Mayamiko combines contemporary design with traditional African patterns and techniques.
Mayamiko works with, and helps to train, highly skilled seamstresses and tailors at their Fashion Lab in Malawi. They also work with artisans in Sri Lanka for their collection of hand-embroidered accessories.
Mayamiko operates on a Zero Waste commitment, repurposing any cutting room waste into new products. The workshop is run on solar power and they source the majority of their materials within a 20km radius of the ‘Fashion Lab’.
Mayamiko provides skills, training and job opportunities to marginalised communities in Malawi. For their up-cycled silk collection, they partnered with ethical workshop ‘Fiore all’Occhiello’ who provide stable employment for disadvantaged people, including refugees and asylum seekers.
For every garment sold, Mayamiko donates a minimum of £1 into The Mayamiko Trust. The Mayamiko Trust helps to fund various community initiatives in Malawi including skills workshops, micro-loan projects, and vocational programs such as bee keeping and solar power training.
Mayamiko garments are crafted by hand in their Fashion Lab in Malawi.
Mayamiko only works with natural materials including cotton, silk and wool.
Mayamiko is PETA-approved vegan.