Much has been said about adopting a circular economy and sustainability. Coach walks the talk with Coachtopia, an initiative dedicated to circular craft and collaborative creativity,
Showcasing a collection of leather goods, accessories, and ready-to-wear, Coachtopia has made its debut at the Coach Play Singapore Shophouse on Keong Siak Road.
The concept of Coachtopia is guided by its innovative Made Circular design philosophy, which reimagines the product lifestyle by minimising the use of new materials. Through repurposing waste and designing products that can be remade, reimagined, and recycled, Coachtopia hopes to create items that can reduce the environmental impact by creating a community where items can be passed between owners to live through many lives.
It also hopes to appeal to our current generation by designing for consumers who are driven to address the climate crisis and a positive change for the environment. This is done by collaborating with Gen Z individuals, which includes climate activists, designers, journalists, filmmakers, entrepreneurs, and fashion enthusiasts.
Amongst the Coachtopia collection are the Ergo Shoulder Bag and the Wavy Dinky, two reimagined archival Coach designs. These are made with Upcrafted Leather and Coachtopia Leather, both crafted from leather scraps and leftover materials.
The shophouse will also feature the Coachtopia Loop Quilted Cloud Tote with the bag’s shell and stuffing made from 100% recycled PET plastic, as well as a collection of bags, clothing and accessories featuring prints designed by Sabrina Lau, a Gen Z beta community member.
After shopping, rest your feet at the Coach Cafe, which has created a dessert menu for Coachtopia. From 6pm to 9.30 pm, try the Cloud Tart, which is a lightly whipped cloud cream with a hazelnut ganache and dark chocolate tart base; Freshly Crafted Cotton Candy; and the Cloud Latte, a light jasmine green tea with a cold whipped foam topped with blue pea-infused syrup.
The shophouse features the Coachtopia Cloud Canvas, an interactive screen alongside clothes and accessories. Designed for a group experience, it allows users’ movements to become part of a 3D dynamic cloudscape while creating a new layer of sound for each user, inspired by Coachtopia’s vision of collaboration and community.
Sign up for the sustainable coaster handcrafting workshop at the workshop space on level three of the Coach Play Singapore Shophouse. This workshop will be open to the public on Aug 12, 17, 19, 24, and 26, from 12pm to 6pm. Registration is required.
As part of the brand’s dedication to creating a more sustainable future, Coach has also launched its Coach (Re)Loved Exchange programme where customers can exchange eligible pre-loved Coach bags for store credit. The aim is to extend the lifespan of Coach products by refurbishing, reimagining, and recycling them.
Coach Play Singapore Shophouse is located at 05 Keong Saik Rd, Singapore 089113.