Multi-label lifestyle store Kapok will be having its first market place this weekend. Founded in 2006 at a quiet backstreet of Hong Kong, kapok is home to lifestyle products known for their quality and creativity. This weekend, 13 and 14 September 2014, from 11am to 6pm, Future Classics will display local brands that it believes will become future classics, from fashion to homeware to skincare.
Supported by DesignCouncil, Future Classics is a great way to support local brands. Here are some of the brands Kapok has picked out:
ATGAB (All Things Green And Beautiful)
With a focus on upcycling, all of ATGAB’s products are made from 50% – 80% scrap or recycled materials, each meticulously and painstakingly crafted by hand.
Citizen Pop makes specialty sodas and sparkling fruit juices. Their drinks are made by hand, and are healthy alternatives to sodas in cans.We featured them awhile back, read it here!
Get your next bottle of perfume from Code Deco, Singapore’s own artisanal perfumery. Mrs. Gauri Garodia helms the brand, and treats her work as a collaboration between art and science.
In Good Company
In Good Company is a concept label and e-store, featuring wardrobe staples and a tightly edited choice of bags, accessories and footwear.
Saught is a brand that has turned the issue of war into a peace-advocating, community-building project. Its handcrafted pieces are made out of scrap metal from landmines and repurposed artillery shells.
Cavalier’s is a label by Angela Chong and Perry Lam, a husband and wife duo who decided to design and come up with pieces for children that they would personally wear themselves.
Other brands include Kala Pala, Kult, Magpie Magazines, My Vintage Jewel Box, and Mandy T. Future Classics will also be holding casual talks and workshops at different times of the day on both days, including Introducing Arm Knitting by kllylmrck. Email kllylmrck for registration. This workshop costs SGD40 for 3 hours, including materials. Maximum 15 participants.
Other workshops include a free demo to making your own pendant by My Vintage Jewel Box, a talk by Code Deco on Interplay- Intercation of Sound & Smell, and 100 ways to wear a scarf by Mad About Hue.