THE ENKI STORY
The idea started way back in about 2007, and after many years exploring, surfing and photographing all around the world, I was inspired to create something of my own, and the beautiful Shelly Beach of Manly and Bali would be the catalysts. The tropical island of Indonesia is my second home, still to this day I have my small home which backs onto the emerald green rice paddies in the small quiet village of Canggu. I love being awoken for an early surf by the sounds of roosters and the bells of the temple. Foggy rice paddies and the smell of incense fill my senses at day break, and the burning sunsets and smoke filled streets at dusk. Coconuts, chilli, satay and living free is the way of life. Wild cats and dogs roam the streets between locals dressed in all white for the ceremonies every Sunday at the buzzing temple next to my home. I fell in love with Bali long ago and when I saw the eyewear filling the market streets, I knew I wanted to design my own sunglasses and create my own label. Back then I thought it would be easy to find a local factory for production. Little did I know of the long journey that lay ahead for me. Finally after making contacts through the grapevine, I slowly started developing a style. I knew little to nothing about the technicalities and rules of eyewear design, or the hardships of production and it took me years to develop it into something that I was proud of. Still travelling around the world and a while later the name ENKI was created.
ENKI EYEWEAR resides between Manly on the Northern Beaches of Sydney Australia, and Canggu in Bali “The Island of the Gods" The Name ENKI EYEWEAR was created in the year 2011, and the journey began.