Meet our Maker: Zags Life
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 www.zagslife.com!
Zags Instagram: @zagslife
Founder’s name: Jennifer Horton
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.
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!
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!