The First South Asian Conference on Sustainability in Textile and Apparel Industry was held in New Delhi at the C D Deshmukh Auditorium, India International Centre. The conference inaugurated by the Textiles and Women and Child Development Smriti Z Irani, focused on creating awareness amongst students and young professionals about the sustainable built environment, safer work places for workers and minimum damage to the environment.
It was organized by the Prem Jain Memorial Trust and Michigan State University, in association with School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi, Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi, IDH-the Sustainable Trade Initiative, Indian Green Building Council and Ella Pad Foundation, Bangladesh.
Prem Jain Memorial Trust’s mission is to create, establish and maintain the sustainability paradigm through education, recognition and nurturing of the present and future generations. Its vision is to identify future leaders and be a catalyst for global development of sustainability, to create awareness and advocacy on sustainability and environment and to nurture India's young talent by disseminating education on sustainable development ecosystems, built environment, traditions, arts, crafts and related studies across India’s youth and working professionals.