On this weeks episode, I chat Zainab Ashadu, Founder and Creative Director of Zashadu a leading sustainable luxury brand that specializes in handcrafted leather pieces all designed and manufactured in Lagos Nigeria.
We talk about starting her career as an actor, how a chance meeting with an old acquaintance helped her connect with her passion and begin the journey to what is today Zashadu. Zainab is one a few bag makers who still utilizes ancient artisanry techniques and it was interesting to learn about the craft and the leather industry in Nigeria.
Zainab has a BA in English and Modern Drama Studies from Brunel University and studied Fashion/Apparel Design at London College of Fashion .
All Zashadu products are available for global shipping on their website- https://zashadu.com/
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