Sestra Founder: Adina Wiens
Caring is my duty and my passion. As an aged care nurse, I am constantly faced with unsuitable clothing options for my residents. I wanted to create a clothing line featuring comfortable, functional and beautifully designed open-back garments – suitable for those restricted with physical and/or cognitive ability. My biggest inspiration is the memory of my late sister, Lydia. A seamstress herself, she taught me in the ways of sewing, hard work, and to love and care for others. ‘SESTRA’ is a Russian word meaning ‘sister’ and pays homage to my nursing, my russian roots and the lessons of my sister.
At the heart of Sestra we value effective solutions for the care recipient, for the carer and/or the care facilities in the kind of products we provide. We value supporting and connecting individuals, their families, and the community, while positively impacting their everyday lives by creating and delivering options in products that are accessible, functional, attractive and reasonably priced.
We believe that every person deserves to be treated with respect and dignity, whether they are part of the aging population, disabled, unwell, or less abled for other reasons. Every person is valuable and unique.
Due to the functional nature of our garments we find they are suitable for a wide range of customers.
Individuals living with disability, in short or long-term care in a home or hospital environment. Individuals with fragile skin, affected by diseases causing decline in motor skills, or with restricted mobility.
Care Professionals who require safer, simpler methods of dressing their patients, to prevent bruising, skin tears and/or work injuries.
Families who want to give their loved ones a practical and beautiful gift.