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A mindful approach to floristry: Charlotte Puxley flowers

A mindful approach to floristry: Charlotte Puxley flowers

2021 marks the fourth edition of Esse’s OFFCUTS project, and this year we are honoured to be able extend the conversation of reducing waste and upcycling leftover materials to other businesses who share the same ethos. This year, we share our offcuts and end of roll fabrics with these businesses to utilise and upcycle for a variety of projects. One of the businesses is Charlotte Puxley Flowers, a beautiful floristry studio in Singapore.
Creative Collaborations: Cindy Leong, Visual Artist

Creative Collaborations: Cindy Leong, Visual Artist

At the heart of Esse is a deep appreciation for the process of creating and craftsmanship. As creatives ourselves, we're often stimulated by the work and craft of other artists and makers, and we believe that by supporting and nurturing a community of like-minded creatives, we can foster thought and enrich each other. In this ongoing series entitled Creative Collaborations, we engage with creatives of all disciplines, explore other fields of making and collaborate to create original objects that celebrate the beauty of handmade. To kick things off, we share a special collaboration with New Zealand artist, Cindy Leong, who is no stranger to our brand. 

Esse’s Laundry Guide to Making Your Clothes Last Longer

Esse’s Laundry Guide to Making Your Clothes Last Longer

One of the secrets to making your clothes last longer is knowing how to take care of them. Most of our garment’s wear and tear comes from regular washing, which can take a toll on your favorite items and investment pieces. Laundry may seem like an intimidating chore, but there are just a few simple things to keep in mind - we promise it gets easier over time! 

In this entry, we share some easy tips on how to care for your garments, so you’ll be looking forward to your next laundry day when it comes around.

Raising strong women: Sarah Bagharib

Raising strong women: Sarah Bagharib

Sarah Bagharib is a woman who wears many hats, but her raison d’etre is to lend a voice to the voiceless. We’ve been inspired by her social advocacy efforts which... Read More
On creative parenting: Debby Yu

On creative parenting: Debby Yu

The first time we met Debby was at a whisky tasting event, and it was her first ‘night-out’ as a new mum. It was a chance encounter and we immediately... Read More
It Takes A Village: Louise Graham and Sophie Gilmour

It Takes A Village: Louise Graham and Sophie Gilmour

If co-working is the future of work, then The Village is definitely leading the way. Located in a charming, converted villa just on the fringe of Auckland’s CBD, The Village... Read More
Hidden Gems of Joo Chiat

Hidden Gems of Joo Chiat

Joo Chiat is a melting pot of culture, a heady blend of old and new. Family businesses and quaint shophouses sit alongside cool cafés, and there are lots of gems waiting to be discovered. In this list, find recommendations sourced from the Esse team and community of things to eat, see and do when you are in Joo Chiat next.
Saving the Earth (one packaging at a time)

Saving the Earth (one packaging at a time)

From July - September, we’re embarking on a trial with Package Pals to collect all used Esse mailer envelopes. We will then take back all used Esse mailer envelopes, to check, clean and redistribute them for reuse. This trial initiative is our way of exploring how we can make our packaging more circular.
A New Way Forward For Fashion

A New Way Forward For Fashion

The existential issues that the fashion industry has been grappling with has been something that I’ve been trying to address with our small little brand for nearly 3 years. Having worked in the luxury fashion industry for a number of years, and seeing firsthand the amount of waste generated and the mountains of unsold inventory stuck in warehouses had made me want to approach the way that we operate differently.
To Our Community - COVID-19 Updates

To Our Community - COVID-19 Updates

To our friends, our thoughts are with you and your families during these uncertain times. It’s been hard to navigate the unknown, but as we continue to better understand how we can do our part to slow down the spread of COVID-19, we want to do all we can to keep our customers, team members and local communities safe. Please check back here for updates on your orders, shipping, exchanges and returns.

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