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Inspiration In The Everyday

July 28, 2016

It is indeed a strange and wonderful thing, inspiration. And exasperating too, sometimes! We can wait days and weeks and even years for inspiration to appear, or it can come in the blink of an eye.  For our second range, we wanted to focus on something all of us can identify with, something we do and practice on the daily. There were many sleepless nights (!), discarded ideas, duas and prayers. And then it occurred to us, how big a part the concept of Salam or Peace plays in our lives. The word Islam, itself, means peaceful and willing submission. We greet one another by wishing peace. And in a wider role, we wish for peace, the existence of an ideal society, Dar-As Salaam,... Continue Reading →

Baby Steps

June 20, 2015

We had the opportunity to open a booth at two conferences which took place recently at Putrajaya International Convention Centre, Putrajaya, Malaysia. First was Ilmfest, on 16th and 17th May. It was the first time we were showing our bags to the public, so it was quite nerve-wracking! In the end, though, it turned out to be a lovely experience as we met so many lovely visitors to the booth.     The second was the Being ME conference on 13th June 2015, a women only conference which this year is entitled Love, Aisha. Again, we had lots of fun meeting the other booth participants and were beginning to feel like old hands in the conference circuit (ha!) In the future,... Continue Reading →

And So It Begins

May 01, 2015

Welcome to the Hessa website! It’s been an interesting journey, from a teeny, tiny idea taking root and setting up camp in the brain and refusing to let go, all the way to this, the lovely realization of a dream. We wouldn’t change a single thing though, for hurdles and obstacles teach us that some things are worth it.   We hope to bring out something for everyone, from totes to slings to backpacks and everything in between. It might take a while though, so please bear with us. After all, good things come to those who wait!    In the meantime, we hope you like what we currently have on offer. All feedback and suggestions warmly welcomed, so write away!... Continue Reading →

Charity

CHARITY OF THE MONTH - JANUARY 2018

February 12, 2018

It's a new year, let's make it a fresh start and fill it with great intentions! :)) For January 2018, we have chosen Suka Society as our Charity of the Month. SUKA Society or Persatuan Kebajikan Suara Kanak-kanak Malaysia (SUKA) is a registered Non Governmental Organization established to protect and preserve the best interests of children. Their main focus right now is in three main areas, namely greater access to education for Orang Asli children, protecting and restoring women and child survivors of human trafficking and advocating for alternatives to detention for children affected by arrest and detention.   It's no wonder that they were awarded the United Nations Malaysia Award 2015 for their work. They run wonderful programmes to make sure... Continue Reading →

CHARITY OF THE MONTH - DECEMBER 2017

January 12, 2018

For the last month of the 2017, we chose Make-A-Wish Malaysia as our charity of the month. The Make-A-Wish charities around the world started in USA in 1980, but the Malaysian chapter began in 2010.   The charity helps children aged between 3-18 years suffering from life-threatening medical conditions to realize their wishes, hopes and dreams. Some wish to be a policeman or a princess for a day, and others wanted a day out at a special place (like dear litte Aisya Zahira (battling Suprasellar Germ Cell Tumour) at Legoland) :)      ... and little Luqman (battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia), who wanted to ride in a sports car :)))    And look at little Almas in her shiny red... Continue Reading →

CHARITY OF THE MONTH - NOVEMBER 2017

December 09, 2017

For the month of November 2017, RM10 from each bag sold was chanelled to Humanitatian Care Malaysia, or MyCare, and specifically to one of their 6 humanitarian agencies, Aqsa Syarif. MyCare is a non-proft organization, functioning as an umbrella for 6 agencies which previously worked independently. By joining forces, all humanitarian efforts can be united so that all potential, resources and expertise can be shared for the benefit of humanity. Established in 2010, Aqsa Syarif was formed by individuals passionate about the struggle to liberate al-Aqsa Mosque and Palestine. It has disbursed RM45 million worth of aid in 5 years, and is one of the key partners in a global fundraising initiative to rebuild Gaza.     If you would like... Continue Reading →

CHARITY OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2017

November 08, 2017

For the month of November 2017, we have chosen Insaf Malaysia, a Malaysian-based charity as our charity of the month. Upholding the mission of helping to improve the lives of vulnerable people the world over., who are at risk because of war, natural disasters, socio-economic crises or health emergencies, this charity has been providing aid since 2009. Their activities are varied, from helping distribute rice to the needy to providing eye screening to schoolchildren from needy families, to building tube wells for the poor in Bangladesh. If you'd like to learn more of their wonderful work, please visit their website or the Facebook page. Thanks to our October purchasers, may Allah accept your kindness and sadaqa. Continue Reading →

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