Sania is Canada’s first curated collection of conscious fashion from Latin America.
We work exclusively with social enterprises in fashion, with a focus on emerging Latin American businesses that are new to Canada. Our partners are for-profit companies whose core business operations create a positive impact on their employees and/or surrounding communities. We develop close relationships with all of our partner designers, getting to know their creative process, social enterprise model, and prospects for growth.
Sania was founded by Elana Hazghia, an Iranian-American-Canadian with a passion for Latin America, which was initially rooted in nothing more than an affinity for the Spanish language. Her love for the language, region and people grew as her academic and professional career took her to Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Peru, and Colombia, managing high-level programs, facilitating public-private partnerships, and co-founding Latin America’s first hemispheric network for women. Her experience has spanned borders and industries, from implementing complex health technology programs in the DR Congo to building a cross-cultural arts program in Guatemala.
Sania marries her passion for Latin America, social impact, and fashion. Her objective is to expose Canadians to a side of Latin America that is rarely seen or depicted in the media: a progressive, entrepreneurial, modern undercurrent of socially conscious innovators and designers.
A native New Yorker born in London, Elana now lives in Toronto with her husband.
Our vision is to be Canada’s first hub for contemporary Latin American culture and design.