The founders of some of the finest bespoke tailoring and crafting services in the country came together to help and unite the Indian Bespoke brands to adopt the latest technology, giving them access to new skills, better marketing as well as giving them an edge to compete in the global market through the formation of Indian Master Tailors Association (I.M.T.A). The event was recently held at PHD Chamber of Commerce on 29 December 2015 which was attended by more than 30 established as well as startup brands in bespoke tailoring to shape and discuss the objectives of I.M.T.A.
Mr. Andrew Ramroop OBE, Founder, Savile Row academy and his wife Ms. Debbie -guest of honor for first IMTA meet held on 29th Dec 2015 .Andrew showcased the opportunities for cutting and tailoring in bespoke industry through training program in Savile Row Academy in India. He also demonstrated the unique way of cutting suits which was appreciated by the attendees. Thanking all he said, “I appreciate the seed planted by Anupama Sachdeva to build one single platform for all bespoke tailors by forming I.M.T.A. I hope it germinate and grows successfully and bears fruitful business for everyone.”
The initiator and the hostess for the evening, Ms. Anupama said, “Amongst SMBs, the primary workloads are productivity, reorganization of an industry, trending up with each other’s co-operation, collaborations, aim of not only creating a unique Indian luxury product, but one that also forms the training base for young craftsmen and women who will go on to become tailors or designers themselves. With the launch of association, we will be able to reach out for thousands of SMBs and democratize craftsmen for small businesses while providing enterprise-class solutions and help them grow as an industry. This will open new avenues for them while gaining access to new markets resulting in profitable growth.”
The gathering saw some of the biggest names from the tailoring industry. Mr. Sudhir Diwan (Diwan Saheb), Sachin Vaish (Vaish at Rivoli), Ahmed Ansari (Yaseen’s), Manoj Mehra (SBJ) to name a few.
While Sachin talked about the differences in the concept of Bespoke Tailoring in India and abroad, Sudhir Diwan shared his vision about extending the organization as a parallel division to FDCI.
PN Rao’s Naveen Pishe spoke about how we can collectively talk on behalf of the industry (where service tax is not applicable to tailoring industry but many of us are paying up)