When I was a child, my family would search high and low for clothing that was unique and fashionable, which simply wasn’t available. Parents today have many opportunities to fashion their children in beautiful clothing. Zazou.eu is one such company, offering “Colorful, trendy, funny, retro, stylish and often sustainable.”
Do you know who the Zazou were? During World War II, the Zazou were a subculture in France comprised of young people that dressed garishly and danced wildly (hmmm…sounds like a subculture I was a part of in my youth). The Zazous were inspired by Jazz and Swing music. Of course, like any subculture, the Nazis and Fascists detested the Zazous and had a slogan, “Scalp the Zazous!”
My family recently tested out two sample items from Zazou. The Most Wanted “This Side Up” t-shirt is incredibly soft and made from 100% cotton. The shirt is enzyme washed, giving it that super soft feel. It also has a deconstructed feel, with exposed seems, making the shirt very hip and cool. We also received an adorable infant “Striped Button T-shirt” by Petite Louie. This red and white striped shirt is also 100% cotton and runs small, but it is very nice. Both clothing items wash and wear well.
Zazou.eu is a socially responsible company and wants to contribute to a better world:
We want to contribute to a better world and that is why for each order, we donate 2% of its value to War Child, an organisation that strives for the healthy mental development of children who have lived through war. Since we enjoy our children and Zazou so much, we want to help give less fortunate children the chance at a better life.
There is also a place on the order form where you can make an additional contribution to War Child, if you choose.
Zazou.eu is based in Amsterdam, which for US customers may be a deterrent; however, shipping is quick and the packaging is light and eco-friendly. Usually, I advise families to shop locally to avoid increasing their carbon footprint when purchasing goods, but sometimes exceptions can be made when you are shopping with a socially responsible company.