You know what they say, 'the gift is in the giving' am I right?
So this Christmas, why not kill two birds (or partridges in a pear tree) with one stone by making the day of both a loved one with a kick-ass present, as well as someone a bit further away waiting for a christmas angel of their own. Without further ado, here's 4 local businesses to appease any socially conscious Christmas shopper.
Founded in 2014, Matter Prints produces a variety of apparel and accessories while working with artisans from Indonesia and India. With the idea of reviving heritage printmaking, their pant and jumpsuit selection showcases traditional prints with a classy modern twist. They advocate for 'change beyond textiles' by hoping to create a sustainable lifestyle through textile artisanship.
Most suited for that chic, quirky and on-the-go gal pal of yours.
Another Sole offers a quirky line of comfortable laced slipons in a range of colors. Made of 100% full grain leather and inclusive of a high performance lined footbed for arch support, their shoes come with a 'Buy1Feed1' guarentee where 10% of their revenue goes to fighting child hunger.
The Nail Social
If you're looking for a pre-chirstmas afternoon mani/pedi with your BFF, The Nail Social is the place to hit up! Offering luxurious comforts such as wine, movies and feet pampering, the salon also finances underprivileged women by providing them with jobs, and thus endorses self-sufficiency. Furthermore, their products are 'non-toxic, eco-friendly, fair-trade and/or cruelty-free' so you can have a worry-free polish and buff session!.
The Heart Bazaar
Don't mind some pre-loved clothing goodies? The Heart Bazaar is an online non-profit which sells a wide array of beautiful almost-new clothes at a lower cost. They also sell brand new off-season clothing too! Working closely with celebraties such as Andrea Chong and Cheryl Wee, their profits go to helping women and single-mothers as well as local animal welfare groups. Additionally, you could donate your pre-loved clothes and help others as well!
And of course...The Project Nomad!
Thinking of a personalized yet stylish gift for your girlfriend/ boyfriend/ parent/ sibling/cat? Look no further! Nomad is able to emboss your loved one's names or initials on our quality leather bags. Still not sold? Then come down to our workshops, hand make one for yourself and earn the bragging rights to impress your secret social media crush by highlighting that you 'made this bag from scratch'. If that doesn't make their Christmas, honestly nothing will.