Making a Career in Fashion Forecasting

Dwijendra Kumar Global trade in textile and apparel products is increasing at a phenomenal speed and expected to be worth one trillion dollars in next 5 years. This estimate excludes trade figures of fashion accessories including footwear! In India approximately 4.5 crore people are employed in textiles and apparel industry. If we include number of those...

Visual Merchandising as a Career

Dwijendra Kumar No more windows but overall ambience of a shopping mall undergoes changes from time to time  to entice customers! Below,inside view of a hip shopping mall at festive times! No wonder then, Visual Merchandising has emerged as a promising career for creative minds!It  involves work such as layout designing, floor planning and how each...

Custom Tailoring as a Career

Dwijendra Kumar Pic Courtesy: Ajjay Mehrra It is not only for wedding looks but also for party wear that a good number of people are customising their looks with fashion designers.No wonder then custom tailoring is gaining popularity and has created new avenues for those in fashion designing. Some of such talented designers begin to work as...

Careers in a Fashion Buying House

Pic Courtesy: SERA Fashion Buying Houses offer clients best of products selected from various textiles and apparel manufacturers. These deal with local as well as export market depending upon where customers are from. Professionals employed in the buying houses keep scouting for latest fashion products and keep them at one place for the benefit of...

Taking steps forward towards the vision of an ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’, Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved PLI Scheme for Textiles for MMF Apparel, MMF Fabrics and 10 segments/ products of Technical Textiles with a budgetary outlay of Rs. 10,683 crore.

PLI for Textiles along with RoSCTL, RoDTEP and other measures of Government in sector e.g. providing raw material at competitive prices, skill development etc will herald a new age in textiles manufacturing.

PLI scheme for Textiles is part of the overall announcement of PLI Schemes for 13 sectors made earlier during the Union Budget 2021-22, with an outlay of Rs. 1.97 lakh crore. .

With the announcement of PLI Schemes for 13 sectors, minimum production in India is expected to be around Rs. 37.5 lakh crore over 5 years and minimum expected employment over 5 years is nearly 1 crore.

PLI scheme for Textiles will promote production of high value MMF Fabric, Garments and Technical Textiles in country.

The incentive structure has been so formulated that industry will be encouraged to invest in fresh capacities in these segments.

This will give a major push to growing high value MMF segment which will complement the efforts of cotton and other natural fibre-based textiles industry in generating new opportunities for employment and trade, resultantly helping India regain its historical dominant status in global textiles trade.

Technical Textiles segment is a new age textile, whose application in several sectors of economy, including infrastructure, water, health and hygiene, defense, security, automobiles, aviation, etc. will improve the efficiencies in those sectors of economy.

Government has also launched a National Technical Textiles Mission in the past for promoting R&D efforts in that sector.

PLI will help further, in attracting investment in this segment, an official release said.

Careers in Fashion Retailing

Dwijendra Kumar (Pic Courtesy: AjjayMehrra Concept of Retailing is the latest phenomenon entering domestic market with big retailing companies coming up in the metros and state capitals. Sourcing their inspiration from European countries where retailing is an established medium of communication between buyer and the seller, these retailing houses not only cater to consumer durables, fashion...

Govt constitutes Expert Committee for doubling production and Quadrupling exports of Handloom Products

The Government has constituted a Committee headed  by Sunil Sethi, Chairman, Fashion Design Council of India(FDCI) New Delhi, yesterday, in pursuance of the announcement  made on the occasion of National Handloom Day on 7th August 2021 for doubling the  production and quadrupling the exports of handlo-oms in a span of 3 years. The Committee with following composition is constituted  to suggest a roadmap to achieve  these targets: Sh. Sunil Sethi, Chairman, FDCI, New Delhi, Chairman Members Dr. Sudha Dhingra, Professor, NIFT, New DelhiMs. Shefali Vaidya, Freelance writer, PuneMs. Anagha Gaisas, Owner, Ms Saudamini Handlooms, PuneSh. Suket Dhir, Fashion Designer, New DelhiSh. Sunil Alagh, MD, M/s SKA Advisors Pvt. Ltd. & Former MD and CEO M/s Britannia Industries Ltd., MumbaiDr. K.N. Prabhu. M/s  Paradigm International, KarurSh. Hetal R. Mehta, Chairman, Science Engineering & Science Engineering & Technological Upliftment Foundation...

Knowledge of use of Information Technology is crucial to showcase Designer Products: Suchi Jain

Suchi Jain is into apparel business with her label 'Ananya'. She uses IT enabled services to design the products and also for its promotion and sale. She has been trained in Information Technology at NIFT, New Delhi. Excerpts from interview with Dwijendra Kumar: Q. How knowledge of IT helps in business of fashion? Ans. INFORMATION...