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T.R.Y. Partnership to Empower and Engage T.R.Y. accessories partners with Design Up Asia to help marginalised women get back into the mainstream through education and empowerment

Singapore, Sept 19, 2013 – (ACN Newswire) – Bespoke fashion accessories and custom jewellery retailer, T.R.Y. accessories is partnering with social enterprise, Design Up Asia, to help marginalized women develop meaningful skills and provide flexible employment so that they can look after their children from home.

T.R.Y. accessories empowers the career woman or the sassy, modern mum with fashion accessories and custom jewellery that invigorates and “jazzes” up the wardrobe. The power to look, feel good and be creative are the core emotions that define T.R.Y. accessories.

The fight to re-integrate marginalized women into society is deeper than finding them work. It is about building their confidence, self-esteem and enabling them to learn a new skill that will give them a chance at making a living from a meaningful endeavour.

As part of its launch programme, T.R.Y. accessories will support Design Up Asia in its cause by promoting and encouraging customers, clients and partners to enquire and empower through engagement.

Empowering and giving access to a quality of life to women is a key philosophy that drives T.R.Y. accessories.

“Through this partnership, we enable marginalized women – women that society has left behind to get back up and fend for themselves by supporting their learning of a craft that allows them to trade, profit and more importantly engage in meaningful enterprise. By engaging with these women we help them with their self-esteem, sense of empowerment and support their growth and re-integration into society,” explained Humi Yoshikawa, fashion doyen and founding partner, T.R.Y. accessories.

T.R.Y. accessories’ partnership with Design Up Asia is the first of its kind with more partnerships in store.

From the Heart

“When I first heard about the cause for marginalized women, I knew that this was the one thing that we had to support. Empowering women is our mantra and I know our customers will support us completely in this engagement with Design Up Asia,” explained Judy Ng, co-founder and managing director, T.R.Y. accessories.

Design Up Asia founded in 2013, supports marginalized women in Singapore. The idea was started after the founders emerged winners in UP Singapore Hackathon organised by Newton Circus and The Arthur Guinness Fund. The essence of Design Up Asia lies in its cause to help single mothers provide for their families whilst providing desirable jewellery.

About T.R.Y. and T.R.Y. accessories

Tomato Redefines You (T.R.Y.), follows the concept that a tomato energises and nourishes the skin. In line with that, T.R.Y. accessories enrich and complement your look with accessories that are unique and stylish. Our accessories are hand-made and unique, individual pieces, specially created with the modern woman or diva in mind; one who is confident, stylish and knows her fashion.

We are bespoke. We bring to you custom jewellery and accessories that are unique and speak to you. Our design and style accentuates and defines you. Created for the modern Asian woman by talented Asian designers, we recognise that the career woman or the modern mum takes pride and effort in dressing up – defining her own style to stand out.

Our accessories and custom jewellery, are a fusion of Asian nuances with modern designs to complement any look from glamourous, casual chic, gloriously diva, creatively gorgeous, stylishly elegant to downright fun.

What started out as a hobby and a small project has grown today into mission to dress and energise the modern women of Asia. Please visitwww.tryaccessories.com for more information.

About Design Up Asia

The brand, which was newly launched in March 2013, provides a bijoux collection of fashionable handmade jewelry. The semi-precious pieces are all lovingly handmade by single mothers who have limited access to formal paid employment.

The concept was developed to offer unique fashion accessories to busy women and to provide opportunities for marginalized women such as single mothers to work from home and look after their young children. Please visit http://www.designupasia.com for more information.

For more information please contact:

Judy Ng
T.R.Y. accessories
Tel: +65-9152-5255
Email: judy.ng@tryaccessories.com

Humi Yoshikawa
T.R.Y. accessories
Tel: +65-9152-5255
Email: humi.yoshikawa@tryaccessories.com

Sharmini Fonseka
Priority Consultants
Tel: 65 6338 1006

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