The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has appointed Sunil Sethi, the Chairman of the Fashion Design Council of India, as its advisor. Sethi will advise the Commission on latest design interventions in the readymade garments segment as well as promotion of Khadi in India and abroad. The appointment term is for one year. He takes over from designer Ritu Beri, who served as advisor to KVIC whose term expired recently.
Mr Sethi has over four decades of experience in global merchandising, and is Chairman of the Fashion Design Council of India, which is represented by 400 designers.
KVIC Chairman, Shri Vinai Kumar Saxena said, “Sustainable growth of Khadi in the fashion industry, both locally and internationally, is the key idea behind the appointment. KVIC has already marked its advent on the global platform and from here on we must capitalize on every opportunity. Khadi artisans are capable of producing the finest quality and the most unique fabric in the world and with the newest design innovations, Khadi can be a favourite of a vast global consumer segment.”
Before being appointed Advisor to the KVIC, Sethi has discharged advisory roles in various government bodies like the HHEC, National Crafts Museum and Hastkala Academy, Ministry of Textile, Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Culture. He has also served as Member, Board of Governors, at the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT).