From an early age, Minza knew creativity would be an essential part of her life. She began drawing, painting and designing clothing at the age of eleven.
After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, Minza embarked on her career as a journalist and was later encouraged by her husband to pursue her dream of becoming a designer.
When she struggled to find the right bag for her wedding, she was motivated to create her eponymous label in New York City. The city is known for its impeccable fashion and it is where Minza continues to design handbags.
Born in Kansas and raised in Texas, Minza gained an appreciation for western silhouettes. Born into a Pakistani heritage, she developed an appreciation for the region's rich history and handicraft.
Her designs incorporate traditional South Asian craftsmanship, the finest materials and modern technique. Each piece in her collection is an etherial work of art. The designs are inspired by an aesthetic fusion of eastern and western influences which make her signature style.
Ethical values have always been at the core of MINZA and its team during the process of building the brand. We ensure safe working conditions, no child labor involvement and fair wages.
Passion for design has been our driving force since the beginning. Each bag starts with Minza’s sketch. The sketches include the bag’s dimensions, type of material, hardware, shape of the bag, and motifs. From there, she customizes leather in New York City which she later sends to her artisans in India. From design to usability, Minza pays attention to every detail.
Every season we donate a part of our proceeds to an important cause. We hope to raise awareness and fund a better future. We work for a more hopeful version of our world.
Our bags are made using the finest materials. The materials are sourced from all over the world to create the perfect bag. In a world of mass-produced handbags our products are refreshingly handmade. Each bag is intricately handcrafted with delicate and intricate handwork. Our artisans in India use ancient embroidery techniques such as zardozi to bring out a bit of history in every bag. Each of our bags takes many days to make to ensure quality.