Join us in our Fashion Revolution

Fashion Revolution Week is here again and we are so excited to see how much everyone’s general awareness around the topic
has increased in the last couple of years.

Snazzy has always stood by the principle that our products are made in a Fair-trade environment. We work directly with
small workshops and social emterprises that employ, teach and develop the skillls of local artisans.

What does that mean exactly?

Well for us that means celebrating the artisan, rather than exploiting them. We want to make sure they are earning a fair
wage, and better yet that they are working with an organisation that allows them to work in a safe and transparent
environment that encourages them to develop their skills into a consistent livelihood.

It is only in the last few years that the world has recently ‘woken up’ to the atrocities of the true costs behind fashion
and cheap fashion. Five years ago to this week marks the collapse of the Rana Plaza building where 1138 lives were lost
and 2500 people were injured.

Thanks to Fashion Revolution Week more and more people are now asking themselves the question #whomademyclothes?

Image courtesy of Samoolam, the social emterprise that employes the women who made our beautiful crochet earrings

With that in mind our conscience towards sustainable fashion is also ever increasing and we implement as many sustainable
features to our products as possible.

For example our latest Aziza Belt Bags are made using salvaged leather, pieces that have been discarded by luxury fashion
companies:


Our Kenyan jewellery range is made using upcycled brass

One of our very first products, the Banjara Beach Bag is made using off cuts of vintage banjara fabric

As a brand that designs products, we too have a responsibility to ensure that the artisan is both promoting his or her
traditional techniques as well as developing on them. Although our products are modern in style, we also make sure that
there is a strong element of artisanal heritage in the design.

For example our wanderlust bags are stamped using an ancient moroccan tradition of embossing leather.


Our velvet jackets feature a traditional Zari embroidery technique, historically local to India & Pakistan.

Image courtesy of Sewa Artisans/ Loom Mool, the social emterprise that employes women who live on outskirts of Bhagalpur, Bihar, India.

We are proud to be a part of the Artisan Alliance & Build a Nest Institutes. These companies have introduced us to
incredible artisanal workshops across the globe, and we are now pleased to be collaborating with workshops in Morocco,
India and Kenya.