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Meet Our Makers: ZAGS
UPF 50+ sun protection from Cannonborough Collective in Charleston SC

September is the last month we’ll have Zags available in our shop, so we wanted to share their story with you. We carry their ponchos, dresses, rash guards, and wraps, so make sure you come by this week or shop with them online at!

Zags Instagram: @zagslife

 Founder’s name: Jennifer Horton


zags UPF 50+ cover ups at Cannonborough Collective in Charleston

Share a fun fact about your brand or your story/tell us about your products: ZAGS was created from a love of living in the light! For years Jennifer Horton kept hoping that she would find the perfect sun-protective wrap to use as she and her active family of 5 bounced from one sun-filled activity to the next. The product was nowhere to be found, so Jennifer finally made what she couldn’t find to purchase. She founded Charleston based and SC made ZAGS in August 2015 with the idea of a sun-safe, stylish and unique sunwrap to protect skin from harmful UV rays. With dozens of unique designs inspired by Jennifer’s life living in the Lowcountry as well as travels abroad-most are Horton’s own artwork in addition to several collaborations, ZAGS offers an innovative and beautiful way to enjoy the outdoors all while protecting your skin. ZAGS UPF 50+, wicking + cooling Sunwraps are available in 3 different sizes: a 40”x40” surf square, 28”x80” sunny shawl and a 40”x80” be anything blanket. Newest to the collection are: an OSFM party poncho, 4&8”Beachy Bandeaus, a tidal pool top, a dock dress, and a coastal caftan in mini and maxi lengths. ZAGS also has a fun, new collection of accessories: earrings, sun hats, beach bags, and our very special brass cuff adorned with our inspirational LIVE IN THE LIGHT brand logo.

charleston sc sun protection clothing at cannonborough collective

 Who is another local maker you admire?  Hermosa Jewelry - Haley is an amazingly talented young woman!

What is your favorite Charleston restaurant? That’s tough – our family of 5 loves Mex 1 when we are out at Sullivan’s Island, Red Drum in Mount Pleasant for after church brunch, Basil for a busy weeknight to-go meal, and Hall’s Chophouse for special occasions!

What is your favorite song to jam out to while you create products or look for inspiration? Basically, “Alexa play country music radio.”

What is your favorite product you offer right now and what was the inspiration behind it/why will people love it? The dock dresses and coastal caftans were products I wanted for myself and have had so much fun creating! The response has been overwhelming- it has encouraged me to keep creating even more UV protecting offerings!

zags dock dress and coastal caftan at cannonborough collective

All of the pieces shown here are available in our shop, but just through Saturday September 28th! You can enjoy 20% off during our extended hours sale this Wednesday 9/25 from 5-7, so come see us and get your sun protection gear this week!

Meet Our Makers: Park & Madison

We are so excited to officially introduce you to our favorite chandlers, Jenna & Nolan of Park & Madison.  They have been our vendors since day ONE, and bring us new scents on the regular.  Mimi's favorite scents are Grass and Teakwood, and Liz loves Lavender Rosemary & Grass.  In addition to candles, they are always adding new products like pillow mist, yoga mat spray, and even essential oil blends!


Tell us a Charleston restaurant you're loving right now!

We’ve been on a taco and margarita bender at one of our local spots near our apartment called “3 matadors.”  It’s right up the road and there’s never a bad moment for last minute tacos and tequila.  The place has been around for a while but it’s a gem. 

Who is another local maker you admire?

‘Tidal Jewelry by Annie.’ She’s our neighbor at a few of the farmers markets we regularly participate in; some mornings we think we’d never get through without her!  She works so hard, makes a beautiful product, and has been so much fun to get to know and become friends with over the last year. 

What is your favorite product right now and what was the inspiration behind it?

We’re loving our Park & Madison essential oil blends we’ve been putting out lately, but we’re REALLY looking forward to our next release: botanical themed candles in custom Park & Madison terracotta pots. The pots come from Palmer Planter Company out of Philadelphia (another kick-butt artist couple we admire). We’re originally from Pennsylvania, so it’s cool to incorporate that into our own business down here in Charleston. The packaging for the candles will be plantable, so you can literally grow something in the terracotta after the candle burns. Tt goes along with our belief in sustainability, recycling, and supporting nature and the environment.

What's your favorite song to jam out to while you're making candles?

We always have reggae playing at the workshop when we’re blending and pouring. Candle making is a patience game; reggae always sets the perfect vibe for what we do!

Can you share a tip with us to help maximize candle burn time? 

ALWAYS trim your wick. It’s as simple as flicking off the “mushroom” shape that the wick can curl into when you blow it out. You’ll prevent the wick from folding in on itself.  Also when you first burn any candle, always allow the top to liquid entirely before blowing it out.  This prevents tunneling and wasted wax.

Thanks for the awesome tips, Jenna & Nolan. Stop in soon so you can smell their awesome creations for yourself!

images c/o Kim Graham Photography