One brand, one woman
How everything started ...,
I, Soumaya Zairi, designer and owner of Sumageza, was born and raised in Brussels, Belgium.
My interest in Moorish arts and crafts motivated me to go for one year to Rabat and Fes, Morocco, after I had finished my education to Maquet artist(typographic designer) and Decoratrice interior design. There I worked on various art projects together with some well-known artists and architects.
Later, I lived three years in Hong Kong, where I met the variety of Asian cultures. Since that time I have been particularly enthusiastic about the materials stone, silk, wood and leather. Their colors and structures, the feeling to touch them, their hardness and "soft warmth", their smell inspire me to work with them.
After my return to Europe, I was very fortunate to meet a true master in leather craftsmanship in Brussels. From him, I learned all the basics of the Maroquinerie how to give form to my own ideas, to realize them in leather.
Today I live in Germany, from where I get one of my dreams to become true:
With my brand I create my own collection of high-quality leather bags under my label Sumageza.