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Designer Aheda Zanetti says the burkini is meant to open choices for women who want to dress modestly or want more coverage from the sun.

“People used to try to run over me, because I was a Black woman, and small-statured," Williams recalls. "I’d fight them…I’m a good fighter.” (Photo by Chloe Collyer)

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Seattle's Central District is transforming before our eyes, but DeCharlene Williams sees a way for small business owners like her stand up to developers.

Aburu beads quickly, she says: she can make almost an entire necklace in the time it takes her to watch an episode one of her favorite crime shows on Netflix, How to Get Away with Murder.

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Shalom Aburu's designs will turn heads at Bellevue Fashion Week Independent Designer Runway Show in September.

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The owner of Ravishing Marketplace hopes her original designs can bring Indian clothing styles into the mainstream.

Hijabis cross the street during Car Free Day in Bandung, Indonesia. (Photo from Flickr by Ikhlasul Amal)

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It's World Hijab Day so it's a great opportunity to take a lighthearted look at some daily struggles and benefits that come with wearing a headscarf.

Dyed yarn hanging on a fence at the Jubilee Farm in Snoqualmie, part of a class on using natural plant dyes. (Photo by Carolyn Higgins)

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Textile dyeing is an oft overlooked part of clothing manufacturing that can have devastating human and environmental impacts. But one Seattle woman has a solution.

A relaxing visit to the nail spa can often mean coming into contact with toxic chemicals -- though some Seattle nail salons have found greener alternatives. (Photo from Flickr by Sam Breach)

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Doing nails can be a risky business — but you shouldn’t assume Seattle nail salons are harming immigrant workers.

(Photo courtesy of Hamdi Lilah)

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When Hamdi Mohamed first drew a map of Somalia, with the word "FREE" pushing out against the borders of the country, she wasn't sure what...

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Nairobi's thrift shop fashion scene will have you rethinking your style.

Zara storefront in London, UK. (Photo by Aurelijus Valeiša via Flickr)

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First Macklemore, then the Seahawks and now...Zara?

(Photo by Hailey Way)

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The Seattle Art Museum's new exhibit is a study in the cultural exchange between Japan and the US through fashion. Remember doorknocker earrings, shoulder pads,...

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This Afghanistan veteran really, really wants you to like his company on Facebook. This week, former Army Ranger, social entrepreneur and Issaquah resident Matthew Griffin,...

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Local relatives are angry after couples' collection is sold off, mostly to buyers outside the Northwest.   The Tacoma Art Museum (TAM) has come under...

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How a couple of local veterans found out that rebuilding a war torn economy is almost as hard as fighting the war in the...

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Remember a couple years ago when GQ named Seattle one of the worst-dressed cities in the United States? Well clearly, they weren't looking in the...