Raymond tailoring gap

Launches centre to train underprivileged youth, women in tailoring.


Unskilled, underprivileged and unemployed people are plenty in the country. To bridge this gap and offer the opportunity to impart skills to these people, Raymond launches India’s first training centre for tailoring skills to under privileged youth and tailors. Launched in Patna, Bihar by the State’s

Hon. Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar, this centre is geared to train over 10,000 students in various aspects of tailoring including suit, shirt and trouser making over the next five years.

However, certain requirements need to be fulfilled to be applicable to be a part of this program.  The minimum qualification for admission to the Raymond Tailoring Centre is 8th standard pass. At the time of enrollment, the student will need to pay the fees of Rs 2,000 each for Shirt making course and Trouser making course and Rs 5000 for Suit making. These fees are refundable once the course is successfully completed by the student.

Gautam Singhania, Chairman and MD, Raymond Ltd, said, “The tailoring community is one of the key spokes of the textile and apparel industry. It is common knowledge that great fabrics can be made into great garments only by great tailors. However, it is important for tailors to be abreast of styling trends and be able to implement them in the garments to suit evolving customer tastes, given constant upgradation in fashion. Special focus shall be given to encourage women to pursue our programmes, through special reservation for them.”