Posted on Monday, June 9th, 2014 by Will Hagle
Zady sources and sells women’s and men’s clothing and accessories from around the world with great stories to tell.
On the surface, Zady looks like any typical e-commerce fashion store. There are sections for women, men, house & home, and gifts, and the products offered are stylish and high-quality. Zady, however, was created to be different than your standard online fashion outlet. The company’s mission is to combat “fast-fashion,” or the trend of getting consumers to buy more items instead of buying better items. All Zady products are locally sourced, sustainable, and made in the United States by hand. The site also has partnered with The Bootstrap Project, an organization that helps artisans in developing countries get their businesses running. Every purchase made through Zady helps fund one such entrepreneur, creating a sustainable cycle of creation and innovation on a global scale.
In terms of the actual products the site offers, Zady is on par with many major fashion brands. Women and men can find accessories, jewelry, tops, bottoms, dresses and outerwear. There’s also a section dedicated to “House & Home,” with subcategories for the office as well as “for the dog.” In conjunction with the site’s overall mission, Zady also has several feature articles that detail the history behind the various products that it offers. There are also general editorial articles such as “How to make a candle underwater” that are compelling reads (making a candle underwater seems really hard by the way, but that’s why Le Feu de L’eau is good at what they do). There’s also an awesome map that displays the locations from which various products have been sourced.