Malaika was founded in 2004 by Margarita Andrade and Goya Gallagher who, after growing up in their native Ecuador, found themselves living and settling in Egypt. With a background in design and a keen interest in hand techniques such as embroidery, crochet and hand-drawn thread work they decided to utilize Egyptian cotton to produce top quality bed linens previously not available in the local market.


Malaika’s line reflects the passion for handmade items of both of its founders with an emphasis on quality and “social responsibility”. The collections aim to encompass a range of individual bed linen needs, from classic, delicate hand embroidery to simple contemporary designs. At the top range is the luxury collection, which revives ancient hand-drawn thread crafting techniques to create a distinct Malaika style.