Fab India

Location: First Floor
Fabindia (or Fabindia Overseas Pvt. Ltd.) is an Indian chain store retailing garments, furnishings, fabrics and ethnic products handmade by craftsmen across rural India. 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 Fabindia retail store in Greater Kailash, New Delhi. Today it has over 135 stores across India and abroad, and is managed by his son, William Bissell. In 2008, Fabindia had a revenue of $65 million, marking an increase of 30% from the previous year.[1] Fabindia sources its product from across India through 17 Community-Owned-Companies; a certain percentage of the shares of which are held by Artisans and Craftpersons.