Meet Raj, the owner of Raj Cloth Shop and our main partner. Raj is a highly skilled tailor, businessman and just generally an awesome guy! Raj loves hearing our crazy ideas and helps us turn them into the beautiful items available for you to buy, he also loves chai as much as we do, which is very important!
Josh & I first met Raj when he employed 4 tailors, who were family, he also had two small shops in Pushkar, Rajasthan, the other in the Himalayas in a place called Manali. He had a tiny “factory” producing a small number of orders.
Since working with Raj, he has grown his business, employing 4 more tailors from his village and building a larger factory at the back of his house. Raj makes sure all of his staff are treated fairly, having holidays for ALL holy events and being paid fairly, which is one of the main reasons we chose to work with him.
We love visiting everyone and try to go at least once per year. During our visits, as well as creating our new designs, working on old designs and going through fabrics, we also get to hang out with the awesome people who make your clothing and drink plenty of chai. We usually have dinner with raj and his family and we always bye a box of yummy sweets for everyone to enjoy in the factory!
We have become good friends with Raj and constantly keep in touch. Our bond is what helps tweedy Clothing grow and keeps our creativity flowing freely.