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. 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
Originally written for & published on Luxiders Magazine, Berlin – read here. Insects, fruits, wine, cow dung, coffee and DNA – sounds like a pretty odd list of things, doesn’t it? You’d be surprised to find that all of the natural resources mentioned here have something in common! They are all potential solutions for a more sustainable & circular fashion industry, and a better tomorrow. … Continue reading Round-Up: 8 Sustainable Fashion Textiles
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