WORKFLOW – THE INSIGHTFUL STRING OF MERCHANDISING

Written By- Nikita Rajani

[Guided by Asst. Prof. Monika Malik]

INTRODUCTION

Today, working in any industry has become a challenging task. One has to do multi tasking which is quite tough to manage as tasks involve are planning, scheduling, organizing, replying emails and much more. So the solution to overcome the pressure of multi-tasking and meeting the deadlines without any hustle lies in WORKFLOW Management.

Workflow is the process that need to be done sequentially  in a series. By following a specific type of workflow which is relevant to a particular project. Individuals get a task done by following a process involving series of steps to achieve objectives and result accurately within given time. This basically helps a particular work to be done systematically from one step to the next, with all the required collection of data and information for that particular work. Choice of workflow chosen for a particular task should be in optimal capacity to have the best result in best efficiency.

NEED FOR WORKFLOW

  • Reduced error
  • Increase productivity with improved connectivity.
  • Multiple tasks completed easily.
  • Create great work environment.
  • Optimal efficiency utilization.

WORKFLOW IN MERCHANDISING

In this blog, we shall address the workflow of a fashion merchandiser. Before proceeding with the topic, let’s have a short introduction about fashion merchandiser.

A fashion merchandiser is someone who is an intermediate between a manufacturer and a buyer. He/she combines fashion and textiles with merchandising. A merchandising is the practice to promote and sell products to customers. So, a fashion merchandiser is key people who communicates and work in most of the departments- designing, manufacturing, sales and promotion, retailing, buying.

Now let’s look at the workflow incase of  fashion merchandising.

  • RECEIVE ORDER FROM BUYER: Merchandising task starts with receiving order from a Buyer. Here the task includes the communication with external buyer and teams for the prototype, designing details and buyer’s requirement for consumer’s demand. For placing an order, buyer gives a tech pack to merchandiser. A tech pack is a technical sheet that will have all the details of merchandising including design details.
  • CONSUPMTION: Consumption is the base for merchandising task. Merchandiser checks the quality of raw material to view the price of the garment. Consumption incorporates to solve the supplies related problem.
  • COSTING & NEGOTIATION: Costing is the process of estimation, then determining the total cost of production which includes purchase of raw materials, accessories, trims, sewing, packing, transport. After the total costing of production is finalized, then merchandiser negotiates with buyer with the final costing and then decides to take order or not depending on finding a middle ground.
  • ORDER COFIRMATION: When both merchandiser and buyer agree on a mutual cost which is beneficial for both parties, the merchandiser gets the order and receives a receipt of order from the buyer which states the final confirmation of the order. As a final confirmation a legal document is made which is known as Production Order (PO). It’s merchandiser’s responsibility to check all the details like quantity, price, delivery date, vendor details etc on PO receipt.
  • Receiving Letter of Credit: L/C stands for Letter of Credit. L/C plays a dominant role here, as L/C include terms and condition given by buyer. Merchandiser gets money from buyer’s bank. This letter of credit issued by bank is safe for merchandiser as well as for buyer.
  • SAMPLE DEVELOPMENT & APPROVING: Merchandiser works closely with sampling department to make sure that the sample is developed as per the instructions given by the buyer so that a good quality product is produced. Sampling process also gives  an estimation of manufacturing cost and time require for manufacturing. Then sample is presented to the buyer for final approval.
  • BULK PRODUCTION: Once the sample is approved, sourcing of fabric, trim and accessories is done and merchandiser receives green flag to proceed for bulk order. Bulk production is the actual & final production. If the buyer have to make any changes in the product that has to be done before moving further with the bulk production.
  • PRE-PRODUCTION MEETING: Pre-production is organized by the merchandiser. This PP meeting is conduction before production starts. All the details related to the product, additional mock up if any are discussed along with tentative problems and solutions. All the in-house workers and people are closely involved in PP meeting. The brief for the product is given to all the unit members.
  • START BULK PRODUCTION: After the PP meeting, the bulk production of the product start. Merchandiser starts working with production unit, manager, technician, quality manager to ensure that the bulk production work smoothly and achieve before deadline.
  • CHECK DAILY REPORT: When the bulk production continue merchandiser keep a check on daily process of production and make daily report to send it to the buyer.
  • LINE INSPECTION: There are some inspections lined up during production and to ensure the quality check of the production. This inspection is conducted to improve the productivity.
  • FINAL BUYER INSPECTION:  This is last step of inspection system. Here buyer is the one who inspect the complete garment and random check of the product from the batch.
  • SHIPMENT: When 100% inspection is positive, the finished products are packed and delivery is arranged, so that product delivery is made on time.

