Zaccys is fortunate to have a number of experienced friends and supporters who are helping us in the early stages of the company's development. All of them are inspirational women who have successfully established high profile careers in the business of fashion and Zaccys is very grateful for their help.
Together they act as an informal advisory group who provide Zaccys with insight and guidance across a number of areas in order to provide our customers with the best possible experience. Friends of Zaccys include:
Tamara is the Founder and Creative Director of Sweaty Betty, the premium activewear brand for women.
Tamara founded the company in 1998 in the heart of London’s Notting Hill. The venture was born out of Tamara’s frustration at the then masculine approach to activewear in the UK market place. Tamara’s aim was, and still is, to provide stylish yet performance-led activewear to women and empower them through fitness.
Sweaty Betty is famous for combining fashion and functionality with innovative designs and performance fabrics. Sweaty Betty recently opened their 50th store, located on Madison Avenue in New York.
Anna is the Co-Founder of STORM watches.
Anna’s love of fashion led her to manage the flagship store of a womenswear chain when she was just 18. But Anna was always an entrepreneur at heart, and in 1989 she co-founded STORM watches, creating unique designs and doing business out of a tiny office over a pizza shop in West London.
STORM has remained one step ahead of other fashion watch brands by remaining true to its design principles and continuing to push boundaries. Today, STORM is a global brand of quirky watches & accessories with 30 standalone stores, and distributors in over 45 countries.
Lisa came up with her invention when her first child was born and she was unable to find the perfect sleep product to fit his needs. "When my first son Ilias was born in 2006, I searched unsuccessfully for an alternative to the blanket, the cot and the baby lounger," she says. "I craved something more snug and, at the same time, more versatile. Something that mimicked the womb and would settle the baby well, and that also worked for bed-sharing." Lisa's motto is that a safe and happy baby makes happy parents. Her innovative products are market-leading within the baby sleep space and the brand is continuously expanding globally.
Lisa has always had an eye for beauty and design. She studied art history at Stockholm University as well as professional photography. Additionally, she got an architectural education at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. She also founded two very successful companies within localisation for the moving image, providing subtitling and language dubbing globally for the likes of BBC, Disney and Netflix. Lisa still owns and runs one of these enterprises together with her husband, Konstantinos. Lisa has recently relocated with her two sons from Stockholm to the Athenian Riviera in Greece, from where she oversees her global operations.