Swedish Embassy hosts sustainable fashion show to celebrate diplomatic relations with India
The event also featured a special collection by the Swedish School of Textiles focusing on bio-based material and smart wearable textiles assisting blind and deaf people
The show brought together outfits made from India's eco-friendly & hand-spun khadi fabric, as well as Swedish sustainable textiles and smart materials.
A strong set of innovative textile pieces were showcased: clothes that are made from forest slag products and recycled shirts, clothes that dissolve in high-temperature water; and even clothes that communicate with the wearer through an integrated camera - especially targeting fashionistas that are hearing and visually impaired.
The show hosted on November 17, 2023, focussed on sustainability and circular economy - a tribute to India and Sweden's mutual interest in sustainable fashion.
The show was curated and mentored by Sunil Sethi, Chairman, Fashion Design Council of India, with collections from the Centre of Excellence for Khadi, and a strong set of Swedish fashion brands: H&M, Lindex as well as the Swedish School of Textiles.
A special collection named 'Kajsa' was designed and created by the Centre of Excellence for Khadi (CoEK) with so mark the diamond jubilee of Sweden-India relations. CoEK is set up by KVIC- Ministry of MSME in association with NIFT.
The event also featured a special collection by the Swedish School of Textiles focusing on bio-based material and smart wearable textiles assisting blind and deaf people.