sustainable vegan fashion by Sanikai
Sanikai is a ecological and vegan fashion brand based in Zurich. It was founded 2015 by designer Sanaz Akaouf and her business- and life partner Kai Wasser. A vegan and sustainable lifestyle is important for both of them. As they didn’t found ethical vegan clothing, they began to produce them themselves hand made in Switzerland:
"We strictly avoid the use of fur, leather, wool, silk, pearls, horn, mother-of-pearl, down feather or any other animal-related products." Vegan, kind to the environment and produced fairly, Sanikai uses organic Cotton, organic Linen Hemp, Recycled Polyester, Cotton off-cuts from controlled cultivation.
"Our sewing threads are recycled from old PET bottles and organic cotton thread. We try to avoid zips and for this reason the majority of our clothing is with buttons." The buttons are made from coconut shell.
Their philosophy "to support the rights of people and animals and treat our environment with care" is something I share. That’s why I’m a part of JSW-Models, a model agency based in Germany which supports sustainable fashion and organic products and connects people in this business as there is unfortunately still a backlog demand in this industry. We shouldn’t be blind consumers, but clever ones.
Happy to share with you some pictures of this shooting with clothes from Sanikai.
Pictures by Rafael dos Santos Ferreira
Hair & Makeup: Céline
Location: Small Luxury Hotel Ambassador à l'Opéra Zurich, Switzerland