Fashion Merchandiser has to deal with internal as well as with external departments of the fashion and textile industry which is challenging and interesting at the same time. To work skilfully in challenging circumstances, workflow management improve performance and helps to retain good results. It’s better to have a framed work plan rather than just keep on working and ending up with unfruitful results. So do make your work effectively and efficiently with workflow.

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FROM CONCEPT TO REALITY: WORKFLOW MANAGEMENT

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Written By- Annu Taneja

Guided By- [ Asst. Prof. Monika Malik]

UNDERSTANDING WORKFLOW MANAGEMENT

The coordination between the tasks which schedules the work of an organization/person is workflow management. The word “workflow” simply means an arrangement of tasks. Basically, the work which takes place between setting up a goal and achieving it is workflow.

WORKFLOW AND PORTFOLIO MAKING

In simple words, portfolio is the visual [digital/manual] presentation of one’s work which includes many steps/tasks for making a dope portfolio.

  1. INSPIRATION: For creating something new, one needs to be inspired by something or other to begin with. Inspiration board, mood board, colour board, swatch boards are created according to the inspiration.
  2. IDEATION: The next step involves creating rough sketches in learning diary/ sketchbook for letting your ideas evolve, which can further be represented in the final portfolio to showcase the process.
  3. DESIGN: Designing Digital illustrations and flats to present your designs and understand the construction of the same.
  4. PRESENTATION: Presenting the work in a very creative way which makes a strong impression is very important. Remember, “Presentation is the key”
  5. TECHNICALS: In this step every minute detail is taken care of. It is very important to monitor the details which takes place in the process.
  6. PRODUCTION: After finalising the designs and details, the final step involves making and presenting the final garments through beautiful photographs .

WORKFLOW MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Workflow management system (WfMS) is a software that maintains workflow management by automating the parts of management coordination that are common to different kind of workflows. Once a workflow is created, the path becomes very clear for the future projects. A good workflow can help in improving the communication between the staff/team and also helps in measuring the growth. In simpler words, the process of accomplishing the results is workflow.

WHY WORKFLOW MANAGEMENT?

There are several benefits of using workflow in every field:

  1. Workflows reduce project risk– As the workflows are well tested before applying them, it reduces the risks and complexities which may/may not occur which will further help in reducing the redo costs.
  2. Effect organizational change. When a team/staff works together, it limits the need for   management to intervene on the business/project process side and can provide an improved understanding of the workflow.
  3. Workflows give better access to information. Complicated processes are reviewed/monitored at every point, ensuring that there are no issues. This monitoring allows project managers to review how well the process is running from end-to-end.
  4. Workflows describes work responsibility to different people. Instead of your team/staff being confused about whose responsibility it is to complete the given task or where their own duties lie, a workflow defines it for them.  
  5. Improves project timeline estimations. Gives project managers a brief to estimate how long a task/project will take. 
  6. Provides visibility. Workflow is a way of communicating the process to the stakeholders.
  7. Designers can focus on strategy. When a system/project is running smoothly, designers/managers don’t need to spend time focusing on the operations. Instead, they can pay more attention to other parts of their job, which can promote business growth/development.

Who doesn’t wish to go with the flow? Workflow management is very important in today’s fast moving world, one needs to make sure their work runs as they want it to run. Whether it’s portfolio making, designing or running a boutique workflow is everywhere.

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THE MAGIC OF DARTS

Written by- Nikita Rajani

[Guided by Ms. Leela Taparia and Ms. Monika Malik]

This is the seventh part of the dart manipulation series in which we will learn how the bust dart is transferred into the Waist dart.

In case you missed the  previous dart manipulation blogs, then click on the link given below to have a read-

Dart manipulation is one of the most important techniques when it comes to pattern- drafting. The shape and fit of the garment depends on the darts. Darts manipulation converts a flat piece of fabric into a 3D garment.

Basically, dart manipulation means moving darts around the bodice block, where ever you want them. Darts don’t disappear, they are manipulated into a different position.

SO, basically there are 7 basic locations where you can transfer the dart. But, the possiblities are endless…you can move them to any location on the sloper.


