Mellisa Mazingi

  • 2014 Dartmouth YALI Fellow

  • Managing Editor, Zim Fashionista and Founder, zedlabel

  • Zimbabwe

Mellisa returned home on August 1, 2014 and hit the ground running to launch zedlabel, an online store for local fashion designers created with the objective of increasing the market for locally-designed clothing and accessories. zedlabel is an extension of her existing fashion events and PR company Runway Productions and addresses the need for easy and affordable market infrastructure for fashion designers in Zimbabwe. The YALI experience and the learning and opportunities that came through it re-shaped her business plan such that it came to be much more than just an online store.

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