“Colour Forecasting & Sustainability in Home Furnishing Textile Materials”

7th January 2023 at TAI, Mumbai Unit Office

The Textile Association (India), Mumbai Unit in Association with SDC International (UK and India) organized An Interactive Session with Fashion, Textiles and Apparel Schools Students on “Colour Forecasting & Sustainability in Home Furnishing Textile Materials” on Saturday, 7th January 2023 at the Office of TAI, Mumbai Unit. 

The session was conducted by Dr. V. D. Gotmare, Former HoD, Textile Manufactures Department, VJTI, Mumbai and Mr. Yogesh Gaikwad, Director, SDC International (UK and India).

Dr. V. D. Gotmare made the presentation on “Sustainability in Home Furnishing Textiles”. In his presentation he covered Sustainable textile Fibres, Characteristics of sustainable home furnishing materials, Evaluation, Market trends and global manufacturers.

Mr. Yogesh Gaikwad made the presentation on “Colour Forecasting 2023”. He discussed about Colour in branding, Colour forecasting 2023, Influencers, colour forecasting and Best practices of seeing colour.

Dr. V. D. Gotmare was the Convenor of this session. Mr. Haresh B. Parekh, GC Member, TAI, Mumbai and Vice Chairman, TAI, Central Office proposed the Vote of Thanks.

The session was very successful and was attended by 31 Students from Dr. B.M.N. College of Home Science and NAFDI Institute of Fashion Designing & Technology. The response to the session was very enthusiastic. This activity was exclusively for the students. There was good interaction between speakers and students. TAI, Mumbai Unit given participation certificate to all the students after the session.

All the Papers were received high response from the participants.

The last session began with Panel Discussion, which was moderated by Mr. Sharad Tandon, CEO, Standon Consulting. The panel comprised the Dr. G. S. Nadiger, Research Advisor, BTRA and speakers who presented their papers in the seminar. There was good interaction between participants, who posed many queries to panel members and the same were answered by the panel members. It was a very interesting and fruitful session. The delegates were attentative till the last session to take advantage of the plenary session. The Plenary Session was professionally handled by the moderators as well as the speakers. The organizers of the seminar were happy to note that the objectives of the seminar were fully achieved.

At the end, Mr. Arun K. Narkar, Jt. Hon. Secretary, TAI, Mumbai Unit proposed a vote of the thanks. The Seminar was a grand success and was attended by over 250 participants.