National Institute of Fashion Technology
New Delhi, India

National Institute of Fashion Technology is a fashion institute in India. It was set up in 1986 under the aegis of the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India and is an institution of design, management and technology for the international fashion business. NIFT has been granted statutory status under the act of Parliament of India in 2006, empowering the Institute to award degrees and other academic distinctions.Ranked as the premier institute of fashion management and technology in India, is the founder member of "Fashion Schools' Foundation of the World", which comprises 34 fashion schools worldwide. Many notable designers like Prabal Gurung, Ritu Beri, Manish Arora, Rajesh Pratap Singh, JJ Valaya, Sabyasachi Mukherjee, to name a few, are NIFT alumni. In 2006, the Parliament passed the National Institute of Fashion Technology Bill, 2006, thereby receiving a statutory status and empowering the institute to grant its own degrees and other academic distinctions. It also counts among the coveted list of an Institute of National Importance by the Parliament of India.With its head office in New Delhi, NIFT has centers at Mumbai, Kolkata, Kangra, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Raebareli, Patna, Shillong, Bhopal, Kannur, Bhubaneswar and Jodhpur where it offers four-year bachelor and two-year master programmes in the areas of Design, Management and Technology.In 2013, NIFT Gandhinagar was allotted an extra 30 seats in Fashion Design department under NRI quota in response to its the center's ever-growing demand and quality. Latest surveys rank NIFT Delhi, Bengaluru and Gandhinagar as the top 3 centers in terms of education and placement.A new NIFT Campus at Ludhiana, Punjab has been announced by Minister of Textiles.A new center in Ompora Industrial area, Kashmir, too, is expected to come up. This would be NIFT's 17th center across India including upcoming Ludhiana center. Wikipedia.

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Samuel Wesley D.,National Institute of Fashion Technology | Rengasamy R.S.,Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Fibers and Polymers | Year: 2017

Sewing threads of different structures are analyzed for the loss in tensile properties of threads in sewing on a single needle lock stitch machine. The needle threads suffer greater loss in tensile properties than the bobbin threads in sewing, mainly due to abrasion at needle eye, which can cause structural damage to thread and fibre damage; both depend on the thread structure and inherent strength of fibres. The spun and core spun threads undergo both structural damage and rupture of surface fibres due to abrasion in sewing. The nylon filament threads, due to their better abrasion resistance suffer lesser loss in tenacity and breaking extension in sewing compared to polyester threads. The spun threads, having coarser fibres help in retaining the thread strength in sewing; whereas high tenacity filaments would be useful in the case of core spun and filament threads, Thread cyclic loading/dynamic tension on needle thread during sewing does not affect the strength of the threads under study significantly; however, it affects the initial modulus of few threads, especially the nylon and spun threads. © 2017, The Korean Fiber Society and Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.

Mishra S.K.,National Institute of Fashion Technology | Roy S.,Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies | Year: 2017

India has very rich culture of crafts from ancient time, crafts have always been fascinating for human being. Handicrafts have been source of creative self expression, cultural stability and livelihood. Before industrialization, dolls act as an ambassador’s of culture, reflecting 5000 years of old tradition. The existence of cloth doll has been as old as cloth itself. In India cloth dolls were one of the most popular craft during 1950s, where almost every second house was practicing this craft, at the time of industrialization, mechanization of every industry was preference everywhere. In result to industrialization, current scenario reflects the picture where cloth doll of India has fallen in the category of languishing crafts. The aim of this research is to find out the reasons of extinction of cloth doll and to explore some of the factors that could led craft revival and restoration in present scenario. © Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017.

Sasirekha A.,National Institute of Fashion Technology
Life Science Journal | Year: 2013

The need for converting human resource into human asset is gaining mammoth importance in organizations in the present day competitive world. This conversion results in the growth of organisations and the country as well. This is possible only if the employees of an organization are satisfied with their organization. That is, the HRD climate prevailing in the organization must be satisfactory to the employees. Hence, the present research was made to study the prevailing HRD climate in the study unit and to suggested measures to improve the same.

Rengasamy R.S.,Indian Institute of Technology Delhi | Wesley D.S.,National Institute of Fashion Technology
Fibers and Polymers | Year: 2014

This paper, the first of a two-part series, aims to find the effect of stitch length, check spring tension, fabric feed timing and needle thread in-take length on tension peaks occurring on a spun polyester needle thread during a sewing cycle of a SNLS sewing machine. The pre-tensions on the bobbin and needle threads and sewing speed were kept constant. A PC interfaced measuring instrument was fabricated to measure dynamic sewing tension on needle thread above the needle bar. Four prominent tension peaks were detected. Longer stitch length causes higher tension peaks; and shorter length stitch requires higher pre-tension to obtain a balanced stitch. The check spring tension has no effect on tightening tension. Incorrect timing of feed dog can cause very high tightening tension. The change in the position of thread length guide alters the friction of needle thread at critical guides which determines the length of thread to be released through tensioner; release of longer length of thread results in lower tension peaks (1, 2 and 4) and vice versa. © 2014 The Korean Fiber Society and Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.

