Posts Tagged ‘Sustainability’

Emerging trends in green textiles and green fashion

Gokhale Education Society was established in 1918 and has 17 centres, with over 75 institutions and 4,000 staff. SMRK-BK-AK Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Nashik, is a women’s college that was established in 1985 and is part of Gokhale Education Society.  The Department of Textile Science and Apparel Design at the college, in collaboration with SDC EC, organised a one day state level seminar on “Emerging Trends in Green Textiles and Green Fashion” at Nashik on the Centenary Celebration of Gokhale Education Society.

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Irish design students focus on colour and the circular economy

Fashion and textile design undergraduates from four institutions across Ireland came together at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin on 23rd June, for the Irish heat of the SDC International Design Competition 2017. The students were competing to win a place at the Grand Final which takes place in November in Sri Lanka.

The brief was to ‘explore and demonstrate the creative, imaginative, technical and original use of colour in either fashion or textiles suitable for a circular economy’.  

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The Importance of Sustainable Fashion

By Dr K S Murthy, Pidilite Industries Ltd

India is the second largest cotton producer, consumer and exporter in the world. Textiles contribute to about 14% GDP and 14.4% to fabric exports. The fine and longest staple cotton Suvin Ratna (Cotton Association of India), Jewel of Cotton and Hemp or industrial hemp (BOHECO) are gaining importance besides standards, compliance, certification and sustainability. In view of this SDC EC in association with B D Somani Institute organised this seminar.

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