The movement and demand for what has been labeled as ‘sustainable fashion’ has sprung into action as the UN threatened that we only have 12 years left to combat the world’s current climate crisis (The Guardian, 2018). The fashion industry is amongst the biggest causes of our current crisis, as it is reported that by 2050 the fashion industry will use up 25% of the world’s carbon budget, making it one of the most polluting industries, second only to oil (The Independent, 2019). The industry is also the biggest offender … Continue Reading »

Following the success of their first event in January, 2019, LeShow will be launching their second event in Istanbul from 16th to 18th of January 2020. In her first speech at LeShow 2019, Ms. Khan spoke about the importance of exploring new business models for the leather and fur indsutry that would be critical to positive contribution to the planet. This included a discussion on the possibility of adapting the rental model which would enable the producers to make less items yet realize increased revenues. In addition to the Khan … Continue Reading »

The commitment to modest dressing is a lucrative space designers are tapping into. By 2023, Muslim fashion is forecasted to reach $361 billion a year. What is considered a religious choice is now being translated to a global trend that the fashion industry is taking note of: Muslim fashion. The advancement of Islamic fashion is indicative of both the religion’s growth and the luxury world recognizing its value. In recent years, brands such as Zara, Nike, and H&M have directed their lines towards Muslim shoppers. Many more high-end designers have … Continue Reading »

  Acclaimed British photographer’s fifty-year odyssey through the spirituality of Islam                         Internationally acclaimed British photographer Peter Sanders is launching ‘Meetings with Mountains’, his long-awaited photographic essay on the saints and sages of Islam, in a series of events across Great Britain, which began with an intimate launch event in Yusuf Islam’s Maqam Centre in West London and a major event in St. George’s Hall, Bradford, at the Bradford Literary Festival. Other cities Sanders will visit include Manchester, Glasgow, Nottingham, High Wycombe, and Brecon Beacons in Wales.    The renowned Hadrami scholar Habib Ali al-Jifri joined Peter Sanders at the Bradford launch event and delivered … Continue Reading »