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21 Businesses To Get Sustainable Wedding Favours From in Singapore
By Audrie Soh on 7 April 2022
We've put together a list of businesses in Singapore you can visit for sustainable, eco-friendly and locally made wedding favours for your low or zero waste wedding.
Sustainable and eco-friendly weddings are all the rage these days, and with more couples being more environmentally conscious, this trend is here to stay. Complete your low or zero waste wedding with sustainable and eco-friendly wedding favours that would inspire your guests to journey along with you to reuse, recycle and reduce for the betterment of our planet.
What Do Sustainable and Eco-Friendly really mean?
Before we dive into the businesses that support and promote a more sustainable lifestyle, let's talk about the terms 'sustainable' and 'eco-friendly' - what do they actually mean, and are they the same thing?
Often used interchangeably, the terms 'sustainable' and 'eco-friendly' do not refer to the same thing, even though they both focus on social responsibility and environmental awareness. The term 'sustainable' refers to practices or behaviours that do not negatively impact future generations' ability to meet their needs environmentally, socially and economically by using up the Earth's resources at a rapid rate. 'Eco-friendly', on the other hand, means not environmentally harmful, from the production, manufacturing and right down to the packaging of a product.
That means, a product can be sustainable and eco-friendly at the same time if it is not environmentally harmful, has no negative impact on the future and does not deplete resources as a rapid rate. But, an eco-friendly product may not necessarily be sustainable if it tables up a lot of energy to produce and cannot be disposed of correctly, thereby posing harm to the environment in the long run or uses up too much resources.
For example, a handmade bar soap made with all natural ingredients, wrapped in plastic, may be sustainable but not eco-friendly since it uses plastic packaging. Now, if it the same bar of soap is wrapped with recycled packaging, it is then considered sustainable and eco-friendly.
Finding Wedding Favours That Are Sustainable or Eco-Friendly
Now that you've distinguished what the two terms mean, you're ready to shop for wedding favours that meet either or both criteria for the sustainable and low or zero waste wedding you've been planning. Inspire your guests to pay more attention to the negative impact mindless living has had on our planet, and encourage them to start living more sustainably by gifting them with favours that can be reused or recycled, and locally made to reduce unnecessary carbon emissions. Instead of gifting a physical gift that they may or may not need, which eventually will end up as waste when they discard of it, you can also consider gifting them with a Toto ticket or making a donation to a charitable organisation in their name.
To help you get started on your search for local businesses where you can get your hands on sustainable wedding favours, we've put together a list of businesses you can shop for sustainable and eco-friendly wedding favours, ranging from candles in reuseable glass jars or jars that can be given new life as a planting pod, to hand and locally made soap or shampoo bars and customised scents.
The perfect wedding favour during this pandemic is shampoo bars! Hygienic and a great alternative to a more sustainable lifestyle. Beth is a Singaporean haircare brand that provides high-quality vegan shampoo bars that are great for your hair, scalp and our environment. Beth bars are free from sulfate, paraben and palm oil. One of their shampoo bars is equivalent to three 250ml shampoo bottles, which means that every shampoo bar used is equivalent to preventing three shampoo bottles from polluting our environment. Their packaging is uncoated paper, easy for recycling. Share the joy of a sustainable lifestyle on your special day.
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Founded in 2016, Hook Coffee is a home-grown brand founded by two Singaporeans who are on a mission to bring great and responsible coffee to all. Using only ethically produced and sustainably grown beans from the world's best farms, Hook Coffee offers unique flavoured coffees that are great tasting and environmentally sustainable for everyone.
Nespresso® compatible coffee pods and Nescafe® Dolce Gusto® compatible coffee capsules
Services: Coffee cart, custom coffee drip bag wedding favours
Nespresso pods from $12. Other items upon request. Min. order of 1,000 drip bags for customisation
left-handesign® is Singapore's 1st Plantable sustainable stationery & lifestyle brand playfully designed with light & love. Featuring an array of collections inspired by the simple joys of travel, art, nature, food and impressions as seen in a day-to-day life, when their products come to the end of life, you can give a new life by planting them. Their range of products includes pencils, pens, notebooks, and other paper products which are seeded with herbs like Tomato, Chili, Marigold, Basil, Spinach, Okra, Morning glory, Mustard in all 13 making it biodegradable, creating zero waste.
Pencils, Pens, Gift Tags, Cards, and more
Starts from $4, please enquire for special rates for bulk purchases
Lush is a brand that is widely available island-wide in Singapore. Their products are made with fresh, organic fruit and vegetables, the finest essential oils, 100% vegetarian, handmade in batches to ensure freshness, and are not tested on animals.
Shampoo bars, solid soap bars, and more
Starts from $19 onwards.
