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25th - 27th November, 2023

Click Here to Download : Sustainable Design Practices Conference proceedings


Situated in the picturesque Kangra valley, overlooking the beautiful Dhauladhar Himalayan Ranges, Kangra Centre started its journey in 2009, tracing the vision of NIFT. The center was inaugurated by the Hon'ble Minister of Textiles, Mr. Shankar Singh Waghela, and Hon'ble Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal on 5th August 2009, and has started playing an important role in contributing to various segments of the textile, apparel, lifestyle accessories, and fashion communication industries. Having more than 1200 graduates with high merits and successful placements, NIFT Kangra has provided a firm foundation for academics and overall learning.

Chief Patron: Shri Rohit Kansal (IAS), Director General- NIFT

PatronProf. Dr. Rahul Chandra, Director (Additional charge), NIFT Kangra

Patron: Prof. Dr. Sudha Dhingra, Dean, NIFT

Chief Guest: Prof. Laxmidhar Behera, Director, IIT Mandi (HP)


Abstracts from researchers and students are invited in the form of oral and poster presentations. All those desirous of participating and/or presenting at the conference are requested to complete the online abstract submission by emailing: The prescribed format is available on the website

(Selected full-length paper from ICON 2023 will be published in conference proceedings with ISBN )



1. Smart and functional fashion accessories
2. Luxury vs. sustainable product design
3. Smart jewellery design
4. Craft-based fashion and accessories
5. Sustainable home décor products
6. Green Manufacturing
7. Sustainable practices in industrial engineering and design
8. Robotics and automated manufacturing
9. Sustainable operations and supply chain management
10. ERP, RFID, AI, IoT and other IT application for traceability
11. Elements and principles of design for sustainability
12. Zero waste pattern-making techniques
13. Fashion and accessories trend forecasting for sustainability
14. Circular and redesign fashion
15. Co-Design and design for community
16. Design for disassembly
17. Inclusive design
18. Smart technology shaping future
19. Sustainable education practices
20. Modular and multifunctional garment construction

21. Recycling: downcycling and upcycling
22. Organic and natural dyes
23. Zero waste discharge
24. Smart and functional textile materials
25. New sustainable fibers
26. Future of print publication
27. AI, NFT and other technologies for visual communication
28. Sustainability in fashion media
29. Sustainable printing and material for packaging
30. Sustainable communication system
31. Art, culture, craft, nature and sustainability
32. Visual art
33. Design and humanities
34. Sustainable and circular business models
35. Marketing and consumer study for sustainability
36. Social entrepreneurship
37. Sustainable Finance
38. Sustainable practices in the textile, leather, and apparel industry


Author(s) Guidelines

  • Abstracts with a maximum word limit of 300 (excluding author’s name and keywords) pertaining to any of the aforementioned themes/ sub-themes should be submitted to the email id provided:
  • The paper should include the author's name(s) and affiliation(s) (full address including country).
  • All the submissions must be in English and adhere to a maximum word limit of 5000 (excluding the author’s name and keywords)
  • The paper should be submitted as a Word file, formatted in Times New Roman, 12pt, single-spaced, and follow the Harvard referencing style
  • NIFT Kangra maintains a stringent anti-plagiarism policy and requires authors to guarantee the authenticity of their work
  • Every submitted paper will undergo review by the committee.
  • Authors of selected abstracts will be communicated via email.



(All those who wish to attend the Conference in person, have to get themselves registered)


UG/PG students: NIL
PhD Scholars ** : INR 500
Academicians ** : INR 1000
Industry Participants *** : INR 2000
Foreign Participation: 100 USD


Union Bank of India

NIFT Account number
IFSC/RTGS Code: UBIN0539198


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  * Participants from SAARC Countries will be treated at par with Indian participants in terms of registration fees.
 ** NIFT Scholars/faculty. FDDI (Footwear Design & Development Institute) , NID (National Institute of Design), IIFT (Indian    Institute of Foreign Trade), IIP (Indian Institute of Packaging) are exempted from conference fee.
*** 50% discount for NIFT Alumni.



Abstract submission End: 15th September 2023

Full Paper Submission:  30th October 2023

Registration Start: 01st October 2023

Registration End: 15 October 2023



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  • Workshop and Industry Interaction sessions

  • Heritage and Craft tour on the third day of the conference

  • Publication of conference proceedings with ISBN number

  • Participation from USA, Europe, Africa, etc.

  • Selected papers may be published in International Journals such as:

NIFT Journal of Fashion (ISSN: 2583-5262)

Research Journal of Textile and Apparel (ISSN: 1560-6074) {Emerging source citation (Clarivate Analytics) and Scopus Indexd}

Journal of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management. {Indexed in UGC CARE, Scopus. The (SJR) SCImago Journal Rank is 0.189}



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