The Secretary of the Textile Association of India (Bangalore) Prof. B. Purushothama said that fashion, textile and designing professionals should not worry about changes made by the government towards its raw materials import and export policies.

He was delivering the valedictory address at the two-day international fashion festival and conference on ‘Global Women Entrepreneurship with Fashionable Handicrafts' organized by Vivekanandha College for Women and Vivekanandha College of Arts and Science for Women at Tiruchengode on Thursday.

A textile technical profession himself, he said professionals should focus only on innovation and quality maintenance with the available resources and the present situation.

Prof. Purushothama said textiles and fashion had a lot to do with sectors such as profession-oriented garments and niche industrial attire. Fashion and designing had tremendous scope in the cinema and drama sectors too.

He pointed out the evergreen demand for innovation in the textile industry and said that copying someone else would not sell, whereas understanding the best part of others' success concepts and implementing them in one's own individual's style would not only be unique but would also turn out to be a selling concept.

According to him, concept, method and implementation were the keys elements of the industry. “Also have a close eye on the competitor as it is a crucial decision maker to evaluate your success in this industry, he said.

Earlier ‘Save the Earth', ‘Stop Eco-pollution' and ‘Reduce Global Warming' were the key messages conveyed by students through intriguing images in the face-painting competition. The designer contest had an exquisite collection of bridal wear, party wear and the non-wearable garments on concepts such as ban on pirated movie VCDs and reuse of recyclable items.

Students displayed their creativity in the waste to worth contest in which they made use of used ice-cream cups and sticks, juice straws, plastic cups, broken pieces of marbles, hairpins, hair bands, beads and bangles.

Items which could not be used were made into artistic figures such as Taj Mahal and animal forms that could be sold in the market.

Chairman and Secretary of Vivekanandha Educational Institutions M. Karunanidhi distributed prizes to the winners.