The industry of fashion and a multimedia artist (E351)
Dedicated followers of fashion were aware that this week was Fashion week not just in London but globally – just one of the consequences of the coronavirus. But the pandemic has also highlighted a toxic side to this lucrative industry; fast fashion, unregulated supply chains and an unsustainable 50s business model based on vast growth and turnover. It is a fragile infrastructure but there is a growing movement to raise awareness of these issues. TRAID is a charity working to stop clothes from being thrown away and Maria Chenoweth is the organisation’s CEO. We invited her onto Sputnik to tell us more about what they do and how they are working to tackle the problem of clothes waste.
Not many artists from Nelson in Lancashire end up exhibiting in Doha, Qatar, neither do they find success writing novels. With work in private and public collections worldwide, Shahida Ahmed is truly a multimedia artist. She joined Sputnik to tell us about her road to success and amongst other things we find out why her paintings are all signed “She”.