Zaahna – Glamor for Good


Alumni Wendy Summer founded ZAANHA and ZAANHA Fund (ZF).

She made her first trip to Afghanistan in April, 2006 to mentor women entrepreneurs and fell in love with the country and its people. After purchasing finely embroidered tribal coats at a local bazaar, she decided to start a business that showcased the exquisite embroidery produced by Afghan women. Since then, she’s ventured afield from Afghanistan to work with skilled artisans in neighboring countries who produce exquisite items of cashmere, silk and other fine materials. A portion of each ZAANHA sale is donated to the ZF.

ZAANHA means woman in Dari, one of the principal languages of Afghanistan. The logo was inspired by an ancient Central Asian motif, a “hooked” sun. It symbolizes energy and rebirth. What better way to symbolize women?



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: