Sorry Fendi, but fur ain’t fun. Here are some cool places in Singapore to get vegan and eco-friendly clothes, shoes and accessories.
Prices range from $80 to $116. Delivery is $5 for addresses in Singapore.
Step aside Fenty Puma sandals – a new style of slides has officially arrived! The Square Toe Slides from vegan footwear label The World At Your Feet are designed to keep your tootsies comfy and on trend. Plus, all of the shoes from the brand are made with non-animal products, such as synthetic leather, canvas, rubber and synthetic suede. Oh, and don’t forget to snag a pair of the brand’s signature slip-on sneakers (see below). Go on, you know you want to Instagram them.
The label also stocks shoes from size 35 to 41, so those with uncommonly large or small feet will have a field day here.
(Source: The World at Your Feet Facebook)
Prices range from $30 to $590. Available at Raffles City #B1-28 and various stockists.
Brazilian label Melissa is synonymous with their jelly shoes, which are made with a patented recyclable and flexible plastic material. From ballet flats to booties, the shoes are sophisticated, on-trend and most importantly, comfortable. What more can you ask for?
Although Melissa has traditionally only produced footwear, they recently branched into handbags too, with a Cambridge Satchel Company collaboration collection. Who knew plastic could be so sexy?
(Source: Melissa Facebook)
3. Yard Yarn
Prices range from $18 to $58. Available online and at various stockists. Delivery is $3.50 for address in Singapore.
If you think that Yard Yarn is just another accessories store, think again. Each piece is painstakingly made by hand, from (surprisingly lightweight) statement necklaces to dangly earrings which effortlessly combine form with function.
The best part? Most of the jewellery is designed to be interchangeable with detachable straps or chains, so you can mix and match the pieces to create different looks. The brand also uses synthetic suede and leather, amongst other unique materials, for their creations.
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Prices range from $9 to $149. Delivery to addresses in Singapore is free for orders above $50, or $5 – $8 for orders below.
Who says you can’t mix work with play when it comes to your wardrobe? The eco titans at Zhai have plenty of versatile and comfortable pieces that will take you from work to the weekend in no time. From body-hugging dresses crafted with a unique bamboo material, to smart linen pants in multiple shades, Zhai is the perfect place for those who want fashion that is friendly (to the environment, that is).
(Source: Zhai Eco Facebook)
5. Lula Rock
Prices range from $29 to $678. Delivery is $6.50 for addresses in Singapore. In-person appointments at their private showroom can be made by contacting them at +(65) 6205 5953 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Go big or go home with Lula Rock’s maximalist approach to feminine apparel – be it Alice McCall’s delicate off-the-shoulder tops, or Sretsis’ whimsical dresses. The multi-label boutique stocks a range of quirky and unique designer brands, most of which are made with animal-friendly fabrics. Lula Rock also carries French accessories brand Amelie Pichard, which creates cruelty-free raffia and lucite sandals in collaboration with actress and animal rights activist Pamela Anderson.
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Prices range from $42 to $1,480. All deliveries are free for orders that are above $500.
Based out of a small studio in Cambodia, Covenant is a jewellery brand with a purpose. The brand believes in creating quality and ethically-made pieces which can be worn everyday, and even personalised to celebrate a milestone in your life. Pieces range from the classic wedding band to a quirky constellation-inspired Little Dipper necklace.
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Prices range from $100 to $300. Available at The Emporium, #02-22 Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Road.
Fancy a headpiece fit for royalty? Heads of State Millinery has you covered, with everything from a classic Jackie O. pillbox hat to a J.Crew-esque Panama hat. The hat maker specialises in sustainable statement hats for all occasions – royal or not – and each piece is handmade with a natural fibre native to the Philippines. Each collection is based on a different theme too, so no two designs are alike. The brand also does bespoke orders, if you want something really special.
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Prices range from $6 to $291. All deliveries to Singapore are a flat rate of $20, but shipping is free for orders above 110 SGD.
In need of quality basics that won’t burn a hole in your pocket? Hong Kong-based label Grana is a great place to get affordable, everyday pieces which will take you through the seasons. From versatile silk dresses to the softest tees, your wardrobe will thank you for finally choosing quality over quantity. Grana sources their fabrics directly from the mills and designs everything in-house, so their products don’t have a ridiculously high markup. Basic has never looked better.
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Prices from $22 to $488 USD. Deliveries to Singapore are $18.00 USD.
Need to up your millennial #OOTD game? Reformation is the place to get bodysuits, curve-hugging jeans and cute dresses. The LA-based label, which has long been a go-to brand for celebs like Rihanna and Karlie Kloss, combines sexy with sustainability when it comes to their products. Besides using eco-friendly and sustainable fabrics, Reformation also often uses deadstock (aka old stock that has never been used or worn) to make their clothes. Talk about flexing some real fashion finesse.
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Step aside J.Crew, there’s a new go-to retailer for preppy essentials and casual chic basics. San Francisco-based label Everlane is ’90s Jil Sander meets Celine circa 2010 – or in non-fashion speak, modern minimalist. The company is also all about sustainability and pricing transparency, taking a hands-on approach in procuring the right factories for production. They also reveal their true production cost for each item and show the markup on it, so you can decide whether it is worth your money or not.
Unlike most retailers, Everlane also has a “Choose What You Pay” section, where you can pick the price you want to pay for a selection of items – and they even tell you the profit percentage and what it goes into. No wonder so many people love this brand.
(Source: Everlane Facebook)