Fast Fashion Is the Second Dirtiest Industry in the World, Next to Big Oil
“The clothing industry is the second largest polluter in the world … second only to oil,” the recipient of an environmental award told a stunned Manhattan audience earlier this year. “It’s a really nasty business ..it’s a mess.”
Handlooms Are Dying – and It’s Because of Our Failure to Protect Them
Decades of poorly-implemented protection policies and the growth of power loom imitations has led to the slow downfall of the handloom sector. Handloom Weavers needs to be protected & empowered to promote sustainable fashion.
Sustainable Fashion is The Future
As natural capital decreases and population swells, the future holds many challenges for the global fashion industry. We simply will not be able to sustain this cycle of careless consumption.
Trends in the Fashion World
The socially conscious and green fashion trends are making big waves. The enthusiasm building—among both designers and consumers—indicates that socially responsible fashion may be more than a fleeting trend.
What are core focus areas of NFW2018?
Sustainable & Eco-friendly Fashion
Ethical & Socially Conscious Fashion
Fashion for humanity to empower handloom weavers & artisans
What is mission of NFW2018?
Promoting Sustainable & Eco-friendly Fashion
Empowering Handloom Weavers & Artisans
Promoting Fashion for Humanity with ethical, Fairtrade practices in fashion industry
What are Objectives of NFW2018?
To spread awareness about Sustainable & Eco-friendly fashion to protect environment
To make traditional hand-spun, hand-woven handloom fabric (KHADI) more meaningful to millennials
To empower handloom weavers and artisans to protect & promote handmade fashion as alternative to fast fashion.
To provide global platform to talented sustainable & ethical fashion designers
To promote fashion for humanity by helping to raise funds for charities working towards welfare of weavers, green fashion and cancer research.
What is Nakshi
‘’Nakshi’’ word is used from centuries to describe fine handmade embroidery, artistic patterns or intricate engravings in south Asian (Bengali, Hindi, Urdu, Telegu, Gujrati) and African (Swahili) languages
Nakshi is a innovative art & fashion start up (Nakshi) which was started to empower artists and designers by using innovative technology led fair trade platform after founder saw struggle of artists to get noticed and survive. It is started as a social enterprise with LinkedIn community group called – Global Artist Book which led start of Nakshi.com with 2000+ artists and designers onboarded from 20+ countries around the globe.
Nakshi is subscription free open platform for independent artists and designers which uses cutting edge technology and developed product personalisation and augmented reality tools which helps artist and designers not only connect with consumers but continuous royalty income with licensed reproduction.
Mission od Nakshi is empower artist, designers and makers with fair trade making art & design affordable and accessible to all the people.