Six students from the Amsterdam Institute of Fashion are in India on a 4 month exchange programme with the Pearl Academy of Fashion, New Delhi, “to explore the rich Indian culture as well as the country’s versatile crafts & textile industry”. They visited the malkha stall at the Dastkar Nature Bazaar, the malkha office in Hyderabad and the malkha production centre in Mahbubnagar.
They have “combined their new knowledge with the Dutch way of conceptual thinking and developed two different fashion collections, Freedom to freedom and Coloured by culture” These collections, they say, are “produced in an ethical way using the organic resources of NGOs”, including the Malkha Marketing Trust.
The collections are to be presented at the residence of the Ambassador of the Netherlands in New Delhi on January 12, 2011. The students may be contacted through their e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org