March 22, 2017

What is World Water Day?

World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about taking action to tackle the water crisis. Today, 1.8 billion people use a source of drinking water contaminated with faeces, putting them at risk of contracting cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio.

We’re all wasters when it comes to wastewater. Every time we use water, we produce wastewater. And instead of reusing it, we let 80% of it just flow down the drain. We all need to reduce and reuse wastewater as much as we can. Here are three ideas for all us wasters!

  1. Turn off the tap while you’re brushing your teeth or doing dishes or scrubbing vegetables. Otherwise you’re just making wastewater without even using it!

  2. Put rubbish, oils, chemicals, and food in the bin, not down the drain. The dirtier your wastewater, the more energy and money it costs to treat it.

  3. Collect used water from your kitchen sink or bathtub and use it on plants and gardens, and to wash your bike or car.

The water passing through...

February 2, 2017

If you are reading this, you are probably already interested in ethical fashion and just as concerned for the environment as I am. At a time where there is so much political uncertainty and questions regarding how the Trump administration will handle global warming and other environmental concerns, we need to continue to choose with our wallets as consumers and demand more transparency and better standards from the companies we purchase from.  Ethical Fashion blogs are a good resource for discovering ethical companies and for learning more about what standards to expect from any company.

Here are my favorite ethical fashion blogs:

Founded in 2008 by Kate Black, Magnifeco describes itself as the digital source for eco-fashion and sustainable living.  It is filled with content and there are plenty of guides for further reading and for learning about ethical fashion.

Written by Sass Brown, Eco Fashion Talk communicates and promotes the best in eco fashion design,...

November 23, 2016

It's that time of year again.  The holiday season starts tomorrow with Thanksgiving, and the shopping season is already well under way with Black Friday promotions that began well over a week ago.  Some retailers are even planning to be open on Thursday this year.  This is why it is more important than ever to think ethically minded when we are shopping in the stores and online.  Before you make that purchase, take a minute to check where the item was made.  What is it made out of?  What about the quality?  How long will this last in your closet or in the closet of the person who will be receiving it?  The future is up to all of us as consumers and the choices we make with our wallets has a lasting impact on the environment.  

We hope you pick wisely and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

October 12, 2016

I am honored to have been selected as a Venture Fellow at the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator!  

The BF+DA is a new initiative launched by Pratt Institute that provides designers with the resources they need to transform their ideas into successful businesses. With over $2,000,000 in initial funding pledged by Pratt Institute, the State of New York, New York City, and the borough of Brooklyn, the BF+DA brings high-potential fashion designers, industrial designers and technologists together under one roof.

So far its been great!  I have my studio there now and access to mentor-ship by the Entrepreneurs in Residence.  Its also great to be part of a community with other ethical minded entrepreneurs!  

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July 11, 2016

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June 24, 2016

I'm excited to announce the NOORISM Upcycled Denim Collection is now shoppable as a pre-sale on NINETEENTH AMENDMENT

The Pre-sale will be active for 19 days and all purchases will be offered at a discount...

Nineteenth Amendment is the online marketplace for fresh, independent fashion.  Based in Manhattan, Nineteenth Amendment represents over 400 designer brands from 29 countries, making their collections shoppable for consumers around the globe.  All orders are manufactured on demand in the USA with partner facilities in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, and Puerto Rico.  Nineteenth Amendment is committed to giving talented designers around the world a global platform to launch collections in an efficient and scalable way. 

 Check out NINETEENTH AMENDMENT!  Sign up and shop the NOORISM pre-sale!