zarachioma zara bennett

My name is Zara and I have a fiery passion for designing handbags. I've always wanted to have a business of my own that allowed me to express my creative side so I initially started by making jewelry then transitioned to handbags.

Whenever I'd go shopping, if I didn't find anything that would fit me I could at least find a necklace or handbag or some accessory that I would fall in love with and take home. Accessories are one size fits all (for the most part) so purchasing them was a no brainer.

ZARACHIOMA winnie mini bag in merlot

After browsing through my favorite accessories store multiple times a week to see what was new, I kept finding myself saying "Maaaan, I can make that" or "if it came in this fabric/color it'd be so bomb." Long story short I decided to start learning how to sew handbags. My mother is a seamstress and so was her mother (may she rest in peace) soI thought, how hard could this be?? Well, my mother has only sewn clothes so my first clutch was a challenge for the both of us. 

ZARACHIOMA winnie mini bag in denim

Several months later of trial and error, YouTube tutorials and one on ones with my mom, I finally got the hang of sewing a basic clutch. This was so empowering for me and honestly, every woman should have this feeling at some point in their lives. I began to play with colors and textures and decided that basic was boring. Now don't get me wrong, I love a basic outfit but I usually pair it with a bag that stands out.

This is what I strive to bring you with every piece at ZARACHIOMA.

ZARACHIOMA winnie mini bag in cognac

Stylist Dani Michelle says that our mood effects what we want to wear and how we want to present ourselves... I am a hug believer of this and I hope to continue delivering "a mood" that you crave in ZARACHIOMA.

2019: My goal is to have my pieces manufactured but until then it's me that's cranking out each bag at my sewing machine in my cute loft apartment in Houston.

2022 Update: My designs are now being manufactured! God is good.

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