Social Responsibility

We strongly believe the importance of giving back to the community we work and live in - specifically, working with local charity organizations that support special needs artists by creating unique gifts to showcase their artwork.

Raymond Lau

Supporting the artistically talented and providing opportunities to showcase their talents Qua is privileged to partner with the award-winning Artist Development Programme (ADP) who supports students from the Pathlight School. We have featured three artists from the programme: Leong Tung Seng, Glenn Phua and Selena Seow. Royalties are given to the ADP programme. 

Handmade by Artisans, Designed to Endure

Since 2018, we have also worked with ART:DIS, a registered charity under the National Council of Social Services, which was founded in 1993 by Tommy Koh. The ART:DIS mission is: To create and provide access and opportunities for people with disabilities through the arts. We featured artist Raymond Lau, who was conferred the National Arts Council Young Artist Award in 2001.
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Our Social Responsibility Milestones

Since 2002, Qua has made significant contributions to Singapore's most vulnerable communities along with reducing their carbon footprint along the way.
ART:DIS Designed Creations
Of all Stationary gifts produced with offcut Paper
Unique Pieces

Natural Synergy

The lacquer objects we make have a natural synergy with painted and drawn artworks. They become a keepsake that is both a beautiful and an affordable piece of art. The art does not serve as a mere ornamental display, but is also a wonderful gift or memento, while supporting special needs individuals. This allows the artists to sell more than just one painting by producing a collection of multiple items – thus making the art affordable.

 Our Work with Local Artist

Our focus with these charities is to provide opportunities to artists who face challenges in society. It allows some of them to earn a living when traditional routes are not as viable. We are constantly seeking Voluntary Welfare Organisations (VWOs) and local artist communities to collaborate on our merchandise development. 

Please do Contact Us should you wish to explore working together.

Reducing our Carbon Footprint

We are passionate about working towards a sustainable environment, developing “earth-friendly” products, which include our paper stationery gifts which are produced using “offcut” paper. We work with our sister printing company to collect their excess paper cut off during production and incorporate them into the notebooks, diaries, travel journals etc. 90% of our stationery products use offcut paper. This is our way of reducing carbon footprint one step at a time.