Zola Eve Limited

 Design & Manufacturing (Apparel)

Zola Eve is a sustainable, ethical and empowering active-wear collection. The range is vibrant, and infuses some of the founder, Ncheta Dasilva’s West African heritage into the prints. Our garments are made from 78% recycled polyester, saving raw materials and using less energy and water in the production process.

Our garments are ethically produced in North London, the factory ensures workers are paid and treated fairly. Producing in the UK means we not only reduce our carbon footprint, we also contribute to the resurgence of the UK textile industry, something we’re passionate about. Zola Eve empowers women by donating 10% to charities that empower women survivors of war and trafficking.  We are in the process of creating accredited vocational training for our makers, to future proofs their careers and provides stable employment. I’d love to be able to share the knowledge I’ll gain from being a member, with other small independent brands.

  • Listing ID: 2096
  • Contact: Ncheta Dasilva
  • What are your aspirations and plans for the future?: I’ve created a CIC, a social enterprise structure, which I intend to deliver Zola Eve’s renewed mission through. I’m planning to partner with charities and factories to upskill marginalised women who’ve been trafficked into the UK. I’ll create a vocational course focusing on seamstressing and technical fashion skills, incorporating innovative practices, then employ them on fair wages, for Zola Eve's future artisanal collections. In the near future, I hope to have engaged a cohort of apprentices and opened a flexible physical space, an artisanal studio, where we can showcase our products, our customers can learn about our brand, meet our makers, make purchases and attend wellbeing events.
  • What types of projects are you interested in working on through Future Fashion Factory?: I’m extremely interested in the following innovation areas - Digitally Connected & Sustainable Processes, Late-stage customisation, Sustainability and Circular economies, Skills and Education - particularly to disadvantaged women.