About Us


ZASHADU IS A LEADING BRITISH/NIGERIAN SUSTAINABLE LUXURY BRAND, THAT SPECIALISED IN HAND-CRAFTED LEATHER PIECES.

We work with local sustainably sourced, and Upcycled leathers. All our pieces are created at our workspace in Lagos, Nigeria, by a team that benefits from traditional techniques passed down through generations by a community of local artisans. At Zashadu we love to explore the tension between quiet elegance and unabashed glamour. We avoid the use of superfluous fittings and fixtures in order to give precedence to the leathers.

 

THE DESIGNER

Zainab Ashadu, 1982, is an interdisciplinary artist and creative director of her eponymous label Zashadu, founded in 2010. 

As the driving force behind the luxury leather designs, Zainab leads the creation of sustainable, limited edition pieces, ranging from personal accessories to home design objects. 

Her design approach embraces the unique Nigerian traditions and the realities of the environment, guided by her discerning intuition.