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Goa’s Conscious Fashion Festival highlights sustainable trends

17 & 18 November, 2017

House No. 248 Bella Vista, Chogm Road, Sangolda, Bardez

This two-day event lead by Alliance Francaise will strengthen existing ties between our local culture and francophone communities by driving a dialogue on the ecological issues that concern both, India and France.  

The textile industry happens to be among the top five major polluters in the world. Since India supplies a lot of clothes to the French markets, it is clearly the need of the hour for the two countries to find a better base for the fashion industry to thrive on.

This fashion festival will attempt to do precisely that – create an awareness about the need for healthier practices in the textile industry. They will also acknowledge those who are already on the path to creating a safer, greener and cleaner future for fashion and we hope to help people realize that a thriving industry will only be successful when it has a plan for its future.

What does the Conscious Fashion Festival seek to achieve?

This festival will attempt to create a platform for textile makers, environmentalists, designers and others, to come together and pave a sustainable future for the fashion industry. The aim is to foster a discussion that will surface viable solutions to make fashion both socially and environmentally conscious.

On the first day, which is open by invitation and registration, numerous experts and professionals will voice their ideas on this matter. The second day,  which is open to the public, will include workshops, pop-up stores, a fashion show and concert.

As Alliance Francaise invites a wider audience to discuss the concept of conscious consumption and sustainable fashion for the very first time, they have slated to tackle a range of pressing topics such as the science of mobilizing mass-market brands as well as the use of sustainable materials and technology in fashion supply chains.

In coming years, the festival hopes to scale conscious fashion awareness to schools and communities everywhere.

Where is Conscious Fashion Festival happening?

The 248 Collective

House No. 248 Bella Vista, Chogm Road, Sangolda, Bardez

Are there Pop up stores at Conscious Fashion Festival?

On the second day designers like  Ninoshka, Mogachea and Chola among others will showcase their new collection in a tasteful ambiance. Any one looking forward to shopping sustainably at our pop up stores is welcome

What does the schedule of the Conscious Fashion Festival look like?

Day 1 – 17 Nov:

(by invitation and registration for the audience)

10.30 am Inauguration of the event

11.00 am Panel 1: The fuss about conscious fashion

12.30 pm Panel 2: Scalability of sustainable fashion

02.45 pm Panel 3: Technology (focus on transport and delivery)

04.15 pm Panel 4: Handloom and alternative materials

7.00 pm Movie “Nero’s Guests” by Deepa Bhatia

This would be followed by a discussion with Apurva Kothari (No Nasties)

Day 2 – 18 Nov:

(open to all)

11.00 am to 6.00 pm Pop-up stores

11.00 am to 1.00 pm Workshop - Learn how to reuse an old tee-shirt

(for adults and kids bring your own tee-shirt)

4 pm to 6 pm Niketa Malhotra from the Indian Draping Company will take you through the history of the garment and show you some fascinating drapes from India.

7 pm to 8 pm Unique fashion performance “From dawn to dusk” created by Arundhati Chattopadhyaya

8 pm onwards Concert by Namana

Who are the participants in the panel discussion?

1. What’s the fuss about conscious fashion?

Moderator – Professor Anchal Jain – IIM Ahmedabad

Payal Jaggi – Kinche

Ninoshka Alvares – Ninoshka

Apurva Kothari – No Nasties

2. How can technology influence better practices in the fashion industry?

Moderator – Luke Sequeira – Numadic

Martin Prihoda – Flipstitch

3. How can handloom & alternative materials be competitive in the Indian textile market?

Moderator – Dr Manju Hundekar – SOFT Pune

Niketa Malhotra – The Indian Draping Company

Poonam Pandit – Kalakar Goa – Kalakar Goa

4. How scalable is sustainable fashion?

Moderator – Professor Anchal Jain – IIM Ahmedabad

Dr Manju Hundekar – SOFT Pune

Geetanjali Rastogi – IIM Ahmedabad

Devina Singh – Fairtrade India

About Alliance Francaise

The Alliance Française of Panjim is an Indian non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of the French language and culture. It provides the means by which people can learn the French language and become engaged in the many different aspects of French culture including concert, art, books, poetry, film, history, gastronomy, contemporary affairs, thoughts, and ideas.

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Samiksha Karmalkar Harji

Event designer

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