We are the Malaika Collective

In 2022, we will be opening a safe, collaborative & creative haven for Black creatives and entrepreneurs:

We are Malaika Collective

We are the world’s first lifestyle & fashion brand that cultivates conversation and community about the histories and cultures of the Pan-African diaspora. From our African-inspired fashion spreads to our carefully-curated online threads, our goal is to get you to discover your efiɛ, your nyumbani… your home.   

"Hariri"

Introducing our 100% silk collection, "Hariri", which means "Silk" in Swahili.
"Body Love" Silk Scarf
"Body Love" Silk Scarf
"Body Love" Silk Scarf

"Body Love" Silk Scarf

Regular price $65.00 Sale price $55.00
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-8 in stock

BODY LOVE SCARF

Looking for something to make you stand out? Want to celebrate your body without shame? 

You can do just that in this super-soft scarf designed by Malaika!

In a world where we are constantly shamed, this design serves as a reminder for us to love on our vessels unapologetically. Regardless of your size and shape, you should be constantly celebrated and loved -- this design is a reminder for just that.

“Hariri”, meaning “silk” in Swahili, is our first 100% silk collection created for us, by us.

PRE-ORDERS WILL BEGIN TO SHIP MAY 13TH-20TH

Why You Need This
As a symbol of femininity, the scarf is the ultimate chic fashion accessory oozing sophistication and elegance. As well as being a much-adored fashion accessory they also provide comfort, protection, and modesty. Whether one is wearing one as a fashion statement or as a belt, wrist tie, or handbag accessory, a silk scarf should be a permanent fixture in every woman’s wardrobe.

Each scarf tells its own story. Each scarf celebrates the beauty and diversity of black women across the diaspora.
How to care
Silk is a very delicate fabric, but you can keep them looking their best for a long time. Can be done by hand or by machine. Use a mild detergent to wash the scarfs - never wash with chlorine bleach. Always dry away from direct sunlight and never use a tumble dryer, as the high temperature may destroy it.

Features

  • Soft & lightweight
  • Printed
  • Care Instructions: Machine wash cold, gentle cycle
  • Style: Hair scarf
  • 100% silk scarf with machine-hemmed edges
  • Made in Italy
  • Measures 90cm x 90cm | This silk scarf is hand-rolled, the dimensions indicated may vary.
  • Dry clean or hand wash

 

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"Black Beauty" Silk Scarf
"Black Beauty" Silk Scarf
"Black Beauty" Silk Scarf

"Black Beauty" Silk Scarf

Regular price $65.00 Sale price $55.00
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-5 in stock

"Black Beauty" Silk Scarf

This one is a winner when you feel like something's missing with your outfit. Wear this vibrant scarf around your neck or loop it around your bag to elevate your look. Made with that oh-so-luxurious feel we know you love, it will definitely make you feel feminine and elegant.

"Black Beauty" is an ode to black women across the African continent and throughout the diaspora. Rep your pride and wear your crown.

PRE-ORDERS WILL BEGIN TO SHIP MAY 13TH-20TH

Why You Need This
As a symbol of femininity, the scarf is the ultimate chic fashion accessory oozing sophistication and elegance. As well as being a much-adored fashion accessory they also provide comfort, protection, and modesty. Whether one is wearing one as a fashion statement or as a belt, wrist tie, or handbag accessory, a silk scarf should be a permanent fixture in every woman’s wardrobe.

Each scarf tells its own story. Each scarf celebrates the beauty and diversity of black women across the diaspora.

How to care
Silk is a very delicate fabric, but you can keep them looking their best for a long time. Can be done by hand or by machine. Use a mild detergent to wash the scarfs - never wash with chlorine bleach. Always dry away from direct sunlight and never use a tumble dryer, as the high temperature may destroy it.

Features

  • Soft & lightweight
  • Printed
  • Care Instructions: Machine wash cold, gentle cycle
  • Style: Hair scarf
  • 100% silk scarf with machine-hemmed edges
  • Made in Italy
  • Measures 90cm x 90cm | This silk scarf is hand-rolled, the dimensions indicated may vary.
  • Dry clean or hand wash
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"24 Karat" Silk Scarf
"24 Karat" Silk Scarf
"24 Karat" Silk Scarf

"24 Karat" Silk Scarf

Regular price $65.00 Sale price $55.00
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-6 in stock

"24 Karat" Silk Scarf

Add a touch of luxury to your cold-weather looks with this beautifully crafted silk scarf. This fun scarf is perfect to add a splash of color to any outfit and this design is inspired by the nostalgically iconic door knocker nameplate earrings, patterned across a red background, these are a staple to Black culture.

The use of the finest materials makes it a high-quality garment with an extra-soft finish. It will look great when knotted at the neck or draped around your shoulders to instantly add a chic finish to any outfits like jeans or an evening dress

PRE-ORDERS WILL BEGIN TO SHIP MAY 13TH-20TH

Why You Need This
As a symbol of femininity, the scarf is the ultimate chic fashion accessory oozing sophistication and elegance. As well as being a much-adored fashion accessory they also provide comfort, protection, and modesty. Whether one is wearing one as a fashion statement or as a belt, wrist tie, or handbag accessory, a silk scarf should be a permanent fixture in every woman’s wardrobe.

Each scarf tells its own story. Each scarf celebrates the beauty and diversity of black women across the diaspora.

How to care
Silk is a very delicate fabric, but you can keep them looking their best for a long time. Can be done by hand or by machine. Use a mild detergent to wash the scarfs - never wash with chlorine bleach. Always dry away from direct sunlight and never use a tumble dryer, as the high temperature may destroy it.

Features

  • Soft & lightweight
  • Printed
  • Care Instructions: Machine wash cold, gentle cycle
  • Style: Hair scarf
  • 100% silk scarf with hand-rolled edges
  • Made in Italy
  • Measures 90cm x 90cm | This silk scarf is hand-rolled, the dimensions indicated may vary.
  • Dry clean or hand wash
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Who we are:

We created Malaika Collective to foster a multicultural home for Black and Brown people from all parts of the African diaspora and allies alike. Malaika Collective creates and celebrates the fabric of home -- the one we’re born into and the one we create in community.

Is Malaika Apparel the same as the Malaika Collective?

Yes and no. While we will continue to bring you the latest conscious threads, we will slowly be transitioning our brand name to the Malaika Collective. Malaika Apparel Co. (the Co. stands for “Collective”) will now be housed under the Malaika Collective brand. Malaika Collective represents an expansion of Malaika Apparel, which will include our other digital and cultural ventures.

WAYS TO STYLE YOUR SILK:

Accessorize your fave bag
Wear as a cute halter
Style your good hair day
Tie as a headwrap
Simple, neck accessory
Slide on as a head tie
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In Summer 2022, The Malaika Collective will be opening our first flagship location.

This space will double as a retail location & immersive, membership-based innovation hub for Black creators and entrepreneurs.

From interactive educational walls to a kitchen that prepares Afro-fusion inspired dishes, our location will feature a co-working + co-creation space along with a separate event space to host events celebrating the heart, culture and traditions of Brooklyn. Our co-creation space will be available to the members of our community to create art that centers on the education of traditional African & Black Diasporan cultures, experiences & forms of representation.

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