Selling a mixture of vintage products, as well as wares she has designed herself, Zona Butt’s e-boutique Tkozi is an amalgamation of the traditional and rich culture of her homeland of Pakistan and the modern and diverse culture of Australia.
The result is an eclectic range of timeless products, which as a rule are all one-offs. “I mainly do one-offs to preserve the integrity of the design,” explains Zona. “I somehow think mass producing my designs would be cheating on them. So even if they are similar products they won’t be exactly the same and will always have their own personality and character.”
Inspired by her mother Fozi, whose nickname is Tkozi, she was the woman who taught Zona how important a good tea cozy was in making a common evening tea that much more memorable. Taking that idea, Zona hopes to source and create products that don’t just make your house look pretty, but enrich your home and life with an age-old history, a spirit and a rich culture.