Get to Know: Suzanne Brosnan of Zanni

ZANNI is our featured brand for May 2019 and is shoppable at our online and Boston store. What we love about this brand is their mission to improve the way women experience apparel by designing a functional wardrobe with minimal maintenance for the modern, active woman. Their products are currently designed and produced in downtown Los Angeles. The luxury performance fabric is sourced from a sustainable certified mill in Italy. It is stretchy, lightweight, breathable, pill resistant, uv protectant, machine washable!

Fun Fact: Suzanne first had the idea for a technical dress while biking 5 miles in a dress to get tacos from Millie’s on Nantucket!

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Brand: ZANNI

Name(s): Suzanne Brosnan

Role(s): Founder, Designer

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE “WHAT YOU DO” IN ONE SENTENCE?

We make elevated basics for the modern, active woman.

WHAT"‘S YOUR FAVORITE BRAND EXPERIENCE- OTHER THAN YOUR OWN?

Dosist - I’m obsessed with my Calm pen.

WHAT GETS YOU EXCITED EVERY DAY?

Creating! Building a brand is hard but so rewarding in terms of personal growth. I love that I get to make things I genuinely want to wear and share with all the women in my life, and learn while doing it.

WHO’S YOUR IDOL?

I have so many I don’t think I can pick just one. A few years ago I actually made a spreadsheet of all the women I admire and they all had one thing in common - they all had their own business!


WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO DISCONNECT AND DE-STRESS?

When I need to de-stress I like to go outside for a little LA sunshine. Nothing is better than a beach walk or sitting in the park with my two frenchies.  


WHAT CAN YOU NOT LEAVE HOME WITHOUT?

My sunglasses.


WHAT’S YOUR SPIRIT ANIMAL?

A hummingbird, @coco_pinkprincess or an old lady with crazy style.


WHAT’S YOUR CURRENT FAVORITE PODCAST?

The Almost 30 Podcast.


WHAT’S ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WOULD GIVE SOMEONE WANTING TO START THEIIR OWN BRAND?

Do it! Get clear on your “why”, stick to your guns and do not focus on other brands.