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Tex­tile de­sign forms the core of the fash­ion in­dus­try. “Tex­tile knowl­edge and skill are highly val­ued. The fash­ion in­dus­try in par­tic­u­lar is re­ally big on the tex­tile mar­ket, es­pe­cially with the hand­loom wave com­ing in,” says Shilpi Ya­dav, founder, Kharaka­pas.

What you study Dur­ing the pro­gramme, stu­dents learn and un­der­stand de­tails of tex­tile tech­nol­ogy—weaving, print­ing, em­broi­dery, and dye­ing—in ad­di­tion to com­puter aided de­sign, mar­ket­ing and mer­chan­dis­ing.

Ca­reer prospects “Tex­tile de­sign stu­dents can ex­plore in­de­pen­dent de­sign stu­dios. Fur­nish­ing, fash­ion and ac­ces­sory de­sign stu­dios are good op­tions. Hand­looms are now main­stream and many de­sign­ers are choos­ing to work with indige­nous fab­rics,” says Ya­dav.

Skills Re­quired “I think it’s a flair for the sub­ject and a keen in­ter­est in tex­tile that mat­ters the most. It is more about pas­sion than any par­tic­u­lar skill set,” says Ya­dav.

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