The Marketplace SME Fiesta 2009 that was held over the weekend of 10-12 April drew thousands of visitors to Singapore Expo Hall 7. This event was a chance for various industries to feature their latest products. Two of the booths during the trade fair showcased lifestyle products such as fashion accessories and clothing line.
Labelindo, as the name indicates, is a company that produces labels for a range of impressive clientele, which includes luxury brand, Burberry. Apart from their labelling business, Labelindo has also branched out into a niche industry; that is to produce recycled bags which are trendy yet functional.
Tarpa; made from leather car seats, and Tarpaulin; made from banners, are bags which are extremely durable and also waterproof, not to mention that 90% of the materials used are recycled, other than the straps.
This novel idea came about when the Zulkarnain brothers took over their family business. One day they noticed that the excess materials discarded had potential to create something else because of their excellent properties; thus birth forth Tarpa and Tarpaulin bags.
Truly these products that promote recycling awareness are excellent ways to also promote the importance of saving our environment. Do away with Anya Hindmarch, celebrate Tarpa bags. You can get their products at Singapore Expo, Hall 8 during weekend services or City Harvest Church’s premise at 1, Jurong West St. 91.
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Another highlight of the fiesta was Maverick Couture, with a consistent pouring of fashion enthusiast trying on what seems Avant Garde with fierce bold prints that are highly individualistic.
Owner of this clothing business, Henry Chang, who turned his leisure into business, talked about how he would scour through the internet periodically for the latest fashion updates and only to find that the labels he was interested in were not available in Singapore. Nevertheless, such disappointing findings became vital research materials which resulted in the birth of online boutique Maverick Couture.
One of Maverick Couture’s main selling points is their price. Because of the nature of an online shop, they are able to save on the overheads of running a physical shop, and pass on this savings to their customers directly.
Maverick Couture currently carries only labels from the US, but they do not rule out the possibility of importing labels from other parts of world as they actively engage their customers and gather valuable feedback from them. Maybe one day, Maverick Couture will become the gateway for fashionable labels from all around the world.
To receive exclusive information about their upcoming events, promotions and latest imports, you can visit
http://www.maverickcouture.com/ Or join their Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=93918271997