Mrs. Chandrika Thatai


A science postgraduate from Delhi, Mrs. Chandrika Thatai hailed from a fairly affluent family based in Delhi. Her father was a doctor while her mother was a housewife. She always wanted to pursue medicine as a profession, taking after her father, but her circumstances got her married to a prominent textile entrepreneur, Anoop Thatai. Mrs. Thatai has two children after her marriage, and once the initial hectic stupor of raising a pair of toddlers, she decided to embark upon a career in textiles.

Mrs. Chandrika Thatai got herself a degree from NIFT with flying colours and proceeded to start her own business in textiles. She started humbly with only a friend for support, whose garage they based their business in. This was the year 2000, and they created a complete range of cotton bags, belts, and highly embellished accessories aimed at the UK and the EU market. The venture was an immediate and dazzling success, and she was soon joined thereafter by her husband Anoop. Anoop, who was already established in the textile market, brought her in contact with some of the top designers in the industry. After suffering a setback when her friend (who she founded her company with) left the business for personal reasons, she expanded her bag business to cover pillows. It was 2003 now and they were still working from the garage and spending hours of tireless labour designing pillows for their clients. The pillows sold like hot cakes and the profits enabled them to proceed to the furnishing line. They were able to move to a bigger facility and Mrs. Thatai was able to realise her full passion for design.

From there on, Mrs. Thatai never had to look back. She worked on Duves as the pillow line sold at a mind blowing rate in the USA. She recalls acquisitioning 2000 yards of silk fabric, following which her husband, overwhelmed at her initiative, expanded the business further. She exclaims “the bags became pillows and the pillows exploded into bedding!”

Today, Mrs. Thatai has an aggressively expanding business of bags, beddings, and pillows. Hers is an awe-inspiring story of a humble housewife who dared to look beyond her front door and managed to touch the sky.




Mr. Anoop Thatai


Mr. Anoop Thatai is a Partner at Fashion Accessories. He has been instrumental in the growth of the company and has been a pillar of strength, undertaking a gamut of roles in the last two decades.  Being at the helm of affairs, he plays a pivotal role as a strategist in expansion and diversification of the business activities.

Born on February 11, 1964, a first generation entrepreneur, he earned a double Masters Degree in International Banking & Finance and Business Administration in year 1986.

His dynamic leadership coupled up with industry foresightedness grew the company in multiple directions and helped them to create a niche by venturing into Cut and Sew Knitwear business in the year 1995 and Home Furnishing business in year 1999.

His perennial contribution towards the company has made it the leading export house catering to over 20 luxury home furnishing brands and designer labels. He also initiated the CSR wing by opening a stitching school for women and by funding a spastic children school.

Under his leadership, Fashion Accessories became a member of Fair Trade USA (FTUSA). Under this program, the company contributes a percentage of its revenue for the welfare of its employees.

Among his other recognitions, Mr. Thatai has been a member of Textile Wing of CII for Year 2004-05. He has acted as the Council Member for Apparel Business for the state of Haryana. Mr. Thatai is also a member of governing body member of two Management Institutes in Northern India and an Engineering College, soon to be opened in the Backward District (Mewat) of Haryana.


TEAM


We are a small team consisting of young and motivated professionals working under the guidance of Mrs. and Mr. Thatai. Our team is focused and stays on top of the kaleidoscopic trends in the fashion and lifestyle industry. We strive to combine the upcoming trends with our illustrative, technical and creative know-how to develop products that our clients and their customers find pleasant, popular and distinctive. We believe in developing customized ranges of products for each season highly focused on customer demographic.