This project sought to gain a deeper understanding about the culture of Sikkim. Sectors such as hospitality and activities within tourism were the main target areas and efforts were made to focus on a section of tourists coming to Sikkim, enhancing the eco-tourism experience, and increasing the participation of the local communities in tourism-related activities. LA, Sikkim viewed the post-pandemic time as vital to devise a design strategy for the product line that is to be launched. The student has laid out a four-step plan for a post-pandemic tourism model where souvenirs invite tourists to Sikkim thereby expanding the customer base. The design brief entailed developing locally produced textile products that communicate Sikkim's values and morals. This experiential memory artefact attempts to reconnect one to one's time in Sikkim. Sikkim's textile industry is currently importing its raw materials from outside the state. This called for establishing a production line in Sikkim itself.
Keywords: mountain economy, natural dyes, rice resist, sustainable processes, system design
Student Name: Astha Avinash
Guide: Ms. Sucharita Beniwal, Co-Guide: Mr. Jonak Das