"FAMus" Association Inauguration and Fresher’s Day Celebration
The students association ‘FAMus ‘ and fresher’s welcoming function of the Fashion Apparel Management department at NIFT-TEA College of Knitwear Fashion, Tiruppur was conducted on Tuesday. DR.K.P.Balakrishnan was presided over the function and Dr.Rajendrakumar, Director, Knitwear Technology Mission, AEPC, Tirupur was the chief guest. In his address. Dr Rajendrakumar says that Tirupur apparel export contributes to more than 50% of country’s exports. Out of total exports, 90 to 95 % of goods are cotton and Apparel manufacturers need to concentrate on use of manmade fibres for apparel making since the cultivation and growth of cotton diminishes day by day due to various factors such Agricultural issues, Urbanization etc. Apparel industry faces stiff challenges on Cost, Quality and pollution issues. Exports from Neighboring countries such as Bangladesh and Pakistan to Europe doesn’t attract duty and hence their products are cost competitive than ours. Innovative practices and new strategies such as Product diversification, Manufacturing of Technical Textiles, use of wool, and silk for apparels are the need of the hour to stay in the business. In order to achieve the target volume of one lakh crore exports industry need to concentrate on Waste minimization, Productivity Improvement, skill up gradation and Efficiency improvement. AEPC helps in improving apparel exports by way of identification of new markets, organizing of Buyer seller meet, organizing Exhibition, helps in garment value addition techniques. Students should be aware of latest innovations such as waterless dyeing which was successfully followed by leading apparel manufacturers. Mr S. Pradheep S and S.Jeyakumar of of third year took over as chairman and vice chairman, Mr Thameez Ahamed and Varun Prasad of second year took over as Secretary and treasurer respectively. The program concluded with vote of thanks by K.Kannan Assistant Professor.