SHABD SIMON-ALEXANDER is an internationally renowned textile artist and designer with a background in fine arts. Her designs are featured at trend-setting retailers and art museums around the world. The collection is produced locally in NYC's garment district, and fabrics are dyed by hand in the Brooklyn studio.

SHE HAS COLLABORATED with various designers, organizations and artists, including design collaborations with Baggu, Mociun, and Fab; a custom tote bag for the Whitney Museum; and a collaboration with the artist Georgia Sagri on an installation for the 2012 Whitney Biennial.

SHE IS A PROFESSOR OF TEXTILE at Pratt Institute and teaches hand-dyeing, tie-dye, shibori and color theory workshops in New York. She was also the first person to teach Martha Stewart how to tie-dye. She has led workshops and thrown tie-dye parties and around the world, from Los Angeles to Berlin, including a large-scale crash-course workshop at The Last Weekend in the Catskills, NY, where over 100 people participated. She has written articles on textiles for various publications including Martha Stewart and the Lena Corwin's book Made by Hand. 

SHABD HAS BEEN FEATURED in countless magazines, newspapers and blogs, including The New York Times, Nylon, Martha Stewart Living, W, Elle, Marie Claire, Lucky, Teen Vogue, Bust, Refinery29, Daily Candy, Time Out, New York Magazine, Modern Painters, Dossier and Black Book, as well as in TV and film. She has also been featured in books such as Brooklyn Makers, Shibori Recreated, Sight Unseen: Paper View and Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present. 

HER FIRST BOOK, Tie-Dye: Dye it, Wear it, Share it, was released by Random House in 2013 to a reception at the Whitney Museum. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.