22, Feb 2024
WION hosts special episode in collaboration with India Fashion Awards on Sustainable Fashion

WION hosts special episode in collaboration with India Fashion Awards on Sustainable Fashion In a compelling episode titled “INDIA FASHION AWARDS: FASHION FOR GOOD,” hosted by MollyGambhir, the spotlight was on the pressing need for sustainable practices in the fashion industry. Joined by esteemed panelists Dr Darlie Koshy, Neeva Jain, and Prof. Somesh Singh, the episode shed light on the critical need for eco-friendly practices in the fashion industry and outlined strategies for fostering a more sustainable future.

WION special episode

Key Highlights:
The urgency of sustainable practices: Fashion is evolving beyond trends; it reflects values
and ethics. There was also an emphasis on the need for sustainable development in the
fashion industry, stressing the pivotal role of initiatives like “Fashion for Good” in promoting
eco-friendly practices and empowering local artisans.
Stakeholder collaboration: By facilitating dialogue and cooperation, initiatives like ‘Fashion
for Good aims to address challenges and drive positive change towards sustainability.
Educational empowerment: Prof. Somesh Singh also highlighted the crucial role of
educational institutions in shaping the future of fashion. Integrating eco-design principles
into curricula can equip aspiring designers with the knowledge and skills needed to
champion sustainability in the industry.
Consumer awareness: The “seven Rs” framework – reduce, reuse, recycle, research, repair,
rent, and repurpose – serves as a guide for consumers to make eco-conscious choices and
support sustainable brands.
Policy advocacy: The importance of policy interventions to incentivize green practices and
support the transition to sustainable fashion. Aligning policies with sustainability goals can
drive systemic change and create a conducive environment for industry-wide
Empowering artisans: Professor Singh emphasized the need to uplift and support local
artisans, preserving traditional craftsmanship while promoting sustainable livelihoods.
Recognizing the value of indigenous knowledge is essential for fostering a thriving ecosystem
of sustainable fashion.
By amplifying the voices of stakeholders, raising awareness among consumers, and advocating for policy reforms, this responsible initiative aims to catalyze a shift towards a more sustainable and ethical fashion industry.