August 16, 2012 by Guest Contributor
Singaporean designer, Chee Sau Fen, developed her own sustainable fashion brand Heads of State Millinery after being awarded two prestigious prizes last year, which kick-started her business. She won the Asia-wide Pitch It! competition for creative entrepreneurs, and the Fashionably Sustainable competition, organised the by the Textile and Fashion Federation in Singapore.
Sau Fen’s philosophy focuses on eco-friendly design solutions, using only natural raw materials and recyclables. Recently, Su Fen contributed to the revival of endangered weaving traditions in the Philippines. She started working with tribal villages in Cebu who produce unique hand-loomed Abaca fabric, one of the main materials she uses to create one of her line of hats.
In her interview, Sau Fen shares her ups and downs, from being a self-taught designer to being an entrepreneur. Read more