To survive CMCO, Klang family-run tailor shop sells handmade batik face masks
Jeff Lim sewing the face masks that come in different colours. — Picture courtesy of Agnes Aui
PETALING JAYA, Nov 19 — Lim Lam Tailor Shop in Klang is known for its affordable custom and made-to-measure men’s clothing.
Located in Pasar Besar Meru in Klang, the tailor shop also takes pride in its family business that has been passed down from one generation to another.
Now, the tailor shop has something else to offer — its handmade batik face masks to keep the business afloat since the conditional movement control order (CMCO) was put in place.
The face masks project was a recent initiative by the owner of the tailor shop, Lim Loong Hon or fondly known as Jeff Lim to keep his business afloat to pay his rental and electricity bills.
Lim’s niece Agnes Aui, 23, told MalayMail that business had hit the family hard since the MCO with fewer people visiting the shop to get their clothes tailored and altered.
“My uncle who is the sole worker, wanted to close the shop because he was not getting any income from his tailoring business while struggling to pay for rental out of his own pocket.
“But then our family members sat down and thought of a solution to let the business continue operating — and that was when the idea of making handmade batik face masks came to mind.”……
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