As our signature braid, the Amity braid is one that we hold close to our hearts. In all simplicity, it is a basic technique a braider learns in her first class. From choosing the material and color to the actual braiding process - as she weaves each strand over the other, she gains confidence through practice to complete her maiden braid. Created by our braiders, as young as 9 years old, we celebrate their first steps in learning a skill, forming a bond with the community, and rebuilding their lives.
Hailing from New Zealand, Alex is a single mother of one.
She has been living in Singapore since 2016 and is a regular volunteer with the SCWO at two of their initiatives: PoPstrings Project and New2U Thrift Shop.
She leads an active lifestyle and in any free time she has, she spends on rock climbing, exercising, and indulging herself in a hearty meal at Din Tai Fung.
Gifted with a good design eye, Isabel is behind all the beautiful visuals we see associated with PoPstrings Project.
Apart from volunteering with the Marketing & Social Media team, she is currently working as a rendering artist at a playground consultancy firm. She also teaches art to children in her free time.
With a heart to serve vulnerable communities, Isabel once assisted in the construction of a school for children in the Philippines!
Jasmine is the wordsmith of the Marketing & Social Media team and believes in sharing our PoPstrings story to spread the power of positivity all over the world.
Currently working as a content creator at a creative agency, she aspires to become a skilled storyteller - engaging the hearts of her audience and showcasing diverse perspectives of the world to effect positive change one day.
Growing up in Australia, Karmun has been living in Singapore for over 2 years.
Wanderlust in her blood, it’s no surprise Karmun is working as a Market Development Executive in the travel industry. She also makes sure to visit her extended family in Malaysia, or visit her parents and younger brother back in Melbourne at every opportunity that comes her way.
Karmun is also a plant mom who enjoys exploring all of Singapore’s parks with her friends for leisure.
As one of the original members of the PoPstrings Project, Tasha has been actively volunteering as a braider for over 3 years now.
Originating from the United Kingdom, Tasha first visited Singapore on a university exchange program and has recently settled down as a circuit breaker newly-wed after meeting her life partner here. She is also an adventurer with a love for the outdoors - and local food!
Count on her to recommend a satisfying bowl of Bak Chor Mee in Singapore.
Striking a balance between career and family, Wan Ching is currently working in the line of risk and healthcare consulting and is happily married with 2 lovely children.
Her dedication to PoPstrings is founded on her love for jewellery-making, design, and handicraft.
In her spare time, Wan Ching would enjoy the company of her friends, read a good book, or go scuba diving - a cool mom indeed!