Nadina Ali is the designer behind design project Nadina Did This. Originally from Marseille, she came to the UK to study Clothing Design and after a few years working in the fashion industry, decided it was time to share her own ideas with the world. A lover of pop art, street culture, bold graphics and typography, she aims to incorporate those elements into her designs.
I remember the night Barbara and I sat in her room brainstorming, planning and scheming what a re-launch would like. Once we agreed on the new name and logo - after all, we weren’t just making statement tees anymore but also totes, headwraps, and even homeware like mugs- we had to think up a new slogan and mission statement. After lots of back and forth, we agreed on what we now use proudly: ‘Life is inherently political, let your clothes do the talking’. And that’s just it! Life really is inherently political, especially if you belong to a minoritised group...
This World Refugee Day, let us remind ourselves of the resilience and bravery of millions of refugees around the world, past and present. Refugees witness and experience things that most of us could never imagine and it’s time they were given the compassion, support and protection they deserve.
Inspired by the current conversations and the bravery of the many women speaking up, we’ve put together our believe women collectionto add to the conversation, help shift the culture of sexism and misogyny by boldly declaring enough is enough on everyday apparel, and - echoing the words of Oprah in her mesmerising Golden Globes speech - march towards a new day dawning in which nobody ever has to say ‘Me Too’ again.
As a long-time fan and supporter of Sassy Tees, and a long-term colleague of Sassy Tees’ founder, Barbara, on the campaigning and activist scene, I’ve watched and admired the way Barbara puts her all into everything she does.