The Celebration Of Ethical Fashion Experience At Hotel 57

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Hotel 57, Surry Hills
From left to right: Katja; Jimmy and I all wearing the Wires sunglasses. Photo credit: Kent Johnson

It was a celebration night of four brands and their representatives, who joined forces with the stylish Hotel 57 in Surry Hills to launch the Ethical Fashion Experience.

This intimate gathering took place in the lobby of Hotel 57, Kent and I were sipping our welcome glass of champagne while being introduced to Jimmy Saruchera, the principle behind Wires Glasses.
‘Wires is a line of fair-trade, wire-crafted sunglasses designed by Yair Neumann in London, and made by expert craftspeople in Zimbabwe.’ As we were given a brief intro to Wires Glasses by Jimmy, we happily met the sculptor Daniel Dominguez who’s head sculptures were on display to showcase the uniqueness of Wires Glasses.

Katja Vilund, an attractive, petite Finnish young lady, who’s the designer and business owner of urban jewellery line – Vilund Design. What is ethical about Vilund Design is that, Katja has visited her workshop in the Southeast Asia and has seen herself that there’s no child labour and the craftspeople are paid properly.
Citizen Wolf‘s business owner Zoltan Csaki proudly informed us that all his organic cotton T-shirts are Australia owned and made.

Although we missed out on meeting with Mighty Good Undies (well, perhaps next time), we were impressed by these brands, who have incorporated the ethical aspects of manufacturing into their designs; in other words, they are socially aware as they are chic!

To find out more details about these brands, you can go online, check them out in Eastside Sydney area of Surry Hills, which is a trendy suburb where these brands all being from, or pay a visit to Hotel 57, there’s an unique installation in the lobby showcasing these four handmade, elegant fashion products.

Clockwise from top left: 1) Jimmy & Daniel strike a pose for Kent. 2) Katja models her own designs. 3) The launch event took place at the lobby of Hotel 57. 4) Zoltan, the man behind Citizen Wolf.

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Sydney Ethical Fashion event at Hotel 57.

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