Malulu’s Masai Dog Coats

Malulu’s Masai Dog Coats

Malulu Dog Coat - Samburu Sun Medium (www.malulu.co.uk) - photo by Bridget Davey Photography

Malulu Dog Coat – Samburu Sun Medium (www.malulu.co.uk) – photo by Bridget Davey Photography

New just in – as worn by Alfie Fashion Dog!

Malulu’s handmade Dog Coats are inspired by the vibrant colours of the Masai.

Handmade from traditional Masai material, these coats are not only fun and fashionable, but practical and durable too.  Alfie Fashion Dog just loves his!

Each coat is made from the wonderfully bright traditional Masai Shuka material.  Lined with warm fleece to keep you best four legged friend warm, there also is a pocket on every coat to keep those all imprtant ‘poop bags’  close to hand when you need them.  In addition there is a specific hole at the base of the coat’s collar for the lead to go through.


The Influence of the Masai Warriors

Masai Warrior wearing the traditional Shuka - www.malulu.co.ukMalulu’s dog coats have been inspired by Masai ‘Shukas’ – the traditional garment worn by the Masai.  This is a long piece of material which they drape around themselves.

This material is woven from cotton in a variety of different patterns and colours, whose patterns date back to the introduction of tartan by the British army in the 19th century.

The influence of tartan can clearly be seen in these designs, which the Masai made their own with the use of much brighter colours and a warm African twist.

Malulu Dog Coat - Twiga Large (www.malulu.co.uk) - photo by Bridget Davey Photography

Malulu Dog Coat – Twiga Large (www.malulu.co.uk) – photo by Bridget Davey Photography

These fabulous handmade Masai Dog Coats are now available at Malulu’s shop at Indie-Mart Brighton16-17 North Street, Brighton, and and online shop via Malulu’s website: http://www.malulu.co.uk/shop.  Sizes vary from small for a chihuahua, medium for a jack russell and large for a cocker spaniel.

More information coming soon – so watch this space!  Until then, please email info@malulu.co.uk for more details.


Malulu Dog Coat - Twiga and Samburu Sun Medium (www.malulu.co.uk) - photo by Bridget Davey Photography

Malulu Dog Coat – Twiga and Samburu Sun Medium (www.malulu.co.uk) – photo by Bridget Davey Photography

Bridget Davey Photography

Are you loving these fabulous pictures too?  Wish that you could have some amazing photos of your dog, but can never get them to keep still for long enough?

All photos have been taken by Bridget Davey Photography, a professional dog and pet photographer who has the experience and talent to bring out the best in your dog to create a lasting memory you can treasure forever.

Contact Bridget now on 07540 846 581 or email her on bridget@bridgetdavey.com for all your pet portraiture enquiries.


Alfie Fashion Dog Wears Malulu’s Masai Dog Coat

Keeping up with the latest fashions is one of the many pass-times that Alfie loves, along with cuddles and general ‘puppy-dog’ fun whilst hanging out with his mummy at Next Management model agency.   He looks so dapper in his new Malulu Masai Dog Coat, he loves it!  Thank very much to Amanda for her support.

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Pop-Up Shop Opening in Brighton October 2015

Malulu’s Shop Comes to Brighton!

IMG_8889Our first pop-up shop will be opening in Brighton on Friday 2nd October at Indie-Mart, a brand new emporium located at the freshly renovated 16-17 North Street, Brighton.

This is Brighton’s main shopping parade with the clock towner at one end and the iconic Brighton Pavilion a stone’s throw away just over the road at the bottom.

Handmade Resin Large Salad Bowl & Servers (Close Up) - Chillies & Pepper Corns (Malulu)

So come and step inside the world of Malulu and see our fabulous ethical gifts, ranging from hand beaded leather dog collars from Kenya to handmade resin salad bowls from Zimbabwe.

All products are ethically sourced direct from our specially chosen supplier.

With every purchase, customers are making their very own positive contribution to impoverished communities, enabling them to lift themselves out of poverty.

Remember, think trade, not aid!

 


Malulu’s Events Autumn / Winter 2015

Malulu will be exhibiting at the following events and shows this Autumn and Winter, so come and find our stand and see what exciting products we have on offer!

Event

Date

Location

Mayfield School Michaelmas Fair 30th September Mayfield School, The Old Palace, High Street, Mayfield, East Sussex, TN20 6PH
South of England Autumn Show 3rd – 4th October South of England Showground, Ardingly, West Sussex, RH17 6TL
Asthma Christmas Gift Fair 14th – 15th October Hurlingham Club, Ranelagh Gardens, London SW6 3PR
Discover Dogs 17th – 18th October Excel Centre, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL
Country Living Christmas Show 11th – 15th November Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London, N1 0QH
Guildford Cathedral Winter Fair 20th – 21st November Guildford Cathedral, Stag Hill, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7UP
Ascot Christmas Fair 3rd – 5th December Ascot Racecourse, High St, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7JX

Alternatively, you can find Malulu’s wonderful range of quality ethical gifts online http://www.malulu.co.uk/shop

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Malulu Attends Networking Event in Wimbledon with Darling Magazine

Networking Time with the SA Ladies Networking Group!

