Q: Why did you decide to set up Hannah Zakari?
A: I’ve always been crafty and creative and I think it was kind of inevitable that I would end up in a job like this. The final push to start my own business came when I moved cities and couldn’t find a job I liked. I was working in a jewellery shop and seemed to spend most of my time fixing broken jewellery for other people, when I’d much rather be making things for myself.
That day I went home and talked it over with John (my husband who also works at HZ now), and Hannah Zakari was born! It took about 4 months from that point to set up the website and get my collection together and things have been growing ever since.
A: I like to think that HZ customers are their own style icons!
Q: What are you Top 3 Favourite items in the shop at the moment?
A: Oh gosh, it’s hard to choose just 3, but if you’re twisting my arm…
I rarely have these earrings off, they go with everythingÂ http://www.hannahzakari.co.uk/products/silver_tiny_skull_earrings
I’m such a big fan of Jennifer Loiselle’s work, and this is my favourite item from her current collectionhttp://www.hannahzakari.co.uk/products/celeste_necklace/purplesapphire
And this bag from one of our latest designers, Little Odd Forest, is too cute not to mention! Which isn’t online yet, but will be arriving very soon!
A: Well, my biggest dream is to open HZ in Japan so I have every excuse I need to travel there regularly, but that’s long term planning. In the next year or two (or three) I’d like to see HZ open another shop and grow the website, I’d love it to be like the indie ASOS!
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