Originally written & published for Nasheman, Karachi. The $2.5 trillion dollar fashion industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic in several ways – from supply chains and retail to fashion weeks. Will it give the industry a chance to restart, or will businesses operate as per usual? Keep reading to find out, and learn about the social and environmental impacts of COVID-19 and … Continue reading The Pandemic’s Impact on Fashion
Originally written & published for ‘The Environmental‘ by GarbageCAN, Karachi. 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 … Continue reading Exclusive Insights: Fashion Sustainability in Pakistan
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
Originally written & published for Luxiders Magazine, Berlin. Read here. The idea of leading a sustainable life in Hong Kong may seem close to impossible and almost like a joke – considering it is the gateway to China, a country that many recognise as an industrial hub with poor environmental standards and high levels of waste. It is partly true, though you would be surprised to … Continue reading A Guide To Sustainable Living in Hong Kong