Adressing the skills shortage in coloration


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Adressing the skills shortage in coloration

  1. 1. November 2012 Dr Sanjiv Kamat
  2. 2. Addressing the Skill Shortage in Textile Coloration November 2012 Dr Sanjiv Kamat
  3. 3. November 2012 Dr Sanjiv Kamat • Need • Want • Mass produced • Quality focus • Fashion driven • Environment and Sustainability Changes over time
  4. 4. November 2012 Dr Sanjiv Kamat Global workforce Dynamics 1. Unemployment in developed countries 2. Shift in production 3. Made to order, shorter runs 4. Aging population 5. Skill shortage 6. Flexi timings, part time employment J Doyle, Adeco group Australia
  5. 5. November 2012 Dr Sanjiv Kamat • 1st in Jute production • 2nd in Silk production • 3rd in Cotton and Cellulosic Fibre production • 5th in Synthetic Fibres and Yarn production •12% of global dye production Indian Textiles in the world Production
  6. 6. November 2012 Dr Sanjiv Kamat Indian Dyes capacity –T/a
  7. 7. November 2012 Dr Sanjiv Kamat Distances from Delhi Km Gurgaon /Noida/Faridabad Cotton and polyester blends 35-40 Agra Machine carpets,wollen and synthetic 200 Jaipur/Bhilwara Cotton and blends of polyester 250-500 Mirzapur/Varanasi Hand knotted carpets and silk 800 Ahmedabad Cotton and polyester blends 950 Surat Polyester, nylon acrylic 1100 Vapi Cotton,polyester wool 1250 Bhiwandi Polyester blends 1450 Kolkatta Linen, silk,cotton 1480 Hyderabad Silk,cotton,polester blends 1500 Bangalore Silk,garment washing 2100 Tirupur Cotton knits 2500
  8. 8. November 2012 Dr Sanjiv Kamat Regions Coloration units South India 1050 West India 900 Central India 250 East India 100 North India 550 TOTAL 2850 Region-wise coloration units
  9. 9. November 2012 Dr Sanjiv Kamat Knowledge refers to learning concepts, principles and information regarding a particular subject(s) by a person through books, media, encyclopedias, academic institutions and other sources. Skill refers to the ability of using that information and applying it in a context. In other words, knowledge refers to theory and skill refers to successfully applying that theory in practice and getting expected results Knowledge and Skill
  10. 10. November 2012 Dr Sanjiv Kamat • Physics • Chemistry • Mathematics • Biology Coloration study
  11. 11. November 2012 Dr Sanjiv Kamat • Student • Industry( dyer,dye manufacturer) • Designer • Industry processor(merchandiser) • Brand(Buyer) merchandiser Who needs the knowledge and skills
  12. 12. November 2012 Dr Sanjiv Kamat • More than 250 “colleges” • Around 12 have 3-4 year diploma/degree courses Education in India
  13. 13. November 2012 Dr Sanjiv Kamat Generalist or specialist "Jack of all trades, master of none, Certainly better than a master of one" The specialist learns more and more about less and less until, finally, he knows everything about nothing; whereas the generalist learns less and less about more and more until, finally, he knows nothing about everything.
  14. 14. November 2012 Dr Sanjiv Kamat Why “skill shortages” in Coloration • Production shift • Academics cannot encompass everything • Textile coloration not “priority “ for GenNext
  15. 15. November 2012 Dr Sanjiv Kamat • “Area wise” Textile Research Associations • “Industry wise” research associations • “Centres of excellence” for Technical textiles Research Associations
  16. 16. November 2012 Dr Sanjiv Kamat Education: The Colour Experience SDC is the world’s leading independent, educational charity dedicated to advancing the science and technology of colour. We provide education for people of all ages through: • Educational visits to the Colour Experience in Bradford, UK • Science fairs and festivals • Outreach work delivering workshops, and presentations in schools and colleges • Presentations to fashion, design and technical college members • Our unique set of resources • Teacher training
  17. 17. November 2012 Dr Sanjiv Kamat SDC Training Learn from the people who know Taught by experts, driven by the needs of industry Our courses are industry-proven, internationally recognised and focus on topics of direct relevance to those working with colour. Available at different levels and can be tailor made and delivered in-house. • Colour Management • ISO Colour Fastness • Coloration •Chemistry in relation to Dyeing
  18. 18. November 2012 Dr Sanjiv Kamat SDC Technology Transfer Environmentally friendly, cost saving solutions for dyeing and finishing. Delivered by our team of world renowned independent technical textile experts. • Colour measurement and communication • Laboratory management and testing • Dyehouse management Improving: efficiency, profitability and sustainability
  19. 19. November 2012 Dr Sanjiv Kamat Standards SDC holds the Secretariat for: • BSI TCI/81 Colour Fastness and Colour Measurement • ISO TC/38 SC1 Colour Fastness and Colour Measurement • Facilitating the development of standard international test methods • Actively developing standard test methods • Providing standard reference materials for use in evaluating colour fastness • Working in areas of quality assurance and environmental protection
  20. 20. November 2012 Dr Sanjiv Kamat • Colour Index is the definitive and internationally recognised reference guide for dyes and pigments • Available online for an annual subscription • Registration is voluntary, free and can be done confidentially Colour Index(since 1924)
  21. 21. November 2012 Dr Sanjiv Kamat The dissemination of knowledge and information relating to colour including: • Coloration Technology: the world’s leading peer- reviewed journal dealing with the application of colour, and the only journal that covers all aspects of coloration technology. • The Colourist: SDC’s quarterly Members’ magazine • Books: many of the world’s seminal texts on dyeing and finishing. New titles due to be published in 2013 Publications
  22. 22. November 2012 Dr Sanjiv Kamat SDC Online • SDC’s website: A wealth of information and resources including SDC’s unique Knowledge Vault and personalised members’ area. • Social networking: join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn! • LinkedIn forum for questions, discussion and knowledge exchange • A shared social space as well as giving access to news, updates and discussions • A growing space for interaction and engagement – come and join us!
  23. 23. November 2012 Dr Sanjiv Kamat The way forward • Industry participation without bias • Tailor made to suit target audience • Distance learning(part time) • Add value to work profile •SDC could be one of the Solutions
  24. 24. November 2012 Dr Sanjiv Kamat Thanks For further information please contact: Email: Telephone: +44 (0)1274 725138
  25. 25. November 2012 Dr Sanjiv Kamat • 170 gms • 2653 litres water(45% in usage-1193litres) • 90 gm fertilizer • 45 gm pesticide • 540 gm fossil fuel T shirt LCA