MIRA is a lifestyle concept store that embraces the beauty of all things natural and handcrafted. Their handcrafted soaps are vegan and zero-waste and their sculpture candles are made from a natural soy wax blend and handmade.
Handcrafted soaps (Vegan, palm oil free and zero waste), essential oil roll-ons and sculpture candles
Handmade soaps - Full sized bars (120g) at $12.90 and half sized soaps (60g) at $7
Essential Oil roll ons - $18
Sculpted candles - Starts from $6
Founded in 2013, Monsoon Tea is committed to making distinctively aromatic teas accessible to everyone while conserving the environment and its biodiversity. Monsoon Tea specialises in exceptional wild and free-grown teas from the hills of northern Thailand. Unlike conventional plantation teas, Monsoon tea is grown in forests. This non-invasive cultivation method prevents deforestation and is one of the most sustainable ways of planting teas.
Loose tea leaves
Starts from $14.90
My Naked Bar
Li Ting, founder of My Naked Bar, found her true calling when she started crafting handmade soaps free of synthetic ingredients and unnecessary packaging for family and friends, and even her children's teachers. Motivated by her desire to cut down on waste and do her part in saving our planet, she creates artisan cold press soap bars with fresh ingredients like cucumber, aloe vera, rice and oat milk, and more, that are good for our skin and environment, with each bar simply packaged with a twine and QR code and shipped using clean, upcycled milk or juice cartons, lovingly contributed by the community.
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Customisable soap bar wedding favours in petite, half and full sizes, soap accessories, and more
From $5/half bar with a minimum order of 50 pcs. Prices vary depending on request for design, ingredients, packaging and quantity, please enquire for prices.
Lead time: 2 months
OASIS Beauty Kitchen
OASIS Beauty Kitchen was founded for anyone who wishes to have a fully natural and more sustainable beauty routine. All her products are handmade and produced with a low-waste way of living by getting rid of packaging and chemicals.
Quote "SingaporeBrides" to get an additional 10% off your purchase.
Head-to-toe Magic Powder Wash (in 4 flavours), Customised Body Wash in Glass Bottle, Solid Shampoos, Soaps, Customisation station set up for Personalised Room Mists, and more
Rates: Starts from $15 onwards; a bulk discount is available with a minimum order of $300
Customisation station for personalised room mists - $10/bottle for 200-350 guests (2 hours), $9 for 351-500 guests (3.5 hours). Min. order of $2,000.
Pass it on
Pass It On first started as a simple fund-raising campaign to contribute to Eden Reforestation Project's tree planting cause. But after receiving an overwhelming positive response from all around the world and at home, Michelle, founder of Pass It On, embarked on a mission to encourage their customers to care for the environment and make sustainable urban living a necessity.
Pass It On's candles are made of sustainable materials and are designed to encourage users to give the candles a second life by repurposing them as planting pots. And, for every product sold, 10 trees will be planted with Eden Reforestation Projects. Together with their customers, Pass It On hopes to effect positive impacts on our planet and people.
Plantable candles, Koziol cutleries and others
Starts from $32. Bulk purchase of a minimum of 50 pieces to enjoy 20% off retail price.
Motivated by the need to repair the irreversible damages done to our precious ecosystems, Peco Bag aims to inspire change and tweak habits conveniently by producing foldable, rip resistant reusable bag made from recycled plastic bottles that you can carry your essentials or groceries in without reaching for a plastic carrier.
Branded reusable bags, eco friendly accessories
Starts from $13.95, min. order of 50 pieces for reusable bags.
The founders of Re-store believe that creating versatile accessories doesn't have to be at the expense of our planet and her people. They are committed to building a brand which forgoes mass production for unique handmade pieces that don't compromise on quality, aesthetics, or affordability. Re-store's products are crafted from pre-loved clothing and high-quality headstock materials to minimise textile waste. Re-store also draws on a local pool of skilled seamstresses who have difficulties meeting the demands of a typical 9-to-5, comprising of people with disabilities, seniors, single parents, formerly incarcerated persons, and family members of incarcerated persons.
Wristlet pouch, Tote bag, Coasters, Customised card holder or pouch, and many more
Prices vary. Please enquire for rates.
Rough Beauty is a bath and body brand that creates products and experiences to inspire mindful living in the everyday. They believe in simplicity, quality and sustainability, which is why their soaps and bath essentials are handcrafted in their studio in Singapore with botanicals sourced from around the world.
