I first noticed Zana through their social media. I saw a few of my friends posting pictures of these beautiful and unique items ranging from pillow cushions to wall hangings to handbags, and I knew I had to get in on the action. I did a little research and here is what I found:
Zana was started in 2012 by a mother-daughter duo in Cape Town, both had extensive experience in the creative field and they decided to turn their passion into a business once they saw that there was a (global) demand for their products. Now, four years later, they run a successful workshop in Woodstock where all the products are created, tested and packaged.
They have three pop-up stores; one in Gardens Centre, one in Kloof Centre, and one in Cavendish, but their biggest and most convenient platform is their online store.
I made my purchase on their online store and decided to go for a black and white speckled sling bag (R310). I paid online and received an email to say that my product was ready for pick-up a week later. They do give you an option to have it couriered to you at an extra charge if you are unable to fetch it yourself. I however was able, and took the drive to Zana’s beautiful workshop in Woodstock where my package was patiently waiting. They also sell their fabric for those of you interested in DIY!
Very unique, very reasonably priced, and a great option for gifts for loved ones! They have a huge range of products and I can’t wait to make my next purchase, which will probably be something from their homeware section because wow.
Check out their site here.