Dzaino is a Berlin based upcycling label for bags and accessories. All bags are unique handmade items, produced in Berlin and made out of textile waste. The production of Dzaino bags is fair, transparent, local and social.
According to our self-image as designers, our responsibility exceeds far beyond the actual design process. At Dzaino we want to create highly aesthetic products of exceptional quality while never losing sight of a fair, transparent and eco-friendly production process. We focus on appreciation of resources and work with techniques such as upcycling and redesign. We believe that also small labels make a difference.
Our items are truly local products. We buy our denim from a cooperation with Berliner Stadtmission, a charitable organisation serving people in need. Part of the preparation and manufacturing takes place at Delphinwerkstätten and faktura, two Berlin based workshops for people with disabilities. The other part takes place in our own studio in Berlin Mitte. We have a shop and showroom with office in this studio and a workshop studio in the back.
Dzaino’s design aesthetic focuses on a minimalistic use of form. Also, we have always been fascinated by the idea of redesigning existing material. We found our unique design approach by combining traditional patchwork techniques with used denim fabric. Rearranging the material to a clean look is at the core of our design process. We update craft techniques to create handmade, resource-friendly one of a kind pieces with a contemporary feel.
Julia & Hanna, friends for over 10 years and the founders behind Dzaino. We love nature, sewing, design, yoga and driving our Tokyobikes. We believe that a change in the fashion and textile industry is inevitable and we want to contribute with our work to that process.