With the holy month of Ramadan almost here, Malaysian fashion retailer FashionValet has brought back its free-to-list online platform for local businesses.
This year, FV Bazaar is said to be bigger and better, with new additions of fashion vendors – on top of food and beverage. Malaysians can order their favourite Raya cookies and fashion finds across Malaysia on the platform.
“If there’s one thing that we always look forward to during the fasting month, it’s the Ramadan bazaars – the food, drinks and not forgetting the baju raya shopping! However, the past year has not been easy
for many businesses due to the pandemic," says Aliesha Nadira, project manager of FV Bazaar.
"As a platform that connects communities together, we knew we needed to do our part. We are bringing FV Bazaar back this year and we’ve decided to open it up to more categories. When we started FV Bazaar last year, it was mainly focused on F&B, but this year it is even more special as we are opening the platform to fashion vendors as well.”
Last year, FV Bazaar reportedly listed more than 4,000 local home cooks, bakers and F&B operators from various states on FashionValet at zero fees.
The initiative was launched to help boost the sales of local food vendors that had been heavily impacted by the Movement Control Order (MCO), which was imposed to curb the spread of the pandemic.
“Ramadan is and will always be a meaningful time to share our rezeki," Aliesha notes. "In light of this, we are delighted to announce the return of FV Bazaar, adding fashion vendors into the mix."
Ramadan is usually a time where the Muslim communities in Malaysia would prepare for their Raya celebrations. The bazaar Ramadan is seen as something not to be missed and hold a significant value to this yearly affair.
Ultimately, the Ramadan period brings families, friends and communities closer together regardless of race and religion.