Bringing speculative, iterative,and transformative ideas together

In the past few decades, the entire fashion value chain has evolved as a vanguard and catalyst for societal change, cultural impact, and economic growth. This is a platform where people from the industry converge for insightful conversations and discussions and make actionable plans for the future of the global fashion industry and affiliated fields.

We are faced by three kinds of temporalities calling for immediate attention and action in the current global situation:

The Emergent

The aftermath of the recent global pandemic has compelled us to reform fashion consumption, and recalibrate our future endeavors in material diversity, resource exchange, emergent philosophies, and beyond.

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The Urgent

This agenda explores the relation of fashion and nature, the habit and habitat and its impact that surfaces with assembled perspectives and actions.

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The Incumbent

The recent progressive experiments have reimagined the makers’ space, connected the consumer to the artisans, while celebrating craftsmanship and appreciating their skills.

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Rewind and unwind with the highlights of PearlxIFFTI2021

Watch the key moments from the July round of ‘World Café Networking Event’ and ‘Hand That Makes’

Hand That Makes

Highlighting scholarly perspectives on a matter that is both Urgent and Emergent, Hand That Makes was an essential part and much-awaited event at the 23rd Annual International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes (IFFTI) conference hosted by Pearl Academy with the theme “Fashioning Resurgence: Our Time is Now”.

The aim of the event was to celebrate, highlight, and amplify best practices in global and local textile and fashion industries.

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Speakers and Schedule

Here’s the roundup of the speakers extraordinaire who will be a part of the October round of PearlxIFFTI2021.

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Past Events

Read about the events from the previous IFFTI conference.

27th and 28th July, 2021

World Cafe Networking

Conversations around the sub-themes – The Emergent, The Urgent and The Incumbent, will be happening across four different digital rooms for the School of Fashion, School of Design, School of Media, and School of Creative Business.

Insiders’ Forethought

Read what’s getting IFFTIxPearl participants and speakers excited about this year’s sessions.