The Lost Towel Project
THE LOST TOWEL PROJECT
It’s a truth universally acknowledged. A child will often lose a school bag, PE kit, lunchbox, swimming towel, goggles. You name it.
The Lost Towel Project was created in 2014 help parent's reduce perennial problem, and at the same time, benefit a very worthy cause.
The concept is very simple. For RM90 a parent can buy a high quality, ethically manufactured sports towel in the student’s school house-colour (currently the colours available are red, blue, green, yellow, orange and purple). The towel is then expertly embroidered with the child’s name by the Chin refugees from Myanmar. The towel arrives in a specially designed waterproof bag, with two compartments.
In late 2018, we were able to purchase two new embroidery machines made possible through a kind donation from Delivering Better Lives. This means we have the capacity to embroider more towels. NEWS FLASH - for a limited time, we are holding a sale, towels are currently on sale for RM75.
With these new machines we can now also embroider logos, so we are expanding our partner base from schools to include business, sport clubs, and health and wellness studios. We offer discounts for bulk orders. Get in touch if you'd like to learn more.
Every ringgit of profit from the towels is donated to the Chin women, via the United Nations recognised organisation, Mang Tha (meaning 'sweet dream' in Burmese), which is lead by and supports Chin women refugees living in Malaysia. The artisans at Mang Tha create and sell beautifully handcrafted items. The centre also runs training courses where the women learn these arts, empowering them to provide a better future for themselves and their families. TLTP further helps to support the community, funding projects to improve education and living conditions, and donating to Mang Tha.
TLTP is a community lead initiative, founded by Parents’ International Welfare Association of Kuala Lumpur (PINK) (now officially registered as The Lost Food Project) and is the sister project of The Lost Food Project, which aims to reduce food waste (and thereby greenhouse emissions) and feed the hungry and disadvantaged in Malaysia.