Constance Mandefield and Tuyen Lamy, founders of Alcheme Skincare

Behind the Brand: Alche{me} Skincare

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5 things that went down at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit

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Where is Singapore when it comes to sustainable fashion?

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Behind the Brand: Alche{me} Skincare

After careers in the beauty industry, Constance Mandefield and Tuyen Lamy set out to do skincare better. Their brand alche{me} harnesses developments in technology to offer high-performance and personalised solutions to help women meet their complexion goals. We sat down for a chat with them in their state of the art lab to find out their story.

5 things that went down at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit

The Copenhagen Fashion Summit is an annual business event dedicated entirely to discussing the future of environmentally and socially conscious fashion, organized by Global Fashion Agenda, a business forum for the sustainable fashion industry. Here are 5 things that went down on their 10th anniversary.

Where is Singapore when it comes to sustainable fashion?

Wondering how to be sustainable in Singapore? Want to know how you can be sustainable while also supporting the local fashion industry? Through our holistic review of the sustainable fashion scene in Singapore, we'll show you where Singapore stands when it comes to environmentally and socially conscious fashion.

Behind the Label: Lara Rapanan, Munimuni Studios

Munimuni creates handcrafted shoes and accessories empowering local artisan communities. Read our interview with founder, Lara Rapanan, to find out more about the source of her inspiration to create socially and environmentally conscious shoes. 

Watching the documentary Blue will change how you look at waste forever

Last week, we attended the debut Singapore screening of environmental documentary Blue and we're shook. Discover our review and thoughts here...

25 Sustainability Terms You Should Know

Ever wondered what it really means to live consciously? Or what it means to be sustainable? We've gathered 25 terms to better understand the global movement for socially and environmentally conscious living.

Recap: ZERRIN's Fashion Revolution Day Panel Talk

To mark Fashion Revolution Day this year, we hosted a talk to promote the need for a kinder, more sustainable fashion industry at The Cocoon Space (an initiative by TaFF) at Design Orchard in Singapore! Here's what went down.

Op-Ed | Things I've Learnt From Quitting Fast Fashion

Our founder, Susannah, talks about why she founded ZERRIN and left her toxic relationship with fashion behind - for good.

ZERRIN contributor call out!

We're opening up our community blog to include more voices - could you be our next contributor? If you've been looking for a space to share your thoughts on sustainability in fashion, the environment or personal experiences in living a more conscious lifestyle, we'd love to hear from you.

New Oxfam report reveals the suffering of female garment workers in Bangladesh & Vietnam

The new study, which bases its findings on interviews with over 470 garment workers in Bangladesh and Vietnam, reveals the harsh conditions that leave them struggling to put food on the table or even send their children to school. Ready to read the disturbing findings? Then read on.

Essentialist Skincare: Meet Mehdi and Fern, ANIA

Ever wondered what goes into your skincare? And what does it take to start an ethical beauty business? We find out from Mehdi and Fern, co-founders of ANIA, a local beauty brand we love with clean ingredients inspired by Africa.

Purpose & profit: 3 entrepreneurs on running sustainable businesses

As a sustainable business, how do you combine a desire to make a positive impact with a need to make money? Editorial contributor Veena speaks to three Asia-based brands to find out their insights on combining purpose and profit.

Behind the label: Hanna Guy, Dorsu

What started as a means to raise money for a language school became Dorsu - an ethical fashion label selling mindful, considered basics with a store and workshop base in Cambodia. We spoke to co-founder Hanna Guy (pictured left with co-founder Kunthear, right) about her journey and her thoughts on sustainability in the industry today.

Crafting Stories: Ka-Lai Chan, Manava

Inspired by her design background and the weaving talent of Cambodian artisans, Ka-Lai launched MANAVA in 2016, a conscious accessory and homeware label. Her mission is to share artisanal craft with the world, while improving the lives and income of a community in Krobey Village, Cambodia. Discover their story here. 

Op-Ed | Why the story of our clothes matters

Why should we care about making the fashion industry more sustainable? In this opinion piece, we weigh in on why the story of where our clothes come from matters, and what role we play in the bigger picture.

Why Our Relationships With Our Manufacturers Matter

In a sustainable or fair trade business, nurturing the connections you build throughout your supply chain is more important than ever. Cassandra Postema, founder of bombshell brass jewellery label Emi & Eve, describes her journey and why relationships with manufacturers matter.

Entrepreneurship in Singapore: Tips from local business owners

To celebrate Singapore's National Day and 53rd birthday of independence, we're spotlighting entrepreneurial tips and advice from designers, makers and inspiring change makers! 

Winona Tan: Creating a beauty brand with purpose

Inspired to create a cruelty free natural beauty brand that gives back, Winona Tan founded WANT Skincare two years ago after discovering a lack of truly clean skincare formulations. Discover her story inside.

Shared Journeys | Meet Cheryl Ou

In the latest edition of our Shared Journeys series, ZERRIN catches up with social entrepreneur Cheryl Ou, founder of new conscious cafe The Social Space, located on Kreta Ayer Road. If you're a fan of great coffee, smoothie bowls or businesses that give back, this is the new place to be!

How to set up a sustainable fashion label

Whether you're a fashion student who aspires to create a sustainable brand, or an existing designer who wants to produce more mindfully, learn how you can set your business up for success with ZERRIN's detailed guide to creating a sustainable fashion label.