FOCUS ON CRAFT: Malaika Linens - Luxury and Sustainability

FOCUS ON CRAFT: Malaika Linens - Luxury and Sustainability

In this edition of FOCUS ON CRAFT, we travel to Egypt to explore Malaika, a company that weaves together exquisite bed linens with a commitment to social empowerment. Founded in 2004 by Margarita Andrade and Goya Gallagher, Malaika's story is one of cultural fusion, artistic passion, and a desire to make a positive impact.

From Ecuador to Egypt: A Blend of Traditions

Margarita and Goya's journey began in their native Ecuador, where they developed a love for design and traditional crafts. Upon settling in Egypt, they were struck by the beauty of Egyptian cotton, renowned for its softness and durability. However, they saw a gap in the market for high-quality, hand-embroidered bed linens. This sparked the creation of Malaika, a brand that would combine their design expertise with the rich textile heritage of Egypt.

Luxury with a Heart

Malaika's dedication to quality is evident in their use of the finest 320-thread-count Egyptian cotton percale. This luxurious fabric provides a soft, breathable canvas for their exquisite hand-embroidered designs. From intricate Ajour thread work to delicate floral patterns, each piece is a testament to the exceptional craftsmanship of their artisans.

Empowering Women, One Stitch at a Time

At the heart of Malaika's philosophy lies a deep commitment to social responsibility. They empower local women by teaching them the art of hand embroidery, a valuable skill that provides them with a source of income and economic independence. This training program not only preserves a cherished tradition but also fosters a sense of community and pride among the artisans.

More Than Just Bed Linens

Malaika offers a complete sleep sanctuary experience. Beyond their signature bed linens, they create a variety of hand-embroidered homeware pieces, including throws, pillowcases, and table linens. Each piece is imbued with the same level of craftsmanship and carries the story of the empowered women who created it.

A Beautiful Night's Sleep with a Purpose

Choosing Malaika isn't just about indulging in luxurious linens; it's about supporting a brand that empowers lives and preserves cultural heritage. With every purchase, you contribute to a sustainable business model that fosters economic opportunity and celebrates the beauty of handcrafted artistry.

At Soroka London, we are proud to offer a curated selection of Malaika's exquisite bed linens and homeware. Experience the difference of luxury with a conscience and discover the beauty of Malaika's creations.