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Malaysia’s fashion designers unite to combat COVID-19

Malaysia’s fashion designers unite to combat COVID-19

As the fight against Covid-19 gets more intense, local fashion designers are stepping in, lending a hand to medical front liners to stay safe while carrying out their noble duties. Malaysian Official Designers Association (MODA) together with FashionValet and the Islamic Medical Association of Malaysia (Imaret) come out with the initiative to supply personal protection equipment (PPE) for the local medical staff. 

Gathering many of the prominent names in the local fashion scene including Melinda Looi, Khoon Hooi, Key Ng, Alia Bastamam and Celeste Thoi, just to name a few, as well as their teams of seamstresses, the dressmakers are busy working from home producing the much needed PPE gowns. According to MODA’s spokesman, the alliance will be providing materials for the clothiers to work on while FashionValet and Imaret are playing their parts in fundraising and distributing the supplies to their network of hospitals.

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Dear Fellow Malaysian, We at MODA are creating this PPE FUND RAISING campaign to help us, the fashion designing and creative community to buy and sew hospital gowns for our frontliners especially those that were featured in @melindalooi IG postings and others. It was a private project among us at MODA but eventually it has reached outside of our association and the public has asked if they can contribute to this cause and so we have stated our Maybank a/c#, our GrabPay and Maybank QRPay codes as options for you to donate any amount. __ The money will be used to buy the hospital gown fabric and our team of designers will see the gowns to be sent to our KKM (Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia) sisters and brothers who need these gowns to protect them so they can do their jobs safely cos they too have their own families to think about. ___ Please help us to help the frontliners. ___ Type Yourname_MODAPPE in the reference or comment column before submitting your donation via online banking or through the e-Wallet accounts. ___ Send a WhatApps message or the receipt to 012-8580899 or 012-3903128 after you have done it. You may also make your enquiry via WhatsApp only. ___ We thank you in advance and apologise that we can't issue a tax exemption receipt since we are not a charitable society but please continue to support us and we will keep posting the progress of our PPE fabrication and distribution. #MODAMalaysiaCares #FashionFightsCOVID19 #MYDesignersCare #Kitajagakita #wearestrongertogether #dividedwefall

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Calling the nation to unite in combating the disease, MODA is asking public donations to help fund the purchase of fabric to make the gowns, as well as other essentials required for the health professionals such as latex gloves and shoe covers. “To be frank, the situation is unprecedented and we are still in the process of making sense of it all, but we need to all move forward every day, every week, one step at a time and togetherness is the key,” said MODA executive advisor, Dirk Luebbert in an official statement. 

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