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Creative Collaborations: Woo Qiyun of The Weird and Wild

Creative Collaborations: Woo Qiyun of The Weird and Wild

Connecting over Instagram, we’re deeply inspired by Qiyun’s work, especially in the sustainability space. Qiyun wears many hats – she’s a sustainability consultant, climate activist, artist and is currently building Climate Commons, a climate communications platform with interactive media elements. 

When we conceived this collaboration to raise funds for Seven Clean Seas, it was a no-brainer that we had to reach out to Qiyun to create an original artwork. Learn more about Qiyun and her work below.

Creative Collaborations: Trudy Zhang of Poptsie Paper Co.

Creative Collaborations: Trudy Zhang of Poptsie Paper Co.

To mark the launch of our new range Foundations and #PlasticFreeJuly, we collaborated with modern calligraphy artist, Trudy Zhang, to create a unique art tote and raise funds for social enterprise, Seven Clean Seas. 

Trudy is a close friend of the brand, and has been creating many heartfelt pieces in collaboration with us over the years. Her ability to draw from rich and deep emotions and translate that through each work that she creates inspired us to collaborate with her for this meaningful project. Read on to learn more.

Creative Collaborations: Alicia Kirwan of Beeyarnd

Creative Collaborations: Alicia Kirwan of Beeyarnd

To mark the launch of our new range Foundations and #PlasticFreeJuly, we collaborated with fibre artist, Alicia Kirwan, to create a unique art tote and raise funds for social enterprise, Seven Clean Seas.

Alicia, a self-taught fibre artist, was first drawn to the craft by the tactile nature of yarn. While her art practice and the fibre art form is still relatively new in Singapore, she boasts many creations that have found loving homes all over the island.

Modern-Day Hero: Kate Low on redefining work-life balance as a mumpreneur

Modern-Day Hero: Kate Low on redefining work-life balance as a mumpreneur

This month, on the back of Mother’s Day, we turn our focus to the modern-day hero – mothers. Paying tribute to mothers in all shapes and forms, we celebrate real... Read More
Modern-Day Hero: Yi Lian on inheriting children and blending a family

Modern-Day Hero: Yi Lian on inheriting children and blending a family

Ex-editor turned florist, Yi Lian Ng has worn many hats. The multi-hyphenate spent over 10 years in fashion journalism before striking it out on her own by launching Yi Lian Ng Floral Atelier. Yi Lian strikes us as a candid person who goes against the grain, and that is reflected in both her career as well as personal life. She’s been open about her relationship with her partner and creating a blended family with her partner’s children on social media. In this interview, she speaks honestly about inheriting his children and being a mother-figure to them.
Maya and Mili of Moom Health: The Future of Wellness is Flexible

Maya and Mili of Moom Health: The Future of Wellness is Flexible

To celebrate the launch of our second Wardrobe Hero, the Cloud Ensemble, we speak with sisters, Maya and Mili, who are the founders of Moom Health. Moom Health is a women’s health platform aimed at freeing women’s health solutions from a one-size-fits-all narrative starts with an integrative approach that is personalised to one’s unique health needs. 
Esse x Repair Redefined: DIY Repair Videos

Esse x Repair Redefined: DIY Repair Videos

Tell everyone you fixed it yourself, or help a friend patch things up. We’ve put together easy to follow repair videos with Renee of Repair Redefined, a clothing repair advocate and mending enthusiast.

Why not pick up a useful repair trick or two, and make your grandma proud?

Esse Progress Report 2021

Esse Progress Report 2021

We believe that change starts from within, and in 2021, we committed to setting a clear course out before us. This course will continuously evolve with knowledge and expand with innovation, but our Sustainability Goals serve as a map and compass that guides our decision-making, setting better standards to measure ourselves against.

In order to share details of our work this year and hold ourselves accountable to our stakeholders (that’s you), we have decided to report on our progress for the year. This serves as an update on where we’re at and our learnings in 2021.

The Leading Ladies: Our Community in their favourite Esse Signatures

The Leading Ladies: Our Community in their favourite Esse Signatures

To mark the final capsule that we are launching, we invited some of our customers to don their most beloved Esse signatures. 

These signatures are one of our first few styles and have withstood the test of time, constantly being reinterpreted and updated over the years. We truly believe that a well-made piece of clothing is meant to last and be loved for a long time, tiding you through the seasons and developing a relationship with you.

Mindful skincare with Ziling of RE:ERTH

Mindful skincare with Ziling of RE:ERTH

When you first meet Ziling, you’re immediately drawn to her graceful elegance; much like the ethos of the brand she runs, RE:ERTH. 

Besides exuding the quiet confidence of a founder and COO, the busy businesswoman also has glowing and luminescent skin to boot. We speak with her to learn more about RE:ERTH and her beauty secrets.

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