Design Philosophy

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cement bags
raw silk


The inspiration for Malia’s designs often comes from Cambodia itself. Whether traveling through the Angkor temples or the streets of Phnom Penh; color, texture and culture abound.


Recycled Feed Bag Collection: originally used to house a grain that is fed to farmed fish in Southeast Asia, this colorful, lightweight, durable and water-resistant material is recycled into fun, fashion forward handbags great for everyday use.

Recycled Cement Bag Collection: upcycled from used cement bags that are extremely strong and lightweight, the bold and funky designs have made this one one of our most popular lines for both women and wen.

Signature Wallet Collection: made from a wonderful thick cotton canvas and hand screen-printed, this fabric’s texture and durability is top notch.

The scoops or Washi print was inspired by a traditional Asian print that is commonly used in various different forms including both textiles and tiles.

Cotton Screen Print Collection: the hand screen-printed cotton collection changes seasonally. 2017’s spring collection was inspired by a handmade floral paper found in a local art store.

Fine and Raw Silk: Locally produced, the rich hues and texture of Southeast Asian silk provide the framework for beautifully crafted bags that are perfect for a special occasion or an evening on the town.

Our Design Team

Malia Designs’ team of designers is made up of Cambodian and US-based designers. Together we bring a unique blend of Eastern and Western design philosophies to our collections.