ZERRIN interviews Naznee Aziz Samson, founder of Pyar Jewellery, who wears the Signature Heart Necklace in Rose Gold

Soulful by Design: Nazneen Aziz Samson, PYAR

Singapore 938NOW radio host and nutritionist Charlotte Mei chats to ZERRIN about green living and her foodie recommendations.

Shared Journeys | Meet Charlotte Mei

Mehdi and Fern are the founders of local skincare label ANIA, a brand that uses clean, natural and organic skincare ingredients

Essentialist Skincare: Meet Mehdi and Fern, ANIA

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Soulful by Design: Nazneen Aziz Samson, PYAR

Empowered by a curiosity for design and her travels to create a jewellery label inspired by our human experience of love, Nazneen Aziz-Samson is the founder of Pyar, an ethical jewellery label produced on the magical island of Bali. We chatted to the designer to find out more about her story. 

Shared Journeys | Meet Charlotte Mei

In the latest edition of our Shared Journeys series, we catch up with Charlotte Mei, a modern multi-hyphenate who works as a nutritionist by day, radio host for by night and is a big advocate for living green!

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.

Shared Journeys | Meet Vix Harris

Unapologetically bold and bright, artist Vicky Harris' work champions diversity, inclusivity and equality through her portraits of inspirational women throughout history. We sat down with her for the latest instalment of our #sharedjourneys series.

Sustainable Resort Wear: Gema Santander, Baliza

Inspired to create a label that gives back, Gema Santander is the founder of fair trade resort wear brand Baliza. We find out more about her dedication to responsible production, and about the highs and lows of being an ethical fashion entrepreneur.

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. 

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! 

Healing Through Making: Lorraine Lee, Talee

Sometimes, creative inspiration comes when you least expect it. That's what happened to Lorraine Lee, who's inspiration to start her jewellery label, TALEE, came from a period of emotional hardship for her family. Discover the story behind the label here.

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!

From bombs to beauty: Cassandra Postema, Emi & Eve

A fine jewellery label with heart, Emi & Eve empowers artisan communities and landmine clearing efforts in Cambodia by producing its designs from recycled bombshell brass. We met with founder Cassandra Postema to find out all about her journey.

Shared Journeys | Meet Elisa Naquevi

To kick off our Shared Journey series, we caught up with Elisa, a Singapore-based conscious style blogger, who shares about her favourite brands and her opinion on the growth of the sustainable fashion industry in Asia.

Behind the Label: Cissy Chen, Frank Skincare

Founder of organic indie skincare label, Cissy Chen, transitioned into the beauty industry after she struggled to find an over the counter solution to her sensitive complexion issues. We chatted to the beauty entrepreneur about her journey, natural beauty and her skincare tips. 

Boho Spirit: Ishita Desai, Founder of Aanya Life

We caught up with Ishita Desai, the founder of ethical fashion label Aanya Life, to discover her story, inspirations, and why transparency is important to her.

In the studio with Gin Tan, Founder of Yard Yarn

A maker of ethically handmade jewellery with an industrial edge, Gin Tan is the founder of Singapore-based label Yard Yarn. We caught up with her in her home based studio to discover the story behind her brand.

Paying it Forward: Anisa Johnny

On a mission to spread the word to the next generation about sustainability, Anisa Johnny gives back through education and teaches fashion marketing and management at Raffles College of Higher Education, and is also the co-founder of socially responsible jewellery business Boheme Style Nomads.

Conscious Clothing: Danielle Champagne, Zhai

Passionate about green living, Danielle Champagne runs one of Singapore's first sustainable fashion labels, Zhai, which produces using only natural fabrics like bamboo, linen and tencel. We chat to her about her entrepreneurial journey, conscious living and her tips for shopping more mindfully. 

Empowering artisans: Stephanie Choo, Eden + Elie

Preserving the traditional arts of bead weaving and sewing, fair trade jewellery label Eden + Elie provides employment opportunities to people from underprivileged backgrounds and special needs communities. Discover the story behind the label.