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Volkswagen dan Tarik Jeans Lancar Koleksi ‘Modern Nostalgia’

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) telah menjalin kerjasama dengan jenama pakaian denim jalanan tempatan, Tarik Jeans dalam usaha mengumpul dana dan meningkatkan kesedaran mengenai Malayan Tapir yang kini diancam kepupusan. Inisiatif itu dilaksanakan menerusi pelancaran kapsul koleksi “Modern Nostalgia” yang eksklusif. Koleksi itu dilancarkan hari ini dan sudah boleh dibeli.

Koleksi edisi terhad “Modern Nostalgia” menampilkan elemen-elemen penting kedua-dua jenama tersebut. Model-model ikonik dan moden Volkswagen digabungkan bersama elemen rekaan vintaj dan klasik tempatan. Koleksi itu terdiri daripada pelbagai barangan seperti kemeja-T, topi, bandana, beg tote, rantai kunci dan pelekat pakaian.

Pengarah Urusan VPCM, Erik Winter nyata teruja kerana dapat berkolaborasi dengan Tarik Jeans untuk inisiatif ini. “Tunjang utama Volkswagen adalah kelestarian. Kumpulan Volkswagen telah banyak melabur ke dalam usaha ini menerusi lebih 500 projek kelestarian di seluruh dunia. Kami berbesar hati kerana berpeluang memainkan peranan dalam projek yang penuh makna ini. Sudah pasti, kami tidak akan berhenti di sini dan terus mencari jalan untuk menyumbang ke arah perubahan yang lebih baik.

“Malayan Tapir merupakan spesis terancam di sini, selain harimau Malaya, gajah Borneo dan orangutan. Sebagai ‘penjaga hutan hujan’, tapir memainkan peranan penting dalam mengekalkan kepelbagaian biologikal habitat.  Ini kerana ia membantu menyebar dan menyuburkan benih yang amat diperlukan untuk pertumbuhan pokok-pokok,” katanya.

Menurut Pengasas dan Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Tarik Jeans, Afiq Iskandar, “Malayan Tapir sentiasa menjadi sebahagian daripada estetika rekaan Tarik. Jadi ia telah ditambah menjadi logo jenama (tambahan kepada logo utama mamak ‘teh tarik’) – kedua-duanya dicipta selari dengan falsafah jenama kami. Bagi meraikan ulang tahun ke-10 Tarik, kami berbangga kerana dapat bekerjasama dengan sebuah jenama automotif yang inovatif seperti Volkswagen.

“Sebagai satu kapsul koleksi, ‘Modern Nostalgia’ banyak berkisar tentang model-model Volkswagen dan kecenderungan Tarik terhadap skim rekaan retro-futurism Malaysia.”

Barangan daripada koleksi “Modern Nostalgia” boleh didapati di laman web Volkswagen dan Tarik Jeans, Shopee, Zalora dan di semua pengedar sah Volkswagen di seluruh negara. Sebanyak 50 peratus daripada jualan kempen ini akan disalurkan ke Hutan Simpan Kenaboi, Negeri Sembilan pada Hari Tapir Sedunia, 27 April depan.

Malayan tapir merupakan satu-satunya spesis tapir yang hidup di kepulauan Sumatra, Semenanjung Malaysia dan Selatan Thailand serta mempunyai corak badan yang tersendiri. Tapir mempunyai jangka hayat sehingga 30 tahun, tetapi pembangunan tapak pertanian, pembalakan, diburu untuk dijadikan makanan dan penyeludupan secara haram telah membuatkan jumlahnya semakin berkurangan. Dianggarkan kini hanya terdapat kurang 3,000 ekor tapir sahaja yang tinggal.

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English version:

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) has teamed up with local denim streetwear brand, Tarik Jeans to raise funds and awareness for the endangered Malayan Tapir with an exclusively designed capsule collection, “Modern Nostalgia”. The collection officially launches today and is now available for purchase.

The limited edition “Modern Nostalgia” collection features key elements from both brands, where modern and iconic Volkswagen models are married with local classic and vintage design elements. The collection comprises of a variety of items such as T-shirts, caps, bandanas, tote bags, key chains and clothing patches.

Erik Winter, Managing Director of VPCM expressed delight in being able to partner with Tarik Jeans on this cause. “A key pillar for Volkswagen is sustainability, and the group is investing heavily in this cause with over 500 sustainability projects worldwide. We are pleased to play our part in this meaningful project, and we will certainly not stop here as we will continue to explore ways to contribute to making a difference.”

“The Malayan Tapir is an endangered species here, together with the Malayan tigers, Borneo elephants or orangutans. As ‘gardeners of the rainforest’, the tapir plays a crucial role in maintaining the biological diversity of their habitat as they help disperse and fertilize seeds much needed for the reproduction of trees,” he added.

According to Afiq Iskandar, Founder and CEO of Tarik Jeans, “The Malayan Tapir has always been part of the Tarik design aesthetics so much so that it was added as the brand’s logo (in addition to the main logo of the mamak ‘teh tarik’) – both created along the lines of our brand philosophy. In commemorating Tarik’s 10th year anniversary, we are honoured to partner with an innovative global automotive brand such as Volkswagen. ‘Modern Nostalgia’ as a capsule collection speaks a lot about the archetypal Volkswagen models and Tarik’s penchant for the retro-futurism Malaysian design scheme”.

Merchandise from the “Modern Nostalgia” collection can be purchased on Volkswagen’s and Tarik Jeans’ website, Shopee, Zalora and at all Volkswagen authorized dealers nationwide. A total of 50 percent of all proceeds generated from the sales of this campaign will be donated to the Kenaboi Forest Reserve in Negeri Sembilan on World Tapir Day this 27th April.

The Malayan tapir is the only Asian species native to the island of Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia and Southern Thailand with a distinctive coat pattern. The tapir has a lifespan of up to 30 years, but agricultural developments and deforestation, being hunted for food and sport and illegal animal trafficking have resulted in an alarming decrease in their numbers. It is estimated that there are only less than 3,000 of them left.

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