustainable growers, while accessories fans will appreciate Amado Gudek's Singapore-made conscious jewellery, made from environmental-friendly bioresins.
Skeptics who aren't quite ready to fly the green flag can also benefit from other activities and workshops. Whether you wish to learn how to go au naturel on your skin or reconnect with your true happiness, there's something for everyone. A morning Kundalini Yoga class will stretch those sore muscles (and minds), while performances from the likes of Vandetta and Marvin Kam will tide you through the day.