The Steamship Trading Company Pte Ltd began trading in Singapore in early 2011. It is the happy result of a lawyer who wanted to proceed in a more entrepreneurial direction and who loves beautiful, timeless and often whimsical things; who was frustrated over the lack of availability of everyday products with real design and quality integrity and who loves to buy products with an interesting story behind them.
Often it is the person behind the product, the story, the creative process, that contributes enormously to how much we value it. It is no coincidence that all of Steamship’s brands are creative life stories not just businesses.
Why the name? It is purely nostalgic! To us – yes we might be a teensy bit old fashioned – steamships and the age of steam travel hark back to a gentler age where people had to live life at a slower pace and possibly enjoyed it more.
Where travel to far off lands was regarded as truly exotic and romantic and where, if you ended up living in those far off lands, you had to wait until the next ship arrived for those wonderful treats from home.
Nothing was immediate and consequently everything was appreciated. That being said, our products don’t come to Singapore by steamship, and we hold quite a lot of stock in Singapore, so you won’t have to wait quite so long!
Thank you very much for visiting our website; we hope you love our products as much as we do!