Image Source: Metric Pattern Cutting for Women’s Wear By-Winifred Aldrich

THE WAIST DART

Follow the following steps:

  1. Trace front bodice block.

Image Source: Metric Pattern Cutting for Women’s Wear By-Winifred Aldrich

2. Mark point A to the center of waist dart and apex point as B. Join A to B with straight line.


Image Source: Metric Pattern Cutting for Women’s Wear By-Winifred Aldrich

3. Fold the bust dart and secure it with glue. Slash from point from A to B.


Image Source: Metric Pattern Cutting for Women’s Wear By-Winifred Aldrich

NOTE:

  • All vertical darts fold towards the center front or center back of the garment. 
  • All horizontal darts fold towards the hem line of the garment.

4. Stitch a paper underneath the slashed dart. And the bust dart has been manipulated into the Waist.

This is how the manipulation of bust dart into the waist look on a ready garment.

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THE MAGIC OF DARTS

Written By- Namrata Jaiswal

[Guided by- Ms. Leela Taparia & Monika Malik]

This is the sixth part of the dart manipulation series in which we will learn how the bust dart is transferred into the Centre Front.

In case you missed the previous dart manipulation blogs, then click on the links below to have a read:

Dart manipulation is one of the most important techniques when it comes to pattern- drafting. The shape and fit of the garment depends on the darts. Darts manipulation converts a flat piece of fabric into a 3D garment.

Basically, dart manipulation means moving darts around the bodice block, where ever you want them. Darts don’t disappear; they are manipulated into a different position.

SO, basically there are 7 basic locations where you can transfer the dart. But, the possibilities are endless…you can move them to any location on the sloper.

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Image Source: Metric Cutting For Women’s Wear By – Winifred Aldrich

Follow the following steps :

1 . Trace the front bodice block.

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Image Source: Metric Cutting For Women’s Wear By – Winifred Aldrich

2. Go down 2.5 cm from the Armhole Depth Line (ADL) on the centre front line and mark it point ‘A’. Mark the apex point as point ‘B’. Join point A-B with a straight line.

Image Source: Metric Cutting For Women’s Wear By – Winifred Aldrich

3. Fold the bust dart and secure it with glue, and then slash from point ‘A’ to ‘B’.

Image Source: Metric Cutting For Women’s Wear By – Winifred Aldrich

NOTE:

  •  All vertical darts are folded towards the centre front or centre back of the garment. 
  • All the horizontal darts are folded towards the hem line of the garment.

4. Stick a paper underneath the slashed dart. And the bust dart has been manipulated into the centre front.

This is how the manipulation of bust dart into the centre front look on a ready garment.

Image Source: Pattern Making For Fashion Design By – Helen Joseph-Armstrong

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THE MAGIC OF DARTS

Written By- Annu Taneja

[Guided by- Ms. Leela Taparia & Ms. Monika Malik]

This is the fifth part of the dart manipulation series in which we will learn how the bust dart is transferred into the Neck.

In case you missed the previous dart manipulation blogs, then click on the links below to have a read:

Dart manipulation is one of the most important techniques when it comes to pattern- drafting. The shape and fit of the garment depends on the darts. Darts manipulation converts a flat piece of fabric into a 3D garment.

Basically, dart manipulation means moving darts around the bodice block, where ever you want them. Darts don’t disappear; they are manipulated into a different position.

SO, basically there are 7 basic locations where you can transfer the dart. But, the possibilities are endless…you can move them to any location on the sloper.

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Image source: Metric pattern cutting for women’s wear by – Winifred Aldrich

To transfer bust dart into the nck, follow the steps mentioned below:-

1.Trace the front bodice block.

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Image source: Metric pattern cutting for women’s wear by – Winifred Aldrich

2.Mark the point ‘A’ anywhere on the Neck line and mark point apex point as point ‘B’. Join A-B with a straight line.

Image source: Metric pattern cutting for women’s wear by – Winifred Aldrich

3.Fold the bust dart and secure it with the help of glue. Then slash from point A to point B.

Image source: Metric pattern cutting for women’s wear by – Winifred Aldrich

NOTE:

  •  All vertical darts are folded towards the centre front or centre back of the garment. 
  • All the horizontal darts are folded towards the hem line of the garment.

4. Stick a paper underneath the slashed dart. And the bust dart has been manipulated into the neck.

This is how the manipulation of bust dart into the neck looks like on a ready garment.

