Keepers is a community of creative souls who are passionate about unique designs that tell meaningful stories and quality craftsmanship. We create experiential retail events to show and sell the work of specially selected independent designers, artists and craftsmen across diverse disciplines from fashion to furnishings to food. We create opportunities for you to shop, meet and learn about our craft, and the stories that inspire our work via the talks, workshops and showcases. We create events to featured partners, so there will always be something new for you to discover. We also love connecting talent from different disciplines, because when ideas people come together, we can’t help but be inspired.
If you’re wondering why “Keepers”? A keeper is a person guards or takes care of something or someone. Keepers are also things or people who are valuable and to be cherished. Keepers are not only the designers, artists or craftsmen we spotlight, but the community of people we attract – people who appreciate unique design, quality craftsmanship and understanding the idea behind the work, the craft behind the piece and the unique stories that are not mere products.
If you’re a Keeper too, here’s the key joining the community. We’ll share with you our discoveries, and snag you invites to unique experiences, previews and exclusives that we know you will love.
The Long Story
Keepers was created by Carrie K. in 2011, to grow appreciation and value for craftsmanship and unique designs that tell meaningful stories. Our founder, Carolyn Kan, started her journey as a silversmith in Florence. That experience fueled her with a desire to create the same respect and appreciation for independent designers and craftsmanship in Singapore. She also believes that good design, not only solves a need, but tells meaningful stories. Keepers started as quarterly pop-ups featuring five to six designers and craftsmen selected to fit each new quarterly theme. From that humble beginning, we have brought together and showcased over 200 independent designers, artists and craftsmen.
Keepers has grown through the word of mouth of the community because everyone leaves each event feeling inspired and invigorated by other like-minded creative souls. We aim to nurture and foster a community of collaborative, creative souls and make independent design accessible, appreciated, valued. And to unlock the creative soul in all of us.
|Nov 2011||KEEPERS 1|
|Feb 2012||KEEPER 2: Aspects of Love|
|May 2012||KEEPERS 3: Tailored to Gentlemen|
|Aug 2012||KEEPERS 4: Flights of Fancy|
|Nov 2012||KEEPERS 5: A Christmas Story|
|Feb 2013||KEEPER 6: A Fresh Twist|
|Jun 2013||KEEPERS 7: Portrait of the New School Gentlemen|
|Jun 2013||KEEPERS 8: Singapore Showcase at the Georgetown Festival|
|Aug 2013||KEEPERS 9: A Celebration of Unexpected Possibilities|
|Nov 2013||KEEPERS 10: Christmas from around the world|
KEEPERS HATCHERY (Emerging designer : Gnome & Bow)
KEEPERS 11: Conversations Starters
|Aug 2014||KEEPERS 12: The art of storytelling|
|Sep 2014||KEEPERS: Singapore Designer Collective (Orchard)|
|Mar 2015||KEEPERS 13: Fuel the Fire|
|Jul 2015||KEEPERS: Singapore Designer Collective (Changi Airport)|
|Aug 2015||KEEPERS 14: Unleash Your Inner Child|
|Nov 2015||KEEPERS 15: Playtime|
|May 2016||KEEPERS 16: Home is where the heart is|
|Aug 2016||KEEPERS 17: Stories for the Seven Seas|
|Dec 2016||KEEPERS 18: Christmas Feast|