Slow Fashion is an awareness and approach to fashion, which considers the processes and resources required to make clothing, particularly focusing on sustainability. It involves buying better-quality garments that will last for longer and values fair treatment of people, animals and the planet.
Malaika focuses on quality over quantity with its ultimate movement “unity through diversity”; combining various ethnical backgrounds as well as provenance giving more value to fabrics that are 100% Linen, 100% Cotton, 100% silk: some Shantung and some Dupion Silk, excellent for the summer.
Batiks on 100% Cotton and 100% Rayon come from the ancient Malay roots of AMBA “To Write” and TITIK “Dots” giving that touch of exotic places….all of which are remnants collected over the years and innumerable voyages around the world between Africa, Indonesia, USA and Europe.
The Designer’s true life story told this way:
there are 2 Coats, known as Lounge Jackets or shirt Jackets (can be buttoned up and worn as dress), comfortable and soft; High-waisted Pants above waist line for elegance with folded bottom wide-legs; a
jumpsuit, known as a one-piece silhouette that flatters all body types and can be paired with anything….and 2 chemises; perfectly warm and delicate.
"Art has the power to bridge and unite"
Every piece is hand painted with Deka Permanent fabric paints for white and light-coloured fabrics. The colours are non-toxic, water-based and washfast up to 60°C once heat set for 3 minutes with a hot iron, on the reverse of the hand-painted fabric.
These brightly coloured fabric paints are ideal for all natural fabrics and fibres including cotton, linen, silk and viscose painted, stamped or printed. Fabrics have a soft and flexible feel once the paint has been set by ironing on the reverse for 3 minutes.
All these procedures above have been thoroughly followed by the Designer.
Recommended professional cleaning.