It's Our Birthday!

Cheers To 11 Years Of Organic Goodness

A Message From The Founders Of zestt organics

 Time flies when you are having fun with your best friend.  11 years ago this month, we embarked on a journey to create a lifestyle brand aimed at doing good in the world.  Though our assortment looks very different today than it did on Day 1, our commitment remains the same, to create a world where comfort and social responsibility live side by side, one ethical textile at a time. It’s hard to believe that more than a decade has passed since we sold that very first organic cotton throw blanket.  The months and years following are now a blur but filled with so many heartwarming memories, lessons and perspective that we will carry for a lifetime. 

Collaborations with brands like Magnolia Market, Crate & Barrel and Pottery Barn.  Getting to see our products in national retailers like Nordstrom and Anthropologie. Meeting and working with over 500 boutique stockists across the country. Boarding an airplane with our giant throw blankets for warmth and realizing we needed to pivot to focus on travel textiles. Traveling the world to build partnerships with ethical manufacturers and bring our visions to life.   Launching our ecommerce site and hearing countless stories from YOU, our customers recalling how our products were a part of their adventures as they traveled the world, a place of comfort for a loved one as they battled a sickness, a virtual hug from afar when the world shut down, or the heirloom of choice for a special celebration. 

Of course, the highs wouldn’t be as joyous without the perspective of the challenges that came along with them. The days spent repackaging damaged goods in our warehouse with our new babies in tow. The problem solving when a container fire ruined an entire season of goods.

The daunting task of working through months of overstock only to see our business take off and be challenged by being understocked and trying to learn the mystery of forecasting. 

The pivots each time we realized that we needed to further define our strengths, our voice and our mission. Surviving a pandemic as a small business while supporting our families the in process.

We say it with each passing year but this year feels especially true.  Launching zestt and getting to build it as two best friends on a mission is nothing short of a blessing. When the two of us met at 15 years old, we had never even stepped on board an airplane. If you would’ve told us then that one day we would be running a travel lifestyle brand, helping women stay cozy, chic and sophisticated anywhere their adventure takes them, I think we would’ve laughed.  But as we look back now, we can see that each and every stage of the journey was meant to be. 

Sending the most heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you who has supported us on this adventure. We are so proud of the brand that we have built and looking forward to the next decade of growth ahead!

Yours in comfort,
Benita & Jess
Kaley Gasper