BNSD Fashion Student’s Ready-to-Wear Collection Presented at Cotton Day Indonesia

A ready-to-wear collection by Risya Novia Permatasari, a BINUS Northumbria School of Design (BNSD) Fashion student, was presented in the fashion show at Cotton Day Indonesia, on Wednesday, 6 September 2017, at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Mega Kuningan, Jakarta. Risya is the winner of the “Daily Me with Cotton USA” fashion competition for the senior category that was held from June – July 2017.

Ratna Dewi Paramita, the Head of the Fashion Program of BNSD, explained that BNSD was one of several universities that participated in this event which was held by COTTON USA. Previously, COTTON USA initiated its activity by approaching a number of companies, designers, and universities in Indonesia. This COTTON DAY event was divided into two stages: the competition with the final stage that was held on 27 July 2017 and the fashion show.

Ratna hopes that this event will be held annually to give the students more insights and experiences. “Events like Cotton Day Indonesia can help BNSD students become more familiar with the textile industry, so that they can compare the quality of materials used – is the quality good or not,” she said.

Cotton Day Indonesia, COTTON USA meets with 100 Leaders of Textile Mills in Indonesia

Cotton Council International (CCI), a non-profit trade association promoting cotton and cotton products from the United States (USA) under the trademark of COTTON USA, organized the Cotton Day Indonesia, a national textile conference attended by more than 100 leaders of textile and garment companies from all over Indonesia.

Present at the conference was His Excellency Joseph R Donovan, the US Ambassador to Indonesia, and three Executives of CCI from the USA: Eduardo Esteve (the President of CCI based in Memphis), Bruce Atherley (the Executive Director of CCI from Washington DC), and William Bettendorf (the Director of the Southeast Asia CCI, also from Memphis). Achmad Sigit Dwiwahjono, the Director General of the Department of Industry (Textiles) of the Republic of Indonesia, and Ade Sudrajat, the Chairperson of the Indonesia Textile Association (API) also attended the event.

The “Indonesia Cotton Day” was a half-day event. It started with a seminar with 100 executives from Indonesia textile mills, followed by a fashion show attended by 250 participants from the fashion and textile communities in Indonesia.

“Indonesia Cotton Day” was opened by Joseph R. Donovan, the US Ambassador to Indonesia. In his opening speech, Donovan hoped that through this event, the trade between Indonesia and the United States continue to grow well, especially related to the textile Industry.

According to Eduardo Esteve, the objectives of the Cotton Day Indonesia are to bring up-to-date information about COTTON USA to the executives from the Indonesia textile mills and to disseminate more information about Cotton USA to the fashion and textile communities in Indonesia.

With more than 60 years of experience, CCI plays a leading role in educating and strengthening the market for US grown cotton and US cotton products around the world. CCI offers support for its customers at each stage of the supply chain, from the cotton farmers and exporters, to the brands and retailers. CCI now has extended to more than 50 countries through 20 offices around the world.