If you think shopping locally is totally cringe, we’d have to stop you right there. As a matter of fact, we think that the local scene is pretty popping, what with our indie brands and their unique twists on, well, basically everything.
From gin distilled right in Singapore to fragrant handpoured candles and oils, these are rising brands to keep an eye on, and to shop from — we promise you won’t be disappointed:
Singapore’s first award-winning bean-to-bar craft chocolate maker. Not only are they a cool women-led brand, but their artisanal chocolates come in unique flavours, inspired by SEA culture. In addition, their chocolates have no additives, and they use only high-quality, sustainably-sourced cacao. Now, how’s that for a treat!
Started locally in 2014, Boxgreen creates plant-based snacks with ingredients that are natural and free from artificial flavouring and colouring. These munchies are constantly reviewed by an in-house nutritionist, ensuring they are both delicious and nutritious!
The brainchild of Jamie K., Brass Lion Distillery is a full-fledged distillery in the Lion City, and the home of the multi-award-winning Singapore Dry Gin. Like the name suggests, it’s a classic gin inspired by Singapore, made with gin botanicals, aromatic torch ginger flower, and citrusy lemongrass for a smooth, vibrant spirit.
Hook Coffee started right here in Singapore in 2016, and their mission is to make socially and environmentally sustainable coffee accessible to all — no more need for machines, just their drip bags, boiling water, and a cup for pure coffee goodness!
Founded by Ankita, Purple & Pure was inspired by her first child, whom she wanted to raise in a safe and pure environment. Spurred on by the devastating impacts of plastic pollution, she made sure to make eco-friendly, plastic-free essentials for everyday life accessible for all.
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