The class of second and third year along with the faculty of the Dress Designing and Garment Manufacturing department of Sophia Polytechnic had visited a conference in Goa on the 5th and 6th of October. The conference was organised by the School of Fashion Technology (SOFT) Pune, regarding sustainable practices in fashion.

This conference titled GFI (Green Fashion India) takes place every year and works towards the sensitization towards the Green fashion which is the need of the hour.

Many International and popular Indian designers attended the conference and proposed ideas that they were working on for upgrading the industry in terms of green fashion.

The HOD – Dr. Jignasa Shah and her colleague Mrs. Manisha Saji of the department presented an interesting paper on the sensitization of our students in taking up sustainable practices in designing. The students of third year – Ms. Palak Wadel and Serin Sheikh also had presented a paper during the event of paper presentation titled ‘The Alchemy of Nature’ which spoke about imprinting fabrics with natural materials such as waste temple flowers and other vegetation. This paper achieved success and won the first prize. Another student Devi Meddishetty who participated in developing innovative weaves  won the second prize. This made our Polytechnic very proud.

There was a hearty response from the students and a lot of exchange of ideas and interests took place among the designers and students.

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