Manufaktura for Natural Products
Manufaktura stands for natural products. The entire store and all the shop windows are packed with nice-to-haves: from hand-knitted hats made of pure sheep’s wool to soap made with beer. Shop to your heart’s content! When you walk past Manufaktura in the centre of Prague, you get the feeling that you have already seen these same shop windows. You may wonder if you are walking in circles and have lost your way. There is nothing wrong with your orientation. Manufaktura is a retail chain with six branches in Prague centre.
One-stop shop for gifts
Manufaktura is perfect for browsing. Discover the most beautiful hand-knitted sweaters, embroidered tablecloths, wicker baskets, painted eggs, wooden spoons and lots of trinkets. This is Czech folk art at its best. Be sure to take a tour of the cosmetics department. The beer-based face cream not only smells good, it also makes your skin soft and smooth.
Dead Sea salt, beer shampoo and soap, wooden utensils, hand-knitted hats, gloves and ear muffs, pottery, dinnerware and many more things that you absolutely do not need but are so nice to have. Manufaktura is the ideal store when you are looking for unusual gifts. The chance of success is very high!
Manufaktura: Czech Retail Chain
Manufaktura does not have a long history because this company was only founded in 1991. Despite this, it cannot be ignored in the retail landscape. This 100% Czech company is famous for traditional handmade wooden toys. This plus a wide range of natural cosmetics is the company’s formula for success.
Manufaktura wants to protect traditional Czech and Moravian folk art and make it more accessible to the general public. They have succeeded in this. Everyone who enters the shop is charmed by the wooden toys and the cosmetics that have not been tested on animals. Quality, in combination with very affordable prices have turned Manufaktura into a success story.
How to get there
The largest and most impressive store is at Melantrichova 17 in the centre of Prague. Other shops are at Karlova 26, Mostecka 17, Zelezna 3, Nerudova 31 and Zlata ulicka 12. If you have some Czech crowns left when you are about to go home, there is also a Manufaktura at the airport.
Opening hours: 7 days a week from 10.00-16.00 (Manufaktura in Melantrichova Street)
Public transport: lines A and B metro station Mustek
Photos: Marianne Crone