Members of Malaysia Official Designers Association (MODA) are using their dressmaking skills to make much-needed PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) gear for hospitals

Led by newly appointed president Melinda Looi, MODA has joined the fight against the pandemic by pledging to make hospital gowns for as long as they are needed during this crisis. In an interview with New Straits Times, Looi said that she was driven into action after receiving many calls and messages from the fashion design community about their desire to help the frontliners of this fight.

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Working in partnership with FashionValet, the PPE Fund Raising campaign was launched to appeal for donations to buy non-woven hospital standard material to make the hospital gowns. Each roll costs RM3,800 and is enough for 600 gowns. MODA is also working with Islamic Medical Association of Malaysia (IMARET) who will assist in distributing the gowns to the latter's network of hospitals.

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The designers helping this cause are:

  1. Dato Radzuan Radziwill
  2. Khoon Hooi
  3. Celest Thoi
  4. Alia Bastamam
  5. InnaiRed
  6. Jimmy Lim
  7. Key Ng
  8. You Sheng
  9. Keith Kee
  10. Kit Woo
  11. Fizzi Woo
  12. Mimpikita
  13. Nurita Harith
  14. Brian Khoo
  15. Justin Yap
  16. Michael Ooi
  17. SML Fashion School
  18. Dwen Raha
  19. Eleusis Bridal
  20. Neelofa
  21. Dato Rizalman Ibrahim

Earlier, designer Celest Thoi, on behalf of MODA, has also helped to distribute latex gloves, masks and shoe covers to Hospital Kuala Lumpur and health clinics in the Klang Valley. 

Go to MODA's official Instagram for details on how to make a donation.

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