October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and Kantoi, the irreverent and delightfully offensive Malaysian not-for-profit brand, is back with a new collection of cheeky bags.
The bags, which contain slighty NSFW (not safe for work) wordings such as 'I love you with all my boobs!', 'Feel the lumps, save the bumps', and 'Dear extra fat in my body, please find your way to my boobs' or 'GTFO' will be sold to raise funds for Tung Shin Hospital.
Raising funds for a good cause
To help the hospital effectively achieve their mission, Kantoi will be collaborating with Ninja Van Malaysia
to deliver their fund-raising initiative.
Also lending their support to Kantoi’s Pink October latest effort are actresses Tong Bingyu, Sangeeta Krishnasamy and Sharifah Amani, as well as artist Red Hong Yi.
Kantoi pops up occasionally with its locally made bag collections in aid of Malaysian causes, while helping local businesses along the way.
In conjunction with Pink October it has reappeared with a new set of saucy slogans.
Proceeds from the latest collection will go to the Cancer Centre of Tung Shin Hospital to help with the treatment of breast cancer for its underprivileged patients.
The funds will be used in various ways
The funds will be used to help the patients in a variety of areas such as medical treatments, prosthetics, counselling and even wigs through the hospital’s wig exchange programme.
Kantoi founder Min Lim said that the company wanted the money to go to Tung Shin because many breast cancer charities already had regular access to funding while this charity hospital relies on donations to treat poor people who cannot afford to go elsewhere.
“The very first batch of bags was created for fun to help a local printer whose business was doing badly and we gave them away to friends but people kept asking if they could buy them, so we decided to make more bags for sale with all the profit going to charity,” added Min.
“Please donate, buy, support or just have a laugh because we’re offending people for a good cause!”
Head of Tung Shin Hospital’s Cancer Centre Dr Tan Meng Kuan reminded that cancer can affect anyone, from all walks of life, and what is important is that they have access to treatment, which is what the hospital strives to provide.
"The donations we receive can provide someone with hope,” he said.
Get the bags delivered for free
The bags are sold in a box of five for RM100
or individually for RM25
. The box can be purchased through Kantoi's Instagram
or at Journey Indoor Cycling Studio while the individual ones can be purchased through Kitsch via their website
Every delivery is free, courtesy of Kantoi’s official Pink October initiative logistics service provider partner, Ninja Van Malaysia.
Ninja Van CEO Adzmin Halim said that the company is committed to going beyond just logistics to empower local businesses and homegrown brands.
"This is why we’re honoured to be partnering with Kantoi, who shares the same commitment as us, for such a great cause.
"Through this initiative, it is our hope that there will be more awareness raised on breast cancer and together we can ease the burden of those in need,” he said.
What are you waiting for? Go get your own cute, offensive bag while stock lasts.