Mumbai 6th October, 2022: Sasmira’s Institute of Design and Textiles (SIDT) and The Academy for Sustainability (TAS) have announced a collaboration to launch various courses on Sustainability for the Fashion and Textile Sector.

This collaboration aims to educate and train students and professionals to meet the needs of the industry and help inspire and empower the next generation of designers on sustainable fashion designs.

Sasmira’s Institute of Design and Textiles (SIDT) and The Academy for Sustainability (TAS) have launched a series of educational workforce development programs, ranging from training via Certificate and Diploma programs to various tailor-made corporate training programs. The training programs will include online and offline courses on the Basics of Sustainability,  Fashion Sustainability, ESG, Circularity, Sustainable Design, CSR, and Sustainability Reporting for the fashion and textile industry.

Dr. Krishnendu Datta, Dean, SIDT, said, “Sustainability is everyone’s responsibility. There is a pressing need for the fashion and textile industry to adopt Sustainability. Taking action on climate change and Sustainability is an imperative, and we all have a role to play. As knowledge providers, our goal is to contribute to the growth of the industry by empowering leaders, professionals, and students  with the skills they need to navigate the demand for Sustainability. Our training programs will expand Sustainability and climate literacy. In collaboration with The Academy for Sustainability, we will offer a robust curriculum of sustainability training & ESG courses.”

Says Ms. Meera Tenguria, Managing Director, The Academy for Sustainability,

“Core to the collaboration is a shared goal to support the capacity building in the critical area of Sustainability. We are delighted to collaborate with SIDT  in this innovative program that will support organisations in the fashion and textile industry as they redefine their strategies, embed Sustainability into their operations, and accelerate transformation across their value chains. Our training programs are developed to address sustainability issues across the supply chain. We believe that skilling and upskilling, a deeper understanding, and new insights into Sustainability and ESG will contribute towards the growth of individuals and companies and contribute toward SDG goals.

About Sasmira’s Institute of Design and Textiles & SIDT’s Center for Sustainable Studies

Sasmira’s Institute of Design and Textiles (SIDT) is one of the leading institutes for Fashion, Textiles and Merchandising studies in Mumbai. With its state of the art infrastructure, industry oriented syllabus and strong ties with industry, SIDT is one of the most desired institutes for Fashion, Textile and Merchandising studies.

SIDT’s Centre for Sustainable Studies (SCSS) was established in 2022 to educate and train students and professionals to meet the needs of the industry and help inspire and empower the next generation of designers on sustainable fashion designs. SCSS conducts Diploma & Certificate programs in Sustainability & ESG Studies. The training programs include online and offline courses on the Basics of Sustainability, Fashion Sustainability, ESG, Circularity, Sustainable Design, CSR, and Sustainability Reporting for the fashion and textile industry. These courses can be customized as per the requirements of the stakeholders.

About The Academy for Sustainability

The Academy For Sustainability was established to empower individuals, professionals, and organisations in Sustainability by building the capacity of individuals and organisations, creating and enabling awareness of Sustainability, and enhancing sustainability communication and reporting. The Academy For Sustainability provides training programs and coaching in various aspects of Sustainability, ESG, and Climate Change through online, in-person, and blended learning programs.