About Us

Dan Bessant

Zilfer was founded by Sydney based husband and wife, Dan and Kat Bessant in July 2016. 

With Dan's love of the outdoors (especially cycling and music festivals) and Kat's love of fashion (shopping!!), the idea of a stylish yet durable 'active-proof' phone wallet was born.

Being an avid cyclist, Dan was using the trusty sandwich bag to protect his things when riding and then swapping back to his everyday wallet off the bike. After years of doing this, he eventually opted for the sandwich bag 24/7.

Now over 40, and working in a professional office environment, it started to feel a little less appropriate to pull out the sandwich bag to pay the bill at lunch, dinners and when out shopping. Whilst it was always a topic of conversation, it would also get some weird looks and comments like “How old are you?! Can't you afford a wallet?!”

Not being able to find a wallet that suited his style and also had the protection required outdoors, he decided to design one. The focus was for it to not only be functional, but also pleasing on the eye so it could be used in all areas of everyday life. Gone would be the need to transfer phone, cash, cards and keys from the waterproof (but unappealing) sandwich bag, into the wallet for work and everyday life. They really wanted to focus on creating an accessory for all aspects of an active life. Bring on the active-proof phone wallet!

Following a successful launch of the phone wallet, Zilfer will grow its product range to include 'active-proof' bags, cases, tech-wear and other fashion items.

Zilfer is more than just creating fashion products for Dan and Kat though. The real vision, and where the passion lies, is to promote an active and healthy lifestyle for those who feel time poor. The aim is to encourage people to get the most out of their lives.

If you'd like to get in touch with Dan and Kat you can connect with them at the links below or send an email to hello@zilfer.com.