18Aug
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?’

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08Apr
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...

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20Feb
By: Shahira On: February 20, 2015 In: Apparel Design, Built Environment Comments: 0

It may seem otherwise, but clothes are not cheap, easy to make, or disposable. Clothing design and construction is an extraordinary interdisciplinary display of art combined with the natural and social sciences. The processes require high levels of artistic and technical expertise, and intense consumption of a multitude of...

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