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
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 for & published on Luxiders Magazine, Berlin – read here The traditional fashion industry follows a very linear value chain, where leftover fabric scraps at the manufacturing stage and clothes that we purchase at a retail stage are discarded, and that is why the term ‘circular economy’ has become widespread across the sector. So what is it and why is it the new … Continue reading Sustainable Shopping: Keeping It Circular
— Overproduction & overconsumption. We are all consumers. We are constantly consuming. With the rapid spike in digitisation and high smartphone penetration levels across countries around the world, we consume exponential amounts of information on a daily basis. With globalisation at its peak and vast product offerings, we’re faced with the dilemma of choice. We have too many choices and hence consume too much of everything, … Continue reading The Problem With Progression