With a background in hospitality and fashion in Ireland and Europe, Sharon is a fervent eco activist. Combining this passion with her creativity and design skills, Sharon’s vision for Kokoro Zen Wear is to grow the business internationally into an ultra-luxurious, 100% sustainable clothing brand.
Sharon has form when it comes to bringing new ideas to life. She introduced the hair scrunchie to Ireland in the 1980s, supplying Brown Thomas and other stores with her designs. She also established clothing boutiques in Dublin and Brussels, where she promoted Irish, European and US fashion brands.
In keeping with Sharon’s ethos to tread lightly on the earth, she has based Kokoro’s design studio in Dublin and only works with certified sustainable suppliers.
Nader is an accomplished engineer and aviation guru with over 30 years experience in design and aeronautics in the US. He completed his studies in engineering & aviation at UC Berkeley & USF in 1979 and started his construction company ALFANCO in Houston Texas in 1980, specializing in the award winning design & construction of skyscrapers.
In parallel, he pursued his aviation passion, designing and building the unique mono plane open cockpit stunt planes FAHM MOC 260. As an expert stunt pilot, he formed the Aerobatic Formation Team sponsored by TAG - HEUER watch company.
As leader of the team, he flew & promoted Tag - HEUER in the U.S & Canada from 1990-1993. He sold his businesses in the US & moved to Europe after 30 years to start new adventures that reflect his personal philosophies.