Fashion and design institute, Pearl Academy of Fashion (PAF), has been awarded three projects under UKIERI (UK-India Education and Research Initiative) with: a) Ravensbourne College of Communication & Design for exploration of design and supply chain across India and UK; b) Adam Smith College (Scotland) for building an understanding of collaborative work links between the Scottish and Indian education sector in the area of new media; and c) London College of Fashion for understanding skills required by graduates to bring in sustainability into Fast Fashion.
The objective of the current project with London College of Fashion: Mapping employers engagement in the fast fashion and using it as a tool to deliver skills required in the global supply chain. The project`s aim is to address the challenges of embedding professional and technical skills into the creative fashion curriculum through staff development exchanges. Both teams have been investigating through both primary and secondary research what skills are needed by the fashion professionals to ensure they can adapt to tomorrows challenges in such competitive and difficult trading situations.
According to Dr. A.K.G Nair, Group Director, Pearl Academy of Fashion, “Pearl Academy of Fashion is proud to be a part of the UKIERI project. International exchange programmes and research partnerships are always great learning tools. Such initiatives will not only help in strengthening institutional collaborations and industry linkages, but also enhance the knowledge base of faculty in both the countries.”