FDCI DESIGNERS PLEDGE AGAINST CHILD LABOUR WITH NOBEL PEACE LAUREATE KAILASH SATYARTHI #NotMadeByChildren

13th March 2019, New Delhi: Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation has collaborated with the Fashion Design Council of India to advocate for a child-labour free supply chain in the Indian garment and textile industry. The campaign “Not Made By Children” aims to equip homegrown designers with leadership opportunity to positively impact the society by doing their bit for a child-labour free India. The campaign between FDCI and the foundation was jointly announced on the first day of Lotus Make-up India Fashion Week in the presence of Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi and FDCI President Mr. Sunil Sethi. The event saw 12 key designers stand together and take the pledge, “I pledge to manufacture garments that are Not Made By Children. This is my contribution to make a child-labour free India.” The participating designers included Abhishek Gupta, Namrata Joshipura, Anjana Bhargav, Nandita Basu, Nitin Bal Chauhan, Paras Bairoliya, Payal Pratap, Rahul Mishra, Reynu Tandon, Rina Dhaka, Samant Chauhan and Varun Bahl. Speaking on the occasion, Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi says, ‘Fashion can attain its higher purpose by blending culture, creativity and compassion. ‘Not made by children’ is an opportunity through which designers, brands and consumers will be able to enhance the inner and outer beauty of the world.’