— New Beginnings (Part I: December 2019 – February 2020) Sometime towards the end of last summer, I entertained the idea of moving to Pakistan for 6 months. Little did I think that an unlikely plan would translate into reality. So in November 2019, I quit my full-time job at DFS Group in Hong Kong, packed up my apartment and left. I spent the month … Continue reading From Karachi, With Love | Part I
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
— 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
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
— 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
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?