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FDPC and Apparel Brain Connect co-host go-green fashion show

The Fashion Design Promotion Council, set up by the Ministry of Textiles, and Apparel Brain Connect co-hosted an evening of go-green fashion in the capital at the weekend.

Billed as an ode to the global green fashion movement, the event was attended by renowned designer Katherine E Hamnett, who has been honoured as the "Queen of Green" by Vogue magazine and Dr J N Singh, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Textiles.

Ms Hamnett has been working very closely on Organic since 1989 and her relationship with India-based Vasudha Organic to promote organic and ethical fashion has been praised a lot.
Models Showcasing Parvesh and Jai's Collection at a Fashion Show to Promote Organic and Ethical Fashion.
Models Showcasing Parvesh and Jai's Collection at a Fashion Show to Promote Organic and Ethical Fashion.

“We found the platform an extension to our views of promoting young and established designers who practice ethical fashion and whose business also helps in preserving Mother Nature's bounty,” Mr. Vijay Singh, CEO & General Secretary, FDPC said.

Designer Raghavendra Rathore hoped Ms Hamnett's presentation would open up a lot of eyes and encourage the next generation of designers to use the very basic fabric of India "cotton" in a more ethical and responsible way by encouraging the organic-ness of various fabrics.
Katharine E Hamnett with California based designer Kareena.
Katharine E Hamnett with California based designer Kareena.

The evening saw presentations on sustaining textile and how use of organic products could help in saving the environment.

The programme ended with a fashion show where leading designers like Rathore, Varun Bahl, Jai & Parvesh, and California based designer Kareena showcased their collection and pledged their support for ethical fashion in India.

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