I found Malaika on "good on you" and now got my first piece with this poncho. I love how super soft and cosy it feels! It fits perfectly. I'm looking forward to wearing it from now on. Thank you, Malaika for this wonderful, sustainable and stylish garment!
These leggings are super soft with a great fit. I like the touch of the bicycle tube design on the outer leg.
This is more of a sweater than a poncho, but no matter what you call it, this piece is absolutely lovely. It's soft, warm, elegant, comfortable, and well-made. It's not itchy in the slightest and I love the way that it cascades down the back. I wore it to a memorial service and felt cozy and elegant and comforted all at once.
I live in Chicago where the winter months can be very dry. My hands and feet usually suffer as a result. This year I’ve been using Malaika’s body butter on my hands and feet every evening and they’ve never been happier! You really only need to apply it once a day to see the results. And it smells amazing too.
I wore this top to my nephew's New Year's Eve wedding, and it sparkled and shone all night long! I love the fact it can be worn different ways. I chose to wear it with the shear side in front and the satin side in the back. It was super light and comfortable and very stylish--no slipping or sliding or readjustments needed after dancing. It was so well made--I will treasure this top for years and look for more opportunities to wear it. You can't beat the speedy customer service from Malaika New York!
It's only Monday, but this week has started out like last week! Frustration with people who don't do what they say they are going to do, poor customer service, and grouchy people everywhere! But today, I wore my Hex Tee, and it's the one thing I can count on.... always comfortable and cozy, beautifully crafted, and it makes me smile to know it's good for the environment and supports women entrepreneurs. Thanks, Malaika, for a bright spot in an otherwise insufferable day! I'll probably need to buy this in more colors if I have any more weeks like this!
So glad to have found this top. I love the colour and think it's perfect for days when I want to appear avant-garde. I will eventually be looking to order in another colour too!
I love love love these leggings. They are edgy, sustainable and cruelty free. I was a bit worried when I first received them as I couldn’t pull them up past my hips without the material making cracking sounds. I wrote to Malaika who promptly replied that they are made to stretch. So I tried again and they fit like a glove and are very flattering! I highly recommend these leggings.
I’m obsessed with this dress! I love the concept behind zero waste design, but the drape and fit of this piece is next level! The fabric hits and hangs in all the right places. It’s extremely comfortable and versatile. I love how I can dress it up and down.
Flattering, functional and sustainable. Once again, simple and elegant - the draping is masterful for which I am truly grateful.
I had been eyeing this dress for a while and decided to impulse buy it the other day. Now that I have it I'm upset I didn't buy it earlier! It's an incredible dress that not only feels comfortable, but also looks amazing. I get nothing but compliments every time I wear it. If you're looking for a comfortable dress that can be dressed up or down then look no further. This dress deserves all 5 stars!
Malaika is a fantastic zero waste designer & clothing maker. I have the Zero Vest Green, which is reversible, airy, and sharp! She has great sales and her eye for comfortable fashion is european yet city chic. I love it.. looking forward to adding more to my closet.
The Square Jacket can be worn multiple ways and I'm looking forward to having it on cooler days this fall and winter. Great for the office. A bit scratchy, so I'll wear long sleeves. I recommend it.
It is so glamorous but comfortable at the time that you can look fancy all day without need to get home to rest! So soft that you want to wear it all
Day. You can use it in different ways. It’s unique and beautiful
I couldn't decide what to order, but I wanted SOMETHING because I am so in love with the concept of this group of artisans. I ordered the Mystery Box, thinking there will be at least one thing I can wear.... and if I get the knitted cuff, I can always give it away. As it turns out, I *LOVE* the knitted cuff, and the earrings made from plastic bags are light, airy, and elegant. The clothing items (I got a skirt and a dress) are simple and elegant, versatile and sustainable. This is SUCH a great way to join the Malaika family. For a ridiculously low price, you can get an idea of the form, fit, and quality of the things available from Malaika, and they will leave you wanting more. Try one! You'll love the fun selection!
ZERO WASTE CLOTHING
Malaika New York is created for the women that care for the environment. Who wants to feel less stressed & look amazing on her everyday journey through life. Our clothes are made from triangles & rectangles to optimize our fabric use up to 98% leaving you with unique pieces you can't find elsewhere. Why? Because we want the planet that our kids inherit to be livable.
We are proud to be rated by Good On You. It gives us the hope that we together can change the world into a better & cleaner place.
Meet our founder
Malaika Boysen Haaning founded Malaika New York in 2014 while attending Parsons. The danish born, US based designer lives and breathes sustainability. She has mastered her craft of constructing zero waste concepts and innovative sewing techniques while growing her company that now expands to locations on the east & west coast of USA and beyond. She is very detail oriented & loves architecture which clearly shows in her design aesthetic. Her goal with Malaika New York is to give women the opportunity to feel comfortable yet modern wearing sustainable fashion. She says "Sustainable fashion should be cool and fun not bland". Malaika says "hej" Danish for "hi" :).
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