Singapore’s artisanal scene is amazing. We’re talking about scented hand-poured candles to fierce and edgy arm candies. Whether you’re bored of the same old or looking for something unique, these 6 local brands will definitely have something in store for you.

1. Matter prints

Everyone wants to look good when they’re on vacation and here’s a little something that can give your OOTD the extra edge.

Matter is a socially motivated lifestyle brand that produces fun yet functional pants using artisan printed and loomed fabric. These effortlessly chic pants are made for movement and comfort without sacrificing style. Just pair it with a plain top and you are ready to go. While you are at it, do check out their scarfs and reversible pouch too. Price ranges approximately from SGD 65.00 to SGD 206.00.

Matter
Online Shop: Matter

2. wheniwasfour

Remember how things were like when you were four? Whether you’re playing board games while licking your super orange fingers from Super Ring keropok or randomly scribbling something on your triple five notebook, it sure was fun back then. Fortunately, we can revisit some of the nostalgia thanks to wheniwasfour.

From cushion covers to tote bags, stationery and apparels, decorate your home with memories from the happiest time of your life. Don’t worry, no one will see you as a hoarder. It will be a blast from the past in an artsy way!

Old School. ? #wheniwasfour

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Totally missing this chinese compo beginning… Would love to rock those socks! #wheniwasfour

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wheniwasfour
261 waterloo street #02-18 180261
Tue-Fri: 12pm to 7.30pm
Sat: 12.30pm to 6.30pm
Sun: 12.30pm to 5.30pm

Online shop: wheniwasfour

3. Ling Wu

As much as we love our Givenchy, strutting a Ling Wu arm candy with pride is a different story.

Known for their usage of butter soft leather and hand-polished exotic skin, this homegrown luxurious handbag brand is stocked in Japan and Europe, and is a popular choice among celebrities. Every piece of Ling Wu is made using sustainably-sourced animal skin (relax animal lovers) and is rolled with glass bottles by artisans in South East Asia. Ling Wu is available at Isetan Scotts, Robinsons Orchard, Tangs, and in Ling Wu Studio.

Eenie meenie Iggy mini.

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Ling Wu
Ling Wu Studio, National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road #03-10 188969
+65 9696 3118

Website: Ling Wu

4. Ozzy and Lulu

Dread the back-to-work Monday blues or is midweek’s meeting draining your energy? You can’t change your boss or job easily but you can elevate your mood with Ozzy and Lulu‘s super cute stationery and lifestyle products.

Spice up your cubicle with their eccentric stickers (we really love the pizza float sticker!) and take meeting notes with their super snazzy doodle books. Their products are available online and at Naiise as well as Hotel De Cruz.

Stash and Neko. #vscocam #vsco #ozzyandlulu #handmade #stationery #tlpxmovember

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Ozzy and Lulu
available at:
Naiise
3 Gateway Drive, West Gate Mall, #01-30, 608532
6 Eu Tong Sen Street, Central, #02-23, 059817
11am – 10pm daily

Hotel De Cruz
200 Victoria Street, Bugis Junction #02-05A
11am – 9.30pm daily

Website: Ozzy & Lulu

5. A Dose of Something Good

Life at the Little Red Dot can be hectic and tiring, but here’s a dose of something local to help put your scent… we mean Zen on.

#handmade #adoseofsomethinggood #candle

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Hand poured candles from A Dose of Something Good are made using the finest quality wax blends, natural fibre wicks, as well as scents that use a blend of fine fragrance materials, natural extracts and essential oils, tucked in hand-cast porcelain containers. You can purchase their candles online or check out the following stores that stock their products.

A Dose of Something Good
available at:
Keepers
Changi Airport, T1 Departure, Transit East Hall
National Design Centre, 111 Middle Rd. 188969

Naiise
6 Eu Tong Sen Street, Central, #02-23 059817
112 East Coast Road 112 Katong, #01-31/32, 428802

Website: A Dose of Something Good

6. Choo Yilin

If you think jade and gems are dated, maybe its time to refresh your style dictionary. Choo Yilin is an award winning jewellery label that tells stories of heritage preservation and epic love through their beautifully crafted pieces.

Whether you’re a bride to be or looking to add some variation to your collection, the jeweller will have something in store for you. So guys, what are you waiting for? Check this out!

Where tradition meets a modern touch – gorgeous and intricately made jewellery over at @chooyilin ?

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Choo Yilin Studio
260 Joo Chiat Road, 427514
+65 6348 1010

Choo Yilin Flagship Boutique
Mandarin Gallery, #02-23
Daily: 11.30am – 8pm

Website: Choo Yilin
Note: Clients are only served on an appointment basis only. An advance booking of at least 24 hours before the appointment is required. Click here to make an appointment.

Like what you see? Show some love to these makers and creators or leave us a comment and tell us which is your favourite item!

also read: 5 Singapore Stores And Brands You Haven’t Heard Of But Need to Support

 
 
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