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Matter is a Singapore-based clothing label founded in 2014 by Singaporean Ho Renyung and Spaniard Yvonne Suner. It is a socially conscious business that brings together rural artisans and urban designers to create garments made from fabrics handprinted and handwoven by communities in Asia.



ON THE COVER

All That Matters

Matter is a Singapore-based clothing label founded in 2014 by Singaporean Ho Renyung and Spaniard Yvonne Suner. 


10 QUESTIONS

Engaging the World

Professor Kishore Mahbubani on leveraging friendships to promote international cooperation.


VIEWPOINT

The Thought Provocateur

Nominated Member of Parliament Kuik Shiao-Yin helps people with different perspectives find common ground.


FLIPSIDE

Portraits in Diversity

Photographer Tom Soper on documenting Singapore’s cultural diversity through photographs.


BIG IDEAS

Cultured Cities

Singapore International Foundation helps multi-sectorial stakeholders explore how culture can play a part in sustainable development.


CULTURAL EXCHANGE

Talking Books

Human Library Singapore creates a platform for people to connect through the sharing of personal stories.

Welcome to My Backyard

Community Group Geylang Adventures helps build bridges between Singaporeans and migrant communities.


GOOD BUSINESS

Seeds of Friendship

Singaporean entrepreneur Alvin Yong fosters better understanding between urbanites and rural communities through rice farming.

Shooting for A Change

Photographer Caroline Pang partners Asia’s remote communities to support conservation.

Catalysing Social Change

The Young Social Entrepreneurs programme helps to facilitate positive collaborations among social enterprises around the world.

From Corn to Bioplastic

Singapore company Olive Green provides eco-friendly alternatives to petroleum-based plastic products.

Let Solar Shine

Home-grown solar company Sunseap Group generates clean energy for communities across Asia.


VOLUNTEER COOPERATION

The Eyes Have It

Non-governmental organisation Sight to Sky shares healthcare knowledge with people living in high-altitude communities in the Himalayas.

Big Smiles All Around

Architecture lecturer Tan Beng Kiang and her students help design and build sustainable facilities for the needy in Cambodia’s Smile Village.


OUR BETTER WORLD

Opposites Attract

Indonesian non-profit organisation SabangMerauke promotes cultural and religious understanding through a student exchange programme.

A Dose of Laughter

Non-profit organisation Clown Doctors Singapore uses humour to uplift the spirits of children and seniors in healthcare institutions.


HIDDEN GEMS

Savouring Every Bite

Non-profit organisation Slow Food (Singapore) celebrates the country’s rich culinary culture and heritage.



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