invitation to create: the LASSie creative retail project…
Posted in creative ventures, handmade, langkawi island February 3rd, 2011 by pia

this gorgeous little guy stole our hearts during our visit to bon ton last year – we would always find him in the funniest places around the resort.

I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed my last post with all the photos, thanks for so many fab comments. It truly is a magical place, I can’t wait to go back.

As promised, here are all the wonderful details to the LASSie (aka Langkawi Animal Shelter & Sanctuary Foundation) creative retail project I mentioned. I’m so excited to be able to share this with you…

So, the team at LASSie have decided to put together a special brand of creative wares in collaboration with designers, artists and supporters from around the world.

Each product will be attributed to the person who designed and made it,  for example: LASSie by Carolyn, or LASSie by Sophie, or LASSie by Jose, or LASSie by Pia… and so on… That means each designer will receive recognition for their contribution. The aim is to assemble up to 100 exclusive items which will be sold through all LASSie boutiques in Penang & Langkawi, in Malaysia. These products will also be available for purchase at cost price by all shelters/ SPCAs in Malaysia  &  sold through their own shops. There will be curated exhibitions organised featuring the artists impressions of dogs,  cats & animal welfare through out the year with various art galleries. And there is also talk of an online boutique to be launched so the items can be purchased worldwide.

The products can be absolutely anything – so whether you are a jeweler, woodworker, ceramicist, photographer, painter, textile designer, fashion designer, soft toy creator – whatever your passion, you can use it to make something wonderful. And it doesn’t have to be animal-themed  – just beautiful, original, inspiring.

There will be a design committee who will be carefully considering all product entries, with chosen products being selected and ordered by late march for delivery of end of June 2011.

Please note: all products suggested will be considered but not all will be chosen for the final LASSie range.

beautiful paintings for LASSie by a local artist

Register your interest by emailing the LASSie foundation with your product suggestions, sketches and price by February 28th, 2011. The design committee will consider all products and respond by email by 15th March 2011.

It’s such a fabulous opportunity to design something exclusive for a great cause.  Time to get our collective creative thinking caps on… any ideas? the inspiration is endless…


For more information on the LASSie creative retail project, please click here.

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  1. rossana says

    What a lovely idea! When I was in Malaysia it saddened me to see animals in so much need of TLC ..I will definitely apply since I’m traveling that part of the world this summer and such a great cause!

    February 3rd, 2011 | #

  2. Maria says

    What can I say Pia? You are for guarantee one of my biggest inspiration! So I have no words but to Thank you!
    ps. too many exclamation marks:-)

    February 3rd, 2011 | #

  3. Eva @ Four Leaf Clover says

    This sounds so amazing and right up my ally (if only my artistic side was as developed as my writing)! I can’t wait to see what comes of this.. please keep us updated, Pia!

    February 3rd, 2011 | #

  4. Mandy says

    I’m with Eva …. just wonderful, and yes please keep us updated !

    February 4th, 2011 | #

  5. Erin says

    Cool! I hope they do end up having an online boutique, I would love to buy something from them.

    February 4th, 2011 | #

  6. Deidre says

    Aw, what a cute kitty. I am loving the photos!

    February 6th, 2011 | #

  7. remedios says

    what a fantastic and inspiring concept! it perfectly melds two of the things i am most passionate about-design and animal welfare. i too cannot wait for more updates on it and hopefully an online store!

    February 6th, 2011 | #

  8. Eloise (Eloctre) says

    Oh cute, that cat is so cozy looking! You really captivated the warmth of the room, I feel roasty already! And is it just me or does that bottom picture look slightly like Tasmania, hehe.

    February 8th, 2011 | #

  9. Kathrin says

    I am so sorry that I am not a artist at all but will be glad to take part in this great project by buying!

    February 16th, 2011 | #

  10. Toemailer says

    What a great cause! We would be interested in promoting this at toemail.

    February 20th, 2011 | #

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