The Fair Trade Forum India, which is taking place as part of World Fair Trade Week in Delhi, has put the spotlight on sustainable fashion over the course of the event. World Fair Trade Week was held from November 8 to 15 in New Delhi and a number of events highlighted sustainable fashion both from India and abroad.
One of those events was the Fair Utsav at DLF Saket on November 13, an exhibition and market for traditional Indian weaves. The textiles featured from a number of artisans were all produced sustainably and fell under the fair trade category.
Another event that focused on sustainable fashion was the Style Me Sustainable fashion show which featured only garments made from natural fibres. The runway show took place on November 10. It was aimed to show that sustainable fashion can be modern and natural fiber clothing was mixed with traditional textiles for a fusion feel. The Fair Trade Forum also featured accessories, home ware, beauty, and lifestyle products from brands such as Aiaca India, First Water, Maya Organic, and Aagor Daagra Afad.
The WFTO conference is the largest global gathering of organisations representing the Fair Trade supply chain, from producers to wholesalers and resellers. Taking place every two years, it is the only international event that brings all actors of the Fair Trade movement in one place.