Nikki Hind is a social entrepreneur and Australia’s first legally blind fashion designer, with a background in PR, Communications and Event Management. Nikki is a champion for others in the disability sector and gentle disrupter. Overcoming trauma and PTSD, Nikki credits her survival to her two beautiful sons and her love of fashion design. The catalyst for design was a determined desire to find a new way of expressing the best of herself through her work, after being left permanently legally blind by a stroke, at the same time as becoming a mother for the first time. Nikki is the founder of Blind Grit, creating athleisure wear, and based on a business model that is built entirely of & around those who live with disability & survive trauma. All the aspirational, fun, dream jobs that sit behind the creation of a fashion label. Nikki’s first collection was on the catwalk at the ground breaking Access to Fashion event for Melbourne Fashion Week 2018, and Nikki was invited back to the opening of Melbourne Fashion Week 2019. Blind Grit is currently working on an exciting new line. Nikki is a firm believer that having a dream can help people move past trauma, and give a renewed purpose for life.
Nikki is also the Fashion Editor of WB40.