Image source: Pattern Making For Fashion Design By – Helen Joseph-Armstrong

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EXPERIENCING THE MASS PRODUCTION

Written By- Namrata Jaiswal

Guided By- Ms Monika Malik

As a budding pattern maker, it was a great opportunity when my college took us to visit Zebra Fashion Pvt. Ltd., a manufacturing production house based in Rau, Indore, India. The company is mainly involved in manufacturing wearing apparels for brands like AND by Anita Dongre, Fab India and many more.

A visit to Zebra Fashion Pvt. Ltd.

When we reached there, we started with Fabric Section, where all the fabrics are assembled, but I was desperately waiting to see and learn more about how pattern making is done at such a big level. As soon as we entered the Pattern Making section, the first thing which I saw was how they organised patterns of different sizes on different racks. everything was so fascinating..!!

A visit to Zebra Fashion Pvt. Ltd.

Pattern maker and Pattern Cutter are two different people. The job of a Pattern Maker is to create the blue prints of a garment in the form of patterns, whereas, the job of a Pattern Cutter involves cutting the fabrics according to the blocks made by a Pattern Maker. The job of both Pattern makers and cutters are simultaneous, complex and very time consuming.

A visit to Zebra Fashion Pvt. Ltd.

As a starting point, basic blocks are constructed by following standard measurements and by adding seam allowances. The size of seam allowance completely depends upon the type of machinery and fabric to be used. If one does not use the correct seam allowance , the fit and quality of the garments can be adversely affected, resulting in high returns and poor sales.

A visit to Zebra Fashion Pvt. Ltd.

The first thing which I noticed was, they were cutting 50-100 pieces at one go with their Cutting machine, and that’s where I understood the concept of mass production.

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A visit to Zebra Fashion Pvt. Ltd.

The blocks were made of supreme quality papers which were thicker then what we use usually. They have blocks of every single size for every type of garment they manufacture, and organise them very appropriately.

A visit to Zebra Fashion Pvt. Ltd.

There are many things one has to keep in mind while mass producing, which I noticed at ZEBRA Fashion Pvt. Ltd. are:

  • While cutting the fabrics, one should always check the grain line and cut accordingly.
  • Safety is upmost important when you are involved in machinery work .
A visit to Zebra Fashion Pvt. Ltd.
  • There was proper ventilation.
  • The distribution of work and management made it very easy to understand the process of manufacturing
  • Proper breaks were given to the employees.

A Pattern maker has to interact with many people to get the drafting correct. He interacts with:

  • Fashion Designer- To discuss the designs of the garments to be made, so that he drafts the patterns accordingly.
  • Sample Machinist- To discuss the details about the garment to be made.
  • Pattern Grader- To explain him the changes in the drafts to be made in different sizes.
  • Lay Planner- To discuss the arrangement and equipment’s to be used for cutting.
  • Garment Technologist- To check if the garment construction is going according to the drafts or not.
  • Production Assistant- To keep a track of deadlines.
A visit to Zebra Fashion Pvt. Ltd.

The day was well spent in terms of gaining knowledge. This visit helped us in understanding the working environment of a garment industry, where we learnt a lot about mass production and its process.

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Dyeing from Cooking Essentials

Written By- Annu Taneja

[Guided by- Ms. Leela Taparia & Ms Monika Malik]

INTRODUCTION:

Tie and dye is an ancient resist dyeing process. The process of tie and dye includes twisting, pleating or crumpling the fabric which is dyed after that. As the name suggests itself, natural dyeing is all about making dyeing from natural resources. Natural dyes are obtained from natural sources like plants,wood, roots, bark, lichens, berries, leaves, flowers, etc. Natural dyes are also easily found in the households, like Turmeric, beetroot, onion skins etc.

How to make natural dyes for fabric – a few beautiful and colorful experiments
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In this blog I will be sharing my experience of dyeing with Turmeric.

THINGS YOU WILL NEED:

  • Fabric, or anything you want to dye (preferably natural fabric like cotton). Make sure it is of a light colour.
  • Turmeric
  • Salt
  • Threads, rubber bands or zip ties.
Image source: Practically did it myself

PREPARATION OF FABRIC

  • So before tying your fabric, you need to wash it to remove all the impurities. Make sure all the detergent/soap is removed. Let your cloth dry completely.
Image source: Practically did it myself

TIEING:

  • There are many ways in which you can tie your fabric to create different patterns.
  • Choose your pattern and start tying your fabric accordingly.
  • I personally wanted three circles, so I folded the fabric twice, marked my circles and did running stich on them. After that I pulled those threads to create that resist section and made tight knots.
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DYEING:

  • For this you will need an utensil in which your fabric will dip easily.
  • Take enough amount of water.
  • Add turmeric and salt.
  • Leave it to boil.
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Note- Salt will help the fabric absorb the dye quickly, it will basically act as a mordant.

