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Young bikini designer, 20, makes $1,000 in one WEEK

A young woman who dreamed up her idea for a swimwear business when she was just 15 years old has revealed how she worked tirelessly on her range until she was able to make $1,000 in just one week.

Brittney Kevric, 20, from Sydney, said she knew she wanted to design bikinis and swimsuits when she went to visit her family on the Kornati Islands off Croatia five years ago.

‘I’ve always been into doing things myself, whether it was selling chicken eggs or homegrown fruit for extra money around the village,’ Brittney told FEMAIL.

‘Once I got home from the trip, I started to look into suppliers and samples. I called the brand Kornati Swim because of my love for the islands and started working on the brand at weekends – all while studying for the HSC.’

A young woman who dreamed up her idea for a swimwear business (pictured) when she was just 15 years old has revealed how she worked tirelessly on her range until she was able to make $1,000 in just one week

A young woman who dreamed up her idea for a swimwear business (pictured) when she was just 15 years old has revealed how she worked tirelessly on her range until she was able to make $1,000 in just one week

Brittney Kevric (pictured), 20, from Sydney, said she knew she wanted to design bikinis and swimsuits when she went to visit her family on the Kornati Islands off Croatia five years ago

Brittney Kevric (pictured), 20, from Sydney, said she knew she wanted to design bikinis and swimsuits when she went to visit her family on the Kornati Islands off Croatia five years ago

While she had to work extremely hard at first, saving up any money she earned from working extra jobs at a cafe at the weekend, Brittney said it was worth it when she launched Kornati in March 2018.

‘I saved up $10,000 while studying for my exams and working various jobs,’ she said.

‘I used the money to buy the website domain name and the bulk stock of my first batch of bikinis. 

‘While we didn’t see success straight away, I kept putting in all my effort to make the brand different to whatever else was on the market.’

'I've always been into doing things myself, whether it was selling chicken eggs or homegrown fruit for extra money around the village,' Brittney (right) told FEMAIL

‘I’ve always been into doing things myself, whether it was selling chicken eggs or homegrown fruit for extra money around the village,’ Brittney (right) told FEMAIL

The holiday in Croatia prompted Brittney to look into stock and samples (Kornati Swim pictured)

he bought a domain name with the money she had saved up from working and studied for her HSC while creating Kornati Swim (pictured)

The holiday in Croatia prompted Brittney to look into stock and samples. She bought a domain name with the money she had saved up from working and studied for her HSC while creating Kornati Swim (pictured)

Brittney said her label is different to many others in the saturated swimwear market: 

‘My swimwear brand is different in a few ways to others,’ she said.

‘We design bikinis to have a perfect fit for every different body type, rather than just the typical small model’s body.’

Brittney said her bikinis (pictured) are ethical and sustainable, because they are made from recycled plastic

Brittney said her bikinis (pictured) are ethical and sustainable, because they are made from recycled plastic

When it comes to how the day-to-day affairs run, the 20-year-old (pictured) said she is the 'only' person handling the business

When it comes to how the day-to-day affairs run, the 20-year-old (pictured) said she is the ‘only’ person handling the business

When it comes to how the day-to-day affairs run, the 20-year-old said she is the ‘only’ person handling the business.

Whether she is adding products to the website or replying to social media posts, Brittney said many of her customers know her by name and ‘they know everything is done by the same person’.

‘The business has a family feel to it,’ she said. 

‘I also aim to be ethical and sustainable. Our bikinis are made out of recycled plastic from the ocean.’

After the latest launch of swimwear, Brittney said she is starting to see some major traction of her brand

Brittney said she recently made $1,000 in one week (pictured)

After the latest launch of swimwear, Brittney said she is starting to see some major traction of her brand. She recently made $1,000 in one week from bikinis (pictured)

After the latest launch of swimwear, Brittney said she is starting to see some major traction of her brand.

‘We recently made $1,000 in one week,’ she said.  

‘I also just got back from my first trip interstate, where we shot the new campaign in Perth.’

Brittney explained that she is still working as a receptionist to help to fund Kornati, but has big dreams for its future:

‘I feel passionately about making bikinis that aren’t like what is out there,’ she said.

‘We use recycled fishing nets to help to save the pollution in the seas, and we also donate 10c of every bikini bought to help to clean the oceans.’ 

To find out more about Kornati Swim, you can visit the website here. You can also follow the brand on Instagram here.  



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