Anand N.,National Institute of Fashion Technology
Indian Journal of Fibre and Textile Research | Year: 2011

Garments conventionally address the protective, social and aesthetic needs of individuals but they can also be engineered to carry out a range of specific functions. Besides incorporating the features to meet the specific demands of a particular function, the garment must meet the basic requirements of protection and comfort. Pattern engineering for functional clothing involves applying technical, scientific and mathematical knowledge of patterns to modify and develop patterns with the objective of developing a garment which meets the function specific requirements, is comfortable to wear and contributes to maximize the efficiency and performance of the wearer. This paper explores, through examples, use of pattern engineering for functional garments to achieve these stated objectives. It establishes pattern engineering as the first step of planning a purposeful, efficient and aesthetic functional garment. It shows how the techniques of pattern engineering can be used to find solutions to challenges posed by the anthropometry of the human body and how these techniques are used to generate the blueprint of a functional garment incorporating all functional and aesthetic components.

Janaa P.,National Institute of Fashion Technology
Indian Journal of Fibre and Textile Research | Year: 2011

Functional garments have higher functional properties and lesser aesthetic properties. They can be work wear, active sportswear, medical wear, personal protective garments, and smart garments. The fibre contents used are mainly polyester, polyethylene, kevlar, and spandex blends which can be woven, knitted and nonwoven, albeit the list is increasing day by day to include speciality fibres like bamboo, banana to name a few. These garments are made up by joining several pattern pieces together and the pieces, in turn, are joined with accessories comprising membranes, linings, buttons, zippers, tapes and waddings to create a composite garment. While fabric can be joined by sewing, seam welding or bonding technique, accessories can be joined by sewing, welding, pasting or using combination method. Some functional garments are made seamless thus requiring little or no assembling technologies. Different new technologies for joining fabric pieces and assembling of accessories have been explored so far. There is a distinct shift towards use of welding and bonding technologies in functional clothing because of the reduced bulk and weight, cleaner appearance and sealing qualities offered by them. Some challenges still continue to exist. This paper reports the distinguished characteristics and developments in assembling technologies, such as sewing, welding and bonding along with the challenges ahead in this area.

Venktaraman N.,National Institute of Fashion Technology
ICDC 2015 - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Design Creativity | Year: 2015

Creative endeavours often need more than one mind in conceptualization and execution.With the shrinking global space and increased network of communication, Collaborative Design is seen as an effective medium to explore this aspect of Creativity towards producing viable Design solutions. However, insight into simple practices which have been followed in the Indian way of life , exhibit the ebence of Collaborative Design. These practices have not only been able to generate optimum utility , but have also been able to foster a spirit of community enterprise among the participants-most of whom follow this tenet unconsciously due to generations of practice. This paper seeks to explore the facet of Collaborative Design on the simple art of Rangoli or Kolam making, and aims to raise curiousity on the relevance and existence of Collaboration in other traditional practices.

Divya N.,National Institute of Fashion Technology
Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies | Year: 2015

In this era of innovation, it is pertinent that our future designers be taught to think and act creatively. However, our design graduates who are highly knowledgeable in the content area do disappoint when it comes to complex creative thinking. The remedy begins with the creation of a pedagogical model that emphasizes on the inherent development of creativity as opposed to teaching it as an application skill. This paper focuses on an experimental study conducted following one of Leonardo DaVinci’s seven principles—Sensazione (heightened awareness of senses), as a method of enhancing creativity. An evaluation of the creativity of randomly selected graduate level design students using the Test of Creativity-Drawing Production (TCT-DP) before and after exposure to a series of sensorial exercises illustrate how heightened awareness of senses increases creativity while establishing the scoring dimensions of the TCT-DP as a holistic method for assessing creativity. © Springer India 2015.

Saxena A.,National Institute of Fashion Technology | Khare A.K.,National Institute of Fashion Technology
Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering | Year: 2015

Green manufacturing defines the reduction of hazardous substances in the design, manufacture and application of products or processes that can affect the environment and causes the concern towards global warming. It refers to a wide area including but not limited to, air, water and land pollution, energy usage and efficiency, waste generation and recycling. It is known that carbon footprint, which is a measure of production of greenhouse gases (CO2, CH4 and N2O), prominently affect the global warming. Hence, it is important to reduce the carbon footprint of an industry to preserve the environment. Being a significant contributor in Indian industrial production and export, textile and apparel industry is an important engine for the nation. Due to the alarming situation of global warming, in recent years, both researchers and practitioners have devoted attention towards the impact of garment and textile industry on environment. Despite the significant relevance of the subject, a structured analysis of the problem is missing even though there is significant research work going on for reducing carbon footprint in different manufacturing industries, but not much work has been reported for garment and apparel industry. India is a significant and large emitter of greenhouse gases and most of it because of the industrial production; hence, there is a certain need to reduce these emissions, Therefore, present research work is focused to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases in garment and apparel industry. Through this research, the researcher is investigating the level of awareness towards green manufacturing particularly of carbon footprint in garment manufacturers/decisionmakers. A detailed system/instrument which will calculate CFP per garment and covers all possible aspects and concept of green manufacturing has been developed and used to attain this objective. © Springer India 2015.

Samuel W.D.,National Institute of Fashion Technology | Poojitha V.,National Institute of Fashion Technology
Autex Research Journal | Year: 2010

In single needle lockstitch sewing machines, the needle thread consumption of 10 normal stitches for a fabric with a particular number of layers at a particular stitches per unit length is manually measured kept as a reference value. If the value of needle thread consumed per stitch is very small, the length of thread consumed per 10 stitches is used as a comparing value. The actual thread consumed for every 10 stitches is measured online by a rotary optical encoder sensor by converting the angular movement into the linear movement of the thread and continually compared with the reference value. If the online measured length is more or less a buzzer sounds to indicate the variation. The counting of every stitch formed is undertaken by a proximity sensor by sensing the protrusion in the hand wheel of the machine, which rotates once for every rotation. © AUTEX.

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