— Take Me Back It is Day 42 of being in a city-wide lockdown in Karachi, Pakistan due to the coronavirus pandemic, and I’m reminiscing about my travels. How is it possible for everything to be so good and then suddenly turned upside down? This holiday to Tenerife was in December 2019, just 4 months ago, with my sister and her two most adorable kids. … Continue reading Tenerife | Islas Canarias, España
— Sydney, Australia Looking back at my trip to Sydney last October, I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to visit this spectacular country while its beauty remained. It’s truly upsetting to hear about the current bushfires that have ravaged large parts of the continent – where more than 15 million acres of land has been scorched, over 1,000 homes destroyed and half a … Continue reading The Land Down Under
In a developing country like Pakistan where awareness around environmental impacts and sustainability is low, a majority of the population doesn’t think twice about what they consume and throw in their rubbish bins. In Karachi alone (the world’s third largest city!), it is estimated that an average 13,000 tonnes of solid waste is generated everyday, while “bureaucratic hurdles, lack of urban planning and inadequate waste … Continue reading Journeying Into Zero-Waste
Originally written & published for Luxiders Magazine, Print Issue #3, Berlin. The fashion supply chain is incredibly complex, involving approximately 75 million workers, as well as tonnes of crops, water and chemicals. In order to shop mindfully, it’s important to choose brands that are transparent, so that you know where the garment was made, by whom, under conditions and with which material. In an industry that … Continue reading The Ethical Dilemma: What’s More Sustainable?
Originally written & published for Luxiders Magazine, Berlin. Read here. In the midst of Spring/Summer 2020 fashion weeks, we take a moment to look at the other end of the spectrum, at eco-fashion runways. With countless new luxury collections showcased during the two most important times of the fashion calendar (FW/SS), it’s important to slow down and consider alternatives that are not only good for business, but … Continue reading Eco-Fashion: Runways & Awards
— Seoul, South Korea A belated visual diary of my holiday in Seoul this June, a spectacular city with so much positive energy and tons to see, do, eat & enjoy! Would definitely revisit. Dining Significant Sights Gyeongbokgung Palace Local Temple Bukchon Hanok Village Starfield Library Shopping & Street Food 감사합니다, kamsahamnida, thank you Seoul! (Featured image by Saveliy Bobov via Unsplash) Continue reading Seoul-Searching | Korea