Revealed – Things you (probably) didn’t know about ZARA

Zara: The Story of the World’s Richest Man” is the new documentary film which will offer us a more personal side of the man’s life who invented the multi-billion brand Zara i.e. Amancio Ortega.

So, here’s the list of real life facts that not everybody is aware of:-

  • The founder of the world famous brand had to quit school in order to earn a living to fulfill basic food requirements.
  • Bathrobes were the first thing that Mr. Ortega made and sold them by going door-to-door.
  • Instead of 2,000 pesetas, the bank provided only 30 euros as a loan for the Company’s launch.
  • The name Zara came from ‘Zadar‘ where Amancio & his then-wife Rosalie spend their honeymoon.
  • The concept of FastFashion was brought by the brand itself as Zara would create whole product lines within 15 days that would usually take months for others to make.
  • The “Out of Stock” is a technique that is used to create a need for the product in the market thus, increasing the sales.
  • It takes an exact amount of 38 minutes to complete a women’s shirt anything more than that means a loss to the manufacturing plant, it is known as “Working to the Minute
  • Zara’s Designers always travel with a Pen, Paper and a Camera for the sole objective of observing and recording the data on how people dress. Now, that’s creativity.

BONUS Point – These are the hidden siblings of the Spanish retail store Zara who are more affordable than Zara and not many people know about them – Pull and Bear, Uterqüe’s, Oysho,  Stradivarius, Massimo Dutti, and Bershka. 

P.S. – If this blog ends up getting more than 10 likes, I’ll write a detailed blog on Zara’s Hidden Sibling Store. 🙂

 

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