Creative Cures

From period poverty to the perfect portrait.

This week we bear witness to designers who use their talents to promote healing and good health, from waste-free sanitary pads for impoverished communities, to body positivity.

Sustainable sanitary towels

Kenyan designer Mary Nyaruai is among 16 climate-conscious innovators foregrounded by What Design Can Do’s No Waste Challenge. As the founder of Nyungu Afrika, a sustainably produced period brand, she simultaneously combats period poverty and pollution. Read about her remarkable product and who it serves, here.

Follow: @whatdesigncando @nyunguafrika

Making a difference, from the start

Our young #DI Emerging Creatives are on a mission to inspire change. Catch our exclusive QnAs with them here, and below. 

Be your own muse

Fiona Davhana‘s works pay homage to all things natural. As the subject of many of her own works, she explores themes of womanhood, body positivity and healing. A gifted portrait photographer, Davhana shares her fundamentals of the perfect portrait - learn about the stories behind the shutter here. 

Follow: @abstuseye

Redesigning the narrative 

Chelsea Robin Ingham knew she’d become an artist ever since her first career dress-up day in primary school... Her love for printmaking is reflected in her detail-conscious works. We pick her brain on printmaking, her themes of coloured culture, and her thoughts on the ‘imposter syndrome’ that many young creatives face. Learn more about this #DI Emerging Creative here.

Follow: @chelseaingham_artist

Calling all global design graduates!

#DI international media partner ARTSTHREAD is back for another year of its Global Design Graduate Show in partnership with luxury fashion house, GUCCI. Featuring high-power judges including former #DI Speakers and our very own founder and CEO, Ravi Naidoo, this competition is an incredible opportunity for graduate designers from across the world to make a name for themselves. Find out more on our website.

Follow: @artsthread @gucci @globaldesigngraduateshow

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