“AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – FASHION INNOVATION”
Built on elegance, sophistication, glamour and luxury, Shakad-Eco Lifestyle is the epitome of the Caribbean’s quintessential style. Our products target the unapologetically bold mavericks of society, who lead fashion trends and make intrepid style statements while maintaining and embracing their culture. Shanika Burnett, a born artist whose parents were her direct inspiration as they pursued their artistic and entrepreneurial dreams, established Shakad in 2008, now re branded Shakad Eco-Lifestyle in 2018. She has been nominated for several awards including Best New Designer AFI (African Fashion International) Johannesburg, South Africa and AFW (Africa Fashion Week) Toronto, Canada, Excellence in Fashion Design, Barbados and finalist for the CIC (Caribbean Innovative Challenge). Shakad has graced fashion shows throughout the region and internationally, namely, Caribbean Fashion Week, (Jamaica), Carifesta X (Guyana), Haute Couture (St. Lucia jazz festival) and African Fashion Week (Toronto). She also judges for the national cultural costumed competition, Grand Kadooment and Junior Kadooment. Since 2016 Shanika has partnered with renowned textile artist Ayissa and opened a boutique carrying a full line of products that cater exclusively to their targeted consumer. This move has helped see a resurgence of the brand being able to reach a broader market and introduce new product ranges inclusive of accessories, bags, earrings and belts.