MATERIAL SUCCESS: Circumstances force 22-year-old to venture into what has turned out to be good business
BATU PAHAT: WHEN the going gets tough, the tough gets into business. Wan Halimatun Syamira Mohamed Ismail, 22, decided to venture into business online to help support her family, who was in financial straits after her father fell ill last year.
The bubbly young woman from Taman Kenangan Dato Onn, Batu Pahat, began selling shawls she designed and made by hand.
She admitted it was initially difficult “But I had to because I needed to help my family. My father fell ill suddenly and I had to do something. My passion for fashion inspired me to create my own fashion line of headscarves and shawls.”
Wehave Shawls now has hundreds in its collection that is available at wehave-shawls.blogspot.com and on the the whscollection Facebook page.
Her mother Ungku Rahmah Ungku Mahmod provided the capital outlay of RM200.
“She had faith in me and I am glad that everything is going well,” she said.
What sets her shawls apart from others is the Indian fabric, which is usually used to make silk sarees.
“The material is manageable and not easily crumpled. It is also available in many designs with floral, abstract and tribal motifs.”
The shawls are sold at prices beginning at RM25. For details, call 013-2909856.