ViTRINE — malaysia RSS

Affordable Palm Oil At What Cost?

Singapore and Malaysia have been affected by severe smoke haze due to forest fires in the region periodically. There are already many reports on the adverse impacts of oil palm plantation on the environment, however Adam Harrison's on-site account of the current situation may convince our readers to take extra measures when purchasing items made with palm oil. This article is taken from Adam Harrison's blog on the WWF website. "Right now I’m in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, having just attended a series of meetings with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). All week we’ve been hearing about the record levels of air pollution in Singapore to the south. But now it’s reached Kuala Lumpur itself. This photo shows the ‘view’ of the iconic...

Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE: Harper's BAZAAR New Generation Designers' Award 2015

In May 2014, Harper's BAZAAR invited 72 Smalldive director and brand representative to its inaugural showcase of designs of 8 top emerging designers from South East Asia. These designers were competitors in the magazine's talent scouting competition Harper's BAZAAR Next Generation Designers' Award. The regional winner from Malaysia was also awarded the prize of a Master's Degree scholarship in London, and all finalists were given the chance to showcase their works in all 4 editions of Harper's BAZAAR around the region. The first competition was a success and the magazine is inviting participants to its second edition. For the second year, 72 Smalldive believes that it would be an equally fruitful experience and journey for strong designer talents to showcase...

Continue reading