Children’s Day was celebrated at VIDM with much excitement within the students who gave a rather fashionable twist to the National Celebration. The students were taken out to the Red Fort for a picnic, where they not only enjoyed themselves but looked at the Monumnent from an architectural poin of view. The Children were then taken to Delhi Haat to enjoy the colorful mix of various cultures of India.
Northern India Textile Research Association (NITRA) is set-up jointly by Govt. of India and textile industry in 1974 on a 50 acre land at Ghaziabad near national capital New Delhi. NITRA is the only ISO 9001:2000 accredited premier textile research association in the country. NITRA is recognized by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Govt. of India.
The Fashion students were exposed to the construction of the fabric right from the fibre. They witnessed processes like Carding, Combing and Sizing of the fabric. They also learnt about the various laboratory techniques used to test the fabric during various stages of construction.
Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) is the use of computer software to control machine tools and related machinery in the manufacturing of work pieces.
The third year students were taken for a visit to CAM unit, where they witnessed the practical application of the software they learnt.
IHGF is South Asia’s largest gifts & handicrafts fair, held twice and is organized by Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts. IHGF has carved out its presence in the world market, by offering huge sourcing opportunities to international buyers, agents etc. Its ability is to bring a platform wherein markets and people come together in an efficient and highly professional manner.
Our students both from the Fashion and Interior Departments were exposed to the grandeur and infinite variety of goods related to both Interiors and Fashion at the fair.
The trip commenced with a visit to The Taj Mahal in Agra. In a day’s trip to Agra we also managed to visit “Dawar Exports”. Dawar Exports is one of Agra’s leading manufacturer and exports of leather shoes. The students were extremely happy to see the production of the much liked brand “Pierre Cardin”.
Laconet Hemant of the Exchange Program, the students visited the prestigious Leconet Hemant Design House in Gurgaon where they spoke to the Sampling and Production Head, who showed them around the Manufacturing unit and the grand setting of the Export House that supplies to some of the most coveted Fashion houses in Europe.
During their visit to Kinari Bazaar, students experienced a variety of wholesale shops dealing in embellishment materials and haberdashery. This was complimented with a tour of the old city in manual rikshaws, which the French students enjoyed thoroughly.
The students were also taken to India’s Leading Export house, Orient Craft in Manesar. The French students, who would finally be working as Buyers in with organisation in France, could appreciate the manufacturing system and base from where they will source their products.
One of the most exciting days for the French students was on the on Campus activity. The students were taught how to tie and dye and also an embroidery workshop was arranged for them.