Kala Pata

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Another stationery company I’ve been meaning to write about for some while…

Kala Pata, founded by graphic designer Amreen Rahman, is an affordable stationery brand inspired by the sights and colours of Singapore. The line’s Singapura collection is inspired “by the quirky little shops along Joo Chiat Road, the array of colourful shophouses on Arab Street, Peranekan utensils from my favourite restaurant, and the quaint kopitiam on Killiney Road,” says Amreen. Kala Pata’s products include greeting cards, iPhone covers, notebooks, wrapping paper, and boxes.

The brand’s name, Kala Pata, translates  to “banana leaf” in Bengali, and is a nod to Amreen’s South Asian heritage, as are the names of many of her products (i.e. Blue Padma [blue lotus] Wrapping Sheets, which I love).

Kala Pata is currently stocked at the Peranakan Museum gift shop, the Singapore Art Museum gift shop, the National Museum of Singapore gift shop, and Haystakt, Jooix and  Naiise.

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