J.W Taylor -- Home Textiles Today, August 24, 2006
MUMBAI, India—Textrade International is providing the global buying community with a one-stop solution for the home, offering a full range of bed linens, living room fashions and kitchen textiles.
Founded in 1982, the company specializes in product development and designing value-added products for premium and niche markets. Under the direction of chairman Bipin Doshi and managing director Anish Doshi, the majority of Textrade’s products are exported to the U.S. and Europe. The U.S. represents about 40 percent of the company’s annual sales, which last year reached approximately $30 million. Textrade also is expanding in the Middle East and Australia.
Textrade currently operates two independent production units totaling approximately 60,000 square feet near its Mumbai headquarters and has offices and warehouse facilities in the U.S. The company started out as a supplier of bath towels and kitchen textiles, but now offers a complete assortment of home fashions, including bed linens, table linens, window coverings, cushion covers, rugs and accessories. Textrade has been recognized with numerous awards, including “Best Supplier Award in India/South Asia.”
In order to serve growing international demand, Textrade is planning a major expansion of its manufacturing facilities, opening up a new 180,000-square-foot facility in Surat. This new facility will feature the most modern machinery and equipment, including Eton/Switch Track systems and other specialty machinery.
Textrade is well known in the international arena for its core competency in design. The company has its own in-house design studio dedicated to developing products that fit the most important emerging trends in color and fashion. In addition to developing its own designs, Textrade offers exclusive designs created to customer specifications. The company also is planning to set up new design studios in the U.S. and in Delhi, to better serve the needs of the international buying community.
For Your Information:
Key contact: Dinkar Pathak, vice president, sales and marketing;
Anish Doshi, managing director
Web Site: www.textradeindia.com
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