Mahala is an independent lifestyle store selling unique handmade homewares, accessories & apparel and natural personal care products.
Established in 2015 by Designer/Maker Emily Griffin who was later joined by husband Redwan Khan. Together they source handcrafted textiles such as Anatolian kilims from Turkey & hand quilted kantha throws from India and unique pieces of pottery & furniture from antique fairs round the UK.
Alongside their clothing and homewares is their plant based products range, all made here in the UK. An essential oil rich hand and body soap, washing up liquid and soy based candles and steam distilled facial sprays.
It takes a generous bunch of herbs to produce each a drop of essential oil and we add 125 drops of these essential oils in to each bottle of soap. So smelling a bottle of our Mahala Hand & Body soap is the closest thing to smelling a beautiful garden in the Mediterranean, from where our inspiration has come.
Now with two stores, the original on Hackneys Well Street and a second larger store in North London’s Crouch End.
Their Sufi inspired clothing brand Roomi Apparel started life in 2016 and all clothes are designed and made in London from sustainably sourced natural fibre fabrics such as brushed cottons and Irish linens. Designed to be worn as elegant comfortable everyday clothes.
Mahala is a proponent of “slow fashion”. It believes in making products that will last a lifetime and that will never go out of style. Emily’s handcrafted unisex bags hold true to that philosophy – made entirely by hand in her workshop from recycled materials such as saddlery and military canvas kit bags – they’re built to endure.
The name Mahala holds particular significance for Emily it being the name of her Great Grandmother Ada Mahala- an acknowledgement of her well grounded inspiration and the personality infusing her work.