Sanikai

Ethical Vegan Clothing

About Shop
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The Label

Sanikai represents a conscious choice to embrace life and exotic cultures. The distinctive colors and patterns of our collection wake up dormant senses and draw you into an artist’s canvas full of new sensations.

Inspired by the natural world, we let a hint of urban style flow into our designs. Clear cuts, conspicuous details and quality fabrics are made for unforgettable moments.

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Our Philosophy

We care for the next generation.
They should also enjoy clean water, fresh air and experience the joy in nature.

THE CONSCIOUS AGE HAS DAWNED

The clothes, accessories and beauty care products that we use every day play a big part in the development of our planet. That’s why it’s our philosophy to support the rights of people and animals and treat our environment with care.

VEGAN, ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY AND FAIR

These are the guiding principles we’ve applied to our product supply chain, half of which takes place within Switzerland while our clothing line is all hand made in Switzerland.

OTHER LABELS

Alongside our own clothing label we stock nail polish from Sienna Byron Bay (vegan), colorful socks from Minga Berlin (vegan, GOTS), Eco-Bamboo’s toothbrushes (vegan) and much more.

You can find more information on the section ‚Brands‘.

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We always had the dream to change the way we live and how we treat our environment. Our vision became reality with Sanikai.

Sanaz Akaouf – Sanikai CO-Founder & Designer
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Materials

We only use materials that are vegan, eco-friendly and produced fair.

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No fur!

We strictly avoid the use of fur, leather, wool, silk, pearls, horn, mother-of-pearl, down, feather or any other animal-related products. Furthermore we avoid natural alternatives, which entail high levels of energy consumption and complex production processes (for example viscose).

„Durable clothing plays a big part in sustainability. As a result our Swiss Organic Cotton Shirts und the trimmings of our jackets and pullovers are made of 5% lycra.“
Kai Wasser – Sanikai CO-Founder

Because clothing affects the skin, we only use the following materials, that we ensure are vegan, kind to the environment and produced fairly;

  • Organic Cotton (GOTS)
  • Swiss Organic Cotton
  • Organic Linen
  • Hemp
  • Recycled Plastic Bottle
  • Cotton (Fabric Remnants from Switzerland)

Dyeing & Printing

A portion of our fabric is dyed in Canton Zürich according to our instructions. The dyes used follow strict Swiss guidelines.

The screen prints of our shirts are water-based and also produced in Canton Zürich in the same way.

Our patterns are digitally printed onto cotton in Europe. The dyes are vegan and the printing process uses less water and energy than other printing techniques. Depending on the number of dyes in the pattern, we choose between rotation or digital printing.

Threads & Buttons

We try, where possible, to rely on existing resources. Our sewing threads are recycled from old PET bottles and are vegan. Next to these so-called rPet-bottles we also use Bio-cotton thread.

We try to avoid zips and for this reason we design the majority our items of clothing with buttons.

The buttons themselves are made from coconut, wood or corozo and are made by certified producers across Europe.

Labeling

Our clothing labels and coat hangers, including the carrier bags, are made of cotton or recycled polyester. Again we only work with controlled and certified producers from Europe and Switzerland.

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Brands

Our shop also offers a variety of other sustainable and ethical products:

Vieri
Sienna Byron Bay
Matt and Nat
Pretty and Pure
Insecta
Yoshiki
Artelusa
Atelier Conquet
Cri de Coeur
Tenebris
Kaimana
NinaBee
Pelcor
Big Buddha

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Lookbook

Our big selection of vegan fashion.

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Sanikai in the media 
brands
20 Minuten Friday
Annabelle
Bilanz
Pet Flash
Black Paper
Style Notes
Zürich.com
our-team

Who’s behind Sanikai?

The name is the combination of the first names of the founders of Sanikai.
A creative lady and an analytical man form the perfect combination!

Sanaz Akaouf
Sanaz Akaouf

Sanaz Akaouf

CO-Founder & Designer

With a background in advertising, her choice for a conscious lifestyle placed her at odds with an industry that represents mass consumption.

Meanwhile, finding little in the way of vegan and environmentally friendly clothing to match her own clear sense of style, she decided to study fashion design at the Swiss Textile Institute in Zürich.

The subject of her final Diploma became the label Sanikai, for which she plans a big future.

Kai Wasser
Kai Wasser

Kai Wasser

CO-Founder

As the child of a Japanese woman, a good sense for fashion was practically Kai’s birthright.

At ‚Sanikai‘ he is responsible for the smooth running of the business.

From idea through to finished product in the shop, Kai ensures everything runs sensibly, sustainably, and efficiently. His astute sense for business and analytical skills perfectly complement the creative ability of his business and life partner.

Sanaz Akaouf

Sanaz Akaouf

CO-Founder & Designer

With a background in advertising, her choice for a conscious lifestyle placed her at odds with an industry that represents mass consumption.

Meanwhile, finding little in the way of vegan and environmentally friendly clothing to match her own clear sense of style, she decided to study fashion design at the Swiss Textile Institute in Zürich.

The subject of her final Diploma became the label Sanikai, for which she plans a big future.

Kai Wasser

Kai Wasser

CO-Founder

As the child of a Japanese woman, a good sense for fashion was practically Kai’s birthright.

At ‚Sanikai‘ he is responsible for the smooth running of the business.

From idea through to finished product in the shop, Kai ensures everything runs sensibly, sustainably, and efficiently. His astute sense for business and analytical skills perfectly complement the creative ability of his business and life partner.

Get in touch with us!

We would be happy to answer all your questions.