Jaipur, March 16, 2023 – On the Second day of 3rd Global Textile Conclave being held at Jaipur, CITI launched the first Textile Sustainability Awards and a Fashion show to encourage Sustainable Practices in the Textile Industry.
The Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI) has been promoting excellence across the textile value chain since 1993-94 through the CITI BIRLA Economic& Textile Research Foundation Awards. This year, CITI expanded its areas of focus with a special emphasis on sustainability, circularity, and traceability.
In order to encourage the textile and apparel industry to chart out a more aggressive path with both planet and people at the center of all activities, CITI launched the first-ever CITI Textile Sustainability Awards with texfash.com as the Knowledge Partner.
The objective of the awards was to recognize efforts being made toward sustainability and to incentivize others to tread the same path. The broader objective was to trigger a cascading effect of innovation and pragmatic work.
In CITI Birla Economic and Textile Research Foundation Awards, there were two categories
Contribution towards Zero carbon Mission and Achieving Excellence in Water Conservation by the Textile Mills. M/s Premiere Mills Pvt Ltd received the winners award for its Contribution Towards Zero Carbon Mission while M/s Best Colour Solutions India Pvt Ltd was judged the winner for Achieving Excellence in Water Conservation.
CITI Textile Sustainability Awards were given across three categories: Progress Towards Sustainability, Expanding Circularity, and CITI Reverse Resources Sustainability Awards for Recyclers 2023.
M/s RSWM Ltd – LNJ Denim, M/s Pratibha Syntex Ltd and M/s Usha Yarns Ltd respectively were adjudged the winners in the above categories.
The awards were judged by eminent experts in standards, accreditations, reporting, industry practitioners, and subject matter consultants.
“We are excited to launch the CITI Textile Sustainability Awards and the Fashion Show with a focus on sustainability, circularity, and traceability,” said T. Rajkumar, Chairman, CITI. “We hope these initiatives will encourage the textile and apparel industry to adopt sustainable practices and reduce the industry’s impact on the environment. We thank our partners and judges for supporting us in this endeavour.”
In addition to the award distribution ceremony, CITI also organized a Fashion Show with the supporting partners – Apex University, Jaipur, Arch College of Design & Business, Jaipur, and Poddar International College, Jaipur. The theme of the Fashion Show was “Going Green”.
The participating institutes displayed their collections on ‘Cohesion’ – presenting resort-wear in natural dyes in print and pattern, and use of sustainable khadi fabric, ‘Remembering the Hues’ – presenting street-wear in unisex designs created on khadi with baggy silhouettes, kantha details, and pockets for utility and Eco denim with a focus on Upcycling — demonstrating how denim can be transformed into unique and fashionable items through upcycling.
Day 2 of the 3rd Global Textile Conclave also witnessed fruitful deliberations in a slew of technical sessions around Technology and Innovation, Regional cooperation, and Technical Textiles