Hari Raya is just over a week away.   This is a beautiful season when family & friends come together with great food and gifts.  Most popular gifts are traditional sweets, chocolates, toys and of course, smartphones and iPads are gaining in popularity too. But for many people, they are turning to more meaningful and genuine gifts to break away from excess towards healthier & ethical living. 

In the spirit of sharing, forgiveness, and thanksgiving, we have created 4 gift sets that are truly meaningful.  We have partnered with a local Malaysian social enterprise - Batik Boutique to ensure that every gift is a way to give back to the local community.

Batik Boutique gift sets

Batik Boutique is a Malaysian social enterprise that empowers women from low income backgrounds by providing them skills training and jobs.  Many of these women have traditionally struggled to provide for their families with no sustainable income source. Today, these women make beautiful hand-made batik arts to promote a modern twist on the ancient heritage of batik.  Each purchase directly benefits the artisans who made it. A portion of their profits is invested back into the communities where they work to provide healthcare, financial literacy and education.

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In partnership with this awesome social enterprise, we have created gift sets starting from RM15/SG$6 so there’s a budget to suit everyone!Gift set A

The Mini Treat gift set contains a Rose Skinny Cookies Snack Pack (50g) and a cotton pouch with a printed design by Batik Boutique artisans. It is a great token of appreciation for yourself, your family or as a thoughtful gift for company staff or as a door gift.  Oh yes, and you won't believe that these Rose Skinny Cookies have no butter, no white flour nor any white sugar!

Gift Set B_2

This Sweet Delight gift set is the perfect present to offer friends and guests that deserve a token of appreciation. It is made up of a beautiful cotton printed pouch made by Batik Boutique artisans and a 100g glass jar of our Pandan Skinny Cookies. Impress your guests with these Pandan Skinny Cookies which are made with real Pandan with olive oil (instead of butter) and organic molasses and wholemeal flour (instead of white sugar and white flour). 

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The House Warming Gift Set  consists of a Sticky Date Granola Pack (250g), a Satay Lemongrass Nut Mix Pack (120g), a Rose Skinny Cookies Jar (100g) and two beautiful hand-printed tea towels made by Batik Boutique artisans.   Great for families and aunts who would appreciate yummy healthy snacks and tea towels that are stylish and socially responsible. 

Gift Set D

This Grand Hamper is the ultimate hamper with 5 full sized healthy snacks (Sticky Date Granola Pack (250g),  Satay Lemongrass Nut Mix Pack (120g), Rendang Coconut Nut Mix Pack (120g), Rose Skinny Cookies (100g) and Pandan Skinny Cookies (100g), and either an elegant hand-dyed, batik, silk scarf or a hand-drawn, batik neck tie made by Batik Boutique artisans. 

A special mention to the batik silk scarves which are hand-dyed on 100% silk with eco-friendly dye.  This 100% silk scarf by The Batik Boutique is 76" long by 20" wide and will add just the right pop of color to your wardrobe or Raya baju. Each scarf is hand-blocked by artisans using the ancient art form of batik, a wax-resit method of hand-dyeing.  The silk is then sewn by women in Klang Valley who are working mothers from low-income housing areas.  Your purchase contributes towards the sustainability of providing women income opportunities that can support their families.  

Screen Shot 2016-06-26 at 11.31.01 PMWe hope that you have a safe and blessed Hari Raya with your family and friends. Thanks so much for supporting Malaysian artisans and empowering local women.