Avanish holds 6 years of experience in the field of textile design in the development sector. A graduate in Fashion and Textile Design from NIFT, Gandhinagar, he has worked on a diverse set of crafts like Gujarat and Pochampally Ikat, Odisha Sambalpur Ikat, Kota Doria, wool weaving, printing and embroidery from Himachal Pradesh and so on. Creation of sustainable livelihoods for communities practicing these traditional crafts has been the central idea of his work. In his free time, he loves to travel and cook. He is currently pursuing a Master’s in Rural Development.