TIP offers the same thing 10 other blokes do in the city. We, even within our own skin are not inventive, we have same courses as AIFD or Indus, combined with the fact that we are 50 kilometers away from city doesn’t help at all.
Any student’s wet dream is Indus, at least in the market we are trying to capture. After that we are left with AIFD. Convenient, Affordable, Solid.
Have you ever wondered that how can anyone represent Iqbal’s Shiqwa on fabric? Or use Rust to create Tea effect? Or use Recycle fabrics to create a display? But it was all done by the institute’s designers.
Imagine a world without textiles. A place where comfortable pillows are replaced with tree stumps. Where curtains are made of sheet metal, rugs are made of sand, and sofas are made of cactus. That’s a hard world. Literally.
At IKEA, we have a soft spot for the soft parts. The fun and fluffy parts. The romantic and refreshing parts. The colourful and comfortable parts. The parts that put us to sleep, dry us off, help us relax and hide the stuff we don’t want to see. Without textiles, life is hard.
An excellent two minute video campaign from Ikea, which shows that “we have a soft spot for the soft part”, highlighting the role textiles play in our daily lives. Watch the full video here:
Another session of TIP Talk was held in the past week which was much more humor oriented for the students rather than informative. A group of people representing the firm GIA, roamed around the auditorium and spoke on various topics in which their firm holds excellence. Not much of us knew about them and the contribution they did for our Apparel and Fashion Department when it was being set up.
In a historic move to finally honour the hardworking, unappreciated, and hidden faces behind Textile Institute of Pakistan’s impressive machinery and formidable facade, the highly effective governing board has fired at least 18 staff members this Eid.
“TIP was my first job. I’ve served TIP for over a decade, and this is what they do to me. I’m literally being pushed out of the gates”, said one victim before breaking into tears.
A number of the diligent employees who lost their job had been serving TIP since its inception, while most had been rendering valuable services to the institute’s management and upkeep for over past 5 years.
According to reliable sources, majority of the employees who have been terminated under the pretext of ‘cost cutting’ were in the petty salary range of Rs.7,000 to 15,000 per month.
This post is going to be one of my first ones after almost of five years of break or so… and Abid Omar surely deserves to have the credit to bring me back to this forum which he started online back in 2003 summers, and i happen to be the president of the TISF at that time. Anyways, coming back to the subject of my post, as you all may be aware of the importance of Cotton in today’s textile value chain, i wish to bring to you the commercial side of this fiber trade so that you can comprehend the various market reports on cotton that come to you from various sources as i also plan to share the ones that i send on the TIP alumni mailing group. Continue reading “Cotton”