Between the Zip founder, Sophie Webb, was born in 1970 in Surrey, England. She studied History of Design at Brighton University and History of Art & Architecture at Birkbeck, University of London. In 2002 she moved to New York City where she worked as an artist representative in fine art until 2016. During this time she also lived and worked in England, France and Italy. This transient way of living led to an increasing interest in the themes of identity, place and time, which she began to seriously explore through the mediums of painting and poetry.

These explorations resulted in her establishing Between the Zip in 2016 as a creative platform from which to introduce her first t-shirt line and future artworks. The 12 monochrome t-shirt designs are directly informed by a series of abstract watercolours she started painting in 2013, after moving back from England to New York City following a five year absence.

Sophie currently divides her time between the UK and the USA.