  • Meanwhile take your tied fabric and wet it. It will open up the yarns and will absorb the dye nicely.
  • Once the dye comes to a boil, put in your fabric and stir well.
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  • Leave it for 5-10 minutes.
  • Take your fabric out and wash it under cold water, to remove all the excess colour. (don’t squeeze your fabric)
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  • Let it dry in the sun.
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  • After the fabric is dried open the ties and let it dry completely.
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  • And you are done.

My Final Outcome-

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THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND

  • Natural dyes will strain with every wash if you don’t use a fixator.
  • You will know the real colour/ outcome when the cloth is completely dried.
  • You might fail at it if you are trying it out for the first time, but it will eventually happen.
  • Tying is the most important process, so tie the fabric very tightly.

Tie and dye is such a fun process overall. it helps you play around with textures, patterns, prints and what not. and everything you need to do this process is already at your home and now you know how to use them.

I have also made a video of the whole process. Just tap on the link –

So go throw your white clothes in TURMERIC now.

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DELIGHTFUL EXTRACT OF NATURAL DYES

Written by – Nikita Rajani

[Guided by – Ms . Leela Taparia & Ms.Monika malik

BEWITCHING EXTRACT OF NATURAL DYES

Nature is an amazing thing, as we get all sorts of resources from our mother nature. Talking about natural dyes- as suggested by the name, natural dyes involve extracting the dyes from naturally occurring sources which include leaves, roots, bark, wood, flowers, berries, fruits and vegetables. Most of the natural dyes are vegetable dyes. It is appreciable that for thousands of years, people have been making their own dyes to color the textiles. These natural dyes are truly organic ingredients that are extracted from natural environment.

However, in most commercial uses, synthetic dyes are commonly used as compared to natural dyes because synthetic dyes are available in variety of colors. But natural dyes are sourced from natural surroundings, so these are renewable dyes which count as one of the advantages of using natural dyes.

Other advantages of using natural dyes are these dyes are safe, eco-friendly, easy to use and healthy for the user.

In this blog, I am going to brief about the process involves in making natural dye using beet roots. Using beets as natural dye for clothes is probably the easiest way to get started and the color attained is a gorgeous, dusky pink color.

(Image source: Practically done by me



(Image source: Practically done by me)

Here is the process for natural dye using beetroots-

The required supplies:-

  1. Beetroots
  2. White fabric
  3. Vinegar
  4. Stock pots
  5. Water

The steps for natural dyeing are as follows:

Step 1: Peel some beetroots, and then cut them into large chunks.

(Image source: Practically done by me
(Image source: Practically done by me)
  • Step 2: Place the beets into a pot and fill the pot with water.

To create an OMBRE effect, prepare two shades of pink color- light and dark pink.

Step 3: Use fewer beets and more water in one pot for light pink.

(Image source: Practically done by me)

 

Step 4: Use more beets and less water in other pot for dark pink.

(Image source: Practically done by me)

 
  • Step 5: Place the white fabric into separate pot. Fill the pot with a ratio of  ¼  vinegar and  ¾ water.
  • Step 6: Bring the pots to boil on the flame.

Wait for the water to come to boil.

  • Step 7: Now reduce the heat to low.

Let the pot simmer for 11/2 to 2 hours.

  • Step 8: Empty the water from the fabric pot and remove the beets from both dye pots.
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  • Step 9: Dip the fabric to the 1st level in the light pink color.
  • Step 10: Now dip the fabric to the 2nd level in the dark pink color.
  • Step 11: Remove the fabric from the dye pot and dry it in the sun.
(Image source: Practically done by me)

Natural dyes are valued for their purity. Natural dyes are today’s need as these are more beneficial for the environment when compared to synthetic dyes. Textile industries have started to be more inclined towards natural dyes and recognized the benefits of natural dyes. Nowadays textile industries are also making choice in purchase of eco-friendly natural dyes as these dyes are non-toxic and non-allergic.

Hoping this blog was a remarkable for you all and will surely help you to create attractive natural dye.

Adorn your household textiles with organic natural dyes making by yourself at home.

