Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / Textile Secretary unveils first 'Fashion Innovation Lab'
Textile Secretary unveils first 'Fashion Innovation Lab'
22
Dec '09
Mrs Rita Menon Secretary of Ministry of Textiles
Mrs Rita Menon Secretary of Ministry of Textiles
The AEPC's Education & Training arms, the Institute of Apparel Management(IAM) and the Apparel Training & Design Centre (ATDC) have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). The MoU has envisaged setting up of an “Activity and Off Campus Centre” at IAM to offer UG/PG programmes.

The “IAM-IGNOU Fashion & Design Management Centre” at IAM is envisaged to offer Bachelor degree programme in “Fashion Design Technology” and Masters Programme Fashion Business Management with industry relevant curriculum to provide employment opportunities in Fashion, Apparel, Lifestyle, Retail and other allied sectors. The centre was launched at the IAM by Mrs Rita Menon, Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, at a brief function held on the 7th floor of Apparel House.

She took a round of the Institute and said: “There is a huge gap between the garment industry's growing needs and the large pool of unemployed youth in India. I am glad that AEPC's IAM (Institute of Apparel Management) and ATDCs (Apparel Training and Design Centres) are working towards creating skilled human resources for the rapidly-growing domestic and export sectors to bridge the gap.”

Shri Rakesh Vaid, Chairman-AEPC said: “The key objective of IAM is to create “industry-ready managerial cadre” for the very challenging and demanding export industry as well as for creating new avenues for design & professionals in the Retail industry and the new centre will ensure students to have affordable education at IAM.”

In line with fast paced growth of the globalising fashion industry and considering that Indian apparel industry is becoming part of the Global Supply Chain, the Institute has already established significant partnerships with leading international institutes in fashion & apparel management. The tie-up with IGNOU will enable IAM to now offer Indian education pathways by offering both UG & PG programmes.

Dr. Darlie Koshy, DG, IAM said that “the programmes will be “future-proof” “industry relevant” with high level of balance between skills and knowledge to create a new generation of fashion professionals especially trained on state of art technologies including the “Fashion Innovation Lab”.

During this occasion, Mrs Menon also unveiled the first “Fashion Innovation Lab” in the country set up in collaboration with Tukatech USA. The Fashion Innovation Lab is a future learning platform in a “Merchandising Live” approach so that 3D Virtual Prototyping, Pattern making, grading, market making, Fit verification, Visual Storyboarding, Fabric and Printed Design Color ways Repeats etc. can be done from “Fibre to Fashion” and “consumer from concept” in very compressed time frames.

“There will be also live case studies and experiences dovetailed with the curriculum in collaboration with leading buying houses and manufacturer exporters for bringing in a more “realistic” approach to training merchandisers thus elevating this specialised area to the level of Key Management task value adding to both buyers and exporters at the same time”, Dr. Darlie Koshy, DG, IAM said.

Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC)


Must ReadView All

Indian textile & apparel exports fall 13% in Jan 2018

Textiles | On 17th Feb 2018

Indian textile & apparel exports fall 13% in Jan 2018

A decline of 13 per cent year-on-year has been observed in the...

Brazilian cotton prices move up in first fortnight

Textiles | On 17th Feb 2018

Brazilian cotton prices move up in first fortnight

Cotton prices rose in Brazil in the first fortnight of February, as...

Courtesy: OrganoClick

Textiles | On 17th Feb 2018

OrganoClick introduces OrganoTex for water repellency

OrganoClick has introduced OrganoTex, a textile impregnation product...

Interviews View All

Ghanshyam Ghoghari
Kimora Fashion

Bridalwear is not about reds and whites anymore

Asim Dalal
Indo Count Retail Ventures

Today, there is no other emerging market as India, "we make in India and...

Subhashini Srinivasan
The S Studio

Ethnicwear market will see an upward trend if uniqueness and quality are...

Hardik Sanghvi

Idealin Fogging Systems has been engaged in designing and manufacturing...

Anupam Arya

<div>Jaipur-based Fabriclore Retailing Pvt. Ltd. is attempting to revive...

Suresh P Bagrecha

Komal Texfab, founded in 1981, is into manufacturing of knitted fabrics,...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Anisha Chaudhari
Threads & Shirts

Threads &amp; Shirts is a freshly-tailored concept providing men/women a...

Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir
Walnut

<b>Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir</b> started their career with the launch of...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

February 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
70.3%
No
12.9%
Skip
16.8%

Total Votes: 101

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
63.4%
No
29.7%
Skip
6.9%

Total Votes: 101

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
88.1%
No
8.9%
Skip
3.0%

Total Votes: 101

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
83.2%
No
7.9%
Skip
8.9%

Total Votes: 101


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search