Talk on Sustainability – Dhawal Mane
We have been talking about sustainability over a year now. At JD Annual Design Awards 2017, the designers created collections by keeping sustainability in mind. Why is it that we are emphasizing on it? Our global future is dependent on it and we must ensure conservation of resources. We are trying to create awareness for the student fraternity at the grass root level so to make them wise, while they create designs. Recently, JD Institute of Fashion Technology invited a change maker – Mr. Dhawal Mane, specialist in sustainable textiles. He addressed issues of concern such as environmental degradation, global warming, sustainable developmental goals set by UN and 3 pillars of sustainability. Streamlining into his discipline, he discussed about lifecycle of an apparel product.
Talk on Sustainability – Dhawal Mane Lifecycle : Materials – Manufacturing – Product use – End of life/use
The session encased materials such as Cotton, Polyester, Cellulosics, Leather and the problems caused by these materials. He also discussed the alternatives that can be used. Moving on to the next segment of Manufacturing, he spoke of problems related to the process of dyeing, cutting and sewing. He also shed light on how new business models, circular design thinking, up-cycling and production for lifelong is being adopted by most business units. He also shared his knowledge on HIGG materials sustainability index, which is a tool used to measure environmental impacts of material production. The seminar was an eye-opener for the budding designers and broadened their perspective to a different level.
About Dhawal Mane
Dhawal Mane works as a senior sustainability specialist with a European clothing retailer C&A. He implements their sustainability strategy within the textile supply chain in India. Dhawal has hands-on experience in conceptualizing and implementing sustainability projects like chemicals management, carbon footprinting, life cycle analysis, organic farming, communications, Higg Index, etc. He also organises a bimonthly networking event Sustainability Drinks Bangalore that connects more than 200 environmental professionals across the city. In the past, Dhawal has worked with a farm to fashion textile vertical Pratibha Syntex and had set up an apparel sustainability news aggregator blog GreenStitched.com. He is recognised globally across the sustainability space as one of the 30 Under 30 sustainability professionals by GreenBiz.com and Top 25 Under 25 sustainability professionals by 2degrees Network.
Talk on Sustainability – Dhawal Mane…!