From Malawi to London, Mafrika is an exciting new fashion brand, inspired by vibrant African textile patters and prints. Building a fusion of creativity and expertise across continents.
Mafrika offers high quality, exclusive products that are thematically sourced and produced in Malawi. A sustainable business that genuinely cared about people utilising local skills and generating employment, to delivering the finest product to the consumer.
Mafrika approaches each design with the aim to create beautifully cut garments that are wearable, versatile and enhance the dynamic colours and patterns used in African prints.
All fabrics are hand picked in local markets, working closely with a co-operative of female traders, in order to support the industry and the slowly decreasing demand for original African textiles.
Mafrika is aimed for fashion conscious consumers who believe in high quality, high fashion, current and conscience clothing. We offer exclusivity on prints selections to individual stockists and on exclusive made to order items.
Founder Sadia launched Mafrica after spending time in Malawi working for an ethical fashion charity.
After 18 months of training, developing and managing a fashion workshop in a deprived area of Malawi, she was able to recognise the skills and talent of local tailors first hand as well as the need for employment and development within the capital Lilongwe.
Sadia has worked in the UK fashion industry, as a designer, pattern cutter and garment technologist since graduating in 2005. Establishing her own ethical fashion brand seemed like the natural next step in her career.