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Carrie K. Champions Independent Designers And Artisans – Launches Quarterly Showcase

Posted on November 15 2011

Dubbed Keepers, quarterly event aims to build appreciation for quality and craftsmanship.

Singapore, Nov 15, 2011 – What do a chocolatier and an importer of artisanal champagnes have in common with designers of bags, clothing, and silver jewellery?

They are all “Keepers”. Bound by a common passion for preserving the making of high-quality products in small quantities, Keepers seek goods that are made by independent producers, usually made by hand, using traditional methods.

“Keepers” is also the name of the new quarterly collective showcase that aims to bring together independent designers, artists and artisans with the people who love goods produced by them.

A Carrie K. initiative, the inaugural gathering of ‘Keepers’, will be held on Saturday, 26th November from 2 pm to 7pm at the Carrie K. Atelier, 136 Bukit Timah Road.

The showcase will feature work by: silversmith and jewellery designer, Carolyn Kan of Carrie K. importer of grower-producer champagnes, Pang Hian Tee of Lollapalooza artisanal leather bag designer Melysa Soo-Hoo of Sul:Three, joining us from Malaysia artisan chocolatier, Teng Ei Liang of Truffs Singapore fashion designer Lu Yilin of YuMuMu.

Not only will guests be able to meet the designer artisans behind the work and see a range of their offerings, they will also be able to watch artisan chocolatier Ei Liang prepare truffles. A selection of truffles, all made from the finest French and Belgian ingredients, will be available for sampling.

Pang Hian Tee of Lollapalooza will be at hand to discuss grower-producer champagnes. For a nominal tasting fee of $20, guests will be able to taste a selection of boutique champagnes and wines, including a number that are rated 90+.

“In this world of fast fashion, disposable goods, fast food and quantity versus quality. We aim to be the intermission that slows people down. We want them to smell the roses and appreciate the quality and workmanship of the wares that artisans have slowly and lovingly made by hand,” said Carolyn Kan, founder and designer of Carrie K.

“We seek people who crave “better” and not “more” - people who enjoy finding out about and understanding the idea behind the work, the craft behind the piece and the unique stories that are not mere products.”

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