As a little girl I grew up in Oregon, where it rained a majority of the time and skies were in fact grey, more days than not. So when my mother sang this song to me as a child, I knew she loved me just as much as I loved the feeling of warmth and happiness those rare sunny days brought us. It’s hard to describe, but the sunshine just made everyone happier.
On those days when I complained to my mom about the rain, she would pick me up, set me upon her lap and wrap me inside her robe with her to warm up. She smelled like a mixture of freshly picked roses and Red Door perfume - a completely unique scent that was my mom. As I cuddled up in her lap she would rock me, softly singing to me, “You are my sunshine, my only sunshine, you make me happy when skies are grey, you’ll never know dear how much I love you, please don’t take my sunshine away.” I was her Sunshine, I was what made her happy, in turn her singing this song to me made me feel loved, content, safe and happy… even when skies were grey.
I asked another parent if she sings this song to her children, to which she replied, “Yes, almost every day!” I inquired further asking what the song meant to her, as a mother. She paused, her eyes softened as she reflected on my question, then said, “They are my everything - it's the best way to describe the love that I feel for them.” The question itself made her smile, just thinking about how much she loved her children and the sunshine they bring into her life too.
The song has carried on through decades still, with the same sentiment of the indescribable love parents feel for their children. Gift this to your little one, as a reminder of your love.
Rarity Level: Essentials
0001 - 0100: Gold
-We mill our super soft elastic using polyester made from recycled water bottles at Repreve®. Each ZOX takes roughly one 8oz water bottle out of our ecosystem and turns it into a little hug for your wrist - the perfect reminder to help you make it through your day.
-All ZOX include a laser engraved serial number on the tag for authenticity. You'll find a matching serial number engraved on the collectors card that's included.
-We believe kind words can change the world, which is why every elastic ZOX we make is reversible. On one side, you'll find beautiful art from artists all around the globe. On the other, you'll find a wonderful little written reminder. Wear the words on the inside when they're just for you, wear them on the outside when it's something you want to be reminded of each time you look down.
-Given the collectibility of ZOX, each piece we make is hand packed in a small, resealable bag made from recycled material. This bag keeps your favorite ZOX fresh when they're not being used and is helpful to keep them organized alongside their collector cards.
-Handmade with love
-Every order provides a year of clean water to someone in need through our partnership with the Thirst Project.
-Laser engraved serial number
-PANTONE® printed ultra-premium material
-Custom metal ZOX clip
-53cm in length (21inches)
-Individually packed within a collectible hard case
-Click here for care instructions
-Handmade with love
-Every order provides a year of clean water to someone in need.
Lanyards have been one of our top requested items for years. When designing these, we set out to go above and beyond to make the best lanyards in the world. Here's what that means:
Each lanyard is made from durable polyester and printed on both sides with beauiful, vibrant colors that are made to last. The hardware is custom made in-house. Each clasp has a debossed ZOX logo and 360° axis for better movement. They're finished with an embroidered ZOX tag that's hand-sewn and individually serial numbered, just like our world-famous wristbands. Each lanyard comes printed not only with a design, but with a reverse with a positive message or reminder to uplift you through your day.
Every wristband made is a limited edition work of art for your wrists. ZOX are reversible with a design on one side and a positive message on the inside. Every ZOX is individually laser cut with a serial number to ensure authenticity.