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Natural Dyes

Written By- Namrata Jaiswal

[Guided By- Ms. Leela Taparia & Ms. Monika Malik]

Natural dyes are the dyes obtained from the natural sources such as plants and minerals. Mostly natural dyes are the vegetable dyes come from the plant sources-leaves, roots, berries, wood and etc. Natural dyes require the use of mordant’s to bind the dye to the fibers. Salt and alum are the common mordants.

In this blog I am going to use turmeric powder to dye cotton fabric.

So let’s start

MATERIALS:

  • Cotton fabric
  • Turmeric powder
  • Salt
  • Thick Thread
  • Water

INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1: Firstly fold and roll the fabric then tie tightly using thread.

Image source: Practically did it myself
Image source: Practically did it myself

Step 2: Boil water in pot and add 2-3 spoon turmeric powder then boil for 1-2 minutes.

Image source: Practically did it myself
Image source: Practically did it myself

Step 3: Moisten the fabric and sprinkle some salt over it.

Image source: Practically did it myself
Image source: Practically did it myself

Step 4: Put tied fabric into the boiled turmeric solution for 3-4 minutes. Then take it out and rinse the fabric under the tap water to remove excess dye.

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Step 5: Let the fabric dry overnight.

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Step 6: After the fabric is dried, open all the ties.

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Final Result-

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Natural dyes are safer Compared to synthetic dyes and since it does not contain harmful chemicals. There is a very low possibility for causing skin allergies. Mostly all plant dyes are safe to be worn.

We have also posted a video of this process:

Link to the video:

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BECOMING A SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCER

Written By- Annu Taneja

[Guided By- Ms Monika Malik]

Captured by: Rahul Thakkar

Social media is something which is at it’s peak right now. Whether its digital marketing, graphics, social media influencing or content creation, the world has changed and has changed for better and DIGITAL!!

Coco Chanel rightly said: “Fashion fades, only style remains the same”

Now where did I learned that from? By studying history of different eras. As a budding social media influencer and a fashion stylist, having the knowledge of history is a must. History helps us connect with a certain style that resonates with us as a creative human being . The deeper one goes, the interesting it gets. It also changes the way one think and process creativity and before he/she realises that, they have already evolved into a much better and knowledgeable version of themselves.

Self Shot during Quarantine

I always wanted to influence the crowd with power of dressing and the impact it creates on masses. Initially I started modelling for my friends who always insisted me to take that first step towards my dream. Doing modelling made me a different person all together, it gave me the much needed confidence.

Captured by: Rohit Jain
Captured by: Rohit Jain

After joining Edexcel, when I stumbled upon Professional Development, I asked myself, what am I waiting for? So, I prepared a pitch message to send to some local brands for collaboration. And there…. I got my first collaboration with a jewellery brand called “Shades of Happiness”

Pictures:-

Captured by: Himanshu Singh

After posting these pictures, I started getting recognised and many brands approached me for collaborations. Some worked out some didn’t, but i never lost hope. I kept doing what I felt was best for everyone.

When you do good work, you make professional relations, and that’s what happened with me and a brand known as “Chitar Pitar”. Chitar Pitar is a local brand in Indore, Specialised in curating beautiful digital printed and embroidered Sarees. This was my first big client, I was nervous, anxious and what not. But eventually everything fell into the right place and we created some beautiful pictures.

Captured by- Vij Photography MUA- Nishneeet Hora

The brand was so impressed that I became there permanent model. It all depends upon understanding and fulfilling the clients needs. If you work hard, It will pay off. Instead of making hundreds of contacts make 5 of them and make them so strong that they won’t think of loosing you.

My first shoot for Chitar Pitar:

Captured by- Vij Photography MUA- Nishneeet Hora

More shoots with Chitar Pitar:

Captured by: Arun Sencha MUA: Bulbul Sehgal
Captured by: Himanshu Singh

Now let me show you some more pictures of the collaborations I did with other brands:

Collaboration with a local brand known as Paarash:

Captured by: Himanshu Singh MUA: Surbhi Yadav

Collaboration with one of my City’s leading brand White Canvas:

Captured by: Arun Sencha

All of these shoots have their own memories to cherish, good and bad of course. It helped me understand style even more, these shoots gave me the opportunity to style myself differently every time and be my own stylist. Life as a student and a budding social media influencer can be very difficult, but in order to achieve your goals you have to work hard and there is nothing that can stop you. Now I have reached at a level where brands offer me good pay for endorsing their products. I’m doing it part time now and can’t wait to see it as my full time career in the coming future.

That’s my story, my journey….!!!

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