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.