IMPACT 0177: TURNING WOOD INTO JEWELLERY AND BAGS
Lyn is the founder of Studio MU YU, where she and her team collect discarded wood from carpenters and upcycle them into jewellery and bags. She hopes to use the craft of woodworking to reimagine perceptions around the material, and for her brand to spotlight carpenters and carpentry – a dying trade in Singapore.
“IN A COMPETITIVE COUNTRY LIKE SINGAPORE, MANY CONSIDER CARPENTRY A LOW-TIER JOB.”
“WOOD IS STEREOTYPED AS MASCULINE AND ‘CHEAP’. WE WANT TO MAKE IT RELEVANT TO MODERN WOMEN.”
This article was published on Sep 14, 2021