Textiles with Sarah Nsikak and María Elena Pombo


How might designers be more mindful of the waste their practices generate and envision a healthier more sustainable garment industry? In this episode of The Mic, Debbie Millman is joined by Sarah Nsikak of La Réunion, and María Elena Pombo of Fragmentario to discuss their personal explorations with textiles and environmentally mindful work. Their conversations touch on the use of deadstock fabric in making heirloom pieces, how avocado seeds can be used to naturally dye fabric and how “sustainability” can be more than just a buzzword.


The Mic

Hosted by Debbie Millman, The Mic offers an inside look into New York City’s most creative minds.

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Debbie Millman

Named “one of the most creative people in business” by Fast Company, and “one of the most influential designers working today” by Graphic Design USA, Debbie Millman is also an author, educator, curator and host of the podcast Design Matters. 

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