And to the UK.
Hailing from Perth Australia, SprintDesign have been in Business for a mere six years but are already expanding into new territories – including the USA – and now they’re here.
In a great leap of faith Jon Hunter and his partner Alexandra Scott decided to give up their safe, secure (and boring) jobs to launch their own company.
When, in 1992, Jon was tasked with the job of designing and organising a club strip he was immediately struck by the enormous complexity of such a job using the limited technology of the day. Also clubs usually ordered their kit in 50s or 100s at a time. Sprint Design’s innovation was the use of ‘cumulative costing’ as a way of allowing small clubs and even individuals to access fully custom designed cycling garments.
They must be doing something right; “When we first started designing kit for friends we thought it would just be a hobby on the side”, Laughs Alxandra. “We never imagined we would be doing it full time, let alone employing people!”
SprintDesign is now available to buy in the UK from Push Bike Wear in Bristol.