mazzouk was founded on a whimsical trip to Marrakesh with my family in October 2016. Having visited Morocco a few times previously, each time blown away with the exotic treasures that I picked up along the way – I resolved to put £500 into stock (brought back in 7 suitcases – making full use of the children’s baggage allowance!) and held a few mazzouk parties at home to see what the feedback was. Everything sold. The next plane trip was booked and in January 2017 mazzouk was born!
The idea of mazzouk (literally Mazz’s souk) was to bring the best bits of my travels to you – having always loved travelling to farflung places and with a background & passion for retail – having worked for Topshop / Arcadia Group & L’Oreal. I currently source from Morocco, India, Turkey, Vietnam and soon… Senegal. Additionally, I fill the gaps in with fabulous finds that fit within my ‘souk’ collection from the UK as well.
The ethos behind mazzouk is: ‘’A one stop shop of gorgeous treasures to adorn your life & home’.
As the business has grown, I have developed some strong relationships with many of the artisans that make the products for me – at times, designing / importing and working with artisans in foreign climes can be daunting & frustrating (especially with language barriers) but the process has allowed me to forge some great friendships and I look forward to developing more along the way as mazzouk continues. I hope to continue to bring colour & fun (and a slice of the exotic!) to your lives & homes.