What is Malai ?
Malai is a novel biocomposite material developed by Malai Biomaterials (us) in Kerala. It's based on Bacterial Cellulose grown on waste water from mature coconuts, plant fibres and natural gums. It can serve as an alternative to animal leather in applications such as accessories, light footwear and home interiors.
Is Malai vegan ?
Yes, Malai is PETA certified vegan material that doesn't contain anything of animal origin.
Are the accessories biodegradable? What do I do with them at the end of life?
Yes, not only are all our materials (except metal trimmings which one can recycle) biodegradable, they are home compostable too. Once you don't want to use your Malai accessory any longer, shred it in smaller pieces, remove any metal trimmings and insert in your compost. The materials will biodegrade within 90-120 days in home compost.
Can I chose the colour of my product?
Once you place your order, a member from our team will get in touch with you regarding your colour preference.
What is your policy on returns?
Being a crowdfunded campaign, we will not be accepting any returns.
How does crowdfunding work?
Crowdfunding in India is a relatively new concept & is growing very quickly.
It’s a concept that allows a large number of funders (like you) to fund an idea or a cause or event by giving small amounts of money online. Fueladream.com is a crowdfunding platform in India that allows for such pooling of funds. You can fund innovations & ideas on FuelADream and be the first to get these products or make them come true. You can also do a good turn by funding charities and causes through crowdfunding. When you fund a charity it’s more like a donation & you get small innovative rewards like a shout-out on an FB page or a thank you email from the beneficiaries.