We are a group of classmates, friends, and activists who work together to create a different kind of clothing company.
What are we trying to do?
We are trying to do something different based on what we hear others say is wrong with other companies. our models represent the clothing they wear. We do our best to work with a diverse group. We listen and act on ideas brought to us by our customers, models, and volunteers.
When did we start?
We started as a project in the first semester of college. the original board was made up of classmates from an intro to women and gender studies course. When the class ended, zanas continued on. although the board changes, the core values and goals remain the same.
Where did the idea come from?
our founder and president came up with the concept and name of our company the summer before they started college. the name means "to us" in russian, and was inspired by what we are trying to do - create shirts as unique and varied as the human race.
Why do you donate to who you donate to?
We picked the groups to donate to after extensive research on what they do. Their values align with what we value - compassion for all, equality for all, and helping those who are too often ignored or hated by many.