Aidilfitri costumes for cats selling like ‘hot cakes’

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KUALA LUMPUR: Aidilfitri attire for felines is creating a frenzy among netizens after a local company introduced its special line of Baju Melayu and songkok for cats.

Meowku Enterprise owner Mohammad Affan Aizat Anuar, 27, told FMT that initially, he planned to produce 10 pairs of Baju Melayu each week, but had to double their efforts to 20 per week due to the tremendous demand.

The Baju Melayu costs RM60 while the songkok cost RM10, he said and added that the attire is custom-tailored based on the size of the cat.

Affan, who is also a graduate in mechanical engineering, said their orders come from customers across the country and even neighbouring countries such as Singapore and Brunei.

“We even got orders after Raya. We never expected such a great response.

Affan’s business operations are aided by his partner, Nur Athirah Ahmad, 24 and his mother, Rosnani Abdul Ghani, 57.

Nur Athirah is in charge of producing songkok for cats and marketing the product, while his mother Rosnani is in charge of sewing Baju Melayu for cats and the delivery of the products.

“Our business is online-based. When there’s an order, I will purchase the cloth and return to Kuantan so that my mum could sew the attire.”

The Baju Melayu costs RM60 while the songkok cost RM10, he said and added that the attire is custom-tailored based on the size of the cat.

Nur Athirah said that the idea of attire for felines came about during last year’s Aidilfitri.

“Last Raya, Affan’s family wanted to take a Raya picture with his cat. But everyone was dressed in Raya attire except the cat.

“That’s why we thought of making these clothes for cats. We didn’t expect it to go viral.

“Many thought it was funny at first but I didn’t expect such a huge demand for this kind of attire.”