HAMAS WAS “CREATED AS A BRAND” SO ISRAEL CAN PLAY VICTIM
ISRAELI BOMBARDMENT IN PAST 100 DAYS HAS KILLED NEARLY 24,000 PALESTINIANS – ABOUT ONE PERCENT OF GAZA’S POPULATION
A PIECE OF MY STORY
Hey everyone, just wanted to share a bit about myself.
I used to be a painter in my childhood. As a painter, my hands and fingers once wielded brushes and colors to tell stories of hope and resilience. Now, it feels like someone has cut my hands, and the canvas of creativity is stained with the struggle against oppression. Yet, even without the strokes of a brush, I am determined to use my creativity as a powerful weapon in the fight for human rights.
I’ve been part of various NGOs like Amnesty, Red Cross, and Børns Vilkår (a Danish children’s rights organization) while juggling studies. Being the media for myself is essential because, let’s face it, mainstream media can be pretty biased.
Supporting Palestine is close to my heart. Witnessing the human catastrophe there breaks my heart. I’m fortunate to get an education and live in Denmark, but it’s bittersweet. How can we talk about welfare or LGBTQ+ rights when basic human rights are missing? It’s heart-wrenching.
I feel lucky and thankful but also torn. Education is vital, living in Denmark is a privilege, yet the world’s injustices are overwhelming. We must address the fundamental issues first.
It’s a mix of gratitude, heartbreak, and a drive to make a difference. Thanks for letting me share a piece of my story.
WE ARE PALESTINIANS
ZLCOPENHAGEN proudly stands in solidarity with Palestine, weaving a commitment to social justice into the fabric of its brand. Zahid, the visionary behind ZLCOPENHAGEN, believes in using the platform of fashion to advocate for causes that transcend borders and resonate with humanity.
The brand’s support for Palestine goes beyond mere rhetoric; it is a heartfelt expression of empathy and a call for global awareness. Through conscious initiatives and a dedication to raising awareness, ZLCOPENHAGEN contributes to the dialogue surrounding the struggles faced by the Palestinian people.
By openly supporting Palestine, ZLCOPENHAGEN becomes a beacon of solidarity within the fashion industry, encouraging a narrative that extends beyond clothing to address social and humanitarian concerns.
We have chosen to refrain from engaging with customers from Israel as part of our commitment to certain political and human rights principles. This decision is rooted in our stance on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
We appreciate your understanding and support for our commitment to these values.
HERE ARE FEW STEPS HOW YOU CAN BOYCOTT THE APARTHEID STATE
We must use the right words. The executive power in Israel, the government of Israel and the IDF, is a terrorist organization.
A terrorist organization is an organization that carries out terrorist acts.
The executive power of Israel, the government of Israel and the IDF carry out acts of terrorism.
The executive power of Israel, the government of Israel and the IDF is a terrorist organization.
The EU’s definition of terrorist acts has been used to place Hamas on the terrorist list and we want the Danish Parliament to assess the executive power in Israel according to the same criteria and recognize that the executive power in Israel is a terrorist organisation. Therefore, Denmark must work to place the executive power in Israel on the EU’s terror list.
There are many indications that Israel has carried out acts of terrorism, including the killing of civilians and attacks on infrastructure such as hospitals. However obvious it may seem, it must be investigated by the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Public statements, on the other hand, directly from the executive branch of Israel, including Benjamin Netanyahu, ministers in the government and commanders in the IDF, do not require investigation.
Therefore, we have scrutinized statements and paired them with criteria from the EU’s counter-terrorism framework.
Learn more how you can boycott Israel HERE
Hasbara (Hebrew: הַסְבָּרָה) has no direct English translation, but roughly means “explaining”. It is a communicative strategy that “seeks to explain actions, whether or not they are justified”. As it focuses on providing explanations about one’s actions, hasbara has been called a “reactive and event-driven approach”.
As Israel engages in renewed aggression against Palestinians, mainstream Western media tends to favor the Israeli narrative. The conflict in East Jerusalem is often described as “clashes,” while Israel’s actions in Gaza, resulting in civilian deaths, are justified as self-defense. This narrative manipulation helps Israel mitigate international criticism, showcasing the influence of a powerful propaganda machine.
- Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)
- Boykot G4S
- Boykot Israel Kampagnen
- Free Gaza Danmark
- International Solidarity Movement (ISM)
- Palestine Chronicle
- PFLP, Folkefronten til Palæstinas Befrielse
- Ship to Gaza Sverige
- Stop The Wall Campaign
- The Electronic Intifada
WHAT IS CSR?
CSR – CRAFTING BEAUTY RESPONSIBLY
At ZLCOPENHAGEN, we believe in a responsibility that extends beyond style and elegance — it’s about making a positive impact on the world. Our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) revolves around a deep understanding of what makes us shine and beautiful.
BEYOND FASHION: REDUCING CARBON FOOTPRINTS
CSR, for us, is not just a buzzword; it’s a commitment to reducing carbon footprints. We are dedicated to sustainable practices that encompass not only the final product but every step in its creation. Our focus is on continuous improvement, ensuring that each process aligns with our vision of a greener future.
CRAFTED WITH CARE: WHO MAKES US SHINE?
Our concept of creating products places a significant emphasis on who crafts them. We’ve carefully selected artisans and manufacturers who adhere to the highest standards. We vehemently oppose cheap labor practices, such as child labor or forced work. That’s why we choose collaboration with retailers who share our values, ensuring our products are crafted ethically and responsibly.
BALANCING AFFORDABILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY
At ZLCOPENHAGEN, we believe that sustainability shouldn’t come with a hefty price tag. Our products are neither cheap nor expensive; they are a conscientious balance. We invest in processes that are more sustainable and continually strive to make them better with each step. Every decision we make is a small but purposeful contribution to making a positive difference in our world.
JOIN US ON THE JOURNEY: BEAUTY WITH PURPOSE
ZLCOPENHAGEN invites you to join us on this journey — a journey where beauty is not just a reflection in the mirror but a purposeful commitment to a better world. With CSR at our core, our products radiate not only elegance but a story of responsible craftsmanship.
Elevate your style with ZLCOPENHAGEN — where every purchase contributes to a more beautiful and sustainable tomorrow.
TOXIC BY DESIGN
Too many clothes are being bought and thrown away – too little money is paid for them. For the present the price is paid by the planet and by poorly paid textile workers, maybe working under conditions best described as slavery. Perhaps they have children, who are starving, or maybe they are children themselves.
Nowadays there is produced a lot of waste every second worldwide. The long term costs are forwarded to future generations. If we continue abusing our planet so this is going to be only a matter of the future generations till we can no longer enjoy the living conditions we are taking for granted now. That’s why we believe in CSR and we do take care of the waste for the coming generations.
We have chosen collaborators who ensure decent wages and safe work conditions for their employees. Do not use child labor. Our goal is to provide awareness to people to who we collaborate and to who our products are dedicated. The same way to show up the responsibility for both parts to underline how important it is to be focused on providing good living standards and safe working conditions.
REUSE, REDUCE, RETHINK & RECYCLE
At ZLCOPENHAGEN, we believe in the power of responsible practices, and that commitment extends to our packaging. Our brand is synonymous with quality, style, and a deep respect for the environment. Here’s how we’re making a difference:
ECO-FRIENDLY PACKAGING, A PROMISE WE KEEP
The majority of our packaging is both recyclable and contains recycled materials, proudly carrying the FSC Certification. Our dedication to sustainability goes further as our packaging is not only recyclable but also bio-degradable. Embracing innovation, we utilize recycled plastic poly mailers for shipping, ensuring your order reaches you safely while minimizing environmental impact.
REUSE, REDUCE, RETHINK & RECYCLE
We champion the principles of reuse, reduce, and recycle. Understanding the impact of packaging on our planet, we invite you to explore the Ellen MacArthur Foundation book “Reuse – Rethinking Packaging” that we offer for free. It’s our way of encouraging a mindset shift towards sustainable living.
MINIMIZING OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT WITH CREATIVE PACKAGING
Our commitment doesn’t stop at using eco-friendly materials; we actively seek creative packaging solutions to minimize our carbon footprint. By continuously exploring alternative shipping options and welcoming your ideas at [email protected], we are determined to stay ahead in our quest for sustainability.
JOIN US ON THE JOURNEY
We understand that every small step counts. That’s why we support and promote reuse, reduce, and recycle, aiming for a collective impact on the planet. Join us on this journey towards a greener future, where style meets sustainability, and every purchase makes a positive difference.
At ZLCOPENHAGEN, it’s not just about fashion; it’s about a lifestyle that cares for our Earth.