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Webinar on 'Impact of Pandemic and Innovation in Fashion & Footwear Industry' held at FDDI, Anklehswar campus

A webinar on ‘Impact of Pandemic and Innovation in Fashion & Footwear Industry’ was held at Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI), Ankleshwar campus on 15th June 2020.

It was jointly organized by the Fashion and Footwear Department of FDDI, Ankleshwar campus.

The resource persons for the event were Mr. Victor Maniraj -Director of Kinsey Knitt International, Tirupur and Mr. Rony Dabre - Hr.-Head, Kavish Fashion Pvt. Ltd. – Mumbai.

The webinar focused on how our fashion and Footwear industries are being affected with this pandemic and what innovation could be done in fashion and footwear industries in the present scenario.

Mr. Victor Maniraj discussed on different kind of masks, its finishes and recent developments. He focused on medical textiles which can be used in this COVID – 19 situation. He also briefed on the relevant production technologies.


Mr. Rony Dabre discussed the challenges faced by the manpower in the industries. He focused upon employment in footwear manufacturing which is a labour intensive industry. He emphasized to convert our local brand into global brand by taking care of R&D and make India exporter to large jump on the scale and generate more scope in footwear fashion section.

This webinar was attended by more than 100 participants and was widely applauded.

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