Qatar Natural History Group

People, Nature, Culture

June Talk: You are what you wear – decoding the much hyped term “Sustainable Fashion”


Date & Time: Wednesday, June 2sd, video Conferencing  Starting at 7 pm. 

Speakers: Sonali Raman, Adjunct Faculty, Department of Fashion, VCU-Qatar

Venue: Video conference via Zoom

Registrations: Zoom Link to register for the talk: Register Here
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to join the meeting.

Synopsis of talks 


Sustainable Fashion has become a much-hyped term thrown around by many nowadays. What it actually means versus what many fashion brands say, is what I will address during this talk, while giving an overview of the fashion industry and the production process. I will also touch upon how you as a regular fashion consumer can become a conscious consumer and make the change. I will be discussing how you can understand and learn about brands’ ethical practices, what designers in Qatar and worldwide are doing to work towards sustainable fashion practices and conclude with a brief introduction to my brand and our eco fashion journey.


Speaker Bio 


Ms.Sonali Raman has an education in art and fashion and has been in the fashion business for over 30 years with diverse experiences spanning client side, retail, sourcing and designing both in India and the Middle East.She worked for nearly two decades with a fashion-buying house in India representing European high-end retail brands, sourcing textiles, developing sample lines and finding the right manufacturers for them. Being an alumnus of NIFT, New Delhi, she has been associated as jury member and guest faculty to the fashion students at NIFT, Chennai, India.She has been teaching in the fashion department of VCUarts Qatar for over 12 years teaching undergraduate fashion students textiles and fashion merchandising courses.

Sonali launched her own slow fashion, conscious, brand 5 years ago.The brand carries a line of fashion jewelry handcrafted, using traditional craft techniques in contemporary designs. The line of fashion ready-to-wear is a blend of modern silhouettes with natural fabrics and traditional embroidery techniques. She works with artisans and small handloom weavers and is passionate about sustaining dying traditional textile crafts and marrying it with contemporary design.



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