ZAAZEE is a British women's sportswear brand featuring fantastic technical fabrics, vibrant colours, stylish shapes and a fit that stretches and feels good while you work out.
WHAT MAKES ZAAZEE DIFFERENT
We've built our brand on insight. We identified common problems and found some solutions. We sourced. We tested. We developed. We listened to our gym friends and fitness enthusiasts. In short, we rolled up our sleeves and we got our hands dirty. Then we showed and shared our designs and samples with fitness professionals.
Most of our products feature a fabulous material that combines SUPPLEX® with elastane. SUPPLEX® is an advanced branded fibre from INVISTA (formerly DuPont) they make LYCRA and are the world leaders in performance fibre technology. It's super-soft, fully breathable, extremely comfortable as well as keeps the colour, shape dries quickly. The fabric has incredible stretch allowing unrestricted movement whilst supporting and holding your body.
For technical geeks, that’s pretty exciting, and it's the basis for the core of our products. With a luxurious cotton-like feel and all of the technical benefits of synthetic material we know that you, like all of our fitness friends, will love it. ZAAZEE performs equally well indoors and out for multi-performance activities. Gym class or run, we've got you covered.
MANUFACTURED IN EUROPE
A great deal of time was spent researching where to produce ZAAZEE. Originally the idea was to produce ZAAZEE in the UK. My aunt was actually a seamstress and I really like the "Made in Britain" concept, ironically, living in Ancoats, Manchester, it's an area once home to huge Cotton Mills and has a history of manufacturing. I always think you can feel the energy from days gone by.
After exploring the factories of many manufacturers in the UK and trying to find the correct machinery and expert cutters and materials, I made a choice to make with our neighbours in Europe and specifically Portugal. It has a great reputation for quality textile manufacturing and huge brands who I respect all make there including, All Saints & The Kooples, Athleta, as well as many global sportswear brands.
We didn't want to make cheap throw away fashion; we wanted something that looked and felt great but that was affordable. Manufacturing in Portugal we are proud that we don't work with sweat shops. Our seamstresses are women who have been working in the trade for years and they are a strong hard working team who work around having kids and making sure they are good mums. Given the economic climate in Portugal some of the women are the main bread winners. So we feel good to be helping them out too.
HOW ZAAZEE STARTED
From CEO and Founder Deborah Todd:
I grew up in a really sporty family and from an early age loved doing all sports. I was pretty good at swimming and started horse riding and tennis from about 7. My family all loved sports and as a family we watched everything. When my mum asked me what I wanted to be, I always replied "I just want to have fun!" Sport to me was about having fun with your friends as well as participating. As you get older and things change, you have to study harder and somehow sport loses to other stuff like working and socialising. Over the years I did less sports and focused on my working role but I really wanted to mix the two. Having kids is even more challenging on the body but keeping active really helped me. I’ve launched ZAAZEE to empower other women to do more sports and be more active and enjoy working out, because not only is it fun and healthy, it gives you more energy and determination with the challenges ahead of each day. Enjoy, Deborah X