Rachida Aziz

Rachida Aziz is the founder of the Azira fashion label. What started out as a project to contribute to society and give modern Muslima’s the chance to wear modern clothing that corresponds with their taste and ethics, soon evolved to ‘ethical design for body and mind’. First of all, says the designer, because dress code ethics are only useful in the context of general ethics: fair trade, ecology, good labour conditions,… Secondly because Azira doesn’t want to segregate. Her aim is to design clothing for every woman who, for one reason or another, wants to cover up or show certain parts of her body.

In her talk Rachida will tell you why Muslim ethics are no different than Western ones and how fashion can empower Muslim women.