Collection: Malaika Cotton

Location of artisan makers: Kenya

Malaika Cotton make relaxed loungewear to be worn day, noon, night and forever inspired by creatives and aesthetics from around the world. Founders Ida and Mick met in New York in 2004 before parting ways. Ida went on to open a hotel on the Kenyan coast and Mikaela pursued her passion in design and textile in Stockholm. A few years later they reconnected in Kenya. With their shared interest in sustainability and goal to create jobs and the perfect versatile beach coverup, Malaika Cotton was founded. Malaika Cotton aims to support local businesses – on both large and small scales – in becoming sustainable. All products are handmade, recycled with fair conditions from Kenya.

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Handmade using organic cotton and local or upcycled materials including brass, sisal and wool.


Made in collaboration with a range of artisans, craftsmen and collectives in Kenya.


Supporting local business; all leftover material is incorporated into new collections to minimise waste.

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