In the field of fashion, there exists another branch called Fashion Technology that deals with specializing in design, concept management, design production management, quality control, planning, fabric design, printing, fashion accessory design, fashion merchandising, textile science, colour mixing, marketing etc. and it is attracting more and more youngsters with an artistic bent of mind who are able to showcase their ideas in sketches and drawings.
PRIMARY AREAS OF WORK IN FASHION TECHNOLOGY
Market research Designing and manufacturing of garments and textiles Training is usually imparted keeping in mind the demands of the international market. Most training institutes have the latest technologies including laboratories, workshops, design and research centres, libraries, computers and information about the latest development in the industry.
INDUSTRY OVERVIEWAbundant availability of raw materials such as cotton, wool, silk and jute and skilled workforce have made India a sourcing hub. India is the world’s second largest producer of textiles and garments. The size of Indian textile and apparel market stood at $89 billion in 2011 and is expected to touch $ 221 billion by 2020, according to a report released by The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India. The report titled "Textile Industry in India", adds that the textile industry g rowth will spur a cor responding demand in its ancillary industries, including accessories and machinery. The industry is set for strong growth, buoyed by both strong domestic consumption as well as export demand.