TOOT KIT is here to disrupt the premium multi-sport apparel niche.
We believe our products are so exceptional that a cult-like following will quickly form in an industry driven by performance and trends.
Mission: To design uniquely individual premium multi-sport wear.
Vision: To give every athlete & weekend warrior the opportunity to express their inner creativity through individualistic multi-sport attire.
TOOT was formed by founder Belinda Duffy to satisfy her urge to look good and feel confident in cycling clothing. Fusing her love for designing patterns and riding bikes - a pretty exciting combination – TOOT was born creating cycling kits that she was excited to wear, something that she hadn’t felt before!
The name TOOT was a play on standing out and making some visual noise when you are out there sweating it or cruising on foot or wheel!; this fitted our company perfectly and quickly caught on throughout the hardcore fan base we were already starting to develop.
As a graphic designer and owner of her own design agency Duffy Design - Belinda was used to working with clients to make their ideas come to life. At TOOT we focus on designing for our ambassadors, a unique concept that allows us to sell a product that was built around real life feedback. The end result of this collaboration between brand and user is a ‘dream kit’ for every rider.
Through our amazing ambassadors and always asking our TOOT family 'What do you want??' Our range has grown from not just cycling apparel, to triathlon and multi-sport apparel.
All of the team and our ambassadors at TOOT wear TOOT and are fully immersed in their 'sport'. This immersion helps us continue to consistently develop and understand every aspect of our clothing giving us an edge over competitors who hire based on job-specific skillsets.
It’s really exciting to see our TOOT family grow so quickly. All of us at TOOT are fired up and passionate about the brand.
It's no easy road working with a perfectionist like Belinda! Her passion and drive to not only deliver the very best graphic design on each and every TOOT Kit combined with every TOOT garment being custom-developed and refined to the best cut for style and performance.
Belinda's partner in crime to make this all possible is NZ-based in-house pattern-maker and addicted cyclist and ex multi-sporter Robyn Marchant with well over two decades of experience in the 'rag-trade'!!
"It's been one hell of a ride so far building this crazy as brand called TOOT, from 'tears of joy' seeing the excitement on my ambassadors’ faces when they receive their “perfect kit” and driving hazards on with a photographer hanging out the back of a car to get some great shots feeling so proud of what I've created - to 'tears of frustration' when it all feels all too hard with all the challenges of making these garments the very best (darn being so fussy and wanting the best!!). I couldn't have done it without all your support so thank-you for all your love and rocking TOOT - cause I just love designing it for you" xx Belinda
So here's to:
Creating the best design, the best quality, the best service, always seeking feedback (don't ever feel shy to talk to us) and refining our pieces to your perfection.