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<strong>SIDT organized a Guest Lecture Session at its Campus</strong>

SIDT’s Center for Sustainability Studies (SCSS) in association with INVIYA® Spandex Business, Indorama India Private Ltd. organized an Industry Interaction session at its campus on February 9th, 2023.

Mr. Shalendra Vasudeva, Chief Marketing Officer, INVIYA® Spandex Business, Indorama India Private Ltd., was the speaker for this guest lecture session. He spoke on the topic “Understanding the Importance and Multipurpose end use of Spandex/Elastane in the Textile Industry”.

The session was opened by Dr. Krishnendu Datta, Dean at Sasmira’s Institute of Design & Textiles (SIDT), who welcomed the various dignitaries present at the event. Dr. Manisha Mathur, Joint Director, presented a memento to the speaker. This was followed by a very insightful and interactive session by the speaker.

In his detailed PowerPoint presentation, Mr. Vasudeva discussed trends & opportunities in the textile and apparel industry, and the growing consumer demand for spandex. He discussed the key drivers including the shift in consumers seeking premium offerings and upgrading their choices, the rise in e-commerce sales, New Product Developments in Spandex with Cotton, Polyester, Nylon, and Cellulose fibers, and the increasing awareness about eco/sustainable fashion.

Mr. Vasudeva updated about the complete range of specialty products that their company offers e.g. ECOModa100™ (100% Recycled Spandex for a Better World), STOLID® (Full-Dull Spandex for Specialty Apparels), SnugFit® (Super Comfort Spandex for Hygiene Applications) and INVIYA® (High-Quality Spandex for Multipurpose end uses).

To make the students understand the practical application of spandex, the INVIYA® team displayed a few samples of fabrics and spools which aided the students to get a better understanding of the product.

The session was attended by the students of Fashion Designing, Textile Designing, Textile Technology, and Merchandising.

The insightful session concluded with a Q&A session and a vote of thanks to the speaker. Dr. Krishnendu Datta, Dean at Sasmira’s Institute of Design & Textiles (SIDT), thanked Mr. Shalendra Vasudeva for accepting to be a speaker for this session.

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