If you’re a fan of Malaysian-made products, then you’re in for a treat. You can shop and support local brands and its creators over at a new online platform called Poptron. The platform recently launched its social commerce platform with a curated list of around 100 local micro and emerging brands spanning over 7 categories. These available brands were selected as they share ethical, responsible and socially conscious aspirations, with some being social enterprises that give back or provide skills training to underprivileged and marginalised communities. Some brands on offer sell natural and eco-friendly products, or artisanal goods that showcase the beauty of the Malaysian heritage and local cultures.
A bazaar was held in Publika in conjunction with CIMB bank in early September to launch the platform. “Poptron is about nurturing a community that love and appreciate emerging brands, beautiful products and the wonderful creators behind them. It’s such a heart-warming experience to hear their stories and understand the true passion and pride that goes into what they create,” said Brian Johnson Lowe, founder and CEO of Poptron.
“As a social e-commerce platform, we want to inspire meaningful lifestyles so that together, we encourage a society that can collectively amplify positive impact. No matter how small the contribution is, all of us are capable of making some difference in our lives and this is important to Poptron and our partner brands.”
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Buying handmade products encourages a good impact on the environment since it doesn’t require machines in a factory or a large production facility. You will also be supporting the industry of artisans and skilled craftsmen with your purchase of each unique handmade item. Swipe right to find some brands who offer handmade products! #poptron #kl #kualalumpur #malaysia #handmade #unique #artisan #crafts #skills
You will find everything from homewares to food, bath and body, books and fashion items, all of which make great and unique gifts.