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HELLO IT´S ME

Hey there! I’m Zahid Latif, the heart and hands behind ZLCOPENHAGEN. First off, thank you massively for stopping by. Your support means everything to me, and I’m so excited to share my passion and creations with you.

EMBRACING IMPERFECTION

Now, let’s get real for a moment. ZLCOPENHAGEN is my dream brought to life, a place where creativity meets curiosity. But, as with any dream, the reality of bringing it to life is a bit messier than what you might expect. I want to be upfront: ZLCOPENHAGEN isn’t a flawless webshop. There are mistakes – maybe a few more than just a few. Typos, glitches, you name it. But here’s the thing: I believe these imperfections make us who we are. They show that we’re human, always learning and continually growing.

YOUR VOICE, OUR FUTURE

This journey isn’t just about me or the products I’ve created. It’s about us. It’s about building something unique together. Your insights, feedback, and ideas will shape the future of ZLCOPENHAGEN. Did you find a typo? See something that could be better? Do you have an idea that could make your experience even more special? Please let me know. Every bit of feedback is a golden opportunity for improvement.

LET’S GROW TOGETHER

Your involvement means the world to me. With your help, ZLCOPENHAGEN can evolve into the webshop we both dream it to be. This is an invitation to join me on this journey, to help steer the course, and to make ZLCOPENHAGEN a place where we all feel a little bit more at home.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support, patience, and invaluable insights.

With all my gratitude,

Zahid Latif

Zahid logo: Arabic letters Zal, Alif, He, Ye, and Dal transformed into a minimalist square design with Danish-inspired straight lines and geometric precision, representing cultural fusion and modern sophistication.

CAN I BRIDGE TWO WORLDS IN ONE?

CAN YOU BE OF TWO CULTURES?

First of all, if you are looking for a professional store with mass-produced garments and perfection in everything, please don’t continue on this site. I suggest you find another well-established brand. This webshop is far from perfect. Kindly.

I am the person behind this brand. I was born in Aabenraa, Denmark, but I’m originally from Pakistan. Now, I guess you are wondering: How on earth can you be born in Denmark and, at the same time, be from Pakistan?

IT STARTED WITH A COW

JOURNEY THROUGH THE EUROPE

Now, here’s where it gets interesting. My dad took a bus to Denmark, and in a quirky twist of fate, he married my mom over the phone. Her arrival marked the beginning of my journey, shaped by the collision of these two distinct worlds. Come along as we explore the colourful layers of my cultural adventure, celebrating the beauty that unfolds when different worlds blend in harmony.

My name means “self-denying” in Arabic, blending calm Danish vibes with lively Punjabi spirit. Let’s dive into my story, where Scandinavia meets Punjab. Our logo, a square word “Zahid” made from Arabic letters, is like a snapshot of my mixed identity. It’s the visual tale of how Danish simplicity and Punjabi vibrancy come together.

WOVEN TOGETHER: THE FABRIC OF MY HERITAGE

TRADITIONS TORN, BORDERS BOLSTERED

My journey begins in the heart of Punjab, a land whose spirit flows through Pakistan and India. This province, rich in history and culture, has been a cradle for a shared heritage that transcends modern borders. Despite political lines, we find unity in our language, cuisine, and traditions—a testament to a shared identity that predates division.

A TAPESTRY OF SHARED CULTURE

Punjab’s story is one of vibrant colors, lively festivals, and an enduring legacy of craftsmanship that speaks to both sides of the border. Our language, Punjabi, serves as a melody that resonates with millions, creating a bond that political boundaries cannot sever. The culinary traditions of Punjab, famed for their rich flavors and hearty dishes, are celebrated in every household, from Lahore to Amritsar, bringing people together in a shared love for food.

While religion may delineate us on the map, our cultural roots run deep, intertwining us in ways that go beyond the superficial divides. It’s this synthesis of culture and tradition that I bring to ZLCOPENHAGEN. Our brand is not just a fashion statement; it’s a celebration of unity in diversity, honoring the rich tapestry of human connection that Punjab embodies.

WELCOME TO ZLCOPENHAGEN

At ZLCOPENHAGEN, we draw inspiration from the collective heritage of Punjab, incorporating traditional motifs and sustainable practices into our designs. This fusion reflects a broader vision of fashion—one that respects our shared past and looks forward to a united future.

Discover more about the shared cultural heritage of Punjab and its influence on contemporary design with resources like the South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection Trust (SADACC), which showcases the artistry and craftsmanship that define our region.

Together, we are more than the sum of our parts. Join ZLCOPENHAGEN in honoring the legacy of Punjab—where every thread tells a story of connection, resilience, and unity.

Photo showing a desktop with small posters on a board wall, showcasing the 'Twisted Suits' project, working during my study at Dansih Designschool KADK

FROM AABENRAA TO SHEIKHUPURA

A JOURNEY OF CULTURAL DISCOVERY

Growing up in Aabenraa, Denmark, I was surrounded by the beauty of Scandinavian culture. However, life took a fascinating turn when my family and I spent a year and a half in Sheikhupura, Pakistan. This experience left an indelible mark on me as I immersed myself in a vastly different culture.

In Sheikhupura, every moment was a discovery. From the bustling markets filled with vibrant colours and aromatic spices to the warmth of the people who welcomed us with open arms, I was captivated by the richness of Pakistani culture.

BEAUTY OF DIVERSITY

Despite the language barrier and cultural differences, I found myself embracing the traditions and customs of Sheikhupura, learning valuable lessons about resilience, community, and the beauty of diversity.

This experience ignited my passion to bridge the gap between cultures and celebrate the unique identities that make our world so beautifully diverse. Today, as I navigate the intersection of my Danish upbringing and my time in Pakistan, I draw inspiration from both worlds, infusing my designs with the spirit of unity and inclusivity.

CROSS CULTURAL

As a designer standing at the crossroads of Danish Design by minimalism and Punjabi vibrancy, my journey has been one of discovery, learning, and celebration. Each stitch and seam in ZLCOPENHAGEN’s collection carries echoes of these rich traditions, blending them into a tapestry that speaks not just to fashion, but to a deeper, global connection. This fusion of cultures has opened my eyes to the importance of sustainability, ethical practices, and the preservation of our shared heritage. To delve deeper into the sustainable practices that guide our designs, I encourage you to explore the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, an invaluable resource for understanding the impact and improvement of our industry’s environmental footprint. For those drawn to the stories behind traditional crafts and the preservation of intangible heritage, UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list offers a window into the world’s cultural diversity, including the intricate weaves of Danish and Punjabi craftsmanship.

Embracing ethical fashion is more than a personal choice; it’s a global movement towards more transparent, responsible industry standards, as championed by Fashion Revolution. Their insights into creating a more ethical fashion landscape resonate deeply with our mission at ZLCOPENHAGEN. And for a broader perspective on how sustainable living and eco-conscious choices can be seamlessly integrated into our lives, The Good Trade provides a wealth of information and inspiration. These resources have shaped my understanding and approach to design, emphasizing that true beauty in fashion comes from harmony with our environment and respect for all cultures.

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  • Flot armbånd, passer fint og tak for gaven
    Louise P
  • Beautiful designs, Like the purple tank, and hope more new colours will come in coming days  
    Poul K
  • Lækre smykker, især er jeg glad for faldskærms armbånd. Tak for en god handel
  • visible things happens 🙂
    maglaurencustomer
  • Oi, these ZLC undies are great, feels like my bum's never been this perky before 🙂
  • It’s clear to see Zahid Latif’s interest in the wellbeing of the producers of his elegant designs as a core moral. Charlie Mpengula
    Charlie MpengulaCustomer

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