Join us for a fireside chat with Ariff Faisal and Haris Kamal, the co-founders of eco-conscious apparel brand, Kualesa as they share their journey of starting a sustainable business in Malaysia – their motivation, process and challenges – and how they are now scaling it regionally in countries like Singapore, Hong Kong and more. By the end of this talk, you’ll be inspired to set up a sustainable business of your own – we promise! This conversation will be facilitated by Kate Sarginson, Marketing Director of WEDGE, a boutique golf lounge and bar and founder of Studio Three Quills, a brand strategy and design company.
About the host and speakers
Founder of Studio Three Quills
Kate is the Founder of Studio Three Quills, supporting conscious and ambitious entrepreneurs and founders who are on a mission to do good, enabling them to reach their full potential through intentional and impactful brand strategy, brand design and photography.
In parallel, she is the Marketing Director for Wedge, a community-centred boutique golf lounge and bar. Driving the counter-culture of golf movement across Asia, Wedge is doing golf and all things differently with a focus on sustainable practices, and making golf more inclusive and accessible.
Kate has been in Malaysia for over 17 years, and has worked across branding, marketing and partnerships with a host of businesses from home-brown global brands, to start-ups. She believes we all go further together, and is passionate about bringing the best out in people and connecting positive individuals with powerful communities.
Founder & CEO, Kualesa
Ariff read Mechanical Engineering (MEng) at Imperial College in London. He then spent 5 years in management consulting with Bain & Company with primary focus in consumer products & private equity advisory. He is a keen footballer, tennis player, amateur golfer and surfing enthusiast.
Co-founder & COO, Kualesa
Haris read Chemical Engineering with Environmental Engineering (BEng) at The University of Nottingham. After a short stint in consulting with BCG, he spent a few years with Shopee spearheading the rapid growth of Shopee Supermarket through managing sales, inventory and merchandising. Haris plays football and tennis regularly and enjoys live music.