Susanne Goetz, Textile/Surface Design, and Ajoy Sarkar, Textile Development and Marketing, participated in Textiles India 2017, a three-day exposition organized by IMG Reliance with support from the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. The expo, held from June 30-July 2, was designed to showcase India’s strength in the textile and apparel value chain, from farm to fiber to fabric to fashion, bringing global and Indian leaders together to speak on relevant topics.
Goetz participated in a panel discussion titled “How Can Indian Handlooms and Handicrafts Create a Sustainable Economy in the Fashion Industry?” The panelists were Manoj Jain, director, Development Commissioner (Handlooms), Ministry of Textiles, Government of India representing Ministry of Textiles and their initiatives on handlooms and fashion, Anavila Misra, a textile and fashion designer working with handlooms and Rahul Mishra, textile and fashion designer who promotes sustainable luxury globally.
Sarkar was a speaker in a session on “Trends in Colors and Designs” discussing how India’s legacy fibers like jute and silk can be improved upon through the use of technology. Other speakers at the session included Feriel Karoui, strategic planner and trend consultant, Promostyl, Paris; and Lucy Upward, editor of COVER magazine, U.K.
Read more about Textile India in the Times of India newspaper by clicking here.