KUCHING: Kuching folks will have the rare opportunity to get their hands on high fashion textiles – not just any textiles but ones that are specially brought from Europe.
Kuala Lumpur-based ICT Commerce Sdn Bhd is showcasing its first Exclusive European High Fashion Textile Display and Sales here from today until November 14.
Themed ‘ICT Lifestyle’, the textile display will be held at two venues. The event happening today will be held at the Sarawak State Legislative Assembly from 11am to 1pm.
From tomorrow till November 14, it will be held at the Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites from 9am till 10pm.
The textile brands displayed are Elle Saab, Ungaro, Versace, Roberto Cavalli, Emilio Pucci and Dolce Gabbana.
Two international Italian fashion designers, Grazia Mazzuccheli from VEMA and Natalina De Vecchi from TGM International will be present.
Laveen Balaprabhakaran, ICT Commerce Sdn Bhd director, said the key objective and phrase for the exclusive event is ‘Fashion conscious with a cause’.
According to the company’s head of sales and marketing, Lyna Doll, part of the proceeds from the sales will go to the autism foundation in Sarawak.
“Close to 30,000 children with disabilities were registered in Malaysia in 2012, and 19,150 of them were children with learning disabilities, according to Unicef records,” she said.
She noted that to raise a child with autism, it would cost about RM96,700.
“We would like to assist and to play a small part in reducing the burden of parents who are raising a child with autism.
“We would like to start with different campaign initiatives throughout 2019 onwards and we hope that it will make a difference to the community we are assisting,” she added.
ICT Commerce Sdn Bhd is in the business of prepaid payment services and payment solutions.
Its ICT Money Visa PayWave prepaid card programme can store a maximum capacity of RM10,000 in the card and is approved by Bank Negara Malaysia.
The company is in line with the cashless society roadmap initiative highlighted by the government.
“ICT Lifestyle is all about empowering various community and we are starting this initiative in Sarawak before launching our products and services throughout the country.
“We hope to raise the awareness for the various ICT Lifestyle programmes and we hope there will be overwhelming support for our initiatives,” said ICT Commerce Sdn Bhd (East Malaysia) special adviser Mohamad Salleh Sani.