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Webinar on ‘Importance of Leather Industry’ held at FDDI, NOIDA campus

A webinar on ‘Importance of Leather Industry’ was conducted at Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI), NOIDA campus on 19th May 2021.

Mr. Vasan Suri, who is a Team Leader and Business Head, Hi -Tech Consultancy and also Team Leader at Consortium of Leather Experts – Asia (COLE-Asia) was the resource person for the session.

The webinar was organized by FDDI School of Leather Goods and Accessories Design (FSLGAD), that provided useful insight on leather which is one of the oldest traditional industries and is used to make a variety of articles, including footwear, automobile seats, clothing, bags, book bindings, fashion accessories, and furniture.


The webinar was attended by sixty-eight participants which included students from Foundation (Fashion Design) Batch and FSLGAD and faculty members.

Mr. Suri briefed that the leather industry makes significant contribution towards economic growth, balanced regional development, employment generation and overall poverty reduction.

He said that leather is produced in a wide variety of types and styles and decorated by a wide range of techniques.

He encouraged the participants to sharpen their design skills by understanding the work and techniques of international designers. There is no dearth of creativity in India, but, we must learn the market trends, colours prevalent in global markets. The Government is providing various benefits to promote entrepreneurship in leather sector in India.

There was an interactive session during which the doubts of participants were cleared.

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