72 Smalldive is Singapore’s award-winning pioneer slow fashion label. Taking time to seek out ethical suppliers, staying transparent on products’ origins, supporting traditional craftsmanship, and contributing to social causes are some of our practices to make consumption a more mindful experience.
We aspire to make less but with better quality production, and to contemplate on how we can continuously build a better relationship between the makers and consumers of our goods. This guiding belief also shapes our daily business decisions for the brand.
Our network of makers are from Milan, Italy. We hold our artisans, in esteemed respect not only for their expert crafting skills but also their fervor and passion to make only quality goods that lasts.
PREMIUM LEATHER FROM ITALIAN TANNERIES
Every choice matters. Besides leather, we keep a keen eye on the selection of peripheral materials needed for our production such as Nubuck leather for our belt lining, solid brass metal accessories, and resin-coated cotton lining to prevent fray and tear.
NO SHORT CUTS
Our pledge to slow fashion means that we do not skip any production step that enhances product durability. Leather milling, skiving, and lacquering are some, but not all, of the preparation and finishing processes that each of our products go through. No short cuts.
Our community and our environment are pillars of a quality business environment. Giving back to non profit organizations that serve our community, not only supports the causes but also raise awareness of their important works.
IT TAKES TWO!
It takes a community to construct a positive social movement. We believe that by leading in example, our customers will expect similar principles from other product and service providers. We want our customers to become empowered change agents: if you have other ideas on how we can make shopping an even more mindful experience, leave us a note in our contact form.
Our label was officially launched in 2010, embracing the philosophy of Shokunin, a Japanese term that not only defines a commitment to traditional craftsmanship but also an attitude for social consciousness. Our intent-driven approach and high quality products have endeared to a steadily growing segment of customers, who identify with the our beliefs in buying less, buying mindfully, and buying better. The label has since been featured in many international publications such as British GQ, Vogue UK, Vogue Italy, and Vanity Fair Italy and also awarded design accolades which include:
- Design&Design Award | Paris | 2009
- Nuyou Outstanding Labels | Singapore | 2014
- Pitti Uomo “New Beats” | Florence | 2014
- A’ Design Award | Milan | 2015
- First Singapore Pop Up with custom order service at Takashimaya Deparment Store and Robinsons Department Store in 2017