Malai in The Hindu Weekend

We were pleased to be interviewed by lovely Rosella Stephen earlier this week. As an outcome of our conversation there is now an article in the weekend edition of The Hindu newspaper ( 15/12/2018) Yay! Pictures of products made by Eva Klabalova, Kazeto and Playbag are featured...

The Patriot article

MATERIAL LIFE BY HARKIRAT KAUR ON NOVEMBER 22, 2018 Malai is a bio-composite material made from bacterial cellulose grown on agricultural waste sourced from the coconut industry in Southern India. It is sustainable and organic, a great substitute for leather. Read more here. ...

Insidecor article

Insidecor is an internet platform dedicated to spreading word about everything great happening in design world. This platform is based in Czech Republic and really, it would be difficult to sum up all the areas it covers in one sentence. You'd better check it out...

Interview with Fibre2Fashion

Built with an aim to bolster and serve the textile fraternity, Fibre2Fashion Pvt. Ltd is a market driven B2B portal that marked its existence in the year 2000 and since then, has consistently been growing leaps and bounds. Here is the interview Fibre2Fashion conducted with us...

Workshop with UTB Zlin

During the month of October we had a unique opportunity to conduct a 2-days long workshop with students of Footwear Design at the Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic. We spent 2 lovely days talking about sustainability, materials, Indian cuisine and experimented a lot. Malai...

Malai coconut board at CLAF Prague

Czech Labels and Friends is a space concentrating on bringing together  Czech and Slovak fashion. This concept store / gallery is situated in Chodov, Prague with more than 100 brands and designers who respect craft, enjoy creating and who think not only about themselves but...

Malai at Designblock Prague

October 2018 was a busy busy time for us at Malai. Lot of collaborations with exciting brands happened and we were so happy we found designers and brands open-minded enough and willing to experiment with new materials. From 25th till 29th of October we exhibited at...

Malai at LDF

We were honoured to show with All Things in Between Collective at the London Design Festival in September 2018. All Things in Between is a collective formed in 2015 by Daniela Toledo, Zuzana Gombosova and Dawn Bendick, this year joined by Berlin-based designed Sophie Rowley. Malai joined...

Dolce vita with Malai

An article called Progress covering story of Malai and its founders Zuzana and Susmith. Thank you for supportive words and for keeping your fingers crossed for our development! :-) Article published in July's Issue of printed Dolce Vita magazine in czech language. Read the online version here....

Malai at SLOU.cz

SLOU.cz is a project initiated by Kamila Boudova a sustainable fashion expert and educator based between Prague and Paris. Slou days is an event organised twice a year. It offers its visitor a glance and interaction with the alternative fashion scene, provides educational courses and workshops...

Playbag wallet

Playbag is fresh accessories brand based in Zlin, Czechia. It designs and makes purses, wallets, backpacks and more using wide range of materials. Playbag made a prototype of a wallet from Malai and is currently testing it :-) Look at the post => here <= ...

Do you know where to find our samples?

We are actively communicating  with world's leading material libraries in order to bring Malai closer to you. You can find our samples in Czech Republic, Holland, France, China, USA, Spain, UK and India in these libraries :   Materio Prague  http://www.materioprague.cz/en/ Materio Paris  https://materio.com/ Material Lab London ...

Material Times with Malai

We're so happy this interview is out! We love Material Times and we're proud of the wonderful work it does. Material Times is Czech/ English printed as well as online magazine about Material Innovation, Design, Art and Architecture published by Materio Prague in Czech Republic. So...

Malai is in!

Our story for featured in Czechia's leading newspaper Lidove Noviny. You can find the story online here. Thanks to Eva Hlinovska, Honza Zima and Lucie Janku for a great day! ...

Forbes 30under30 Slovakia

Hello everybody! Magazine Forbes compiles a list of 30 most most promising talents under 30 years old every year. This year, our co-founder Zuzana has been listed as one of Slovakia 's 30 under 30! What a great news! Read more about talents from Slovakia for the ear...

Profile of the week

We're happy to be featured at the Platform mag, an exciting and engaging Indian arts & design magazine. Platform covers the most interesting stories in the world of Indian photography, design, arts and performance, we're so glad it exists! Don't miss Platform's conversation with Zuzana, our...

Conversation with Fair Trunk

Fairtrunk is a social enterprise and a marketplace for ethical brands. It is on a mission to cultivate an eco-system to promote and support sustainable fashion & lifestyle brands in India. We had a lovely chat with Fairtrunk recently and we hope to list our products...

Peta approved

hey there! We are happy to announce that Malai materials have been reviewed and approved by PETA and are 100% vegan! People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 6.5 million members and supporters. PETA focuses...

We are launching!

Hey there! Exciting times for us have come and we are happy to announce we are officially launching Malai as a company and a brand. We have relocated into our new address in Kerala, India where we are currently setting up a new studio and manufacturing unit...