Zola Eve was created in London by Ncheta Dasilva, born out of a love of yoga and a desire to infuse her West African heritage, through the Ankara inspired prints, and her British nationality, by designing and producing each item in the UK.
The brand is devoted to promoting body positivity. Whoever you are, you should always try to be happy in your own skin. We use models who are real women and their bodies are never photoshopped.
Our range of activewear is designed to be vibrant and striking whilst comfortable and supportive. Our racerback bras fit like a second skin giving you support and a natural shape. Our leggings have a flattering ankle grazing and high waist design with prints that are something we hope you’ll feel beautiful in on and off the mat.
With the spotlight being increasingly shone on the pollution created by the fashion industry, at Zola Eve we are committed to being a leader and champion for change.
We use recycled materials and during the production of our first range have discovered that fabrics composed of 78% recycled polyester (discarded fishing nets, carpets etc…) and 22% elastane are soft, lightweight and high-performance, ideal for our luxury activewear, a less sustainable alternative would now never be an option. Our production saves raw materials and uses less chemicals, energy and water than conventional processes.
By deciding to produce the collection in the UK we reduce our carbon footprint and contribute to the resurgence of the UK textile industry, something we are passionate about. The factory that makes our activewear is a UK social enterprise who pride themselves on minimising fabric waste, run academies to equip local people with skills to improve their employability and are committed to paying fair wages.
“There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women” Madeleine Albright.
This quote resonates incredibly deeply with founder Ncheta and to honour this belief Zola Eve is proud to donate 10% of all sale proceeds to Women for Women International who help women survivors of war, living in some of the world’s most dangerous places, to rebuild their lives, equipping them with skills to earn money, regain their confidence and become active members of their communities.
Zola Eve is the brainchild of Ncheta Dasilva, however, Ncheta as been able to bring the brand to life only with the support, mentorship and talent of a true sisterhood of inspiring women. We will shine a spotlight on each of their talents and gifts in our upcomming blog series.