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3 Brands in Singapore creating sustainable staples

In Singapore, many of us understand the need to embrace sustainability and minimise our environmental footprint. However, when it comes to taking action, we can see that there is more to be done — each of us generates roughly nine tonnes of CO2 every year, exceeding more than four times the target required to maintain a sustainable footprint.

It is becoming clear that every action, no matter how small, matters. With more and more community members stepping up to embark on that change together, we can count on our now easily start with supporting these brands for our everyday essentials. 

In this month’s blog, we explore 3 shops that have created unique, eco-friendly products to supplement our daily routines. Read on to find out what they have to offer.

1. High-quality, long-lasting activewear

If you enjoy living an active lifestyle and exercising daily, you will know the importance of having workout attire that is not only durable but also makes you look and feel good.

To safeguard the health of our community and the environment, Outfyt offers an alternative to the usual mass-produced activewear — with classic-cut, Scandinavian-inspired garments that focus on clean production, minimalism and functionality. 

Unlike fleeting fashion trends, Outfyt adopts a capsule collection instead. This means timeless designs in limited batches, utilising only rescued fabrics like ECONYL® Regenerated Nylon and LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ to ensure workout pieces resist fading and maintain their shape for years to come. 

From their manufacturers to materials and packaging, and even to their boutique, Outfyt ensures that their sustainability efforts are fully extended from production to sale. And the best part? 1% of proceeds from every purchase you make is donated to Healthy Seas, going towards cleaning the seas, saving marine wildlife and more.

More than activewear, their pieces are versatile too, so you can wear them whether you are lounging at home, heading out for a grocery run or even dressing them up for social occasions. 

Shop their latest collection on their website.

2. Fun and edible cutlery for the family

As a nation with a strong ‘takeaway’ food culture, there is no denying the convenience of packing your favourite hawker dish to go. However, what is also undeniable is the environmental impact of our single-use cutleries, which according to the National Environmental Agency, has amounted to 200,000 tonnes of disposables in a year as a result of our frequent plastic use. 

To address this concern, along with the issue of inadequate nutrition among urban dwellers, local entrepreneur, Anna Lam, ingeniously introduced Crunch Cutlery. Put simply, Crunch Cutlery is a set of 100% edible utensils, packed with a dose of nutritious superfoods to ensure that Singaporeans meet their daily vitamin intake while reducing the use of disposable plastics. 

These bite-sized cracker-like utensils contain flax seeds, chia seeds, and wholewheat, each bite providing a boost of Omega 3, Vitamin B3, Lignans and fibre. They also come in gluten-free and vegan-friendly varieties so that everyone can enjoy a bite or two with their meals. 

If you are unsure which flavours to get, you can try out all four new flavours — Strawberry, Banana Goji, Caramel Oats and Brown Sugar Oats — when you pick up an All Flavours! Zero Waste Gift Box (Set of 8).

With Crunch Cutlery, you can easily choose to be eco-conscious with your daily meals, without the hassle of washing up after. Find out more about this tasty cutlery via their website.

3. Stylish yet durable rubber footwear

Living in a tropical metropolis where walking is a way of life, it is important that our choice of footwear extends beyond functionality. With sandals and slippers being everyday favourites, the emphasis is on durability and style, ensuring that they not only serve their purpose but also stand the test of time. 

With sustainability in mind, Indosole gathers discarded rubber tires, which take approximately 50-80 years (or longer) to decompose, and transforms them into stylish, long-lasting soles. Their process prevents around 1.5 million tires from entering landfills every year, where they are often burned as low-cost fuel. 

Rather than relying on synthetic materials that further strain our environment, Indosole reshapes these used materials into waterproof, ergonomic shoes that are perfectly suited for urban dwellers navigating various terrains on foot.

By choosing Indosole, you are not just choosing comfortable and reliable footwear; you’re also actively diverting tires from landfills and reducing the emissions associated with new shoe production.

Moreover, making a conscious choice to support products made responsibly goes a long way in ensuring your positive impact on both the environment and your community. 

Explore the full Indosole collection here.

Fostering a Community of Green Living

Living sustainably is no longer just a trend, but a necessity in the face of climate change. By prioritising brands that support sustainability as our go-to, we are not only reducing our carbon footprint but also investing in the well-being of communities, ensuring that everyone has access to a more eco-lifestyle. 

You can also join our Facebook and Instagram giveaway and be one of 10 lucky winners to take home a $30 eCapitaVoucher and a Geneco Starter Kit worth $40. 

Simply comment on our Facebook or Instagram giveaway post by answering this question: “Name 1 brand featured in our blog that is creating sustainable staples for Singaporeans.” The contest ends on 31 Oct 2023. Terms and conditions apply.

Let’s continue to champion sustainability for a greener tomorrow and #PowerTheChange together as a community.