Tell us a bit about the story behind your brand, your inspiration, the meaning behind your practice, your brand mission.
ZAKKIA the brand produces beautiful timeless heirloom quality pieces, our inspiration comes from the love of handmade products, our mission is to make the world a more beautiful place through good design.
What sets your brand apart from homewares brands?
Our brand is unique in its design of simple handmade pieces
What is your favourite product and why?
Burlap is my favourite collection of products. I made the products from a memory I had of lino printing in school. I just loved the texture of the lino pieces that we caved out, so smooth on one side and then the feel of the hessian on the other side. The smell was also something very unique. It is funny where inspiration comes from.
What were the first steps you took to launch? And what would you say was the scariest part/your biggest fear?
Zakkia started very small, I have been part of its journey now for 4 years taking the business to a new level has been challenging yet rewarding. The scariest part is keeping the brand inline, there are so many opportunities, it’s sometimes hard not to get led down the wrong path!
What do your customers love about your brand/product?
Everything! The quality, our service, our focus, and our attention to detail.