032 | 100 Zoltan Csaki: Remaking fashion
Determined to curb carbon emissions, Citizen Wolf co-founder Zoltan Csaki rejects the relentless fast fashion cycle, which annually sends almost a third of unsold clothing to landfill. Combining an on-demand manufacturing model and proprietary technology that ensure the perfect fit, Csaki is challenging cheap mass production and our shopping habits.
See Zoltan Csaki in conversation with investigative journalist Yaara Bou Melhem, recorded live at the Powerhouse as part of 100 Climate Conversations. Entry is free, but bookings are essential as places are limited. Doors open at 9.15am for a 9.30am start. No late admittance.
100 Climate Conversations is a two-year survey of visionary Australians who are accelerating the net zero carbon revolution. To find out more and subscribe to the podcast visit 100climateconversations.com.
Zoltan Csaki is co-founder of on-demand fashion label Citizen Wolf. The designer T-shirt brand eliminates the waste associated with cheap and pervasive mass clothing production by custom manufacturing orders to each customer using its proprietary Magic Fit® technology. All Citizen Wolf T-shirts are made to order in the company’s ethically certified Sydney factory and certified carbon negative. The company’s tagline – ‘re-engineering fashion to save our planet’ – reflects Csaki’s philosophy that sustainability is central to success. Citizen Wolf is a rare example of sustainable production in a high emitting global industry and is the first of its kind in Australia.
Yaara Bou Melhem is a Walkley award-winning journalist and documentary maker who has made films in the remotest corners of Australia and around the world. Her debut documentary feature, Unseen Skies, which interrogates the inner workings of mass surveillance, computer vision and artificial intelligence through the works of US artist Trevor Paglen was screened in competition at the 2021 Sydney Film Festival. She is currently directing a series for the ABC and is the inaugural journalist-in-residence at the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism & Ideas working on journalistic experimental film.