We profile Rachel Faller, founder of Tonle Designs - one of the new breed of social entrepreneurs who are showing the industry new ways of creating sustainable fashion businesses for the 21st century. Commercially savvy leaders who could climb the ladder of big business, but they choose instead to apply their ability to making a difference to the world around them, usually in smaller firms, often their own. Read how Rachel has intelligently challenged conventional wisdom, but with an appreciation of the reality of business.
Abraham & Thakore is a unique Fashion Design success story, built on a core of innovation, quality and commitment to personal values – including Sustainability. David Abraham and Rakesh Thakore are unconventional rule-breakers who have followed their own path to success – not through outrageous designs, but by letting their principles shine through in their work and they way they run their business. Their exquisite, wearable clothes appeal to a wide audience, from middle class women with normal bodies to some of the most popular stars on the planet. We take a look at the men behind the clothes, and explore why you find their work at art galleries as well as catwalks around the world.
Rebecca Struthers is one of the most innovative watchmakers in the world today. She and husband Craig push the boundaries of watchmaking with their peerless blend of traditional and modern practices. Rebecca and Craig have created their own, unique path to the top, and follow it with passion. We asked Rebecca about two aspects of their journey that lie close to our own hearts at Zayah.
If you haven't thought about it, you'd be surprised to know that classical music is a male bastion particularly when it comes to being a conductor of an orchestra. Marin Alsop holds the distinction of becoming the first woman conductor of a major American orchestra and the first woman to conduct the Last Night of the Proms in 2013. See the Zayah view on why she is inspirational.