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At Malahai, we focus on creating and bringing to the market a distinctive product, rich in history, comfort and style, but most importantly – the necessity for cold weather.
Nikita MukhanovFounder & President
Let me introduce myself...
I would like to greet every person, who has taken the time to visit our online store. I am the founder of the brand & currently living in Montreal. Born and raised in Kazakhstan, Middle Asia, immigrated to Canada in 2009, I have used all my knowledge and expertise with the help of my amazing team to offer authentic and hand crafted luxury products to our customers all around the world. When you’re a long way from home, you bring a little piece of it with you.
Malahai – is originally a national Mongolian hat that natives used to wear during long & cold winters back in the days. The fur on our Malahai hat has four flaps that cover the ears, neck & forehead. Model of the hat was borrowed from the Kalmyks and Buryats in the middle of the XVIII century. Most of the time, these hats made out of sheepskin, fur of beaver, wolf, badger, calf, fox, raccoon & deer skins. In the old days Malahai hats had a square or pointed top. These hats were essential for Russian winters – they are not blown away by any frost & wind. For a long time it does not become wet due to the density of undercoat. Malahai was sure to be put on a long journey, it was a favorite headdress worn by Siberian coachmen. Malahai has become an established brand product in most parts of Russia & post soviet union countries.
Several years ago, the big fur hats, like Malahai has become popular among both sexes. Typically, the upper part of the hat is made of leather or suede, sometimes karakulcha (sheeps fur). Ears in some models can be folded up and fastened the buttons . Luxurious detail – rich fur tail behind , performs the function of the scarf. The tail is usually made detachable , if desired, it can detach .This chic headdress – a status thing Malahai – often portrayed as a present to foreign partners , the heads of companies , politicians.
Mission & Vision
From the heart of Siberia and Middle Asia, We bring to the market a distinctive product, rich in history, comfort, and style… But, most importantly the necessity for cold weather. In our company, we focus on creating only handcrafted, designer products in order to provide our customers with an experience of superior comfort, tremendous look and highest possible quality. We want to be sure that every client we encounter, is happy and satisfied. Superior customer service is what we stand for!
We believe that in our century, it is very important to keep our ability as humans to create with (our) hands. Our designers are highly qualified professionals with decades of experience. With their dedication and our reliable, certified suppliers – we are focused on bringing top quality, luxury and comfort into your life ! (lives) We don’t simply create products – we create art and make it alive!