Create a fairer future

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    Every week, around the world, the Alliance Française network fosters bonds between francophone and local culture.

    Our countries, France and India, both recognise that long strides need to be made to address the rapidly escalating issues between over-consumption on the one hand and poverty on the other, both leading to environmental challenges.

    The textile industry is one the world’s top 5 polluters. And knowing that a large portion of the clothes on the French market is produced in India. This is our duty and priority to work hand in hand on finding solutions for better practices in the fashion industry.

    This festival is our platform to expand the awareness of healthy fashion and the preservation of the planet. We want to celebrate those who are on a journey to create a safer, cleaner and fairer future for fashion.




    Program a better future

    17 November

    On 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

    Followed by a discussion with Apurva Kothari (No Nasties)



    18 November

    Fully open to the public (free entry)


    From 11.00 am to 6.00 pm Pop-up stores


    From 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)


    From 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.

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


    From 8 pm onwards Concert by Namana





    (On registration for the audience)

    We've brought together industry leaders from the conscious fashion world

    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



    Alam Shah - Digital Empowerment Foundation



    3. How can handloom and alternative materials be competitive on the Indian textile market?


    Moderator - Dr Manju Hundekar - SOFT Pune


    Niketa Malhotra - The Indian Draping Company TheIndianDrapingCo


    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





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