Subang Jaya – At a time when Malaysia is facing the Covid-19 dynamics, many sad stories are widely spread on social media, including the B40 group who are finding it increasingly difficult to continue their daily lives, as well as the story of frontliners who have to part with their families. treat and eradicate the epidemic of this disease.
More interesting is when they see this front-line team working hard to sew their own PPE shirt so that some only use plastic to produce the only shirt that is considered the most important as their work clothes today.
This situation has inspired Puan Nur Athirah Razali, a product innovator of D’Athirah Design Magic Ruler who once received a grant under the High Impact Program 6 (HIP 6) under the management of Yayasan Inovasi Malaysia (YIM).
D’Athirah Design Magic Ruler is a tool that makes sewing an additional income for the family. This ruler works to make it easier for sewing enthusiasts to draw sewing patterns faster and easier without confusing formulas and the use of various tools. By using this ruler, users can increase productivity, complete various stitching drawings and reduce 50% energy consumption in the production of stitching drawings.
As an innovator and also an individual who is skilled and experienced for more than 10 years in the field of sewing, Athirah feels called to provide services by using his innovative inspiration, D’Athirah Design Magic Ruler to help produce the PPE shirt.
Together with 18 students of D’Athirah Magic Sewing Academy, they continue to provide voluntary assistance to several hospitals around the Klang Valley. Meanwhile, Athirah also prioritized the safety of all her students in completing this PPE shirt by ensuring that Covid-19 prevention measures are complied with.
“I can honestly say, seeing this PPE shirt ready, sad and sad to see it because the importance of this shirt for our frontliners risked their lives to face this Covid-19,” said Athirah.
“My advice to other innovators out there, let’s work together to help the community and the government in this Covid-19 epidemic season by using our innovations, or as innovators let’s try to think for a moment where the social value of innovation we have produced over the years. I believe that every innovator who produces innovative products must think about the value and social impact in their respective innovations, “he added.
In line with the aspirations of YIM as an agency under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) in inculcating and cultivating innovation, MOSTI and YIM certainly support the efforts and contributions of grassroots innovators such as Mrs. Nur Athirah Razali, moreover the innovation products produced can ultimately benefit society effectively and inclusively, further realizing the desire to share common prosperity.