GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE
ASIAN LIFE MAGAZINE
Our first magazine feature! We were mentioned in the popular South Asian lifestyle magazine following our runway appearance at the Muslim Lifestyle Expo.
BBC RADIO MANCHESTER
Co-founder Alicya was invited to be the special guest on Stacey Copeland's popular 'Dead Good Show', discussing women empowerment and more!
PAVE THE WAY
Delivered a talk to year 9 girls to spark a social change in attitudes so that everyone can be free to pursue their passions regardless of gender.
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2020
Celebrated on International Women’s Day 2020 by the University of Manchester Alumni as 'inspirational women' who have walked the University's halls.
Interviewed by Johnny Dixon on developing enterprise skills and lockdown advice for student entrepreneurs.
BBC ASIAN NETWORK
Radio piece by Nalini - on Manchester entrepreneurs & how Brexit will affect businesses
Video by Raheela - covered our fashion show at the Whitworth and keeping Asian handicraft traditions alive.
BBC THREE COUNTIES RADIO
Invited to discuss sustainable fashion on Yasmeen Khan's show.
BBC NORTH WEST
Visited us at the Want not Waste Shop in Manchester to discuss our social enterprise and how we are different from other big firms in the city.
Interviewed by Love For The Streets on creating platforms of change.
Awarded runners up in the Social category at one of the best student business start-up competitions in the UK.
Awarded cash prize and a support package to test and develop our early-stage business idea.
Interviewed by Robert Dawber on how we are working with our suppliers during Covid-19 and what we think others could be doing to empower women from low-income countries.
Introduced as the latest mentee on
the Tie Mentoring Programme.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE AWARDS
Awarded as Highly Commended in the 'Outstanding Contribution to Social Innovation & Environmental Impact' category.
Selected to join the 2020 start-up accelerator programme alongside other 15 young founders.
NORTHERN POWER WOMEN AWARDS
Shortlisted in the small organisation category for being agents of change in accelerating gender diversity in the North of England.
Interviewed by Manchester Entrepreneurs on what is unique about Electric Bazaar.
ASIAN VOICE NEWS
One of our favourite interviews by Sunetra Senior - on ‘Ethical Modern Fashions’ - covering our South Asian influences, the artisans we collaborate with & tips for young women considering a start-up business. It was our first time featuring in a newspaper!
Shared our story as Muslim women ‘accomplishing great things in the business world’.
MUSLIM LIFESTYLE EXPO
Invited to showcase our designs on the runway at the ‘World’s Leading Muslim Lifestyle Event’ in collaboration with @thecactusagency 🌵
Hosted our first ever Modest Fashion Show at one of the UK’s most prestigious art galleries.
Co-founder Shamima delivered a TedX talk on the topic of Islamophobia - covering the impact of fear and hatred towards the Muslim community.
WANT NOT WASTE
Stocked in the first ever student run zero waste shop - which can be found on Oxford Road in Manchester!