Who are you?

We tell the stories of talented and creative individuals whose hard work and great passion make Malta a more colourful place. Visit our gift shop in Valletta or shop online www.il-lokal.com

What are you doing?

il-lokal is all about telling the success stories of Maltese and Malta-based creatives who are introducing their unique vision to the world. It started at the end of 2019 as an Instagram account and now, we are Malta’s largest online shopping platform exclusively dedicated to a diverse range of art and design products. Day in day out, we reach out to artists, designers and creative entrepreneurs, inviting them to share their story and future ambitions with our Blog. We also collaborate with a number of contributors on articles about sustainable design, entrepreneurship and the importance of supporting your locals. Through our online shop, we connect makers directly with buyers who are eager to discover all that Malta’s creative talent has to offer. Our clientele are those who understand the value of incorporating unique and high-quality objects in their lifestyle. To our buyers, we offer a seamless shopping experience, and to our makers, a well-designed platform that shows their work in the best possible way. The individuals we are so eager to showcase are our (and your) friends, friends of friends, relatives and familiar faces whose passion and hard work make our community a more enjoyable and soulful place to live in. We want as many people out there as possible to see that, and to motivate you and them to support their initiatives.

My clients

This is the only gift shop that you need to visit in Valetta. Creative, modern, diverse and run by the nicest people. Promoting Maltese and Malta based designers and artists. Art, macrame, post cards, Ceramics, candles.
- Eva Chaideftos
I really loved this little shop which connects several very talented Maltese local artists. It’s a relatively new shop but already has quite good collections with varieties. I love the concept and I love the selections. If you want to find something which is truly connected to the locals and unique, this would be THE place to be! Btw, il-lokal means locals in Maltese (please correct me if I’m wrong)
- Olivia Shy
Lovely place, super friendly and helpful- I got some beautiful ceramics to bring back as souvenirs
- Ellie Davey
Lovely shop, full of work by local artists. They don't currently take card, but will do soon!
- Louise CW
Very cute things made in Malta and the saleswoman super nice
- A. V.

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