01/ Our Philosophy

Dirty Manners is born from our love for the outdoors and a desire to bring adventure into everyday life. It’s a sense of embodiment we’re after, a here-and-nowness that’s easy to lose sight of in the city.

Our philosophy? Embrace the journey in all its forms—get dirty. Adventure doesn't need to be grand to be meaningful. Can small gestures, like wearing hiking boots on your commute - remind us of what's out there? The vast world beyond the city limits? We think so.

That's the inspiration behind our collections, crafted for the many roles life throws our way—from the hustle of the city to the calm of the trails. Our designs serve as a call to presence, pushing you to engage deeply and expect more from your wardrobe.

02/ Our Commitment

At Dirty Manners, our "less is more" ethos not only guides our design philosophy but also weaves through every aspect of our creation process. Our Singapore-based studio meticulously crafts collections that seamlessly integrate utilitarian functionality with a minimalist aesthetic, reimagining what a modern wardrobe can be. Core to our mission is a commitment to sustainability, prioritizing materials and practices that significantly reduce our ecological footprint. We are devoted to evolving our processes, ensuring transparency in our supply chain and sustainability efforts, and empowering our community with the knowledge to make conscious choices. By always seeking ways to enhance our practices, 'How can we do better?' remains our driving question, fueling our pursuit of innovation and a deeper connection with our planet.



03/ Fair and just labour

At the heart of Dirty Manners is a deep respect for the skilled artisans who make our vision a reality. Every piece begins its journey in Singapore, transitioning from design to prototype. Then, in Hong Kong and China, our dedicated vendors—true masters of their craft in small, family-operated facilities—bring our designs to life. We cherish these long-standing partnerships, built on mutual respect and shared values. Our artisans, boasting 20-30 years of expertise, are integral members of the Dirty Manners family, essential to our commitment to fairness and quality in every garment we create.

04/ Low-impact and local textiles

Looking after the planet is our top priority. We can't reconnect with nature if it's not there, so we focus on looking after our environment and protecting it. We want to be able to explore for years to come.

Our collection features many low-impact textiles such as GOTs certified organic cotton, GRS recycled cotton, deadstock materials, and innovative biomaterials, like our algae Recovery tanks that help improve your skins microbiome. To reduce our embodied carbon footprint, we aim to source textiles locally. We're also exploring other low-impact textiles and innovating ways to upcycle our own waste—whether to make our own hangtags or drawstrings.
Though we acknowledge there's a long way to go, we're committed to delivering pieces with the least environmental impact.

05/ Compostable packaging

We send our parcels to customers in cardboard boxes, made entirely from recycled cardboard locally sourced in Singapore.
Our stickers are composed of 100% biocellulose material, certified by SGS for 100% biodegradation, ensuring no microplastics are left in our environment. The raw material for these stickers is wood pulp fiber, obtained from FSC certified resources. In addition, we use recycled boxes and compostable packaging for all shipments to our warehouse and wholesale shipments.

06/ Community events

In a world that often moves too quickly, leaving little room for exploration and genuine connection, we understand the difficulty of slowing down and being present. That's why we created Outside In, our community platform. Here, we turn aspirations into tangible experiences. It's a sanctuary for those who wish to break from routine, broaden their perspectives, and engage in events that ground them in the present moment.

From block parties to meditative forest bathing and adventurous night hikes—all in Singapore—we're demonstrating that a life rich in experiences is simply a mindset away. Each curated event serves as a passport to life's understated yet meaningful joys, providing opportunities for personal growth and authentic interactions.

Join our growing community on Discord to connect, share, and stay updated with the latest events.
EVENT: DIRTY MANNERS COMMUNITY PARTY
LOCATION: NOTHING FANCY
DATE: 15/02/23
EVENT: DIRTY MANNERS COMMUNITY PARTY
LOCATION: NOTHING FANCY
DATE: 15/02/23
EVENT: DIRTY MANNERS COMMUNITY PARTY
LOCATION: NOTHING FANCY
DATE: 15/02/23
EVENT: DIRTY MANNERS COMMUNITY PARTY
LOCATION: NOTHING FANCY
DATE: 15/02/23
EVENT: DIRTY MANNERS COMMUNITY PARTY
LOCATION: NOTHING FANCY
DATE: 15/02/23
EVENT: DIRTY MANNERS COMMUNITY PARTY
LOCATION: NOTHING FANCY
DATE: 15/02/23
EVENT: NIGHT HIKE WITH BAKS SEAH
LOCATION: DOVER FOREST
DATE: 24/03/23
EVENT: FOREST BATHING WITH YOUMIN
LOCATION: DAIRY FARM HIDDEN LOCATION
DATE: 29/07/23
EVENT: FOREST BATHING WITH YOUMIN
LOCATION: DAIRY FARM HIDDEN LOCATION
DATE: 29/07/23