The Expat Fairs and Winestone introduces the Sustainable Christmas Fair which will be held at Winestone, Mercure Singapore on Stevens, spotlighting small business, artisans and social enterprises with one common goal: sustainable living.
With free admission on 8 December, 12pm to 7pm, visitors will find a beautiful, seasonal assortment of ethical products and gifts that warm both heart and home. Shoppers can enjoy ethical and environmentally-responsible holiday shopping with fair-trade organic produce and edible treats, statement artisanal fashion and jewellery, environmentally-friendly home décor and accessories, and much more that are not only guilt-free but also socially impactful. The Sustainable Christmas Fair is family-friendly and Winestone will also be granting a 25% lunch or dinner voucher for every visitor that dine-in on that day.
Gift it Forward is an online platform invitation and group gifting platform with a charitable twist. Gift-it-Forward lets you pool money from friends and family everywhere towards a dream gift for you, and let you share a portion of gift funds with a charity you care about, This process reduces waste from unwanted gifts, inspires people (including children) to become philanthropists, teaches and spreads generosity, and redirect funds from unsustainable waste to worthy causes. Their local charities include causes such as underprivileged and terminally ill children, the elderly, underprivileged and abused women, disabled persons, foreign workers, and animals.
ArtSE is social enterprise by Goshen Art Gallery that curates unique art experiences and workshops for kids and adults, including people with disabilities and special needs. ArtSE is a registered social enterprise with RaiSE and our founders are trained in art as a therapy for elderly and special needs.
Koqo Asia help preserve a traditional craft and support small community farmers, Koqo’s all natural, organic virgin coconut oil is 100% handmade by a special group of women in a village in Bali. Produced in small batches, only the freshest and best coconuts are picked for their oil. It is wet-milled naturally without chemicals and machinery, so it is purest, retains the most nutrients with extra smooth texture and lasting too. By sourcing oil from a village-based community in Bali, Koqo are supporting local people, providing employment and helping them preserve a traditional craft. Koqo also contributes to a teenage education fund to keep the kids in school so they can have better means of supporting themselves in future.
LUVCACAO invites you to taste real, organic chocolates! No emulsifiers, artificial flavours or chemicals – only 100% single-origin cocoa beans, ethically sourced directly from farmers and indigenous tribes at a premium to encourage sustainable organic farming whilst improving their livelihoods. Join LUVCACAO on a chocolate adventure that will arouse the senses: eat well and do better! When you buy LUVCACAO’s products, you are supporting local farmers and their communities.
Boxgreen is on a mission to promote better snacking by delivering natural and nutritious snacks straight to you, hassle-free. With over 50 amazing options to choose from, there’s something for everyone! All snack ingredients are natural and free from artificial flavouring and colouring, constantly reviewed by their in-house. boxgreen’s packaging takes great care of the snacks while being completely environmentally friendly: all boxes and cards are made of recycled material and are 100% recyclable, as are their plastic packaging. boxgreen’s b-corp certification means they meet standards of social and environment accountability, and a portion of the proceeds of every snack sold goes towards providing meals for the needy.
Ma Té Sai means “where is it from?” in Lao language. They select and co-create beautiful gifts, textiles and homeware, handmade by people from villages across Laos. Some of their artisans are from remote and rural Laos, making traditional handicraft; some are farmers growing local produce; and some are disadvantaged, working in city centres, where they are developing new skills and a better life. They are proud and happy to share their skills and traditions with you. Ma Té Sai want to share this connection with their artisans alongside ensuring a fair and sustainable income.
The Maker Journal is a collection of artisanal, slow fashion. With a focus on locally made fashion, their criteria for brands are transparency, quality and sustainability. Promoting the use of durable natural materials and long lasting construction, The Maker Journal aims for their products to be cherished for a long time. The Maker Journal stocks a mix of local Singaporean design products, as well as clothing from Finland.
Helping Hands Penan shares sturdy straw bags, baskets and mats, traditionally handwoven by Penan women in Sarawak, Malaysia. Practical for everyday use and as gifts, all proceeds go to creating economic sustainability for the Penan tribe, supporting their kids’ education and empowering tribeswomen.
