Thursday, 20 October 2011

SAMIA MALIK ihtgw interview by Sade Aknife

Huge thanks to Sade Aknife, for going through this interview and filming this 3 times!

After being partially anonymous for years, in past year a few friends grilling me to break away from anonymous front. And battle of being an anonymous creative female, which in this time and age; unfortunately only has certain amount of life span!

Coming into 10 years since ihtgw started, I thought it would be right bench mark to introduce myself. That started with blog shoot with: The Style Scout, and then you tube interview below with my assistant Sade.

Why we had to film this 3 times:
Day 1: I was on a wrong mode. Day 2: interview was fine (part 1), but 10 minutes was accidently deleted by me. Day 3: success (part 2/3), but I forgot to mention a few important points, so I recorded them on own computer (part 4).

Tuesday, 11 October 2011


Free Babar Ahmad: The Official Campaign Site to Put Babar Ahmad on Trial in the UK

    Babar Ahmad is a 37 year old British Muslim and the longest detained-without-charge British detainee held as part of the global ‘war on terror’. In December 2003 Babar was arrested at his London home under anti-terror legislation. By the time he reached the police station Babar had sustained at least 73 forensically recorded injuries, including bleeding in his ears and urine. Six days later he was released without charge.

    In August 2004 Babar was re-arrested in London and taken to prison pursuant to an extradition request from the US under the controversial, no-evidence-required, Extradition Act 2003. The US has alleged that in the 1990s Babar was a supporter of “terrorism”. Babar denies any involvement in terrorism. He has now been in prison for six years even though he has not been charged in the UK.


    Friday, 30 September 2011

    DON'T WASTE COTTON September 2011

    • Cotton is a fabric that we wear and see around us. Many of us will rarely ever closely look at fabric on our body and try to workout how it was made or where it came from. Let alone know this fact: 'The proud Uzbek cotton harvest is picked courtesy of the forced labour of the country's and young adults.' Lucy Siegle. These days cotton is more disposable than ever before. We can go to shops buy as many cotton garments we want, without facing hardship unlike people who make it.

    Collection: All sweat tops are printed through a D.I.Y studio method. All trousers are made in London studio from cotton, focusing on a sustainable, classic and practical cut.

    Photographer: Andrej Vasilenko,

    Models: Ola Dada, Katie, Susie, Luke Putres




    291 Portobello Road,


    W10 5TD

    T Shirts and Sweat tops:

    LIK + NEON, 106 Sclater Street, (just off Brick Lane),


    E1 6HR

    ihtgw website:

    Wednesday, 1 June 2011

    Huge thanks to Sophie Emmett and her team

    Huge thanks to Sophie Emmett and her team, London College of Fashion students.

    Photographer: Kristine Joramo,
    Stylist: Sophie Emmett
    MUA: Natasha Woodward,
    Model: Christopher - Oxygen Models

    The designers that have pieces with yours are Sarah Shuttleworth & Ed Lee

    Photoshoot above was at Richmond Park.

    Tuesday, 24 May 2011

    LEARN TO SHARE NO HATE 2011 part 2


    We still live in a state of colonisation. Taking over people's land in other countries, and slave trade. All this originates from the problem of greed, and selfishness. When man is use to taking whatever they want, when ever they want. It doesn't matter who they have to walk all over, as long as they get what they want. That leaves us in state we are today: mass level of unfairness, and inequality. Only because we have forgotten simple human values, such as sharing and being good to people.

    Presentation below location: Oxford Street London, one of the most busiest High Streets in the world, and with consumers from all over the world. Investing in material that was most likely made by a person who is financially less privileged than them. Masks resonate the Islamic veil ban earlier this year in France, all face masks were made from recycled scrap fabrics.


    If we all shared and money was divided equally there maybe be no hate

    Photography by Andrej Vasilenko

    Model: Yazz

    Quote below from Lucy Siegle's book: TO DIE, IS FASHION WEARING WEARING OUT THE WORLD, iterates just one example of consequence of our inability to share:

    'But ultimately, because you can only traumatise Westerm celebrities, teenagers and first-year fashion students so far, such programmes don't come close to the true horrors of sweated labour. As far as I can see these guinea pigs aren't exposed to conditions that can include being punched in the face for attending meetings, having their documents and permits taken from them, being denied access to a foetid toilet until their bladders are about to burst, being sexually assaulted or forced to have abortions. And they aren't locked into factories at night that are swept by fires from an electronic fault, and burned alive.

    In the end, we, with our comfortable Western lives, simply cant experience the pain of sweated labour. We can be tired, yes from from a day spent hunched over a sewing machine, but we can fall back on basic enshrined principles of human rights, the laws of the land and health and safety. These are all luxuries that the average garment worker on the real global assembly line can only dream of.'

    I recommend this book to everyone, especially anyone who: enjoys consumption or thinks searching for the latest high street tends is a fun leisure activity, and find out exactly what they are paying for.

    Visit the original: LEARN TO SHARE Blog on link below: