Why the Fashion Pulpit?
After 3 years of hard work in promoting and advancing sustainable fashion in Singapore through organising 15 swaps, several workshops, panel discussions, and collaborations with various companies and government agencies, we have noticed that people are extremely motivated to create positive change. Unfortunately, due to the lack of flexibility and inconsistent locations of swapping events, creating a positive change was something they had to fit into their schedules. Now, how do we fix this problem?
A permanent swapping fashion space! One location, swap anytime, bring everyone. Not only will you be able to swap from the best selection of pre-loved fashion pieces, you can now upcycle and learn fashion tricks all at one place! We aim to provide convenience and flexibility on however and whenever you want to help us create a purpose-driven economy around sustainable fashion and conscious consumerism. The Fashion Pulpit will also be the very first of its kind in Singapore. So as you can see, we have a lot to be excited about!
How do we remain fashionable without creating more harm to the planet and acquiring excess clothes that only collect dust in our wardrobes?
How it works is very simple. Activating your membership packages directly enables you to enjoy all the services offered, however, if you don’t want to commit just yet, no problem- we’ve got an ala carte payment basis in which you can pick the service that suits you best! The entire process is similar to retail shopping but this way, it’s guilt free.
Bring your fashionable items that are still in great condition in exchange for points (based on the quality, style and brand). You can use your points to swap/shop in any items available, any day- anytime.
Your points are only valid through your subscription period. Remaining points through expired memberships are frozen until it is extended/renewed.
As a part of our zero-waste initiative, fashion items that don’t make it to the swap space will be transformed into something fashionable, functional, and swappable!
Too precious to swap but, too bored of it to wear? Upcycling it is! We will work together to transform every piece into something exciting, so you will want to wear it again.
If you have fashion items that need minor repair (missing button, lose threads etc) our in-house designers will help you bring your fashion item back to life. You can finally swap it or wear it after!
We have lined up workshops, talks, and fun activities that you can attend as a member to learn more tricks on how to take care of our clothes, what can we do with old clothes and styling tips. We will invite different experts from different fields to conduct the workshops.
Want to impart knowledge? We've got that covered too! Let us know if you want to use our space for an event. We would love to promote a collaborative spirit through the space.
$10- Community Catalyst
If you’re not keen on any of the rewards but like what we’re doing, please help us get the word out! Share the campaign with your Facebook friends, give us a shoutout, email your colleagues to let them know about The Fashion Pulpit, or rope in your friends and family. Every small gesture will go a long way towards building a better fashion industry for all of us everywhere and growing the sustainable fashion movement.
Let's create the future!
Taking this step is not an easy one so we need your help. By backing or donating, you will be helping the realisation of this wonderful service! So please help us revolutionise the clothing industry “from wasteful to resourceful” and donate today!
This concept and services give you the flexibility and pleasure of any regular shopping experience without any guilt and it eliminates a great part of the problem of modern-day fashion consumption.
Creating your very own unlimited wardrobe, where you can switch out pieces any day you like. You never ever have to worry about bad purchases again and you will have the freedom to experiment more with your style.
Perfect for sustainable fashionistas, digital nomads, people on a budget, and people with little wardrobe space.
How are we investing?
As you can imagine setting up this is quite a job! We started this Kickstarter campaign to be able to build this concept, including a website, software and dressing up the space.
List of Activities/ Workshops / Talks
Aside from regular business daily operation, we will also be incorporating monthly events and activities which will be the highlights of the concept. The aim of these highlights is to increase engagement, create more alternatives and to grow as a community.
Please refer to the list below on what the events are that you as a member can enjoy.
Example of Swap Monthly Highlight Event:
The ultimate objective for the workshops is to educate and empower swappers on what we can do as consumers to be part of the solution while having fun and learning life skills that we can use in your daily lives. Workshops will be every weekend, the number of classes per workshop will depend on the response.
Let’s hear it from the experts: talk events will help us understand fashion industry better and we can create solutions on some of the pressing issues. Here are example topics to discuss:
*Please note that the title/event concept may change without prior notice depending on the availability of the partner/s.
We have a space confirmed!
Liang Court Mall, #02-08 Singapore
Meet the Fashion Pulpit team! We have quite a history working together and are passionate about making a positive, impactful change in the fashion industry. After working together on several projects over the last few years, we are ready to make history in fashion!
We can’t wait to grow the team with your help by backing / donating we will be able to get more help.
- We don’t give any refunds for services purchased through our crowdfunding
- Membership purchased within the Kickstarter campaign must be activated by December 2018. After December 31, 2018, it will lose its validity.
- The validity of your membership starts on the date of activation.
Risks and challenges
We have received so much interest from our previous swap events and too many fabulous fashion items waiting to be swapped, that we are now considering scaling options to handle the volume of swaps. Our team’s priority is to ensure the smoothest swapping experience and we are working really hard to make that happen!
Every project could potentially encounter unexpected obstacles (we hope for the best, but it happens!).
We are committed to keeping all our backers/members informed of our progress both during and following our campaign. We have a very detailed plan of action but we also we need to remain flexible as we move forward and sometimes it may actually be for the best! With your initial backing/funding, we will be able to create the right financial environment to invest in the right expansion of the space, curating different programmes with various experts and the right logistic flow of the swap and upcycling services between you and us.
The great thing about transforming fashion and making it sustainable is that we are redefining the rules of the game as we go. With YOUR support, we can move Singapore towards being Stylish and Sustainable.
TFP Fabulous Team! :)
- (28 days)