Malulu attended the quarterly SA Ladies Networking Group’s Event hosted by Darling Magazine earlier this month.

The event was held at the beautiful Konig Kitchens show room in Wimbledon Village on June 10th, and was well attended by the local South African Ladies community and those with a Southern African connection such as Malulu selling quality ethical gifts from Africa.

Speeches were given by Pilates Clinic founder Lisa Lamberti and the South African Olympic Triathlete – Gillian Sanders, who both gave very inspiring talks as the guest speakers.

The event was covered by The South African.com news paper and photos taken by Ronel van Zyl.

Malulu Director, Louise Edwards, displaying handmade resin salad bowl from Zimbabwe and Janie with her freshly purchased resin salad servers.

Malulu Director, Louise Edwards, displaying handmade resin salad bowl from Zimbabwe and Janie with her freshly purchased resin salad servers.

Malulu Director, Louise Edwards with Gillian Sanders - SA Olympic Triathlete

Malulu Director, Louise Edwards with Gillian Sanders – SA Olympic Triathlete


March 2014 – SA Ladies Networking Event

Malulu's Director, Louise Edwards (right) at the March 2014 SA Ladies Networking event by Darling Magazine.

Malulu’s Director, Louise Edwards (right) at the March 2014 SA Ladies Networking event by Darling Magazine.

More pictures can be found here – http://www.thesouthafrican.com/photos/nggallery/the-south-african/darlingmagazine-ladies-networking

December 2013 – SA Ladies Networking Event

Malulu's Director, Louise Edwards, at the SA Ladies Networking event by Darling Magazine, in December 2013.

Malulu’s Director, Louise Edwards, at the SA Ladies Networking event by Darling Magazine, in December 2013.

Malulu's Director, Louise Edwards (bottom right band corner) at the SA Ladies Networking event by Darling Magazine, in December 2013.

Malulu’s Director, Louise Edwards (bottom right band corner) at the SA Ladies Networking event by Darling Magazine, in December 2013.

For more additional photos from the event – http://www.thesouthafrican.com/photos/nggallery/the-south-african/wimbledon-sa-ladies-networking

 

 

Hand Knitted Dog Beds – Limited Stock Available Now!

Hand Knitted Dog Beds

These beautiful hand knitted dog beds will provide a cosy haven for any dog or cat.   The multi-colours will hide a multitude of ‘sins’ (as any owner will know their pet will create!), and being handmade means no two will ever be the same, so customers will be guaranteed of making a unique purchase.

Each pet bed is hand knitted by rural women in upcountry Kenya from organic Kenyan wool.  The colours either come from the natural shades of the wool or it is dyed using traditional methods, often using natural dye such as dahlia flowers and beetroot to name a few.

Having started off with just a couple of women, the project now has over 400 on their books.  The project provides an invaluable source of sustainable employment to the local women, where work is hard to come by for women in particular due to poorer levels of education.  Knitting is a skill that many women already have, or it is easy to pick up to a high standard, even with a limited education.

Flexible working practices are used by this project.  The knitters can either come to the workshop  and knit there, or they can take their work home and knit around their home life.   The workshop  not only brings women together from many different villages where they benefit from the camaraderie of other women, it also helps to breakdown tribal barriers which have scarred much of Kenya’s politics and history.

The project also provides healthcare treatment and advice to the women; an essential support system where HIV and AIDS are endemic and many cannot afford a doctor or medication.  Through the purchase of these pet beds, customers are helping impoverished women in rural Kenya to help themselves through trade, and not aid.

These hand knitted Dog Beds are available now for a limited period, and will keep your four legged friends in the comfort and style they deserve.

For more information on sizes and prices, please email info@malulu.co.uk

South of England Show 2014

Thursday June 5th to Saturday 7th June.

Malulu will be exhibiting at the South of England Show 2014 held in Ardingly, West Sussex.

Find our stall in the Eden Crafts marquee next to the flower marque.

Maulu’s At Denbie’s Craft Fair

Mother’s Day is Soon Here

Come and See Malulu for that Extra Special Gift for Your Extra Special Mother

On Sunday 16 March, between 11am and 4pm, Malulu will be exhibiting at Shopfest’s Craft and Gift Fair at Denbies Wine Estate located in the foothills of the North Downs in Dorking.  Malulu has an exciting range of unique gifts that perfect for your unique mother.

Details:

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Malulu to Attend Royal Kingston Christmas Fair 2013

Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th November

Following the success at the Romsey Show in September, Malulu is please to announce it will be attending the Royal Kingston Christmas Fair from Thursday 14th November to Sunday 17th November 2013.

Opening Times:

  • Thursday – 9:30am to 7:00pm
  • Friday – 9:30am to 6:00pm
  • Saturday – 9:30am to 6:00pm
  • Sunday – 9:30am – 5:00pm

Location

The craft fair is situated on All Saints Parish Church Green, Clarence Street, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 1JS – which is opposite John Lewis and close to the Bentall Centre.Kingston Town Centre Map

 Please come and support Malulu and make a difference to impoverished communities in Africa this Christmas!

 

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