Hometown: New York City
Tahia Islam is the the founder of Reclaimed Womxn Vintage, a sustainable company that is devoted to alleviating clothing and food insecurity for working-class BIPOC. Her business sells budget-friendly, secondhand clothing for people of all “shapes, shades and sizes,” and the garments she curates are reflective of her diverse, BIPOC customer base.
“It’s just such a big part of me and my heritage,” Islam told In The Know. “And I’ve been in a place where I’ve been exploring the history of that in my heritage. I’d like to say that it’s in my blood to be connected to clothing on a very visceral level. I like a lot of silks and satins because I think that adds a lot of allure and interest to everyday outfits.”
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