Face Masks That Unite; Melinda Looi And Tom Abang Saufi Come Up With Special Mask Collection

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Face Masks That Unite; Melinda Looi And Tom Abang Saufi Come Up With Special Mask Collection

The most fashionable masks in the country.

It’s the piece of “clothing” that everyone is wearing these days. 

What are we talking about? Face masks lah

And while most Malaysians have been donning the standard blue or green medical face masks, local designers have been coming up with a variety of designs to spice things up.

Two who stand out are renowned Malaysian fashion designers Tom Abang Saufi and Melinda Looi, who joined forces to come up with a special face mask collection called 'Unity Masks'. 


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An unexpected collaboration

“We wanted to do something positive in these times, and we explored into various design ideas and the name UnityMasks kind of made sense given that we want to celebrate both the Malaysian Rakyat and the frontliners who kept us safe during the MCO,” said Melinda in a written reply to Rojak Daily.

Melinda said that the collection is the duo’s first collaboration even though they have been friends for over 20 years.

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“We have been friends for a long time, but we never really collaborated together..and then one idea led to another and before you know it we had created a mask collection,” she said.

Melinda said that the Unity Masks include 16 state/territories flag-inspired designs, two frontliners inspired designs and one featuring the Malaysian flag.

#UnityMasks .. the name says it all!
Time to be together.. together we are stronger!

#melindalooimask #unitymasks #deminegara #welovemalaysia #melcares #grateful #togetherstronger #wecanwinthis #patriotic #kitapastimenang #flagmasks #statemasks #supportlocal #protectyourself #protectothers

Made by Malaysians for Malaysians!
#malaysiaboleh Check out all the designs at or click link in Bio. #melindalooimask #tomabangsaufi #collab #maskcollab #melmask #masksfortheworld
#reusablemasks #flagmask #malaysiamask #bepatriotic #supportlocal #buylocal
#kitapastimenang #deminegara #welovemalaysia
 Thanks to models : Syazwan & Dee

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A fashionable salute to our frontliners

We love our frontliners.
The two frontliners masks are entitled ‘We Love Our Frontliners’, a feeling that many Malaysians share especially during the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The masks include one in a ‘hospital green’ colour and the other has silhouettes of frontliners featured on the design with batik detailing. 

Very local, very cool!

Melinda, who has also been in the spotlight recently for making PPEs for frontliners, said that people have been responding positively to the collection. 

“Whoever bought the mask is very happy with it and we are getting great reviews.”

“The mask is very affordable and hence some people are sceptical in the beginning but once they order them, customers returned for a repeat order,” she said.

It's the time to support local

Melinda also thanked everyone who supported the project and said that it was something close to her heart. 

“The masks are all produced in Malaysia, and local businesses need your support now.

“Please go and buy not just ours but other Malaysian designer’s masks and clothing to keep our Malaysian fashion industry afloat,” she said.

Proud to Malaysian! Unity Masks by @tomabangsaufi x @melindalooi Presenting to you : ‘We love Malaysia‘ Masks These face masks are by Malaysians for Malaysians, Let‘s us all be positive about our future, the future of Malaysia and our states. & ‘WE LOVE OUR FRONTLINERS‘ This mask designs are inspired by and dedicated to our Malaysian Frontliners, who keep and kept us safe! #unitymasks #tomabangsaufi #melindalooi #protect #unite #remember #onenation #onefamily #malaysia #deminegara #kitajagakita #flagmasks Get yours now on and Lazada Malaysia - Search for Unity Masks . Part of the proceeds go to frontliners charity! Stay safe and protect yourself and others too!

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And Melinda is right, you guys. 

Our economy has taken a massive dip due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the Movement Control Order. 

If you're thinking about how you can help, buy local. 

Support that friendly kuih aunty, that cool local designer (wink, wink, Unity Masks) and that cute convenience store near your house.


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