Thu, 28 May 2020 07:22:11 +0000
Young designer blends climate change awareness and fashion
RESEARCH by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has shown that between 1993 and 2016, Antarctica lost at least 127 billion tons of ice per year. During that time, Greenland reportedly lost 286 billion tons of ice per year.
Elsewhere, glaciers have retreated in the Alps, Himalayas, Andes, Rockies, and Alaska. Closer to home, warmer ocean temperatures have been linked to the formation of more intense hurricanes in the Atlantic Basin.
With this, the Caribbean can expect to see hurricanes like 2017’s Irma, 2018’s Michael and 2019’s Dorian form more frequently. These extreme changes and weather events are just some of the effects of climate change.
With the ongoing climate and environmental crises, young entrepreneur Ricardo Richards, 22, has been inspired to use his online fashion brand, Exotic Apparel, to raise awareness about the issues.
[caption id="attachment_827519" align="alignnone" width="768"] Born and raised in Arima, Ricardo Richards learnt his fashion design skills while studying visual arts, clothing and textile at the Arima Central Secondary School. - Photo Courtesy Ricardo