While I was working on my projects in NID, I realised the excess use of materials for making furniture and also the waste generated by left-out/discarded pieces of materials. As the world is moving towards sustainable future, utilizing our resources to the fullest is a big challenge for all of us. Narrowing it down to the furniture, I realised that the mass manufacturers in furniture industry are one of the biggest influencers on our economy as well as on resources such as raw materials like wood, metal and stone.
If we consider previous year’s imports in India,
- India’s furniture imports stood $603 million in 2018-19.
- Out of this, it was $311 million from china in that financial year.
Considering ‘Make in India’ movement, there will be a possibility of definite turn around for India’s furniture industry. The project I am aiming to do revolves around green future and circular economy and it also goes with recent trend which is about customers choosing sustainable ways over traditional ones and this is evolving rapidly all over the world. According to UNSDG’s i.e. United Nations Sustainable Development Goals set in 2015, the role of industries in using sustainable ways for manufacturing is very crucial for the fulfilment of some of these goals and they are aiming for such industries who are in support with green future.