School of Fashion & Textile Design (SINCE 1970)

We are here to create right equation between Fashion & Education!!!

About us 
The School of Textile Design conceptualized in the year 1970, is today one of the leading Fashion & Textile Design institutions in Mumbai, with a glorious history of 49 years. And it proudly continues into its 50th year. The institute metamorphosized from a textile foundation to a fashion entity with the waves of time. It has numerous alumni working as professionals in the industry, who are successful in their respective field of fashion & textile design and management. 

As an institute we believe that fashion has been an essential part of human life and exists in every core of our lives. Rachana Sansad’s School of Fashion & Textile Design dedicated to the specialized training in fashion & textile design is an extraordinary combination of education pertaining to international fashion innovations, industry and Indian cultural heritage. 

History & Landmarks

The school was founded 50 years back and had started as a vocational course in textile design for industry professionals and housewives urging for skill development. The institute has come a long way climbing up the ladder being from a part-time hobby course to currently being a sought after Government Diploma in fashion & textile design. A course which is industry oriented, and has a diversified approach in teaching which enables the students to stand out in the industry and carve an extra niche for them in current fashion scenario in India and abroad. 

First landmark in the history of School was in the year 1993 when the school of Textile Design hosted two years part-time Diploma Course in Textile Designing. There on wards there was no looking back. In year 2003 the college obtained a grant from Director of Technical Education, to host 3 years part-time diploma in Fashion & Textile Design affiliated and supervised by Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education. 


Fashion, influences every aspect of our life. India has contributed to this field from ancient period. SFTD covets to enrich the fashion industry of India with a dynamic and energetic force equipped with industry oriented syllabi. Amalgamation of Industry and Academia shall nurture this stream and shall provide multiple opportunities for students/ candidates as professionals. 


The Institute has been crafting design frontiers, with veracious sense of aesthetics towards design and draftsman ship. With the concrete base of history, soft skills and technical education, it inclines to provide the perfect foundation for the future leaders of fashion & textile industry. 

The aim of the Department of Fashion Technology is to provide a spirited, exciting community of new age learning , in secondary & post secondary education for the areas of Fashion Design, Fashion Styling, Theatre Costume, Merchandise Marketing, Visual Merchandising ( Window Display Designing ), Apparel Manufacturing Management, Textile Design, Fashion Journalism and related industries.

A unique specialized curriculum taught by a faculty of industry professionals’ combines’ essential theoretical education. The practical and creative application of skills and abilities stimulated with online training, workshops, field visits & study tours specially designed to meet requirements of the field of fashion and textiles.


Training that enables the students to acquire/ obtain the professional acumen.

Empower the students with enhanced technological Knowledge and training from industry professionals.

Generate highly professional and creative community ready to enter the competitive field of Fashion & related industries.

Developing skill sets in students to face the challenges of the field of Fashion Technology.

We proffer education in one of a kind curricula for Fashion & Textile Design under Maharashtra State board of technical Education 3 Year Part Time Diploma Course in Fashion & Textile Design. These two industries go hand in hand or rather are two sides of a coin.  Thus, SFTD came up with hand crafted programs helping students understand and study textile design and fashion together. The students enrolling for this industry oriented program are trained by our highly experienced faculty and industry professionals.  It combines essential theoretical education with the practical and creative application of skills & abilities along with field visits & study tours specially designed to meet requirements of the ever so evolving field of Fashion & Textile. 

Rachana Sansad offers Private courses in streams of Textile Design, Fashion Design, Computer Aided design, Draping, Surface Ornamentation too.