Made in México

MALOSA

Malosa was founded in Mexico in 2008. Our handmade goods come from all over Mexico: uniquely designed jewelry with precious stones, clothing embroidered by Mayan artisans, our hand pressed Panama hats made from premium quality materials, and more magical items in store that add a bohemian touch to your life. From our clothes for your closet to our hammocks for your living space, bring some Mexi-Bohemian touches to your life.

MALOSA COMPANY

The Malosa company is our way of bringing the healing power of Tulúm to you, wherever you may be. Whether that reaches you in the form of one of our wellness pop up events in the Malosa Art Gallery, or one of our beautiful, unique, fair trade pieces from our store, we want to spread the Malosa lifestyle rooted in the bohemian culture of Tulúm. Through unique designs by our creative director, Isabel Molina, and the ancient crafting techniques used by our artisans, Malosa reflects the Xamanic (Shamanic) culture so prevalent in the Mexican Caribbean.

 

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Fair Trade Slow Fashion is Our Mission

In Malosa we appreciate the labor and beauty of handmade pieces and we support slow fashion. We promote fair trade with Mayan communities and we work with them from our studio in Tulúm and throughout the Yucatán Peninsula.

We think that Mayan embroidery is an art and its our mission to support these talented women and bring a little of their Mayan culture into our designs. By purchasing our products you help indigenous women and their families.

The Malosa team also curates art pieces from other countries with the same bohemian vibe, incorporating these pieces to our own collections. We believe our designs should help support designers and artisans, and promote talent from different cultures and countries to preserve ancient techniques of weaving and sewing from places like Peru, Colombia, Guatemala, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, and native American tribes. We honor their heritage and ancient cultures, by trying to preserve their art so that it may reach future generations.

What is fair trade?

Fair trade isn’t just a phrase that’s tagged onto bags of coffee beans to get them to sell better. It’s the business practice of ethically sourcing the goods that we sell in our store. We don’t take advantage of our artisans because of the word and care that goes into the construction and embroidery of the clothes, hats, and everything else available in our catalog. By buying from a brand like Malosa, you are supporting the indigenous artisans our store would not exist without.

What is slow fashion?

Slow fashion is the remedy to fast fashion’s disastrous impact on the environment, global manufacturing, and the fashion industry. Where fast fashion sources cheap materials, cuts labor costs in the form of unskilled craftsmanship and unsafe work environments, and gets it to the customer the week that they ordered a six dollar shirt that only cost twenty cents to manufacture, slow fashion does in the opposite direction.

Slow fashion sources its materials in an environmentally friendly, ethical way with the customer in mind. Our animal products come from vintage pieces so no extra damage is done to ecosystems in the name of new fur pelts, we source the fibers for our hats from sustainably grown crops of toquilla and rice, and our unique garments are made in small batches with the utmost care. Sure, it takes a little bit longer to have them made from start to finish, but the lasting quality of our products make it the best way for us to operate.

Isabel Molina

Founder

Creative Director

La Malosa

Isabel @la_malosa grew up in the Yucatán Peninsula and after years living and travelling around the world finally settled in Tulúm for a while. She now lives part-time in both Tulum and Chicago, occasionally escaping to Miami when it gets too cold. Her goal is to curate a chic bohemian lifestyle and put it all together under one brand.

On November 2020 Isabel opened the first @malosatulum boutique in the United States; and this spring 2021, the Malosa team will open at next door location, the Art Venue: @malosagallery at Lake View, Chicago, to hold art exhibitions from local and international artists, always with the focus by supporting creativity and making pop ups to promote music, art, fashion and culture.

 

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