Are there any considerations you keep in mind when buying clothes?
I believe strongly in a circular fashion economy—I think there are enough clothes in the world and we should continue the recycling effort instead of piling up more. Personally, I try to shop local, but also make a consistent effort to buy vintage, even if it’s a little pricier.
What’s your favourite part about your job?
Definitely my colleagues—it’s so important to have good people to work with, and it makes the job easier when you understand each other well.
What’s been your favourite holiday so far?
I went on a WWOOFing (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) trip in Japan and I stayed on a farm for three weeks, where I worked in return for food and accommodation. I took leave from work just to do this, because I felt I needed time to connect with myself. I had the chance to live with a local family, so I was really able to understand their day-to-day life and farming process.
Share with us your most important takeaway from this trip.
I received a lot of genuine warmth and love during my stay, and it gave me time to reestablish a human connection—which I feel is quite hard to do in Singapore.
If you could change one thing about your life, what would it be?
I wish the pace of life here was slower. It’s hard to achieve that because of how our society is structured, but everyone needs time to slow down and process their thoughts.