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Jottum is a Dutch designer brand for girls and baby clothes established in 1994. Jottum, authentic and individual, always has its own exclusive prints. Very often we use the Dutch footprints as a source of inspiration for our designs and prints. All of our materials are of high-quality Italian suppliers - beautiful cotton, creamy lace, soft tweed, and velvet are frequently used in a classic material mix.
Jottum is well known for the beautiful girl-dresses. Flower-girls, first communion-girls, birthday-girls and of course the little princess attending the special family moment (like grandma’s birthday). Jottum is happy to be part of it.
The colourful new collection of Jottum is happy, imaginative with beautiful fabrics and striking prints. Delft Blue, tulips, mills the Dutch atmosphere is everywhere. The new baby collection is a flower dream for the girls and a guitar play for the boys.
The Jottum Doll
Until 21st June 1929. On this day Klaar Klosje managed to catch one little sleepy Jot. Her triumphant cry of “Jottum!” echoed throughout the town (roughly translated from Dutch this means “I’ve got him!”). Klaar knew that the Jots were wearing yellow crowns but now she was impressed with the Jot’s cute clothes. She could not contain her curiosity and after asking several questions, the Jot admitted that they made their own clothes. For centuries they have been doing it in both subdued and eye-batting colours. Their fabrics are perfect for adventures – Jots love rough and tumble.
Shortly afterward, the Jots entered into a unique agreement with the Edammers. In exchange for 50 kilos of cheese per week, they would help Klaar Klosje to design children’s clothes. To express her gratitude, she named the clothing line “Jottum”. This agreement with the Jots – which is framed and hangs on our wall – has never been changed. Nor has our conviction that children are entitled to the best. This applies equally to both cheese, and to clothes.
Jottum. Simply Dutch
The Jottum Doll
Jot is the name of the cute Jottum doll. Every season the Jot dolls have their own dresses matching the main collection. Did you know that the Jot exists since the 14th century? Suddenly appearing in Edam, a very small town in Holland, the Jots were stealing Dutch cheese from the markets and shops. Yes, these cheeky little characters with long legs and arms loved all types of cheese from Sweet-milk to cheddar (even when grated). And because a hungry Jot is a resourceful creature, for centuries the population of Edam had to guard its warehouses. However, a veritable invasion was launched by the Jots between 1920 and 1929. Cheeses disappeared by the dozen and the city was in an uproar.