The students of final year B.Sc. F.T. Textile and Apparel Design, Institute of Fashion Technology, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara Pranjali Menaria, Lizza Patel along with mentor Isha Bharadwaj were awarded the Best Presentation and a cash prize of Rs 5000 at the International Conference on Handloom , Fashion, Nonwovens and Technical Textiles(ICHFNTT) 2020. The “Gunny is not funny” project presented was focused on recycling misprinted and discarded gunny sack waste into fashion fabrics suitable for apparels.
The event is held in association with Department of Handlooms and Textiles, Government of Telangana State, Sponsored by Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) 2.0 and organized by Department of Textile Technology, University College of Technology(A), Osmania University. The event was organized to commemorate the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of establishment year of the university.
The “Gunny is not funny” project presented was focused on recycling misprinted and discarded gunny sack waste into fashion fabrics suitable for apparels. The waste was softened using eco-friendly softeners and initial explorations were done in house on table looms. Later, the samples were developed in collaboration with ‘Bhujodi’ weaver Syamji Bhai and ‘Tangalia’ weaver Jiten Bhai of Kutch. The project was much appreciated for its sustainability and novel concept.