When a young man once asked him for career advice, ampulets co-founder James Teo thought of the Chinese phrase ‘做甚麼都好,用心做就好’, which literally translates as ‘It doesn’t matter what you do, as long as you put your heart into it’.

That year, the Singaporean graphic designer embroidered this advice on handkerchiefs as his studio’s annual gift for friends and clients. Due to popular demand, this “Good Sweat” handkerchief – named after a literal translation of ‘好汗’, which sounds like ‘Hero’ in Chinese – is making a return as the latest collection for ampulets’ recently-launched product label Neighbourgoods.

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