Mazzprints is a unique Adelaide Hand-Made clothing brand that values sustainability while keeping prices affordable.
Our passion lies in creating luxurious modern designs using 100% cotton African prints , sourced in the East African countries.
The Mazzprints' style is defined by beautiful prints that capture the uniqueness, radiance and richness of the African culture. In the Australia arid temperature, the fabrics stand out and make anyone wearing them radiant.
Our size ranges from 6-14 currently, but we are looking into extending the range in future.
The inspiration behind Mazzprints
WHO AM I?
I, Marie-Jeanne, owner of Mazzprints, was born in Tanzania to Rwandan parents, but raised in Kenya. Throughout my childhood in East Africa, I vividly remember my mum and other women around the neighbourhood wearing these fabrics especially to important functions. My siblings and I would get so many Christmas sets and dresses in prints and you bet every kid would show up to church in their new African print outifts.
HOW IT STARTED?
When we moved to Australia in late 2011, I was nostalgic for the fashion and culture I grew up around. However, I could not find anything similar in my Adelaide Neighbourhood. With no background in fashion, I took it upon myself to start learning from both sewing schools and Youtube. I can definitely say everything I make is learnt first before I make samples that I test out at winery festivals and other functions to see what people think before I launch it.
PRODUCTION PROCESS/ SUSTAINABILITY
While juggling a part time job in aged care, studying Entrepreneurship + Psychological Degrees at the University of Adelaide and dedicating time to this passion of mine, I ensure that SUSTAINABILITY is central to my business. I import these fabrics from small vendors in Africa, then I singularly custom cut each design for the customer before I sew for hours.
We package and tag the bags with labels that are compostable before shipping. If you're local, we reduce our carbon footprint by delivering to you in person and make sure that you absolutely love your outfit.
P.S from July 2020, your outfit will come with a SCRUNCHIE from leftover material to allow your outfit to be a little extra.
with lots of love, Marie
P.S chase your dreams. you're your only limitation <3