Cheap, Chinese-made nylon burkas are flooding Afghanistan’s north as consumers turn to affordable, mass-produced fabrics — but in Kabul a small, determined fashion house is fighting to preserve the traditional textiles once integral to Afghan culture. Launched in 2006, “Zarif” — “precious” in Persian — commissions traditional cotton and silk from artisanal weavers, then employs Read More →

EARTH DAY WEEKEND Fashion, food trucks and music The fourth annual Pittsburgh Earth Day celebration features a series of eco-friendly cultural events that aim to help grow Pittsburgh as a sustainable city. On Thursday, the Fairmont Pittsburgh hotel, Downtown, hosts Richard Parsakian’s Ecolution Fashion Show, led by the Eons owner and featuring music by DJ Selecta and Read More →

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