ATDC Embarks on Developing Courses for Sustainability & Circularity for the Apparel and Allied Industries .

February 5, 2024

ATDC Embarks on Developing Courses for Sustainability & Circularity for the Apparel and Allied Industries

The Apparel Industry is facing sustainability related challenges since, the consumers, brands and new systems are very fast and the current manpower in the industry is struggling to match.

ATDC has taken the responsibility of providing skilled manpower in this area who could understand the new requirement in garment factories on environment/ energy. The industry needs those people who can implement sustainable procedures in a factory. 

Under the vision of Chairman and Sr. Vice Chairman, ATDC is coming out with a comprehensive educational training programme where it is necessary to incorporate your views in the curriculum.

In view of this, ATDC organized a Panel Discussion on Comprehensive Curriculum Development on Sustainability and Circularity on January 31st, 2024 at ATDC, NHO.

The event was graced with the presence of esteemed panelists like Mr. Animesh Saxena, MD, Neetee Clothing; Mr. Arvind Rai, Director and Mr. Pravendra Tiwari, Sr Manager (HR/compliance), Modelama Exports Pvt. Ltd.; Mr Yogesh Sakhuja, Radnik Exports; Mr. Dharmendra Sharma, AGM-HR, CTA Apparels; Mr. VS Shukla, EVP, Mr. Sarvesh Trivedi and Mr. Madhusudan Mishra, M/S Sabs Exports. The session was moderated by Ms Harmeet Bajaj, former founding faculty of NIFT Delhi.

From ATDC, Dr. Roopali Shukla, Director; Ms Neera Singh Parihar, Director; Ms Gurpreet Kaur, Director and Ms Neera Chandra, Director also participated in the panel discussion under the leadership of Sh. Vijay Mathur, DG&CEO, ATDC.

The discussion began with an assessment of existing knowledge and skill gaps within the garment industry. Participants identified areas such as insufficient understanding of sustainability concepts, limited awareness of biodiversity conservation, and the need for enhanced skills in energy-efficient practices. The challenges faced by the garment industry in implementing sustainability on a wider scale were also discussed.

The discussion then proceeded towards a spectrum of topics such as Sustainability in day-to-day life, regenerative fibre, Traceability, Circularity, ESGs, Management & Governance.

These are all vital inputs that should be given to students and modules on the same should also be developed as customized programs for the industry.

The panel discussion concluded with the panelists being felicitated and being awarded certificates for their forthcoming and valuable insights.

ATDC will be taking these perspectives and collating it with the research already conducted to develop and launch courses/ programs on Sustainability and Circularity that will largely benefit the apparel and allied industries.