Sualkuchi Institute of Fashion Technology (SIFT) may soon have a shop at Taj Vivanta in Guwahati. The Kamrup district administration is exploring the idea of setting up a shop to give a boost to the brand Sualkuchi and its muga silk. When the SIFT shop opens, all the displayed products will have a silk mark.
Sualkuchi Institute of Fashion Technology
Sualkuchi Institute of Fashion Technology first opened in 2008. The institute has groomed over 200 trainees in specialized short-term courses under the fashion and textile design departments.
The Biotech Park in north Guwahati will also soon invest in a silk testing centre in Sualkuchi. Apart from imparting training, SIFT has also developed innovative designs and motifs keeping in view the latest trends and market requirements.
In the institute, a resource centre was set up to showcase products by the trainees. When the response turned out to be favourable, the Government announced a grant of Rs 25 lakhs. In the future, the institute plans to introduce long term courses.
Source: Saurav Bora