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Bar soaps, Shampoo bars, Liquid soap refill packs, Scrubs, and more
Starts from $9.50, please enquire for bulk and customisation rates
Scent Journer is a true Singapore brand, with its production and formulation done locally in Singapore, reducing air miles, fuel consumption and emissions. Perfumes at Scent Journer are mindfully formulated with your emotional and physiological wellbeing in mind. The ingredients used in their perfumes are sustainably sourced from ethical producers around the globe, with sustainable and energy-efficient harvesting processes. Their formulations are 100% animal cruelty-free too. It is important that no animal-derived ingredient, such as musk, is used in their formulation.
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Services: Wedding venue scenting, wedding favours
Minimum of 150 pieces of 10ml - $3,000
Customised scent (for bride and groom) - $400 per bottle
Full day wedding venue scenting - $498
Started by Potira, a passionate female Brazilian artist, Seascape Artworks's beautiful and functional art pieces are made from wood that are mostly sourced from local partners who make their boards from the disposal of trees in Singapore or socially sourced from South East Asia.
Wood boards, Coasters, and bundles (boards, cheese knives. coasters)
Rates: Please enquire for rates.
Soul Good Project
Soul Good Project is a holistic wellness brand dedicated to self-love and promoting sustainability. All of their personal care and skin care products comprise of natural ingredients sourced from around the world, and their products come in recyclable glass bottles in an effort to reduce plastic packaging.
Scented candles and other beauty and wellness products
Scented candles start from $45. Customisation for wedding gifts available, please enquire for rates.
Super Farmers was founded by Cynthea in 2015 after her daughter's health scare, and she has spent the years learning about wholesome cooking and nutritional cooking. Now, she wants to share her knowledge about food and emotional well-being through Super Farmers. Super Farmers carries urban farming kits that encourages you to grow your own micro greens in your own home, and non-GMO seeds in test tubes if you wish to grow for a good yield.
Urban farming kits, Message microgreens, Non-GMO seeds in test tubes and more
Pricing is controlled at $45 per gift set of 3. Bulk pricing and customisation available upon request.
Thee was started because of her founder's limitless appreciation for cakes and teas, and her desire to deliver a consistently well-brewed tea for like-minded tea enthusiasts like her. Using only the best tea leaves and ingredients from all over the world, Thee curates special tea blends in Nespresso® compatible capsules, in variations of green and white tea, flower tea as well as fruit infusions.
Their capsules are 100% compostable, made from renewable materials. They are harmless single-use capsule that allows everyone to sip without a worry!
Tea in Nespresso® compatible capsules and teawares
Starts from $16 for a box of 10 capsules. For bulk purchases of 60 boxes and above, enjoy a 25% discount off the total bill.
The Art Faculty
The Art Faculty collaborates with brands, retailers, organisations, social enterprises and art practitioner to maximise the potential and showcase the talents of artists with special needs. The Art Faculty carries a variety of products, from stationery and work essentials, home and living, a variety of sustainable items, and more.
Eco reusable bags, bamboo fibre cups, bamboo fibre lunchboxes, and more
Starts from $9.50
The Clean Attempt
The Clean Attempt's mission is to empower people through sharing and products to live low-waste lifestyles. Meticulously chosen or handmade, The Clean Attempt collaborate closely with manufacturers on designs and quality to ensure that each product is produced, produced and delivered in the most sustainable way possible.
Shampoo bars, bamboo toothbrush, beeswax wraps, and more
Starts from $8
The Sustainability Project
The Sustainability Project is a Singapore-based business which aims to encourage and inspire the adoption of low or zero waste lifestyle. Done through three arms, they aim to educate by sharing their knowledge and passion towards sustainability, transform lifestyles by becoming the platform for enabling low or zero waste lifestyle through providing consumers with a wide range of sustainable products that are high quality and affordable, and to inspire the next generation to be a change maker and fight for Mother Earth.
Stashers, Stojos, soap flakes, shampoo bars, conditioner bars, bar soaps, and more
Reusable tea bags- $1.25/pc
Unpaper towel - $2.50/pc
Fabric coaster - $3/pc
Bamboo toothbrush - $3.50/pc
Loofah scrub - $3.50/pc
Lotion bar - $4.50/pc
Sponge cloth - $5.50/pc
String bag - $7/pc
Lead time: 5-8 weeks
Your Sustainable Store
Your Sustainable Store is a Singapore-based online store created to make a wide range of curated, stylish and affordable sustainable products easily available. Dawn, founder of Your Sustainable Store, hopes that by offering practical yet stylish alternatives, she can inspire more to lead an environmentally aware lifestyle.
Reuseable snack and sandwich bag, bamboo cutlery, bamboo toothbrush, bath cubes, and more
Starts from $6.90
You don't need to be hosting a sustainable celebration or an advocate for the environment to gift your guests these eco-friendly wedding favours. Most of these sustainable and eco-friendly wedding favours are not only good for the environment but also for our own emotional and physical well being, which makes them perfect additions to any wedding.
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