Rebranding of an African Skincare Brand – Zawadi Naturals to reposition them as a more luxurious African skincare brand, with a cohesive look and feel. Zawadi means ‘gift’ in ‘Swahili’. They are a natural skincare brand based on African ingredients with a collection of products that target eczema, rashes, and hyperpigmentation. Their hero product, African Black Soap, has been passed on for many generations, and is a natural body cleanser which rejuvenates your skin.
“The pop up started yesterday with everyone raving about how nice our branding and packaging looks. Thank you so much to the Bespoke Advantage team – the rebrand has totally transformed the look and feel of the products. Very happy that I made the decision to seek professional help.” Bee, Founder.
Zawadi Naturals was born based on the founders’ personal experience with problematic skin and eczema. Having studied formulating through a leading online skincare school, they had already created their branding however this didn’t position them in the correct manner. The founder approached us to rebrand them to better portray their African heritage and to attract the right customers.
We started by researching the marketplace to understand current and future trends as well as conducted a competitor analysis and a swot analysis of the brand. We reviewed their existing brand identity, which was disjointed, and didn’t reflect their point of difference or their brand values.
THE APPROACH AND RESULTS
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‘Janet has excellent beauty market knowledge. Level headed with clear vision, direction and the ability to drive business forward, Janet led the teams through a complete product design change advising on what the key marketing messages should be, incorporating her technical knowledge and beauty expertise.’
‘Janet has a wealth of experience across retail, buying and marketing. She conducted a full strategic review of our cross functional business and the travel retail market to develop a comprehensive buying and quality control strategy that was signed off at board level. I highly recommend her as an asset to any business.’
‘Janet is extremely professional, knowledgeable and thorough, an expert of her field. This shone through from our first conversation, which instinctively led me to want to work with Bespoke Advantage. As a new skincare brand the expertise of Bespoke Advantage has been invaluable.’
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‘Many thanks again for all the help, support and words of encouragement, as I said before, best and most sensible thing I’ve done in developing my beauty ideas is to engage with you!’
‘It’s been inspirational working with Janet. We are in the process of launching a skincare brand however have received conflicting opinions from so many people we were really confused. I am so impressed by Janet’s knowledge and experience in product development, marketing and retail and the way she explains everything so clearly. She is very motivating and positive, and so much fun to work with. I have much more clarity and confidence in how to move things forward.’