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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.

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.

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