The Charitable "Cats Of The World" Purrzaar Will Leave You Feline Good
STORY: Ng Kai
15 March 2021
The meow-morable Cats of The World (COTW) Purrzaar is back on 10 and 11 April 2021 to celebrate all things feline!
COTW began in 2007 as a non-profit community project and a humble showcase of cat photos from around the world, and has grown to become an annual exhibition and purrzaar market - a veritable Mecca for cat lovers.
The best part: partial proceeds from the COTW Purrzaar market will be donated to Cat Welfare Society (a partner of COTW) to support their causes.
This latest edition of COTW at UltraSuperNew Gallery (book your tickets in advance!) will feature an Instagram cats exhibition, a fun Purrzaar market of talented makers and artists, cat-themed workshops and a cat adoption drive.
The 10 vendors at the cat-themed Purrzaar market are cat lovers and owners, and they will be showcasing their innovative one-of-a-kind cat designs and crafts for furry friends and their pawrents!
What's in store for you and your furkids: cat hammocks, fashion accessories, stationery, face masks and more.
Here's a rundown of what you can expect:
Amy Handmade Ceramics
Each ceramic art piece is handmade by Amy Woo to put a little bit of joy and happiness into your daily life. Look out for her limited collection of gorgeous ceramic cat brooches. Kawaii!
Cat Mama Shop
An online store by CWS, the Cat Mama Shop offers a wide range of kitty merchandise for both you and your feline friend - that's everything from T-shirts and tote bags to cat beds and toys.
Eat To Draw
Expect hand painted enamel mugs, cork coasters and pot holders adorned with cat artworks from artist Carlyn Law who also undertakes pet portrait commissions and conducts workshops.
Hang With Dora
A former fashion editor, Dora Aljoofri shares her love for craft through her intricate handmade macramé products and wall weavings. Look out for her uniquely designed cat hammocks and mini plant hangers at the Purrzaar. The hammocks are made from recycled cotton rope tightly woven to ensure resistance against scratching and clawing. They are great for your kitties to lounge, sleep, climb and play in, and include a 50cm round cushion with a removable cover.
Momshoo is a mother-and-daughter crafting team based in Singapore. Together, they stitch whimsical creations using needlework techniques of hand-sewing and knitting. Momshoo is all about handmade items that are slow-made and unique, designed to bring a smile to your day. They have specially created cat-themed pot holders and brooches, and other animal brooches, embroidered pouches, and cutlery pouches.
Oatsie’s Trunk is a husband and wife team where the husband draws meticulously and the wife sews lovingly. All designs are crafted by them with lots of TLC for everyone in mind. For the Purrzaar, they are introducing new items for you and your furkid. Look out for catnip cushy toys, hair ties, tie-knot headbands, scrunchies, mouse pad wrist rests and face masks - all featuring gorgeous kitty fabrics.
Purrballs is a story about a group of cats inspired by the beloved community cats residing in sunny Singapore. Find cat-themed collectibles, stationery and handmade accessories here.
Mu Yu Studio
This vendor is an artisanal woodcraft brand in Singapore that creates handmade jewellery, bags and lifestyle products, and conducts workshops. They aim to upcycle and create sustainable yet affordable series of jewellery and bags for the modern woman in the hope of minimising wastage and creating products that do not undercut and exploit workers.
Hobbyist crochet artist and mum of two, Susie Lo loves crafting with yarn to create cat-themed plushies. For the Purrzaar, she will be “cooking” up some cat cupcakes, kitten doughnuts and other yarn-made goodies.
Troops on Print
Featuring quirky, motivational quotes and illustrations, Troops On Print hopes to bring some positivity and happiness through their products which include face masks with cat designs, stickers and postcards.
Stand a chance to get your pawsome feline featured: Send your funny or cute cat entries to firstname.lastname@example.org with the Instagram handle by 21 March 2021 and stand a chance to be shortlisted.