The state minister for textiles announced the government’s plans at the recent Consortium of Green Fashion event in Mumbai. And as the event itself showed, sustainable fashion is fast gaining currency among students and experts alike, says Meher Castelino.
Maharashtra may soon establish a textiles park dedicated solely to eco-friendly products. The indication came at the recent Consortium of Green Fashion (CGF) 2015 in Mumbai where the state textiles minister made a case for the sustainable fashion cause.
“Eco-friendly textiles production is the need of the hour, and a textiles park dedicated to eco-friendly products needs to be established,” said Minister Chandrakant Patil at the opening ceremony of CGF, organised by Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha School of Fashion Technology (SOFT), Pune and Nirmala Niketan College of Home Science, Mumbai.
“The state government is committed to this, and will establish special textile parks for the creation of eco-friendly textiles. The government will lend special support for establishing such industries,” announced Patil. The minister also appealed to fashion design students to conduct more research, geared towards the maximum implementation of eco-friendly initiatives. He noted that ‘recycle, reuse and reduce’ should be the key in designing.
Sustainability in fashion is becoming a trend to watch out for worldwide, and India too is making efforts to bring to the forefront not only the use of organic cotton and fabrics; but also to help in preserving environment and assisting textiles and crafts persons survive in a competitive and fast-moving world. The many initiatives taken by designers, institutes, experts and the government seem to be on the right track, with new plans being chalked out to take this very important agenda ahead.
[ Source :- fibre2fashion ]