SHABD SIMON-ALEXANDER is an internationally renowned textile artist and designer with a background in fine arts. Her clothing line, shabd, is carried in high-end boutiques 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 a design collaboration with Baggu, 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 TEACHES hand-dyeing, tie-dye, shibori and color theory classes in New York, and was the first person to show Martha Stewart how to tie-dye. She has also thrown tie-dye parties and large-scale crash-course workshops at Ooga Booga in LA and at The Last Weekend in the Catskills, NY (where close to 100 people participated!). She has written articles for Martha Stewart, Belle Armoire, and the 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 in 2013. She lives in New York City.