Kazzi Kovers was founded in Brisbane, Australia in August 2014 with a passion to create easy-to-use, practical covers, bags and accessories. We're all about simple ways to store, organise, travel with and protect the items you love.
Our Suite of Products are stylish as they are functional. Each product collection is custom made and designed to preserve the longevity of your favourite, seasonal and occasional items. This will give you great comfort in knowing that you can enjoy wearing them, using them, and effectively storing them throughout the seasons or pass them on as family heirlooms.
You will find our Product Descriptions are purposely comprehensive throughout the website because it is important for you to know exactly what you are purchasing and the different and varied uses for each product. We've also included dot points if you prefer to just skim through - because that's just how you roll.
With so many of us becoming more consciously aware of our environment and the impact this has for the future generations, Kazzi Kovers beautifully crafted European German Beech Wood Hanger Collection and New Zealand Cedar Wood products are fully certified by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®*) of Australia. The wood products are sourced and harvested from renewable resources, and promote environmental sustainability for today and future generations. (License Number: FSC® N002760.)
I hope you love your Kazzi Kovers'® as much as I do! That each time you open or use your Kazzi Kovers or accessories, you will find great pleasure in knowing that your favourite, occasional and seasonal items are safely protected and preserved, so you can enjoy them for years to come.
'Love it, Cover it®!' with Kazzi Kovers®.
Kazzi Kovers European German Beech Wood and New Zealand Cedar Wood products are certified by the FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®). The wood is sourced in an environmentally-friendly, socially responsible and economically viable manner for today and for future generations. (FSC® N002760).
If you would like to know more about my background, how Kazzi Kovers started and my grand vision, please read on..
LIGHT BULB MOMENT - How Kazzi Kovers came to fruition.
For years I've travelled the world looking for business opportunities but it wasn't until Tuesday, 12th August in 2014 that my passion and Purpose came to fruition - and I literally found it 'in my backyard' - my wardrobe!
It all started when I was looking for a spare handbag cover to protect a new handbag I had just purchased - similar to the non-woven, draw-string type-bags - that sometimes come with your handbag purchases.
It was also then that I noticed that my treasured red leather handbag stored on a shelf had transferred colour (or colour bleed) onto another handbag that was stored behind it. It dawned on me that over time, this was due to the relentless humidity of the Australian climate and the lack of natural air flow circulating throughout my wardrobe. Also the real fact that cheap non-woven dust bags just don't work long term.
It was in that 'aha moment' that realised that these types of non-woven dustbags' only purpose was to transport my new handbag from the shop to my home safely. They were NOT favourable, or to be used, for protecting my handbags for long term purposes. The damage caused to my red leather handbag ended up being irreparable.
This immediately got me thinking: How do I prevent handbag colour bleed? How do I protect my handbags against humidity? And how do I prevent dust settling into the crevices and onto the handbag with these drawstring bag covers?
So I set about developing a range of handbag covers that not only safeguard against dust particles, colour bleed but also environmental factors.
Kazzi Kovers was born.
My first range of breathable 100% Cotton Covers were designed to accommodate and protect any size handbag. Each cover would be equipped with a double-sided zipper (unlike the difficult zippers just across the top), a spacious opening for quick and easy access, and it was fun when it came to choosing the sassy range of colours and mix 'n 'match combo options.
Most importantly, the cotton covers had to protect the longevity and fabric fibres of all handbags.
Since that light bulb moment, these 'handbag covers' have since developed into a myriad of other uses. The feedback from our customers was tremendous! These humble handbag covers were now re-purposed as packing cells. Perfect for travelling and for segmenting your suitcase and keeping your clothes, shoes, electronic cords, kids items and more organised and tidy.
We even store our office laminators in the large cotton cover to stop dust from getting into the heating elements and crevices.
We've discovered there are endless uses for these breathable, washable, acid-free and lightweight 100% cotton covers!
Onwards and Upwards...
Kazzi Kovers has since grown to house a suite of premium, on-trend and practical product ranges (with more products and accessories coming on board throughout each year).
Each product range is custom made, and ultimately designed and tailored to help simplify, organise and protect the items you love - be it for home, storage or travel purposes.
Who knew that a 'handbag cover' would be the catalyst for what is today, Kazzi Kovers.
I’ve been centred around business all of my life. In 1974 my parents established Byblos Bakery in Brisbane, Queensland. They were pioneers in bringing and introducing ‘pocket bread’ or ‘pita bread’ as it is commonly known these days, to the Australian market.
My parents are my greatest mentors.
At the age of 17 onwards, I witnessed first-hand the unparalleled opportunity to truly understand each facet of business from the ground up to the senior management level at Byblos Bakery. These learning platforms: education, experience and a positive attitude are the 'Powerful Trinity' of which has propelled me to truly understand what it takes to be an entrepreneur, and the director and strategist of my own business, Kazzi Kovers.
I've always been inspired to Dream Big and find a Purpose - My Purpose - that I am deeply passionate about. Something that gets me up everyday - no matter what! I've learned that my reason 'Why' must be bigger than the 'How'
That is, how I am going to bring this vision to reality.
Life is about giving back. As the Kazzi Kovers range continues to expand and grow, my ultimate vision for Kazzi Kovers is to make a difference in our community. My 'Why' and 'My Purpose' is to eventually build, develop and nurture "Kazzi Kamp" for sick kids with diabetes, whilst giving back to the community.
And "How" that is going to happen is with unwavering determination and a fabulous and dedicated team that will bring this Purpose to fruition through sheer tenacity, hard work and a whole lot of fun along the way.
Kazzi Kovers is simply the vehicle to make it happen!
Thank you for your support and taking the time to read My Story.
Maria Kazzi | Kazzi Kovers®