I have been following @madumamalta right from its birth. I even (and unashamedly) entered a giveaway and actually won. I was stunned; the last time I had won anything was in primary school (back then, I won a plant against a 25c fee. It died a while later).
If you follow MADUMA on Instagram, you know they’ve been hinting at launching new products TODAY. Well, guess what? I’m sharing the news IN THIS POST 😍 Here’s a sneak peak.
But first, let me introduce you to the person behind this much-loved local brand who is super nice and, let me tell you, down to earth. Kimberly takes the time to check in and see whether everything is OK whenever I publish a story featuring the MADUMA products. The last time she did, I asked her for an interview and she said YES 🙌
We decided to keep it virtual for the sake of everyone’s safety.
I would love to know more about MADUMA. How did it all start?
The idea of MADUMA began when I was studying for my Bachelor’s degree at MCAST. I decided to focus my thesis on the demise of local trades, especially the historically rich floor tiles that you used to find all over Malta. I wanted to create awareness about this beautiful trade and do
my part to preserve Maltese culture. This sparked the idea of combining my two biggest passions, design and fashion, that led to me creating my own fashion label, focusing on the beauty of the Maltese floor tile.
So, tell me, Kimberly. What inspires you?
Whenever I walk into an old house or shop with traditional Maltese floor tiles. But not just that. My inspiration for new colours and ideas derives from exploring new places; especially when I’m on holiday and more relaxed.
I know for a fact that there are many creative people out there with great ideas who are afraid to take the leap. What advice would you give them?
Listen to your gut and just do it, even if people around you don’t believe in you or your idea. Do not let people discourage you from following your dreams, even if these people are the closest to you. If you believe in your idea, that’s all you need.
I have to ask this. What is your favourite MADUMA product (and why)?
It’s hard to pick, I love them all! I think it’s like asking a mother, who is your favourite child? This might be an unfair question, but I think if I really had to pick, it would be the organic cotton t-shirts because they were the first products that started my brand.
You, in three words.
Ambitious, brave, detail-oriented
Something on your bucket list:
To see MADUMA products being sold in brick-mortar shops around our beautiful island.
I’m sure it won’t be too long before you tick that one off your bucket list!
Now, for the good news! MADUMA launches these Maltese-tile inspired and potential stocking fillers today!
☆ Pocket mirrors ☆
★ Magnets ★
☆ Pack of 4 Magnets ☆ (so you can get all patterns if undecided)
Maybe we’ll be seeing other products in these new colours as well? 🤔💙
I’m always looking forward to see what Kimberly comes up with!
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