ZONKT®️ was established in 2013, by Creative Director + Founder Kim Spiteri after she left corporate insurance, following the then lack of work life balance available for postpartum women.
Over the past 7 years, Kim has transformed ZONKT®️ into a renowned brand + design studio.
The biggest shift was discovering the infant world of textile design. From which Kim learnt how to transform her digital + tangible artworks into repeated surface pattern designs and transfer them onto fashion.
It is from this that a whole world of possibilities emerged.
But manufacturing limitations + the lack of control over fashion pieces, including sustainable materials drove Kim to expand out of her comfort zone and in 2018 ZONKT®️ released their 1st ever hand made fashion pieces.
All designed, printed, cut and sewn in Australia.
It was a huge undertaking and achievement, especially for someone who was not a natural-born sewer - Yes, a true autodidact, Kim taught herself to see and made every single piece.
Today, ZONKT®️ continues to grow with high demand for their sort after pieces.
ZONKT®️ now has a team of extremely talented local sewers to making all of ZONKT's pieces with Kim's high quality expectations.
Building a Brand from the bottom up takes resilience, commitment and a drive to continually grow + strive for better.
Kims experience across a plethora technical and practical skills has given her a greater insight into the fashion industry and the roll ZONKT®️ should play within it.
"I want to diversify the worlds approach to design + fashion... to create opportunity for people to share their personality through design and empower them to live consciously.”
ZONKT’s vision is to shake up the way everyones acquires design + fashion.
To be divergent, sustainable and design with purpose.
It's time Ditch the Ordinary!
Kim Spiteri - Zonkt®️ was recently featured in Australia's top 100 Surface design talent Pattern Pulse