I am Zinia K, this is my first blog and I wanted introduce who I am and what Zinia K is all about. My background is that I am ethical fashion and surface textile designer. I studied my degree at London College of Fashion, and have worked for various high street companies but then became a freelancer. I am also the UK Ambassador for World Hijab Day. I also run Up cycling workshops and teaching people how they can re-love their clothes and accessorizes.
I have 10 years of design experience, and have decided to work with only ethical/sustainable company’s due to lack of very basic human rights workers have, and how much our consumerism is effecting the environment. This why as a British designer, I feel it is my duty to offer consumers a better alternative.This is why I have set up my own ethical fashion label specialising in ethical scarfs / hijabs
I have been doing research into modest clothing for many years, in regards to, is clothing fair trade or ethical, and what is suitable for my lifestyle (My faith). (I will share more on my research in later blog)
We design Scarves for all purposes. We believe that we can do so much with scarves. It is such a beautiful, versatile accessory or statement, which can transform any outfit. We design our own prints to make sure they are fun, current and styles that people want- Zinia K
As a the 1st Muslim Ethical designer, I was fed up looking for scarves, that were not current styles/trends, and or simply the right size. My main aim is to make sure that all the products produced by us are ethically manufactured, from our end of the chain. As a Muslim green consumer, for me the people behind the product are just as important as my clients. That these products are made in fair labour conditions, and right from the start, the people involved get a fair wage, fair treatment and have safe conditions to work in. And that my customers can see the ethical transparency through the chain.
"When you shop consciously, you can change someone's life." - #ZiniaK
As we live in a society that demands that we treat others as we expect to be treated, it is hypocritical of us those that make the products we buy in the shops, to earn so little that they are being exploited. Many countries in Europe have unions, legislation and a regulatory framework to prevent these things happening on our doorstep. Many of the countries where our clothes come from don’t respect their people in the same way. To change this attitude, we should use our purchasing power for the good of everyone in the supply chain rather than thinking of ourselves.
We hope to educate our customers and give them the option to purchase responsible fashionable products and walk away with a clear conscious. Our goal is to make sure that we try to use fabrics which are either Fair-trade or Ethically manufactured.
You may ask why setup an Ethical company and not Fair-Trade? Or what does Ethical Fashion mean? (This is something I will explain in another blog, stay tuned ;)
Zinia K is committed to provide decent conditions for workers and make ethical fashion accessible for the UK and worldwide consumers.
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