I’m Jenée, the creator of the ZiiCi shawl. I love my work and adore my customers. Every time someone messages me and tells me she receives compliments wearing her shawl, it reminds me how fortunate I am to be doing what I’m doing.
About (the short version)
I’m at my happiest in a tank top, sarong and flips flops (and, of course, a ZiiCi shawl!) with a passport in hand and an adventure on the horizon.
About (the long version)
The idea for a shawl with an adjustable elastic neckline arose when I searched for a dressy off-the-shoulder top that would travel well. When I couldn’t find one that appealed to me, I made my own and put a cord lock in it so that I would essentially have a drawstring shawl I could style different ways. People frequently stopped me to ask where I got it, which inspired me to start producing the ZiiCi shawl for sales at local markets.
The universe didn’t seem to like that plan.
At my third outdoor market, a freak summer monsoon came on with a sudden force like I’d never seen. Within minutes my metal canopy crumpled and I watched as buckets of rain poured over everything I’d invested all my time and money on for months: my inventory, display, signage, laptop, phone, tablet. Everything. And to top it all off, my faithful car had died two days earlier.
I was devastated and almost threw in the soaking wet towel. But then I returned home to find a delivery of fabrics that the mailman had fortunately left in a dry place instead of the usual uncovered spot. The new fabrics– which were even more gorgeous than I’d hoped– gave me the motivation to rebuild.
With no car and virtually no market opportunities in the summer in Arizona, I threw myself completely into an online shop. Those efforts soon paid off and I expanded my product line to include Wrap Wrapper scarf gift sets.
I don’t aspire to take over the fashion world but I do aspire to continue producing quality products that make women feel comfortable and beautiful!