Arch is a full Member of IFFTI (The International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes), which was registered as a Society on 14th October 1999 at New Delhi, India. Since then, IFFTI has grown into a very prestigious and comprehensive International Organization. IFFTI has set the standard for fashion education throughout the world. The Foundation presently comprises 35 members from 19 countries. IFFTI Member Institutions participate in Annual Conferences and collaborate with each other in bilateral agreements and many professional development activities. IFFTI aims to :
As part of its strategy to progress in Industry Oriented Design Education, ARCH holds membership of The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID), a nonprofit organization promoting the profession of industrial design. Founded in 1957, ICSID is an international platform with over 50 nations as members to express and share views related with Design.
ARCH is also a member of the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) which was established in April 2006 with funding support from the Innovation & Technology Commission, HKSAR Government.
ARCH Academy of Design & Cardonald College, Glasgow (now Glasgow Clyde) have received funding from the British Council, Scotland to develop links in knowledge & understanding of common curriculum areas within Fashion, Textile & Jewelry Design under the Scotland- Jaipur Partnership Development Fund. The funding is to initiate new partnerships under the head of “Creative Industries�?, and is intended to become self-sustainable.
ARCH in partnership with Perth UHI, Scotland has received the prestigious 45,000 GBP UKIERI Grant 2012 for Institutional Capacity Building. The 2 year project which will be undertaken with this grant addresses ‘Communication and Application of Design to Promote Mutual Creative & Cultural Industries’ and will include staff and student exchanges and development of an online platform for delivery of Design Communication in the industry.
The ARCH Academy of Design has signed MOUs to promote partnership with institutions focused on research, development of new curriculum, progression routes towards higher education, and staff development programmes in the area of Fashion and Design.