SG Enable’s i’mable Gift Market is back for its second edition of this initiative aimed to promote and market original works, artisanal gifts, as well as premium items that showcase the artistry of talented persons with disabilities.
Happening virtually from 5 to 12 December, this gift market gathers over 30 vendors from various non-profit, social and commercial enterprises as well as SG Enable’s i’mable Collective to offer merchandises and products ranging from festive gifts and bakes to fashion, home and living.
Those seeking out learning experiences can also look forward to a series of virtual workshops and activities that will also be available for the public to take part in.
Apparels and Accessories
Explore i’mable Collective and their endearing range of enamel pins, with designs adapted from art pieces from artists at Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore (CPAS) and Superhero Me as well as their fashionably functional scarves, twillies and jewellery made in collaboration with Binary Styles and Royal Insignia and artists from Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped.
Help support the lives of youths with special needs and those in disadvantaged groups when you shop Singapore Fashion Runway’s creatively designed and hand-sewn reusable masks, zip pouches and more.
Home & Living
Surround yourself with the special collection of giftware featuring the works co-designed by the Supermama team and artists with disabilities and steep yourself with words of wisdom and positive encouragement when you shop notebooks, pouches as well as a children’s book at CPAS too.
Check out Marvelous Works and MINDS at the Gift Market, coming in with their fashionable and functional items such as ribbon tote bags, minimalist tissue pouches as well as hama bead brooches and coaches to give a pop of colour to your life!
Bakes & Treats
From the likes of chocolate chip cookies, soft and chewy macarons, Christmas cupcakes and the works, shop all these hand-made goodies with love by persons with disabilities. Lock down the Christmas party menu with pre-orders for chocolate mousse cake and roasted beef from APSN (Association for Persons with Special Needs) Centre for Adults.
Treat loved ones to a festive dining experience with a voucher worth $100 from Soul Food!
Challenge yourself this festive period by attending a workshop that pushes you towards understanding the importance of inclusivity in our society.
See people with disabilities in a different light when you experience the simplest of daily activities differently when you partake in this interactive online programme. Known as “Spotlight on the Blind”, improve your understanding of a visually-impaired person through engaging activities and the sharing of experiences by blind facilitators as you learn more about their lives and debunk stereotypes. Ran by Dialogue in the Dark Singapore, this programme will run for 1.5 hours and registration is free.
Understanding deafness is another small step towards creating a more inclusive society. The Deaf Awareness Programme (DAP) by Singapore Association for the Deaf seeks to bridge the gap with the wider community through their hour-long session at $15 per pax where they will cover topics like sign language, deaf culture and people, as well as communication and accessibility issues faced by the Deaf.
Arts & Crafts
Get the kiddos and show off your creativity together when you design your very own mask from the comfort of your own home with Junior Art Lab for just $35 per pax.
Dabble in the art of decoupage at a workshop hosted by My Art Piece where you can create a one-of-a-kind glass plate or burlap tote for $60 or $80. If scarves are more your thing, Binary Style will help you achieve just that with a Design your own Singapore scarf workshop that will leave you with two digitally printed silk scarves for $220.
Perhaps you are looking for a home project to spice up the living space, try creating your own underwater garden in a jar when you sign up for an Aquajar workshop with Ikan Billy for $171.20. Loved by young and the young at heart, this workshop will be an experience that will stay with you- quite literally- for a long time!
5% of the proceeds from Binary Style and Ikan Billy workshops will be donated to the Mediacorp Enable Fund, in support of persons with disabilities.
Baking & Treats
Learn how to bake Christmas goodies this festive season with Metta Welfare Association. Children from 3 to 12 years old can sign up for a hands-on baking experience with trainers and apprentices from Metta and look forward to bringing home a set of Christmas series cupcakes or their very own classic Christmas log cake.
Organised in small groups of 4 over 1.5 hours at the Metta Welfare Association, prices for the workshops are at $40 and $55 per pax.
Plants & Urban Farming
On the home front, cultivate your green thumb when you start growing microgreens from the comforts of home with the help of Singapore-based company Everything Green’s microgreens starter kit.
From complete beginners to home-growing experts, learn how to grow microgreens with an Urban farming workshop that teaches you everything from sowing to harvesting and to master the basics of how to grow microgreens such as knowing what is the best medium to use and the difference between spurs and microgreens. All this at just $10 per pax.
To register for the workshops, visit here.