Risha Roy has extensive experience of 14 years in academics, social design sector and as an entrepreneur. She is a postgraduate in Textile Design from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, and a Graduate from the National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi.
As an empanelled designer with the Development Commissioner of Handicraft, Government of India, she has conducted several design workshops in traditional handicrafts at the grassroots level for artisan empowerment with various NGOs across Gujarat for over a decade.
She has taught at various design schools like Karnavati University (UID) and Nirma University as Assistant Professor, Visiting Faculty at MRID- Baroda and Somiya Kala Vidya, Bhuj.
She has developed experimental pedagogy and innovative teaching strategy to deliver design education seamlessly to students. She has taught and mentored students across graduate and postgraduate programmes at AnantU.
She has been instrumental in conceptualising and delivering India’s first programme on Sustainable Fashion and Textile design at an undergraduate level.
In extension to building research resources for the discipline, her research focus area is Sustainability and altering consumption by reflecting upon traditional sustainable practices in fashion and textiles in India.