We are a fashion + design brand, creating textile designs for creatives + business. Parallel to own our range of women's fashion & accessory.
We *ditch the ordinary* operating a little different to most brands.
With our clothing we only print, cut, sew what you order via closed releases.
True slow, sustainable fashion. All completely handmade + printed in Australia. [read more..]
We also deviate from the norm, with our design licensing. Offering a variety of licensing types to suit ALL creative and business needs. [read more].
At Zonkt®️ we are passionate about being a sustainably conscious brand, providing designs that elevate our clients + colour lovin' community to Ditch the Ordinary!
To ditch the ordinary and do things a little than most brands...
𝗦𝗟𝗢𝗪... with all our garments being pre-order, it means we only make what you order. Slow fashion means we don’t make more than is needed, eliminates waste + ensure we can regularly release new prints.
𝗛𝗔𝗡𝗗𝗠𝗔𝗗𝗘... each + every piece is 100% handmade in Australia. All our fabric is Australian printed and hand cut, sew + sent. EVERY. SINGLE. PIECE.
𝗦𝗨𝗦𝗧𝗔𝗜𝗡𝗔𝗕𝗟𝗘... we focus on a print, cut, sew model which mean making your pieces when it’s ordered. This reduces product excess, as it already has a home to go to before it's even printed. No need to push product beyond what is wanted or need. We use recycled / renewed fabric where possible. Like our 78% recycled polyester leggings, recycled from oceanic + industrial waste plastics.
We maximize our cuts by using a mix of yardage + block printing, as well as making accessories from excess fabric, such as headbands from our sweaters.
We focus on making + using multi-directional prints to maximize pattern placement + use as much fabric in our processes as possible.
We’ve designed our accessories pieces (including for wholesale orders) to maximizing our usage to resulting in zero printed off-cut waste.
We used recycled paper + cardboard in all our packaging materials and even use mailbags that are made entirely from cornstarch!
𝗙𝗔𝗦𝗛𝗜𝗢𝗡... designed to fit an actual human physique. Not a calculated *factory standard* measurement. Each cut was designed by owner Kim, tested on a collection of physiques, then tweaked & perfected. From sizes XS to 4XL. We want to make fashion that is not a cookie cut mould or your usual factory cut, legging / sweater / top or dress. But fashion that listens, learns and evolves, just like we do as people.
We are all about ditching the ordinary, whether that be through our designs, our fashion ethos or in how we minimise our impact to our home, Earth.
Kim is the queen at the helm of the Zonkt®️ brand.
Established in 2013 when she left the corporate world behind to dive into design full time.
Since then Zonkt has become a registered fashion brand & textile design studio. Providing alternative textile designs for creatives and small businesses. Parallel to their independent range of handmade women's fashion & accessory pieces.
Over the past 7 years, her brand has evolved in a way that she never anticipated. The biggest shift was when Kim learnt how to transform her tangible painted artworks into repeated designs and from this a whole world of design possibilities emerged.
Kim discovered new ways to design, to grow and to even sew and make her own apparel pieces. It was a huge undertaking and achievement for someone who was not a natural-born sewist.
Working tirelessly on designing her own cuts, including her accessory pieces. Not using a calculated scale, but crafting and testing all sizes on "real hoomans" as she likes to say.
Practicing these technical and practical skills has given Kim a greater insight into the fashion industry’s expectations, and what manufacturers need from a surface designer as well as what customers expect from their fashion designers.
Armed with this knowledge, she has a more holistic understanding of the process, from design to finished garment process. She has worked with some incredible businesses over the years who have used her prints on women’s clothes and fashion accessories, home accessories, and baby sleepwear.
Ditch the Ordinary is her a tag line and it's not just demonstrated through her well-known Kawaii and painterly style of design, that also has a retro 80s/90s feel.
But throughout the ZONKT brands ethos, whether that be design, collaboration, sustainability or her approach to slow fashion.
Kim usually showcases her own designs on her garments, but regularly works with other Australian Textile Designers. Believing there is room for all designers. Not through competition, but by elevating each other, we can ditch the ordinary by supporting each other and show the talent that Australia has to offer when it comes to textile design and fashion.
Recently featured in Australia's top 100 Surface design talent Pattern Pulse she implores everyone that uses textile design to get a copy and dive into the history, processes, and inspirations of the wonderfully talented Australian artists behind the imagery that adorns the physical world around us