Raymond – The Genesis of Indian Fashion


Raymond is certainly not simply a simple brand name in India; it’s as much a piece of each Indian’s life as their pre-famous epitome of The Complete Man. Certainly, there are other material majors, yet none approach, not to mention think about, to Raymond’s capacity to make a name that represents trust, and afterward further to a brand that traverses the worth chain from textures to prepared-to-wear. The brand has in reality embellished signs of unparalleled confidence among ages traversing the everyday person just as the most observing worldwide migrant.

Raymond’s heritage goes back just about 92 years to the year 1925, when it was a little woolen plant, by the name of Raymond Woolen Mills in Thane, that used to produce coarse woolen covers and humble amounts of low-evaluated woolen textures.

In 1944, Lala Kailashpat Singhania assumed control over the factory. He set up another assembling unit called JK Files in 1950 for making indigenous designing documents. Persuaded that the new set up could snowball into something endlessly encouraging, the organization focused on what was to turn into a common example in the years to follow — modernization of hardware and framework.

By 1958, Raymond turned into the principal organization to mix polyester with fleece and presented ‘Terool’. Terool ended up being a forward leap in the fleece business, giving a lightweight texture that was made for cool and agreeable wear, and Raymond before long forayed into retail by opening the principal elite retail showroom in King’s Corner, Ballard Estate in Mumbai, exactly the same year. The rest, as we probably are aware is history.

The Kings of Worsted Wool

Raymond, today, is viewed as the worldwide pioneer in fleece. It is the world’s biggest maker of worsted fitting textures ordering more than 60% piece of the overall industry in India. It is additionally among a couple of organizations on the planet, that is completely incorporated to make worsted textures, fleece, and fleece mixed textures. Scarcely any organizations all around the world have such an assorted item scope of almost 20,000 assortments of worsted fitting to oblige clients across age gatherings, events, and styles.

The organization’s fitting textures go from the 80s to 250s. The organization has likewise aced the craft of creating too fine suitings and mixing polyester with strength strands like Cashmere, Angora, Alpaca, and so on Raymond additionally changes over these textures into suits, pants, and clothes that are sent out to more than 55 nations on the planet; including European Union, USA, Canada, Japan and Australia under the different retail brands of the organization.


Not simply attire, Raymond is additionally the biggest maker of woolen covers in the nation and offers the amplest scope of woolen covers and pashmina wraps. Produced using unadulterated and recovered fleece and cashmere, these are created in a variety of tones and plans in fields, dobbies, and jacquards.

Assembling Muscle

Raymond has consistently remained on top of things and the route forward was through modernization of hardware and framework. In the mid-60s, the organization reserved absolute supplanting of apparatus with advanced hardware, and from that point forward modernization has become a lifestyle at Raymond.

At that point, in 1979, a cutting-edge fabricating office was set up at Jalgaon, Maharashtra to fulfill the expanding need for worsted woolen textures. At that point in 1980, Dr. Vijaypat Singhania, an AMP former student from Harvard and a high flier in soul and deed, assumed control over the reins as the Chairman of Raymond.

The Jalgaon plant was before long followed by another plant in Chhindwara that was set up in 1991. The new plant was a cutting edge incorporated assembling office found 57 kilometers from away from Nagpur. Based on 100 sections of land of land, the plant produces premium unadulterated fleece, fleece mixed and polyester thick fitting. This plant has accomplished a record creation limit of 14.65 million meters, giving it the qualification of being the single biggest incorporated worsted fitting unit on the planet.

Consequently, in 2006, Raymond dispatched the renowned Vapi Plant, the world’s biggest incorporated composite material plant to date. Raymond has expanded its worsted fitting limit by 14 million meters, as a component of the second formative period of the Vapi plant. Demonstrated to satisfy global guidelines, the Vapi plant has been set up on 112 sections of land of rich green land with greetings tech hardware, for example, twisting gear from Switzerland, weaving machines from Belgium, completing machines, programmed attracting and different machines from Italy. These three offices together utilize inexact 6,000 individuals and dealing with a joined assembling limit of 38 million meters of texture for each annum.

Leading by Research and Development

The Raymond Group’s pattern setting advancements can mostly be ascribed to its in-house innovative workgroup, whose developments have become achievements in the worsted suitings industry. Raymond holds the qualification of making the world’s best worsted fitting texture from the best fleece ever delivered on the planet – the Super 250s texture made of 11.4-micron fleece.

Stalwart Performance

From being the primary organization to present a poly-fleece mix in India to make the world’s best fitting texture, the Super 250s produced using the superfine 11.4-micron fleece, Raymond has been a pioneer since the very first moment.

Presently drove by Gautam Singhania, the gathering shut FY17 with incomes of Rs 5,509 crore enrolling EBIDTA edges of 7.7 percent. 80% of the Group’s business originates from the homegrown market which incorporates business intrigues going from materials, textures, clothing producing, design brand retailing to designing, prophylactics, and worldwide organizations.

Starting today, Raymond has retail shops selling textures, attire, and style brands. Its clothing and materials business network have 20,000 touch focuses in 600 urban areas and towns arriving at customers through ~160 wholesalers, 3,300 MBOs, 800 enormous arrangement stores, and a chain of more than 1,000 selective stores.


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