Shapes is 72 Smalldive’s non-profit community project in collaboration with Gift & Take, a Singapore based social enterprise. The mission of the project is to improve basic work skills and self-confidence of disadvantaged women living in a charity shelter home in Singapore. Through this project, our participants have gained, not only sewing skills, but also insights to the process of developing a product. Participants’ are encouraged to give suggestions and often these suggestions are taken into account in the making of the tote bags.
72 Smalldive and Gift & Take believe that the worst of times can be the best of times if we affirmed our vows and commitment to create more socially sustainable design-oriented business opportunities for the marginalized individuals in our community, therefore bringing forth a more humane and less unequal society.