ASMA HUSSAIN is a Fashion Designer with a difference. She is a Social Activist, Educationist, Curator, Revivalist, Promoter, Writer and a Designer. She started working to promote the Handicrafts, Handloom, Art & Culture of Awadh (Uttar Pradesh) in 1992.
She trained artisans free of cost, learning about their problems and hardships on the way, facing a lot of challenges as there was no organized fashion or handicraft industry. She tried to resolve the problems of the artisans in the area of health, education, awareness and exposure to the world. Thus began the journey of not just designing clothes and a life of glamour, but designing lives, of those who were left to fend for themselves in poverty and illiteracy. She recognised the talent and hidden treasures of their nimble fingers.
She has been covered by FTV, Star World, Discovery Travel & Living, BBC, Zee, ETv, NDTV, Sahara TV, etc. She is renowned for reviving traditional crafts of Awadh & has won several prestigious awards.
- Asma Hussain is a member Designer of F.D.C.I
- Consultant Designer for DC Handicraft, Ministry of Textiles, GoI
- Empanelled Designer for Khadi & Village Industry Commission, GoI
- Her organisation is running projects for Ministry of Minorities, GoI