Diverse Seattle evolves as a fashion city
by Vriti Wadhwa
Seattle's burgeoning fashion scene has international influences, with young designers drawing inspiration from the cultures in which they grew up.
Nov 18, 2016
France has “misunderstood” burkini, Australian designer says
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.
Aug 25, 2016
DeCharlene & Goliath: A Black business pioneer outlasts Seattle developers
by Cynthia Brothers
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.
Aug 1, 2016
Self-taught fashion designer draws from Ugandan upbringing
by Shelby Mang
Shalom Aburu's designs will turn heads at Bellevue Fashion Week Independent Designer Runway Show in September.
Jul 5, 2016
Redmond Indian clothing co. takes on challenges of cross-cultural fashion
by Kennedy Wirth
The owner of Ravishing Marketplace hopes her original designs can bring Indian clothing styles into the mainstream.
Mar 11, 2016
8 surprising secrets about wearing hijab
by Sarah Ghanem
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.
Feb 1, 2016
Your organic cotton tee-shirt probably poisoned a river in Asia
by Carolyn Higgins
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.
Oct 8, 2015
Are Seattle nail salon workers being mistreated?
by Cristina Acuña
Doing nails can be a risky business — but you shouldn’t assume Seattle nail salons are harming immigrant workers.
May 19, 2015
Local designer uses fashion to help Somalia
by Shirley Qiu
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 she would do with it. The Chief Sealth High School student just knew it represented her desire for her home country to be freed of anarchy, violence and the numerous other issues it […]
Jul 24, 2014
Nairobi street fashions put Seattle thrift shoppers to shame
by Kelly Ranck
Nairobi's thrift shop fashion scene will have you rethinking your style.
Jun 3, 2014
Zara brings international fashion to Seattle
by Tori Hartman
First Macklemore, then the Seahawks and now...Zara?
Feb 18, 2014
Origami, shadows, and Hello Kitty: Japanese fashion hits SAM
by Hailey Way
The Seattle Art Museum’s new exhibit is a study in the cultural exchange between Japan and the US through fashion.
Jul 22, 2013
Issaquah entrepreneur puts flip flops to the test in Pamplona
by Rebecca Randall
This Afghanistan veteran really, really wants you to like his company on Facebook.
Jul 11, 2013
Tacoma Art Museum director defends controversial sale of Chinese antiquities
by Shin Yu Pai
Local relatives are angry after couples’ collection is sold off, mostly to buyers outside the Northwest.
Mar 2, 2013
Issaquah company fights to rebuild Afghan economy, one flip-flop at a time
by Rebecca Randall
How a couple of local veterans found out that rebuilding a war torn economy is almost as hard as fighting the war in the first place.
Feb 26, 2013
From workroom to runway, Wing Luke honors Asian influences on fashion
by Judy Vue
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 right places. The Wing Luke Museum, in the International District, highlights the stories of local Asian Pacific American communities through imaginative exhibits and tours. It’s an unlikely place to find […]
Jan 14, 2013