About Us | ZAAZEE Activewear for Women

About Us

ZAAZEE is a multi-award winning British women's sportswear brand. The collection of leggings, capris, tops and accessories features quality technical fabrics, vibrant colours, stylish feminine designs and a stretchy fit that feels good while you exercise.

WHAT MAKES ZAAZEE DIFFERENT

ZAAZEE was born in the City of sport in Manchester in 2014. The company was founded by Deborah Todd and her passion for sports. ZAAZEE believes that wearing awesome kit makes you feel great and that a contributing factor to enjoying sport. In the business we use amazing technical fabrics which have been sourced based on their performance, stretch, vibrancy and durability. The fabrics have been tested, developed and tested again. ZAAZEE encourages it's customers to enjoy and experience amazing adventures in the kit, climbing hills, winning matches, running 10k's 5k's, marathons or ultra-marathons, or we just want to be in your gym bag to train in.  We want our customers to enjoy and feel fantastic wearing ZAAZEE.

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. Having a family background in retail and sewing, (my aunt was a seamstress.) and living in Ancoats, Manchester, it's an area that was once home to huge Cotton Mills and has a history of manufacturing. I honestly, 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 manufacture there. 

ZAAZEE isn't about cheap throw away fashion; it's about making the best we can, in the best way we can. We currently manufacture all our goods in Portugal, it is a two hour flight away, it's the best quality we've found and the finish is fantastic. We like not travelling miles away to get the job done, when we can make it closer to home, though we would definitely explore that option too. The factories are small with experts who have been working in the trade for years.  We feel good to be helping these small businesses too.

HOW ZAAZEE STARTED

From CEO and Founder Deborah Todd:

Growing up in a really sporty family, from an early age I loved doing all sports. Being 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