By Shafiya Nawzer
Linen is the quintessential sustainable fabric of summer — the breathable, lightweight natural fabric will keep you cool through the hot days ahead with its natural thermo-regulating properties. Linen is grown from flax plants, requires little water and is biodegradable. Once sourced, it’s durable, resilient, and only gets better (and softer) with time. As if that’s not enough, linen is breathable and moisture-wicking, so, it will keep you cool through the warmer months and can be comfortably layered in the cooler ones.
Will by Zac is a sustainable clothing line located at 419, R. A. De Mel Mawatha, Colombo – 3. The family-run linen brand proudly advocates the slow living movement to help preserve our planet for future generations. With the fashion industry being a massive contributor to climate change, Will by Zac has ensured to stand by its core value of respect for both people and the planet. By creating clothing that they are eco-conscious in every segment of their business and ensuring that their business contributes to the local workforce and the economy. Its gorgeous line of linen tops, dresses, and pants are made ethically by this family-run business and packaged with eco-friendly materials.
Launching in November 2019, a major part of their lifespan has been through the pandemic, which has been tough for everyone. Starting a business at the time was especially challenging due to their entire operation coming to a temporary standstill. Nevertheless, their vision and mission for the brand along with their sustainable practices pulled them through, eventually gaining success due to their hard work and dedication. They’re an ethics-first brand committed to traceability and sustainability. Everything is considered in their ethical approach; fabrics to factories, packaging to products. They have a vast selection of linen garments, from romantic dresses to laid-back button-downs. Focusing on curating only timeless and conscious pieces. Will by Zac makes linen clothing you’ve been dreaming about!
Choosing linen and linen-cotton fabrics as the material of their choice was an entirely eco-conscious decision, but also proved to be highly advantageous as it was suitable for Sri Lankan weather being very breathable and highly absorbent. This means that it can be worn in both warmer and cooler seasons. Moreover, natural fabrics always trump synthetic ones in environmental impact and quality, as natural fabrics always last longer and age better. The linen gets softer and more comfortable with each wash.
‘Will by Zac’ uses fabrics to create pieces that are unique to the person wearing them. Clothing that is elegant and sophisticated, all while being suitable for a multitude of occasions. Keeping the timeless elegance in linen, that minimalistic look while also still being dressy. In Sri Lanka, linen is not thought of as something luxurious, which is why Will by Zac has ensured that their clothes will also work as evening statement pieces.
Their clothes are all about inspiring people to be confident in their skin; while offering comfortable yet stylish clothing. They have a range of clothing for women and men. Will By Zac is a place where you can shop for all of your fashion needs. They have an overall aesthetic of simplicity, creating minimalistic designs matched with a distinctive colour palette and design for everyone. What’s unique about the brand is its flashy and utterly individual styles that combine high fashion with low impact. Their easy breezy linen garments are timeless and produced with the highest quality, ensuring they’ll be summer staples in your closet for years to come.
You can follow Will by Zac on Instagram or Facebook to keep up with their latest designs, and make purchases at their physical store located at 419, R. A. De Mel Mawatha, Colombo – 3 or order online via their website www.willbyzac.com.
Featured here are some of Will by Zac’s latest collection.