The department in association with School of Fashion Technology (SOFT), Pune had organised Pre-launch conference on ‘Green Fashion India’ which is an initiative of SOFT. This conference was held on 26th of September 2019. The theme for the conference was “Leading Sustainability through Collaboration and Co – Creation”. A meaningful association in the form of Collaboration and Co-Creation between Academia, Industry, Crafts and NGO to enhance the future. The conference got a very good response from the industry as well as from the fashion institutions all through the country. Total 21 institutions across India participated in the conference. We had 635 registrations from the young generation students of various institutions from the age group of 18 to 25 years. Apart from this approximately 100 guests including academic professionals and well wishers were invited for the conference. Through this conference we highlighted the damage caused due to chemicals and also guided students not to get attracted towards fast fashion be aware of art of India and follow slow fashion
The chief guest and the key note speaker for the conference was Mr. Kumar Rajgopalan – CEO RAI (Retailers Association of India) and the other key note speaker was Mr. Sudhir Soundalgekar – Director Projects, Raymonds. Esteemed personalities from the fashion world like Arch. Ms. Mohana Kadam - President Green Fashion India, Ms. Krishna Mehta – Creative Director, Mr. Rahul Bhajekar – Managing Director (Global Organic Textile Standard), Mr. Hemang Agrawal – Designer / Creative Diretor (Surekha Group / Entrepreneur), Mr. Sai Ganesh – Vice President Marketing Colors Business, Ms. Nivedita Saboo – Fashion Designer, Mr. Jagdeep Shokeen – Vice President (Design & Product Development, Eastman Exports), Ms. Ruma Devi – President Gramin Vikas Evam Chetna Sansthan, Barmer and Ms. Daina Linda – Fashion Designer had graced the conference with their presence.
The students went back with lot of confidence in our art & artforms and lot of awareness regarding sustainability. Through this conference following two strong messages were communicated to bring about the changes most needed in today’s society.
Ø Awareness about saving the environment and Promoting the artisans.
The department is very proud and happy to achieve the objective of the conference.