Once upon a time, in a small town named Holon, there was a young industrial design student named Ishay. One day, during his third year of college, Ishay’s professor arrived in class and presented a challenge. “Your mission is to create a product that can be mass-produced, yet is simple and cleverly designed,” he said.
Ishay was inspired. He looked at two-dimensional objects that surrounded him, and thought, “I know! I’ll transform a 2D object into a 3D object”. After spending many days and nights experimenting with different raw materials, he had an idea.
He whipped out his sewing machine at once. Ishay made two simple modifications in the process of sewing a zipper, and the first bag made entirely out of one long zipper was born.
Years later, this creation came to be called the ZIPIT Zipper pencil case and inspired the start of our entire company.
We feel that it is our duty to do our part to help unlock the extraordinary talents and potential of the people around us.
By making clever, fun, beautifully designed and very accessible products, we hope to ignite creativity and inspire our customers to unzip their minds, think without boundaries and never stop dreaming.
When it comes to the constant process of creating, frequent changes, growth and other transitions are inevitable. This is why building and relying on a solid foundation is crucial.
The ZIPIT Code of Ethics expresses the most important fundamentals of our company, including clearly expressed goals to assure we stay on the right path during our journey.
1851: Elias Howe creates the first zipper, calling it "the automatic, continuous clothing closure."
1925: B.F. Goodrich coins the term “zipper,” using the term for their galoshes.
2003: 152 years after its invention, Ishay Halmut transports the zipper to a new realm as part of his design college project. The first ZIPIT bag was born.
2005: ZIPIT® is officially established.
2006-2007: ZIPIT takes its first steps into the international market.
2008: The ZIPITClassic Line is distributed in 5 countries around the world.
2009: ZIPIT Kids and Student Lines are launched; distribution is expanded to 15 countries. A second production facility is opened.
2010: Distribution reaches 30 countries. The ZIPIT product range doubles.
2012: ZIPIT Introduces ZIPIT Monster family, quickly became a favorite for people of all ages, all over the world.
2013: ZIPIT broadens ZIPIT Monster family and launches ZIPIT Lunch bags and Kids Backpacks.
Sold in over 30 countries around the world, the worlds’ major chain stores, and soon in our own specialty retail stores, ZIPIT is constantly growing and developing an ever-changing variety of products.