Babar Afzal@babar_afzal_pashmina

Pashmina Artist. Activist. Shepherd in Himalayas | Author | Speaker | 6 Times TEDx | TED Residency Finalist NY | WIRED Fellow | REX Global Fellow

www.babarafzal.com/

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Babar Afzal

People don’t notice the Summer or Winter when they are Happy 😃 Hope we are able to add more happiness into lives of the ones who are marginalised within the Pashmina Industry #pashminagoatproject #pashmina#pashminagoat #pashmina #whomademyclothes #whomademypashmina


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Babar Afzal

Asking for better life for people at the bottom of the Authentic Pashmina Pyramid is like asking for Candy. Wish every child had an equal right to buy candy 🍭 #whomademypashmina #pashminagoatproject #pashminagoat #sustainableluxury #whomademyclothes #ilovemylife #pashmina #jammuandkashmir #copenhagenfashionsummit #unsdg #womenempoweringwomen #babarafzal #shepherdlife #himalayas


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Babar Afzal

Welcoming another Pashmina Crusader on board with a very very powerful campaign #whomademypashmina @hennababar More Power to you and expecting many more powerful conversations triggered around your Hashtag that would render more Transparency across the Pashmina Eco System of India. #whomademyclothes #sustainablefashion #sustainableluxury #pashmina #pashminagoat #pashminagoatproject #ilovemywork #india #jammuandkashmir #womenempoweringwomen


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Babar Afzal

Elements of a “Culture” help people understand each other better. And when we understand the elements, we understand each other better in soul and then it is easier to overcome the economic barriers. We just have to understand that our neighbour is just like us, with the same problems and may be the same questions. #pashmina #pashminagoatproject #whomademypashmina #climatechange #india #culture
#ilovemywork #copenhagenfashionsummit #parisfashionweek #sustainablefashion #sustainableluxury #cashmere


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Babar Afzal

When was the last time you spent a quiet moment just doing nothing. Just stopping and looking at the sky, or watching the wind blowing the tree. I mean just doing anything that disconnects you from your immediate surroundings. Goats do it, Dogs do it, Even I have tried it. And in that moment you will witness the roles change, Goats become the Shepherd, the Shepherd Dogs are Guarded and the Shepherd is lead into a Pasteur :) #pashminagoatproject #pashminagoat #cold #sustainablefashion #unsdg #climatechange #himalayas #pashmina #cashmere #callofpashmina #6timesthinner


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Babar Afzal

There is no better life than a life spent laboring at love, exerting effort not because we have to, but because we believe that what we are bringing into being is valuable and we want it to exist. Slow and small steps towards making something very very beautiful. #pashminagoatproject #pashminagoat #sustainablefashion #sustainableluxury #jammuandkashmir #spirituality #climatechange #pashmina #wool


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I've learned the hard way that fear limits you and your vision. It blinds you. Every journey is valuable, but believing in your talents and your abilities, can empower you to walk the unfamiliar road. That is when you turn your Fear into Freedom. Isn’t that such a great thing in itself ? Past six to seven years have been a roller coaster ride for me. And in this journey and from this unfamiliar road, I picked up two stones who became my companions. One I named “Happiness” & the other “Fulfilment” . #callofpashmina #ilovemylife #6timesthinner #jammuandkashmir #journey #spirituality #pashmina #shepherd #pashminagoatproject #whomademypashmina #sustainablefashion #sustainablefashion #babarafzal


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Babar Afzal

Finding good players is tough and getting them to play as a team is even tougher. We all have heard the story of “Climate Change” and we all will witness it sooner rather than later. If action towards that is not important as a team then what else is ? We are experiencing it first hand and how is it forcing communities to migrate. #pashminagoatproject #pashminagoat #climatechange #sustainablefashion #whomademypashmina #ilovemywork #himalayas #jammuandkashmir #unsdg #unitednations


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Babar Afzal

Not only does disease impact the well being of an individual, it burdens family and public resources, weakens societies, and squanders potential. The health and well being of people at all ages across the authentic luxury Pashmina Eco System therefore lies at the heart of sustainable development. Protection from disease is not only fundamental to survival, but it enables opportunity for everyone and strengthens economic growth and prosperity. #pashminagoatproject #pashminagoat #unsdg #health #whomademypashmina #sustainablefashion #copenhagenfashionsummit #luxury #vision2030 #goodhealth #jammuandkashmir #ladakh #jammu #kashmir


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Babar Afzal

The Earth’s climate is changing, with severe consequences for our daily lives and the resilience of our countries. Climate change is disrupting national economies, People are experiencing changing weather patterns, rising sea levels, and extreme weather events. Greenhouse gas emissions from human activities driving this change continue to rise. They are now at their highest levels in history. Add to that the threat of High Magnitude Earthquakes in Himalayas, the clock is ticking faster than we understand. I see this Pashmina Industry from this lens more than from any other lens. There is a need to incorporate a bigger plan for the eco system #pashminagoatproject aims to deliver impact in this space where preparedness for handling natural disasters is one of the key points. #endmodernslavery #unsdg #climatechange #sustainablefashion #sustainableluxury #copenhagenfashionsummit #pashmina #whomademypashmina #unsdg #jammuandkashmir


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Babar Afzal

With only 12 years left to achieve this. The goal aims to ensure social protection for the poor and vulnerable, increase access to basic services and support people harmed by climate-related extreme events and other economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters. The #pashminagoatproject aims to deliver on this objective through meaningful global collaborations and impact projects designed specifically for the Authentic Pashmina Eco System across the Himalayan Belt. #sdg #endpoverty #pashmina #pashminagoatproject #sustainablefashion #sustainableluxury #luxury #whomademypashmina #ilovemywork #gogreen #endmodernslavery #pashminagoat #slowfashion #copenhagenfashionsummit #hollywood #jammuandkashmir #reason #reasontolive #unsdg #unitednations #unga


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