These past few months have been crazy. Not much sewing or upcycling, mostly more sharing!
Sharing is good.
Sharing means getting more people to understand what you are doing.
Sharing means opening up your heart.
I was recently interviewed by Channel News Asia (thank you, Lianne!) and the response to the interview was very positive. Rewind 3 years back and the response to an interview then was extremely lukewarm - people didn't understand why I would want to pick up a needle and thread to upcycle my wardrobe. I am amazed by how the whole environmental movement in Singapore has transformed. People are starting to realise that it all starts with them!
We now have so many ground-up initiatives, and just last week we had the Singapore Eco Film Festival. Being on the panel discussion on Minimalism, it was amazing to see so many people were eager to know how to incorporate environmental actions into their lives.
|(L to R : Olivia Choong, Kevin Teng, Ng Hui Ying, Agy)|
The movement is even spreading into our schools. My good friend, Lara of Secondsguru, organised a sharing session on sustainable fashion with the UWCSEA Dover Parent Teacher Committee. I do hope people see the need for reducing their consumption, caring for their clothes and finally making do with less. It would be interesting what the environmental scene is like in another 3 years. Watch this space!