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.
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.
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.