Festival For Good: Singapore Celebrates Social Enterprises

FestivalForGood, Singapore’s only festival celebrating social enterprises, returns for its second run on 19 August 2017 (Saturday) to be held at lyf@SMU from 12pm to 10pm.

Organised by the Singapore Centre for Social Enterprise (raiSE), the festival will bring people of all backgrounds in Singapore to dedicate a day for social good. The event will showcase the nation’s vibrant social enterprises, and celebrate their spirit, innovation, and passion to do good through their businesses.

Expect to see socially conscious products, join interactive workshops, enjoy live performances, and indulge in delicious food from over 50 social enterprises across diverse sectors. Below is a snapshot of highlights you and your readers can expect at FestivalForGood:

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Shop and Support Social Good

  • Shop for a good cause by browsing our curated selection of hand-crafted jewellery, bags and up-cycled accessories produced by social enterprises that help marginalised people.

  • Grab specially-designed pieces from ONE+ONE or GOOD KRAMA, which empower individuals from at-risk communities to design and craft merchandise ranging from clothing to leather accessories.

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Experience Social Enterprise

  • For the first time, the Festival is bringing Experience Capsules to FestivalForGood where attendees can embark on one-of-a-kind immersive sensory adventures.

  • Journey into a world without sight with an experiential tour in complete darkness by Dialogue in the Dark, and sample smoothing tea in complete silence while feeling rejuvenated at Hush TeaBar’s meditative tea appreciation session facilitated by the hearing-impaired.

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Savour Delectable Food Bites

  • Also check out Ahhmahgawd, which offers over 100 healthy and nutritious bento options tailored for various dietary needs and provides employment opportunities for disadvantaged groups.

  • Want to satisfy your sweet tooth? Drop by Flourish Culinary and grab one of their special treats baked by students with special needs, or The Ugly Cake Shop, which uses all-natural ingredients and omits artificial colouring and flavourings, while contributing to school nutrition funds in Timor Leste.

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Make a Difference and Go Sustainable

  • Going green starts at home! Drop by ECOSOFTT, which will showcase their enzyme-based housekeeping products made from waste fruit peels, and discover how social enterprises are pushing the frontier in innovative eco-solutions with new ‘green’  technologies.

  • Also check out the creative eco-tech products by Sustainable Living Lab, a social innovation lab that combines the best of technology and design to achieve sustainability – from DIY Bio Equipment to a plastics recycling machine.

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Be #PartOfTheGood!
Join the fun and experience the wonderful world of social enterprises, with everything from health and wellness, fashion, home-ware and technology, to coffee, food bites and more. Be immersed in a world of possibilities where you can not only indulge in beautiful products and services, but also impact our world in such a positive way.
Admission is FREE! Register now to receive a festival tote bag at the event, click here.
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Photos grabbed from FestivalForGood website.

 

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