Ten Fabric Brands who shaped complete Indian apparel market

Are you planning to buy a new suit, or planning to get a new classic Shirt stitched? Be it ladies’ or gent’s outfit, Indian fabric market is full of high quality and large variety fabric brands. So we all are bit confused on which one to go with.

To overcome the confusion Fancyana presents a guide to know about the best fabric brands available in India. Here we will highlight the main features to guide your judgement in choosing the most suitable one for your next dream dress.


When we think of buying a suit the first name that comes into our mind is Raymond. One ofthe oldest and perhaps the most significant Indian brand that started in 1925. It is World’slargest manufacturer of worsted fabric and it owns about 60% of market share of suiting industry in India.


Raymond was the first to master the craft of producing the finest suiting in the world usingsuper fine wool count (from 80s to 250s) and blending the same with superfine polyester and other specialty fibres, like Cashmere, Angora, Alpaca, Pure wool and Linen. They offer worsted fabric, denim and high end cotton for formal shirts. The company which is more than 90 years old is surely one of those companies that have kept in mind to change with the changing fashion and this has helped the company to be one of the pioneers that it is now in the trade. Apart from selling to 55 nations worldwide Raymond also has it’s on in-house brands : Park Avenue, Parx, Raymond Premium Apparel & Color Plus. which cater to suits, Jeanswear, dress shirts. They have also recently ventured into the knitwear industry and have a variety of woollen products as well.

Raymond has created the world’s finest worsted suiting fabric from the finest wool ever produced in the world – the Super 250s fabric made of 11.4 micron wool.


Raymond blue linen unstitched shirt


Fabindia is India’s largest private platform for products that are made from traditional techniques, skills and hand-based processes. It has brought over 55,000 craft based rural producers to modern urban markets, thereby creating a base for skilled, sustainable rural employment, and preserving India’s traditional handicrafts in the process.Fabindia prides itself about the fact that all its products are natural, craft based, authentic and affordable.


All of Fabindia’s products are handcrafted using the finest natural fibres. The subtle variations in colour, texture and finish are the signature of the human hand. Creating each product is a lengthy process rooted in the crafts-based traditions of hand spinning, dying,weaving, wood block printing and embroidery, each with its own regional specialty and character. For the year 2016 they have brought in many contemporary pieces made using the art of ajarak printing. They use both vegetable dyes and commercial dyes with the goal of minimizing their impact on the environment while striving for the best colour properties.

For the bleaching process they use only hydrogen peroxide which is totally biodegradable. In summer of 2014, with an idea to cater the modern Indian youth and also the international buyers who are fond of Indian textiles and clothing, Fabindia launched a western wear brand ‘Fables’. International designer Alistair Blair, who has worked with global high-end fashion labels like Dior and Valentino, creating the new Indo-Western line for Fabindia.



Lakshmi Mills was established in the year 1910 by the visionary and pioneer late G.Kuppuswamy Naidu.The history of Lakshmi Mills is in fact the inception of the Textile Industry in Coimbatore.The Lakshmi Mills has contributed to the development of the industry in general in Tamil Nadu and in particular in Coimbatore District by promoting self-reliance, research, import substitution, exports and technology.


The Company has also demonstrated its staying power by ensuring quality and customer satisfaction as the prime objectives. In fact, as a pioneer,Lakshmi Mills today is looked upon with respect and reverence as a company that paved the way for the rest to follow. The Company Sells Fabrics and Made-ups to Domestic and ExportMarket.The company deals with the following fabrics :

Grey Cloth

 Available in different Construction and Quality

 Different Weaves

 Different Materials

Dyed and Processed Fabrics

School and Industrial Uniforms

Fabrics / Made-ups for Hospital Industry

Hospital Product List

Fabrics / Made-ups for Hospitality Industry



Forged by Reliance Industries, the umbrella brand Vimal is the largest exporter of fabrics from India to retail brands in more than 50 countries. It generates the best quality suiting fabric of almost 20 million meters annually. It offers a large variation of Viscose Suiting in a number of colours and textures.


They have the largest vertically integrated fabric production facilities in India, to convert wool tops to finished fabrics through different processes of Dyeing, Spinning, Weaving and Processing / Finishing using the most updated machinery.

Company manufactures over 20,000 design-shade combinations each year in Light Wool,Polyester Wool and Woollen, Polyester Viscose and Polyester Cotton fabrics under the VIMAL brand.Constant and continuous research on products/ designs has ensured the creation of innovative fabrics and trends.

Their fabrics include :

Worsted Suiting

100% Wool – VIMAL has even introduced super – premium fabrics designed by Europeanexperts comprising fine wool yarn of Super 150s, Super 130s and Super 120s andoccasionally blended with specialty & exotic fibres like Silk, Angora, Mohair or Cashmere.


vimal multi poly blend pant and shirt material


Started in 1931 by three brothers, Mr Kasturbhai Lalbhai, Mr Chimanbhai Lalbhai and Mr Narottambhai Lalbhai it was set up with the aim of manufacturing high-end superfine fabrics in India.

The company has carved out an aggressive strategy to verticalise its current operations by setting up world-scale garmenting facilities and offering a one-stop shop service, by offering garment packages to its international and domestic customers. With their growing global footprint, Arvind has carved a niche with brand names like Arrow, Flying Machine, USPA, New Port, Mega Mart, and The Arvind Store.


Today, Arvind Mills has diversified into other major segments such as fabrics, garments, advanced materials, chemicals and dyes, retail, engineering, real estate, sustainable agriculture, and telecom.

