Mazinyi (pronounced mah-zee-ni), an embodiment of ingenuity and passion, emerged as the brainchild of the visionary Creative Director, Annette Mazinyi-Pappoe, in 2016. Annette’s relentless pursuit of excellence led her to complete a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Active Sportswear at the prestigious London College of Fashion. Armed with an arsenal of technical expertise and commercial acumen, honed during her early career working with renowned British designers Katie Eary and Lou Dalton, she embarked on an exhilarating journey of founding her own label.
Born in the town of Kitwe, Zambia nestled within the Copper Belt Province, Annette’s early years were blessed with cherished memories before she was brought to the UK at a tender age of 2. Her upbringing in Zambia left a profound impact on her, and even as she grew older, she could vividly recall the outfits she wore and the places she explored during her formative years.
Annette’s heritage from Zambia is a significant element that shaped her identity. Rooted in her culture and traditions, it provided a strong foundation for her growth. However, it is her unwavering faith in Christ that beautifully overlays this foundation, creating a unique blend of influences that make her who she is today.
Having delved into the realms of technicality and fashion, Annette understood the importance of striking the perfect balance between creativity and functionality. This realization became the guiding principle for Mazinyi’s inception. The brand was born with a distinct purpose - to design luxurious yet functional and practical clothing that transcends boundaries and empowers individuals in their everyday lives.
At Mazinyi, our vision is to be the leading lifestyle sportswear brand that empowers individuals to embrace their uniqueness with confidence and style. We aim to redefine the boundaries of sportswear by seamlessly blending creativity and functionality, crafting luxurious yet practical clothing that adapts to diverse settings, inspiring individuals to conquer their everyday adventures with elegance and grace. Through innovative designs with eco-friendly practices and a commitment to sustainability, excellence and timelessness, we aspire to inspire positive change within the fashion industry, redefining what it means to be both luxurious and environmentally responsible.
At Mazinyi, our mission is to design and create exceptional lifestyle sportswear that embodies the perfect fusion of art, culture, functionality, and sustainability. We are committed to crafting luxurious and practical clothing that empowers individuals to lead active and purposeful lives, all while minimizing our environmental impact.
With an unwavering dedication to quality and innovation, we strive to redefine sportswear by challenging conventional norms and incorporating sustainable practices into every aspect of our business. From sourcing eco-friendly materials to implementing responsible manufacturing processes, we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and promoting a greener, more sustainable future.
At the heart of our mission lies the belief that fashion and sustainability can go hand in hand. By creating timeless pieces that are designed to last, we encourage a more mindful approach to consumption, fostering a culture of conscious and responsible fashion choices. Our goal is to inspire confidence, empower self-expression, and elevate the everyday experiences of our customers while leaving a positive impact on the planet.
Meet the founder
I wanted to make products that epitomise me and my story. Creations inspired by my love for timeless silhouettes fused with modern athleticism