About Us

Welcome to ZAAZEE a multi-award winning independent British women's sportswear brand. Launched in 2014 and based in Manchester ZAAZEE uses only the best quality fabrics, with super stylish designs and made in small expert factories in Europe and the  UK. It’s really comfortable kit and is designed specifically for sporty active women.

 

WHAT MAKES ZAAZEE DIFFERENT

ZAAZEE was founded in 2014 by Deborah Todd in Manchester the City of Sport, and specifically in Ancoats, in the heart of Cottonopolis.

Driven by a passion for sports, Deborah believes that wearing awesome kit makes you feel great and helps you achieve more.

ZAAZEE uses only amazing technical fabrics which have been sourced based on their performance, stretch, vibrancy and durability. The fabrics and products have been specifically sourced for purpose, tested, developed and tested again. We want our customers to enjoy sport and feel fantastic wearing ZAAZEE.

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MANUFACTURED IN EUROPE and in the UK 

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 believe you can feel the energy from early 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. 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 products available and in the best most sustainable possible.

In the first few years I worked with factories in Portugal, but due to Brexit and rising costs felt that bringing the manufacturing back to the UK would help. 

The factories we work with are small 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. I particularly enjoyed swimming and I 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 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