The House of AmZ officially began in May 2016, but has been a lifelong journey and project of Creative Director, Alexandra Zofcin.
AmZ creates "one-of-a-few," made for you clothing based on an eco-conscious and less waste philosophy. We believe that each person should connect with their clothing instead of viewing it solely as a necessity.
The garments are crafted using all-natural fiber dead-stock fabrics, with a pattern-making philosophy of “less-waste” to “zero-waste” for most items. Each garment is created using a method that eliminates over-all waste because, at the end of a fashion season, we don’t have leftover stock. And, each item is crafted to waste the least amount of fabric possible. By eliminating traditional fashion seasons, each collection is categorized as a chapter within a cause, encouraging a curated and thoughtful wardrobe rather than one encouraged by fast-fashion and impulse buys.
Currently the brand is focused on the concept of “Self_” which represents both a spiritual and material journey into discovering who we are and helping you to do the same. Previous concepts have included the meaning of Femininity and explorations into androgyny. All of our clothing is made to order in the USA with globally sourced fabrics from Italy and Asia, unless otherwise stated. Our items can be found in shops carrying exclusive one-of-a-kind pieces, online or at one of our international pop-up events held throughout the year. Always looking for the next adventure, follow us internationally as we evolve and continue to create a visual interpretation of the world around us.
OUR BEGINNINGS VIDEO
OUR POP-UP PHILOSOPHY:
In addition to having an eco-conscious method of creation, we also believe in an interactive lifestyle. This means that we frequently have pop-up shops and events that allow patrons to actively engage with the brand for an immersive and sensory experience. Check out our Events and follow along for an event near you. Plus, scroll through images of previous events.
While we appreciate all the opportunities that traditional runway shows have given us over the past two years, we will no longer be participating in these traditional displays. Instead our larger collection releases will take the form of more sustainable and interactive presentations, where we will utilize other sustainable and recycled materials.
OUR GOALS FOR FURTHERING SUSTAINABILITY:
By the end of 2019, we will use only 100% natural fibers in every single garment. Sourcing these items as sustainably and cruelty free as possible.
By 2021, we will source ONLY fabrics that have also been dyed and harvested sustainably. Even though we have already begun this process, unfortunately for now completely sustainable textiles in small quantities are rare and costly.
To continue to do better every day. Reducing, re-using/saving as much as possible.
Self_ Al Mare A unique and one-of-a-kind hand made piece where 100% of the sale goes to Ocean Relief and Restoration
Mask Initiative We made 500 4-layer silk masks free of charge and shipped nationwide made from our leftover silk and cotton materials from the studio to keep people as safe as possible.
BLM As we continue to educate ourselves, sign petitions and use this platform to lift each other up, we will be donating a portion of our In Anticipo Tee sales to the Black Visions Collective as we anticipate and work for a better future.
Femininity Is... Our series which explores the idea that Femininity Is an emotion and not possessed by any particular gender. As a women owned brand, we believe that there are some facets of being a woman that don't have to be binary.
SELF_ Empowerment Our most ongoing initiative to encourage our patrons to connect with their clothing and themselves on a deeper level by having made-to-order pieces to understand their limitless abundance.