Due to the lockdown across the nation, industries including fashion fraternity, weavers, and craftsmen are enduring the challenges extended by the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Therefore, as a component of a close-knit coterie, the Fashion Design Council of India has taken the initiative to start another tranche of Covid-19 Support Fund. The support fund will provide financial help to weavers and craftsmen who have been worst hit during the coronavirus pandemic and are left with no source of income to run their households.
As per the latest fashion news, the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) recently announced that it is setting up the next tranche of the CSF by FDCI to support craftsmen and weavers in India. The Covid-19 Support Fund (CSF) initiative was started in 2020 to provide financial help to the handloom sector and small businesses during the pandemic. Last year in August, the Fashion Design Council of India declared the third tranche of CSF for craftsmen to lend financial support to them by buying their unsold stock. The clusters/weavers will be recognized by the DC Handlooms under the Ministry of Textiles. Sunil Sethi, the chairman of FDCI said that the CSF initiative was aimed at providing sustenance to those who have been stridden to the fringes of society.
On the latest announcement of providing support to weavers in India under CSF, Sethi said that by observing the painful upheavals in the last year, the Fashion Design Council of India is beginning the subsequent tranche of the Covid-19 Support Fund. According to the fashion news, financial aid under the CSF initiative is available for weavers and craftsmen, who are going through the worst crises faced by humanity in the past hundred years.
The FDCI will be providing financial assistance through the NGO MG Gramodyog Sewa Sansthan that has 32 weavers and 24 spinners in Bengal. It has been operating for the past 11 years to revive Bengal muslin and to promote indigenous cotton fabrics and also Sidhika Self Help Group in Kaithun Town of Rajasthan which houses 108 women weavers.
The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) is a non-profit organization that operates to promote the fashion business in India and Indian fashion designers and to ensure its sustainable development. The FDCI nurtures and promotes around 400 members under it, who represent the best in the Indian fashion industry.
With the second wave of coronavirus infection setting new records that brings in devastating situations, the Indian fashion designers and fashion fraternity are stepping ahead to lend support to different groups to fight against the crises.