Web Exclusive | September 2019
Khadi by Raymond launched in 300 stores
In the year 2018, Khadi by Raymond was launched country-wide in more than 300 company stores, a move accompanied by a high-decibel marketing campaign. The first Khadi store by Raymond was started at Kala Ghoda, Mumbai in February 2019. Khadi means handspun and handwoven cloth. In 1918 Mahatma Gandhi started his movement for Khadi as relief programme for the poor masses living in India’s villages.
As India is celebrating 150th birth anniversary of Mahatama Gandhi Ji,Charkha Dialogue(Samvad), an annual mega conference dedicated to Gandhian philosophy on rural economy, governance, and sustainable development is being organised on October 11, 2019 in New Delhi.
Raymond Group, Indian textile major has created over 3 million work hours of employability for Khadi artisans at 30 per cent higher wages in more than 75 clusters across 16 states during FY 2018-19.
“We created over 3 million hours of employability for Khadi artisans in more than 75 clusters across 16 states in India.”, said Gautam Hari Singhania, Chairman and Managing Director in Annual Report 2018-19.
“In a bid to encourage inclusive growth, Raymond continues to enrich the tailoring ecosystem, providing a platform for skill development in the textiles and apparel manufacturing industry by rapidly adding tailoring hubs across the country.”, Gautam Hari Singhania said.