KVIC Appoints Design and Fashion Icon Sunil Sethi, as Advisor

by Team Conscious Carma

The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has appointed Mr Sunil Sethi as its advisor. He is a leading personality in the Indian fashion industry. Sethi will advise the Commission on latest design interventions in the readymade garments segment as well as the promotion of Khadi in India and abroad.

Mr Sethi has over four decades of experience in global merchandising. Here he has contributed significantly to the growth of Indian handicrafts, design and the textile industry, through many innovative and successful initiatives. As Chairman of the Fashion Design Council of India, Sethi has been working to take the Indian fashion industry global. 400 designers represent the Fashion Design Council of India.

Sustainable growth of Khadi in the fashion industry

“Sustainable growth of Khadi in the fashion industry, both locally and internationally, is the key idea behind the appointment. KVIC has already marked its advent on the global platform and from here on we must capitalize on every opportunity. Khadi artisans are capable of producing the finest quality and the most unique fabric in the world and with the newest design innovations, Khadi can be a favourite of a vast global consumer segment,” KVIC Chairman, Shri Vinai Kumar Saxena said.

Incidentally, this is also aligned with the clarion call of the Hon’ble Prime Minister – Local to Global and Vocal for Local – in the context of Indian manufacturing sector. The development assumes greater significance in wake of the growing buzz around Indian handcrafted products and the consumers increasingly becoming fashion oriented.

Before being appointed Advisor to the KVIC, Sethi has discharged advisory roles in various government bodies like the HHEC, National Crafts Museum and Hastkala Academy, Ministry of Textile, Ministry of
Tourism and Ministry of Culture. He has also served as Member, Board of Governors, at the National
Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT).

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