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Fabindia is an Indian chain store retailing garments, furnishings, fabrics and ethnic products handmade by craftspeople across rural India.
Basic Information
Established in 1960 by John Bissell, an American working for the Ford Foundation, New Delhi, Fabindia started out exporting home furnishings, before stepping into domestic retail in 1976, when it opened its first retail store in Greater Kailash, New Delhi. The products of Fabindia are mainly sourced from villages helping to provide and sustain rural employment in India. They are currently produced by over 40,000 artisans and craftspeople across India. The hand-crafted products also encourage good craftsmanship. In 2014, Fabindia launched a western wear brand "Fabels". The brand was first launched at Fabindia’s Connaught Place store in Delhi, and later made available across India. Currently, Fabindia sells through its own retail outlets, multi-brand stores, and also through its own online store. William and John Bissell established "The Fabindia School" in 1992 in Bali, in Pali district of Rajasthan; today it is co-educational, senior secondary school with 600 students including 40% girls. The school subsidized tuition fees of the girl students and offers them scholarships, in partnership with "The John Bissell Scholars Fund", established in 2000.
Legal Name
Fabindia Overseas Pvt Ltd
Delhi, Delhi, India
Founding Date
1st Jan 1960
No. of Employees
Core Team
Mukesh C
Chief Operating Officer
Kunal Mehta
Group CTO
William Nanda Bissell
Managing Director
Viney Singh
Chief Executive Officer

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