Is a fashion brand & design studio.
Providing alternative textile designs for creatives & small businesses.
Parallel to their independent range of handmade women fashion & accessory pieces.
All unique & sustainably handmade by owner & designer, Kim Spiteri in Western Sydney, Australia.
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... by only making apparel when it’s ordered, means there is no excess. 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.
𝗙𝗔𝗦𝗛𝗜𝗢𝗡... designed to fit real women. Not a calculated measurement. Each cut was designed by owner Kim, tested on real women, then tweaked & perfected. From sizes XS to XXL.
Zonkt is about bold, unique, fun, enthusiastic designs & apparel. To be fashion forward & continue to create apparel that empowers women to be themselves.
THE BOSS LADY...
Kim is the solo Boss Lady behind Zonkt®️.
Living in Western Sydney, Australia with her husband, Danny, two kids, Neva and Edward and their beloved poodle Spencer.
After 15 years in corporate insurance, Kim took a leap to dive into design full time & created Zonkt in 2013 and has never looked back!
Since then Zonkt has become a registered fashion brand & design studio. Providing alternative textile designs for creatives & small businesses. Parallel to their independent range of handmade womens fashion & accessory pieces.
All unique & sustainably handmade by Kim.
Kim has worked tirelessly on designing her own cuts, on every garment, including her accessory pieces. Not using a calculated scale, but all sizes crafted and tested on real women.
A BIG lover of stretch fabrics, Kim also uses sustainable fabrics where possible. Like Econyl®️ in her womens leggings. A polyester fabric using recycled oceanic & industrial waste plastics. Kim also has her labels printed into the legging fabric & adds a little something special with her Zonkt's trademark *affirmation* hidden in the inner waistband of each pair of leggings.
Besides her family, nothing has given Kim more joy than managing her own business, fashioning her own garments & collaborating designs with other small businesses.
Through the creation of her own textile designs Kim has worked with some amazing businesses over the years, such as… Kenzie Collective, Top Knot Girl, Little and Luxe, Owns it!, Little Party Dress… and is always open to future collaborations with other passionate creatives. This including showcasing other textile designers work on her garments when possible.
"There is so much amazing talent in Australian small business & in textile design. I'm lucky to have a platform to showcase my own textile designs, but not everyone has that opportunity. Designers should support designers. No one style is the same & there is definitely room for all of us to shine. We all may different, but we are all equal and Zonkt (and I) will always be one that champions independent textile designs, sustainable handmade fashion & encourages everyone to be their own kind of fabulous!".