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MPA has this project with Kloth Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a Malaysian social enterprise who aspires to become the lead for textile circular economy with measurable social, economic and environmental impact.  In 2019, Kloth Malaysia was awarded the Social Enterprise Accreditation (SE.A) status by the Ministry of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives (MEDAC) for the positive impacts it has contributed to the environment.

Kloth Cares Fabric Recycling Movement and Woman Up Movement by Kloth Cares are sustainable brands established by Kloth Malaysia which are in line with its sustainability commitment pillars, “Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose and Recycle” as well as economic empowerment for women.

On July 1, 2020 Kloth Malaysia Sdn Bhd established Woman Up in aspiration to facilitate women from the impoverished and marginalized communities towards economic empowerment and improved livelihoods through creative sewing.

Kloth Cares is in partnership with Suri Lifestyle, Kolej Komuniti Sabak Bernam and other social enterprises, NGOs and institutions help to scout and train women to sew fabric masks and other wearable products made from various types of sustainable textiles including fabrics made from recycled plastic bottles (rPET), face masks (made of denim and organic cotton fabric,  water repellent and cotton face fabric) and other donated fabrics and even customize the masks based on customers’ requirements.

For more details of the product card, kindly view MPA website at https://www.mpa.org.my/index.php/2014-03-07-17-46-25/news-updates/22-woman-up-movement-by-kloth-cares-1

MPA Secretariat have samples of these masks at our office and members can get free samples (1 sample per company) from us at Wisma FMM, No. 3, Persiaran Dagang, PJU 9, Bandar Sri Damansara, Kuala Lumpur, Tel: 03-6286 7200 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kloth Malaysia seeks MPA members’ support for Woman Up by Kloth Cares (Woman Up) movement. 

For further enquiries / if your company wish to place any order please contact Ms Suzy/Ms Sarah at:

Ms Nik Suzila Hassan (Suzy)
Tel: 6012-664 4456
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Ms Sarahah Kedah (Sarah)
Tel: 6019-339 0979
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Kloth Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.

Founded and formed on the 11th of December 2013, Kloth Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (Kloth Malaysia) is a Malaysian social enterprise who aspires to become the lead for textile circular economy with measurable social, economic and environmental impact. In 2019, Kloth Malaysia was awarded the Social Enterprise Accreditation (SE.A) status by the Ministry of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives (MEDAC) for the positive impacts it has contributed to the environment.

Kloth Cares Fabric Recycling Movement and Woman Up Movement by Kloth Cares are sustainable brands established by Kloth Malaysia which are in line with its sustainability commitment pillars, “Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose and Recycle” as well as economic empowerment for women.


Woman Up Movement by Kloth Cares (Woman Up)

On 1st of July, 2020, Kloth Malaysia launched Woman Up, committed to keep fabric out of landfills, by applying the Textile Circular Economy model and contributing to economic empowerment for struggling and vulnerable women from the B40 income bracket as well as impoverished. #SHEconomy. Struggling and vulnerable women include those who are physically impaired or with health challenges, jobless and struggling economically. Woman Up wants to encourage the corporate citizens to purchase corporate merchandizes made from recycled fabrics and sustainable materials sewn by the women who are in need to improve livelihoods. More than 7, 000 pieces of Kloth Face Mask (fabric masks) were produced for distinguished clients including Allianz Insurance Malaysia, Coca-Cola, MBSB Bank, Loreal Malaysia, Accenture Malaysia, MBI Selangor and etc. Woman Up is in partnership with Selangor Youth Community (SAY).

Due to the nature of the movement, it supports the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

  • SDG1: No poverty – By targeting the B40 income bracket to help impoverished or vulnerable women.
  • SDG4: Quality education – By empowering them with skills and enabling them to earn decent incomes.
  • SDG8: Decent Work and Economic Growth – By providing them with decent jobs for economic wellbeing.
  • SDG10: Reduced inequalities – By increasing social and economic empowerment, inequality gaps with the higher income groups will be reduced.
  • SDG11: Sustainable Cities and Communities – By supporting socio-economic development of the B40, it advocates inclusivity and sustainability in the growth of cities and communities whilst reducing textile waste.
  • SDG12: Sustainable Consumption and Production – By incorporating recycling textiles as a commitment, it promotes a circular economy through responsible and sustainable production, consumption and disposal of unwanted materials.

 
Sustainable brands established by Kloth Malaysia are in line with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

    
  

 Notes:

The co-founders of Kloth Malaysia are Nik Suzila Hassan (Suzy) and Sarahah Kedah (Sarah) who were classmates at Universiti Tenaga Nasional, both graduating with a Bachelor of Accounting degree with Honours.

Contact details:

Suzy
+6012 66 444 56
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Sarah
+6019 339 0979
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Due to the continued rise in new cases of COVID-19 impacting life of people across the global and particularly in India, it was unanimously decided by the APIC steering committee members to postpone next APIC to 2022 in India. The situation would, however, be reviewed in early 2021 before announcing the exact dates for the two-day event of APIC and its venue. 

Attached is the official notification by Chemicals & Petrochemicals Manufacturers' Association ( CPMA ), India on this matter.