Celebrate Southeast Asian Culture & Fashion with TaFF at Design Orchard’s Heritage Festival
From 23 July to 31 August, Textile and Fashion Federation (TaFF) will celebrate Southeast Asian Culture and Heritage at Design Orchard.
Recognizing the nature of our shared traditions, the Heritage Festival shines a spotlight on Southeast Asian craft and culture.
Featuring a curated selection of locally-based brands and an exciting line-up of activities, ranging from talks to workshops, shoppers can celebrate Heritage, discover traditions and shop our local designer collections.
Come and discover our pop up brands, featuring intricate Peranakan embroidery, exquisite hand stamped batik designs and more! Be amazed by the fine details and quality craftsmanship that our curated collection has to offer.
The Heritage Festival is supported by Asian Civilisations Museum and local communities such as the Batik Sayang group and the Peranakan Association.
The Design Orchard windows will be transformed, reflecting themes of heritage through the lens of future creatives, designed by the students of Raffles College of Higher Institute.
Events & Activations
Take part in specially curated Sidecars tours and end off the Heritage tour with a workshop held at The Cocoon Space.
July 23, 7pm - 9pm
Happy Hour Shopping
To mark the launch of Heritage Festival, we will have two hours of happy hour shopping! From 7 - 9pm, enjoy 15% off storewide.
July 31, 10:30am - 1pm
Sidecars x Design Orchard Heritage Tour & Peranakan Tiles Batik Workshop by Nyananyana Eco
Take a spin with Sidecars and explore Singapore’s rich heritage and cultural spots. End the trip with a workshop and learn how to make your very own Batik piece with Nyananyana Eco.
Due to the Heightened Alert, this tour and workshop has been cancelled.
August 21, TBA
Sidecars x Design Orchard Heritage Tour & EcoBatik Beeswax Wraps Workshop by Nyananyana Eco
Take a spin with Sidecars and explore Singapore’s rich heritage and cultural spots. End the trip with a workshop and learn how to make your very own eco-friendly beeswax wrap to replace single-use plastic covers/cling wraps with Nyananyana Eco.
Book the tour here.
Join a series of intimate conversations with leading experts and enthusiasts to engage and inspire.
In Conversations With: Peter Lee Interviewed by Cynthia Wee-Hoefer
Cynthia Wee-Hoefer talks to our guest Peter Lee, author, scholar, curator and most recently host of a four-part television documentary series “Mark of the Empire” of the ancient civilisations of Southeast Asia broadcasted by Channel News Asia. In this conversation with Peter, we will hear the adventures and delight of batik-and-kebaya hunting in the far-flung corners of the Indonesian archipelago and into the venerable libraries of institutions in the Netherlands.
Date: 7 Aug, Sat
In Conversations With: Daniel Tendean
Join a seasoned collector as he shares his journey across the Asian archipelagos, in search of the most prized and unique collectibles batik textiles. Experience first-hand, and draw inspiration as you take a peek into his private collection.
Date: 28 Aug, Sat
Location: L2 Design Orchard