MUMBAI: Apparel major Raymond Ltd has announced the opening of its first training centre in Patna to offer tailoring skills to underprivileged youth and tailors.
The new and maiden centre of Raymond will train 250 candidates in suit, shirt and trouser making in the first academic year. The company is also contemplating to extend this initiative to other states with 20 more such tailoring centres over the next five years.
The initiative aims to create a network of skilled stylist tailors across India and offering them a platform for knowledge sharing and also providing customers with quality tailored garments.
Around 10,000 students will get training in Raymond Tailoring Centre in various aspects of tailoring, including suit, shirt and trouser making over the next five years.
Gautam Singhania, Chairman and MD, Raymond Ltd, said, “The tailoring community is one of the key spokes of the textile and apparel industry. 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. We are proud to have the support of the Government of Bihar in our first step in this direction.”