Upcycle is all about green living, zero waste and teaching the world out there to utilize rather than throw away.

Winnie saw the potential in Mpho and because she had a factory full of fabric that corporate companies had donated rather than end up in a landfill, Mpho had the opportunity to do what he does best – design and sew! 

Mpho’s and Upcycle’s sense of zero waste and sustainability ties in with exactly what Zazu’s brand stands for – minimalism!

Zazu was created in January 2019 by the very talented Zandile (21) and had its debut collection showcased on the SA Fashion week runway in April as part of the mini menswear scouting competition.

Zazu is a trans seasonal crossover minimalistic menswear brand that aims to make transitioning between work and leisure seamless for the male consumer.

After completing her studies at LISOF, Zandile felt it was time to be part of the slow fashion movement and she did this by creating timeless pieces that can be worn throughout the year.

Zazu says that as a designer, she likes to let the fabric do the talking through the textures and simple fabric details that the brand uses.

Mpho had attended Zazu’s show at SA Fashion week in April and he spoke to her about perhaps doing a project together. When Zandile visited Mpho at Upcycle’s premises, she said it was the inspiring space that motivated her collection. The lines of the space at Upcycle, Mpho said too, inspired his work.  Mpho and Zazu’s mutual understanding of zero waste and minimalism in their designs has woven them together!

Come and join these two amazingly talented designers at Upcycle for coffee and beverages and see the inspiring space for yourself.  And if you are not buying clothing you will be able to take away an understanding of what Upcycle is about.