Alongside modelling, former beauty queen Deborah Henry contributes her time and effort to champion the lives of the marginalised communities in Malaysia. It all started when the model cum TV host hosted a documentary on refugees for UNHCR and wanting to do more for the community, she co-founded Fugee School for refugee children and adolescents.

Staying true to her mission, the model of Indian and Irish descent realised the need to seek for minds alike in help of sourcing income and expanding help to a wider community of refugees in Malaysia. With that, Deborah recently launched Fugeelah – a start-up offering lifestyle accessories collections crafted by the children with stories to tell.

Image by: Fugeelah

Fugeelah’s accessories are inspired by the crafts of Fugee School students who boast various culture, stories and life journeys to share through their art. Involving the students in every process from conceptualisation to craftsmanship, production and marketing, the debut collection of Fugeelah presents a comprehensive selection of jewelry, two scarves and a clutch.

In effort to support the good cause behind Fugeelah, the founders of local brand Frankitas Design and The Batik Boutique offered help with zero cost charged on the designs and production process, coaching the kids of Fugee School the art of producing the collection.

The accessories by Fugeelah are priced between RM75 and RM180. Those who are interested may pop Frankitas Gallery upon appointment in Damansara Heights. To support the meaningful brand and cause, dial up 017-378-7070 or purchase the accessories and jewelry pieces through Fugeelah’s Instagram page.

Krystle Wong
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