The 'Koperattiva Ghawdxija tal-Bizzilla u Artigjanat' was set up in Gozo in 1996 with the purpose of keeping up the name and the standard of the real Maltese lace. Over the past decade, this lace co-operative has built up a staff with the best lacemakers in Gozo, who graduate mainly from courses run by Lacemaking Programme at University Gozo Campus. The co-operative specializes in individually commissioned projects and designs are tailored to the customer tastes. The size of the worked items varies from small doileys, table mats of all shapes and sizes to large table-cloths, silk shawls, veils in white or black, wedding dresses, flounces for liturgical vestments, church lace.
Tourists come to our site and we teach them how to make art using the traditional Maltese lace.
How we promote cooperatives’ values and culture
The cooperative values are reflected in our work because we are open and all our members help in the desertion making. We only compete with the quality of our work.
Availability for visits
not on a regular basis or upon request