The outbreak of COVID-19 Pandemic, the fashion industry along with the others have come to a standstill. Owing to the safety of their workers, many designers have closed the doors of their workshops and stores and pledged to support to government set up funds.
In tough times like these, the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) along with the Lakme Fashion Week has taken a lead to set up a COVID-19 Support Fund that will provide financial assistance to the fashion industry as a whole.
Textile Minister, Smriti Irani lauded FDCI’s initiative and said that this fund, which will come together with the assistance of the entire fashion fraternity will help us tide through the challenging times. “The Indian fashion fraternity is the pride of the Indian textile industry. Today those who weave dreams onto a clock are weaving together a support group. My gratitude to the Fashion Design Council of India, ably led by Sunil Sethi, for coming up with the COVID-19 fund. I'm hopeful that this fund which will come together with the assistance of designers, design houses and other organizations, affiliated to that, will help us tide through these challenging times.”
She concluded the video saying that the ministry of textiles, along with the entire fashion community can and will meet all these challenges head-on. “My belief is together we can and we will meet all these challenges head-on. As a minister of textiles, I can only say this that you will find us standing with you shoulder to shoulder through your challenges so that together we can work towards a solution. Thank you.”