ETL No.9 (GTL Pte Ltd) eco-friendly cleaning products are certified organic and designed for minimalist and sustainable living. They remove up to 98.6% of pesticide residues from the surface of fruits, vegetables, tea leaves, legumes & rice grains. Their products eliminate >99.9% of E.Coli, Candida Albicans, Pseudomonas Aeruginosa & Staphylococcus Aureus bacteria. Their cleaners are multipurpose: usable for hand washing, dishwashing, cleaning baby bottles, washing toys, laundry and more.
Diadem Candles was founded in 2014, with a focus on creating toxin-free, healthy candles for indoor living. All candles are hand poured in Singapore with 100% natural soy wax, phthalate-free fragrances and lead-free wicks. Not only are their candles longer lasting than common paraffin wax candles, but the reduction in harmful toxins released when burning results in a purer, healthier, safer air quality in the home. The Diadem Candles company strives to leave as little negative footprint on this planet as possible. All vessels and packaging are up-cycled, re-cycled or re-usable and all candle ingredients are 100% natural and toxin free to ensure clean burning.
Furlosophy is a social enterprise that supports animal welfare causes. As committed volunteers of animal shelters, they hope to promote adoption and volunteerism through the sale of fundraising merchandise, designed to showcase our Singapore Specials. 30% of proceeds from each product sold go towards animal charities.
Scentwoods specializes in Artisan Natural Perfume. Commercial synthetic scents contain petrochemicals and account for close to 50% of pollution, however natural perfumes made from essential oils and botanical ingredients are free of synthetic fragrances and other chemicals, reducing harm to the environment and is beneficial to our health in the long term.
BEU do their part by using recyclables as an alternative to plastic packaging. They also sell bags that are made of 100% bamboo as they are believers in sustainable fashion and hope to bring more awareness to environmental-friendly choices.
Cachet Avenue sells fashion accessories and home décor that are specially made from glass, wood and natural stones. Cachet Avenue also helps the environment by using paper bags instead of plastic bags to stop plastic pollution around the world.
LO-VE Young Living Essential Oils is the world leader in essential oils, with a strict Seed to Seal® process that produces pure essential oil products for every individual, family, and lifestyle. This process ensures that all products are genuine, free of synthetic chemicals, and pure. Young Living’s vision has long been to bring pure essential oils to every home in the world. The Young Living Foundation is proud to help fulfil this vision throughout the developing world in several ways, including: Donating products to Young Living members holding fundraisers, events to raise awareness, and overseas missions, sponsoring auctions, events, and fundraisers hosted by members, donating to domestic and global organizations, partnering with non-profit organizations from Croatia to Uganda and running the foundation’s flagship project, the Young Living Academy in Chongon, Ecuador.
Atlas Collection is currently working with small local group in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco and aim to establish long lasting relationships with them. Our orders support their livelihoods and provide a steady income in what otherwise is a harsh working environment and we are planning to invest profits back into their community to improve living and working conditions.
Arthur Zaaro appreciate that quality furniture is more than simply functional. A piece can speak to you, telling you tales of different eras or far off lands and whispering them to the next generation. They love thinking about the future of their furniture’s – those enduring stories, yet to be written, are at the heart of their design process. Their concept is built upon respect, respect for the cultures and colours that influence their designs for raw and textural materials used in the workshop.
The aerial view of the award-winning complex of two adjoining hotels, Novotel Singapore on Stevens and Mercure Singapore on Stevens, forms the Chinese character for ‘human,’ showing that people are at the heart of everything they do. The hotel’s core philosophy, elegant architecture and accessible location is the best setting to gather the community and supports responsible businesses and social enterprises.
The Sustainable Christmas Fair
8 December 2018
12:00pm – 7:00pm
@ Mercure Singapore on Stevens – Winestone
* Nearest MRT station: Stevens (DT10), Orchard (NS22)
Winestone at Mercure Singapore on Stevens is located at 30 Stevens Road, #01-09, Singapore 257840. Winestone is a modern-European restaurant, late-night bar and wine retail store, serving affordable wines and authentic European cuisine.
The Sustainable Christmas Fair is organised by The Expat Fairs, a platform connecting a community of consumers with tasteful and bespoke needs, to small retail businesses who offer unique and beautiful products. The Expat Fairs curates and recommends emerging artisans, designers and retailers to discerning shoppers, who shy away from commercial and mass-marketed products. A firm believer in promoting designs and products that are interesting and thoughtfully executed, The Expat Fairs is a one-stop shopping directory for hard-to-get products.