By: Shahira On: October 9, 2019 In: Ethics + Sustainability in Apparel Comments: 0

Reducing consumption. We can hardly bear to think about consumption, let alone talk about it, not in the mainstream. But it is the consumer that ultimately drives the production/consumption cycles, and the moment the consumer decides to trade their money for goods or services is the most critical point,...

Read more
By: Shahira On: January 26, 2017 In: Ethics + Sustainability in Apparel Comments: 0

So do Latinas and Asians. Pacific Islanders and Native Americans might not have a long history of knitting, but they’re definitely long-time weavers. Based on some of the complaints around the pink hat aspect of last weekend’s Women’s March on Washington 2017, it might seem that knitting, weaving, and...

Read more
By: Shahira On: August 18, 2016 In: Apparel Design, Ethics + Sustainability in Apparel Comments: 0

Originally presented to the Built Environment Emerging Professionals (BEEP) annual Lightening Talks event held in Portland, OR on May 19, 2016. This year’s theme was ‘How do you build diversity?’

Read more
By: Shahira On: April 8, 2016 In: Ethics + Sustainability in Apparel Comments: 0

We consume our clothes: how clothes are like food from Shahira Kamal   Just as we eat food everyday, we get dressed every day. Unless you’re a nudist, in which case, more power to you. Our daily consumption choices about the clothes we wear are just as significant as the choices we...

Read more
By: Shahira On: October 14, 2014 In: Ethics + Sustainability in Apparel, Personal Style Comments: 0