PRICE TRANSPARENCY REPORT
We want you to know the complete story behind our garments and why the prices are the way they are. We want you to know who we support within the value chain of our production process and the ideals and stories that are behind our one of a kind magical pieces. Without knowing the story behind them, our coats and dresses can be considered quite expensive which is why we chose to break down the final retail price by every single aspect that goes into it.
The true costs of any fashion garment can be broken down into Labour, Materials, Trimmings and Transport plus the cost that you don’t see. The environmental costs that are embedded into everything you buy. There are many factors that can affect the cost of each of these production aspects.
At Zazi these three cost factors are important to be considered for our pricing:
Materials = Up-Cycling
Our clothes at ZAZI are made from very special raw materials which account for a big percentage of the total cost of each item. As our primary focus is on working with up-cycled textiles, as we believe that there is so much beauty already in the world.
Who Makes Our Clothes?
All ZAZI garments are produced by one of our two partner charities.
The Saheli Women, an ethical fashion social enterprise run by the nonprofit organisation IPHD India. Or skilled artisans in Afghanistan that are working from their family homes.
ZAZI produces limited amounts of dresses and most of our coats are unique one-of-a-kind designs. This means costs for shipping cannot be distributed among huge numbers of garments and is therefore exponentially higher than for brands that produce much larger quantities.
After explaining the major factors that contribute to the costs of production at Zazi Vintage, let’s have a look at the cost break down of one of our fun coats as an example.
The Suzani’s alone cost 70€. Add 45€ for trimmings and labels and we have a total of 115€ in material costs.
Labor of Love
The Afghan Artisans get 50,00€ for sewing/completing one of our Suzani Coats.
We pay 20€ for the shipping of one coat from Afghanistan to Germany. And are looking into way to compensate our CO2 Emissions as we are aware that one package of 7 coats from Kabul to Berlin equals 2,628 kg CO.
Add all of this up and you get a total of 156,50€ for one Suzani Coat and then we have to pay 30% for customs.
Packaging with Value
You are getting your dress wrapped in our dress bag 3€ that are handmade from up-cycled fabric and hand embroidered by the Saheli women and then put in a parcel 3.50€ that it made from 100% recycled paper. We are very proud to be a plastic free production, as we do not use any plastic for our packing.
We end up with a price of 209.95€ before making any profit.
Coats with a Mission
We believe that every item we produce needs to contribute more to the wold than just being beautiful and well produced. As we come from ideals of sustainability, and we want to contribute to the 2030 sustainable development goals set by the United Nations, we decided to donate 70 EU to the girls education project of our partner NGO in India. This donation includes facilitating the educational costs of one girl in rural India for the course of a year. This means our dress now costs 279.95€.
Zazi Working Costs
To keep a company like ZAZI running , means that we have non stop overhead costs. This means that we have to pay for our projects in Berlin, India, Afghanistan and worldwide. Which means we have to mark up the coat 2% to cover our expenses, which leaves us with a total of XX.
Mark it Up
Zazi Vintage is sold through wholesale partners around the world who also have to cover their expenses and expect a price guarantee from our side. This means another mark-up of 2.7% which leaves us with the final retail price of XX€.
We hope you love and cherish your one-of-a-kind ZAZI Vintage coat and understand all of the heart and thought we put into making this possible.