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Exclusive Insights: Fashion Sustainability in Pakistan

Apart from learning so much about climate action + waste management in Pakistan, my three months at GarbageCAN! Sustainable Waste Management also gave me the opportunity to dive into the fashion landscape here! For this article, I had the privilege to interview Syntech Fibres, famed luxury designer, Deepak Perwani himself, ethical fashion label Koel, and NGO Rana Liaquat Craftsmen Colony about their efforts towards sustainability in the industry. From dyeing … Continue reading Exclusive Insights: Fashion Sustainability in Pakistan

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Journeying Into Zero-Waste

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

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The Ethical Dilemma: What’s More Sustainable?

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?

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Eco-Fashion: Runways & Awards

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