On Packing Light

Sustainable Fashion with Wakianda (Nairobi Design Week)

This episode of On Packing Light was recorded live on Worm Radio on 6 April 2021.

Wakianda is a Nairobi-based fashion designer and interdisciplinary artist. We spoke live on WORM Radio about no-waste sustainability in the fashion industry, her self-taught 3D rendering practice, and about responsibility and intentionality as a conscious maker.

Follow Wakianda on instagram at @wa_kianda. She mentioned some other designers in our conversation too: Hanifa and Danit Peleg.

Wakianda and I met online during a Nairobi Design Week event. The festival ran from 3 — 10 April 2021. The end of the episode features the song Jaber from Brvinchild (featuring Ra Wise & Y.T), a Nairobi-based musician who I found on Eat Design Repeat (a platform developed by Nairobi Design Week).

Wakianda, 2021