For our latest photoshoot, our team of eleven selected from across the Continent ventured forth with world renowned photographer, Joey Lawerence to the Danakil Depression, the hottest place on earth. For our newest collection, I was determined to go to whatever extreme necessary to showcase to the world this rich and unique landscape in the heart of Ethiopia. Building on our prize – winning and internationally recognized work established in Ethiopia, ZAAF is developing long-term growth opportunities across Africa, partnering with skilled artisans to develop high-end designer products that celebrates the boundless depths of our continent’s ancient cultures, designs, and natural wonders that have laid the foundation for the next wave of incomparable creativity, luxury, and style. Our brand offers economic empowerment to artisans and a new perspective and standard of global luxury. On Monday, July 1, 2019, ZAAF hosted 250 guests at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in Washington, DC. We featured the art of fashion photography with first public display of the stunning images captured at the Danakil Depression. It was accompanied by a short behind the scenes documentary of the photoshoot and a presentation of the new collection. Guests experienced all five senses while enjoying complimentary drinks and African theme hors d’oeuvres. Our guests included Ambassadors, Business Leaders and global citizen professionals.
You’re invited to experience Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony with BLESSED COFFEE on Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 12:30PM - 4PM. The traditional Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony is an integral part of Ethiopia’s social and cultural life. An invitation to attend a coffee ceremony is considered a mark of friendship or respect and hospitality. So come join us and partake as you indulge all your senses in this unique and timeless experience. Event Details: Date: 9 March 2019. Time: 12:30PM – 4:00PM Place: ZAAF COLLECTION SHOP 1409 Florida Ave. NW Washington, DC 20009 ZAAFcollection.com | Made in Africa
ZAAF is excited to invite you to experience a Tea Ceremony with APOTHEKARY on Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 3PM - 6PM. The Apothekary is a wellness company with an aim to empower every being to take health into their hands. Their focus is to increase the accessibility of the most effective herbal teas and therapeutics from across the land and sea for your optimal well-being. Take a break from your hectic schedule and experience a delicious cup of tea with us!
Plant Based Hor d’oeuvres by Celebrity Chef, Lauren Von Der Pool Will Be Served.
Event Details: Date: 9 February 2019. Time: 3PM – 6PM Place: ZAAF Shop
ZAAF 's new fabulous store featuring unique line of award-winning handmade leather bags and accessories right in the heart of the District The ZAAF Store is not going to be your ordinary shop – you can come in and design your very own piece in our design lab while siping and tasting "Made in Africa" deliciousness. Choose from different models, sizes, leather, and accents to create your very own one-of-a-kind piece.
We are excited and honored to announce that ZAAF has been chosen for the 2018 Independent Handbag Designer Awards as finalist for the Most Socially Responsible Handbag!
Thank you to all our fans for the supporting us for the last 4 years in this amazing journey!
Proudly Made in Ethiopia,
-The ZAAF Team