As the month of May and Mother’s Day draw near, consider what to gift your SuperMum, to thank her for everything she’s done over the years.
If she’s into uniquely designed items, check out the collections under Singapore Airlines’ The Upcycling Project. This initiative, which sees Singapore Airlines collaborating with several local brands and artists, champions sustainability by turning special pieces of the Airlines’ history (think bits of parts and materials from retired commercial aircraft and in-flight items) into exclusive wearables and more.
Have a read through this list of upcycled items and see if any of these will make a great gift for Mother’s Day.
Culture vultures will love Photo Phactory’s Slate Grey Clutch Bag, so if your Mum is big on all things heritage-related, this might be a top pick. One side of this monochrome piece pays homage to the motifs and patterns of Peranakan tiles, while the other side showcases the design of the cushion covers that are a familiar sight in Singapore Airlines’ Business Class cabins. And if she’s into bright colours, the clutch bag comes in a vibrant Mandarin Orange shade as well!
This one’s the perfect gift for the fashionista Mum. ANS.EIN’s 2-Way Pants that can be worn as culottes and tulip pants is a statement piece like no other – it features a pop of bright yellow ruffles made from an actual Singapore Airlines life vest, on Lurik, which is a traditional hand-woven fabric that originates from Southeast Asia. It’s artistic, chic, comfortable, and versatile – and most importantly, every piece is lovingly crafted with care, making it a fitting present for the superwoman in your life.
Looking for something casual and trendy for your fun-loving, young at heart Mum? Consider getting her the Buckho Set from Ying The Label, which features a round linen and cotton voile bag as well as a reversible bucket hat. Both accessories feature fabric from retired Singapore Airlines Business Class cushion covers on one side, and Ying The Label’s signature handpainted floral canvas on the other. This bag and bucket hat set will come in handy for her everyday use – whether it’s for her weekday catch-ups with friends, or weekend outings with family.
If your Mum is always leaving home with one too many items in her hands, consider getting her a roomy clutch which can house all her necessities – think cash, credit cards, house keys, phone, and even some cosmetics. Tocco Toscano’s version is fashioned out of upcycled Singapore Airlines life vests – from the yellow body to the red pull-tab that functions as the zipper puller. And if she’s into sustainable products, she’ll also love that this comes lined with vegan leather derived from apple pomace and peel.
On the hunt for a classy piece like no other? [IN]TRIGUE’s Bloom Collection features conceptual jewellery that might be right up your Mum’s alley. Think 18k gold-filled orchid earrings, necklaces, and rings, which incorporate upcycled Singapore Airlines seat cover fabric in its designs, that can be worn in different ways. The earrings can be worn as a minimalist pair featuring just the pearl studs, or as a statement piece with the orchid earrings hooked onto the pearl studs, and the ring can be worn as a ring band or as a necklace with a necklace chain. This collection is extremely versatile and fun – perfect for the Mum who loves to dress up!
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