One of the few companies in 1930s to start spinning and weaving facilities in addition to full-fledged facilities for dyeing, bleaching, finishing and mercerizing .It was amongst the foremost textile units in the country.




Bombay Dyeing was established in 1879 by Mr Nowrosjee Wadia as a small operation of Indian spun cotton yarn dip dyed by hand. Over the period of more than a century, it has grown to be one of the most recognized brands in the country. They are  now available across 350+ exclusive Bombay Dyeing Retail or 2000+ Multi-brand Stores.


The company specialises in linens, towels, home furnishings, leisure clothing, kids wear and a whole range of other products which are available in over 350 exclusive Bombay Dyeing Retail or 2,000 multi-brand stores. It is known for it’s vibrant prints and colours and innovation in fabric development.All products come with  hallmark finish, great textures, detailed design to match the latest trends and fine quality which has been synonymous with Bombay Dyeing for over a century. Their motto is to deliver the best designer products at an outstanding value for money .



bombay dyeing pure linen shirt material


Richa Fabric is the textile division of Richa Industries Ltd (RIL). Ever since its inception in 1993, Richa Fabrics has gradually earned the recognition of becoming one of the leading textile companies in India. Backed by its expertise and efficiency, the company caters to domestic and global clientele.It is one of the largest textile manufacturers in India. Established in 2014 the company has grown manifold .


The company’s current product offering ranges from Lycra based fabric in open finish, suede based fabrics, neon dyeing and the ability to perform a host of processes like anti-microbial, anti static, wrinkle resistant, UV resistant, stain repellent, moisture management, wicking, gold finish, stay finish, mercerizes, brushing, peaching, carbonizing, sued manufacturing, enzyme, anti-pilling as well as nano finish. The company also has a massive production capacity of 1000 tons per month and an additional knitting facility that is capable of giving 260 tons without compromising on the quality.



Bombay Rayon Fashions Ltd (BRFL) is a vertically integrated textile company, engaged in the manufacture of a wide range of fabrics and garments from state-of-the-art production facilities. Apart from being the largest shirt manufacturer in India, it has successfully evolved into a multi-fibre manufacturing company producing fabrics such as cotton, polyester, tencel, modal, lycra, wool and various blends. Also, its yarn dyed fabric, printing techniques, finishing, processing, weaving and stitching are a mark of excellence making every piece of fabric perfect.


With fabric manufacturing facilities of 100 million metres per annum, garment manufacturing facilities of 60 million pieces per annum being expanded to 90 million pieces per annum, and a strong employee base of around 38,000, BRFL is presently one of the most sought after brands in the Indian as well as international fashion markets.



Starting off from a humble beginning in the year 1965, Vardhman group has evolved over the years into a modern textile major under the dynamic leadership of its chairman, Mr S P Oswal. Presently it has over 25 manufacturing facilities in five states across India and having a turnover of US$ 1,009 million.They are the largest producer and exporter of yarns and Grey woven fabrics from India and also the largest producer of tyercord yarns and the second largest producer of sewing threads in India.


The business portfolio of Vardhman Group includes Yarn, Greige and Processed Fabric, Sewing Thread, Acrylic Fibre and Alloy Steel. Vardhman Group manufacturing facilities include over 1,048,160 spindles, 450 metric tonnes (MT) per day yarn and fibre dyeing, 1,300 shuttleless looms, 115 million meters per annum processed fabric, 34 tons per day sewing thread, 20,000 metric tonnes per annum acrylic fibre and 120,000 tonnes per annum special and alloy steel.



Committed to philanthropy and socio-environmental development, Loyal Group is a multi-faceted organization, providing an array of products and services for textile and apparel industries. In more than its seven decades of establishment, the Group has created several benchmarks and established milestones for the forthcoming generations.


Loyal Group comprises of three composite mills, one spinning mill, one dye house, four garment manufacturing units, one trading cum retailing company and a Joint Venture trading company in Italy. Besides, the Group has in its fold the 162 year-old watch trading company “P Orr & Sons”, which has 9 operational stores in Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry (India).

In recognition of its continual improvement in export performance, the Government of India has awarded Group with “Trading House” status. Over the years, the group has been credited with several accolades and awards in recognition of its consistent export performance.


OCM Private Limited (formerly known as OCM India Limited) began its journey as a manufacturer in the textile field in 1924 and forayed into worsted fabrics in 1972.

Today, the Company has an extensive product range. From high quality all wool and wool-blended worsted fabrics to ready-to-wear garments including various wool based accessories and other fabric products as well. It is the first integrated worsted unit in India and was awarded the prestigious ISO 9001 certification.


OCM, one of India’s largest fabric manufacturers, has moved onto a new a charter of transformations across manufacturing, product development and in revitalising the well reputed OCM brand in the Indian market to strengthen its business in India and in overseas markets. The product design function is at the forefront of global styling with design offices in Torino, Italy and one in the plant complex. OCM is the umbrella brand name for its extensive range of fabrics for men’s suiting, jacketing , trousering , and shirting and a vibrant Women’s Wear range under the brand name Women’s Exclusives (We) introduced in 2014. Lightweight woolen blends, textures and colours in the new collections to meet the needs of the modern Indian woman, be it for western formal wear, social or ceremonial wear, would constitute a strategic priority for OCM going forward.

The OCM fabrics for the top end of the luxury market would employ fabrics like cashmere, angora, camel hair and silk – they would be put to creative applications to deliver highly sophisticated finished products.



Aanchal Rai, Fancyana

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