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I don’t know about you, but being confined to my small but homey four-room HDB flat for about six months has converted me—who once preferred a brick-&-mortar shop experience—into an online shopping enthusiast.
From what I understand, this phenomenon is not the outlier. According to a report by GlobalData, Singapore has experienced a surge in e-commerce transactions during this period, and is predicted to hit almost S$10 billion (US$10 billion) in online sales in 2020.
Sowmya Kulkarni, Banking and Payments Senior Analyst at GlobalData, reasoned that the accessibility to products online during the crisis has not only increased the number of online shopping transactions but has also converted several offline shoppers to online.
So in the spirit of National Day, I thought, since we are already spending a certain amount on online shops, why not curate a list of homegrown brands that are available online too? Also, not to jump the gun but Christmas is only four months away. From fashion to beauty products, we have 10 links here for you to stimulate the local economy.
Definitely did not intend to start with something red, but this article practically wrote itself. Blood was founded by two local entrepreneurs who aim to support women and create non-medicated solutions for menstrual cramps. Their heating pads provides a natural way to relieve menstrual cramp and provide PMS comfort.
Read this interview with Creative Technology’s founder Sim Wong Hoo, and you cannot help but be awestruck at the discipline and sacrifices he has made in pursuit of a vision to continuously innovate sound and entertainment.
The brand prides itself on creating sustainable and ethical beddings that are affordable yet luxurious. The TENCEL™ Lyocell Fibre ensures maximum comfort and for eco warriors, eco-friendly and sustainable bamboo were used in their Nature Breeze series.
Eclectic vintage fashion and being environmentally conscious come together in this online vintage shop that’s based in Singapore. You can find clothes from the 40s to the 90s and everything in between.
Happyganics was founded 2015 in Singapore by parents passionate in natural products that are safe for children. Their mission is to provide safe, reliable and natural plant-based products that do not contain any harmful chemicals and are safe for babies and the whole family.
For duty-free shopping deals, check out iShopChangi, where you can make use of their deals to get discounted alcohol, fragrances, beauty products, electronics and even groceries! You don’t even need to be at the airport now as they will have your haul delivered straight to your house.
I don’t think we need much introduction here. The next time you’re stocking up on snacks, keep these salted egg delights in your mind!
Supporting local designers, makers and crafters is the way to go to keep good design coming. At Naiise, distinctively Singaporean designs can be found in many of the products they carry.
Porcelain is a homegrown cult skincare brand that started as a skincare salon. Indulge in a luxurious treatment in their salon, or purchase their products from Amazon.
There are plenty of local designers gems hidden in Etsy, and one of it is SaruchiRJewellery, who uses quality material such as gold, silver, crystals and gemstones to create beautiful accessories.