UNEP India, NIFT to jointly offer fashion course
United Nations Environment Programme and the National Institute of Fashion Technology have joined hands to offer a general elective course on ''Design Innovation for Sustainable Fashion'' to students of the institute
United Nations Environment Programme
(UEP) and the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) have joined hands
to offer a general elective course on ”Design Innovation for Sustainable
Fashion” to students of the institute.
More than 20
batches of this elective course are currently running across 17 NIFT campuses
in India, a release stated. Addressing a webinar, UNEP India Country Office
Head Atul Bagai said that UNEP India is working on several initiatives on
sustainability in the textiles sector.
that, they are helping the (Textiles) Ministry to develop a roadmap for a
sustainable textile hub in Surat for assisting sustainability and circularity
in this sector. They are also working on a study on sustainability in the
Indian Handlooms and UNEP has been working with Lakme Fashion Week on the
Circular Design Challenge.
the webinar, Textiles Secretary Upendra Prasad Singh said sustainability has to
be practised in the entire value chain of textiles, not just in the production
but also in the consumption of textiles.
Director General, NIFT, said that, due to the overwhelming
response, they may make ”Design Innovation for Sustainable Fashion” a
mandatory course for students or even a certificate or diploma course in the
future because sustainable fashion and sustainable development is the need of
industry is one of the largest global industries, with a market value of
approximately US $ 3.3 trillion, accounting for 2% of the global GDP with one
in six people in the world working in a fashion-related industry.
Source: The Outlook
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