About Us

Established over 40 years ago, Orient Craft is today India’s #1 garment design house, backed by a large world class manufacturing infrastructure. With state-of-art production facilities across 21 units and a combined capacity to produce nearly 2,00,000 pieces per day, OC aims to deliver high quality in wide variety of products to suit its customers needs. Currently the annual turnover of OC is 250 million USD (first cost, resulting in over a billion dollars of retail products and growing).
At OC we take pride in being a design led organization. Our strength to keep abreast with latest fashion trends and our worldwide sourcing network helps us meet client satisfaction with every delivery we make. Cutting edge technology, modern infrastructure and innovation in design are some of the words that describe us.
While we continue to strive and deliver through performance, while complying with all Health and Safety norms & leap ‘behind and beyond the needle point’ to give back to the society. In our endeavour to be a socially responsible corporate, we execute various programs and initiatives to uplift the local, rural and marginalized sectors.


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Our team of expert designers, merchandisers and engineers, across various divisions, ensure that we manufacture highly sophisticated, uniquely designed pieces for our customers – from small to very large volumes. The design studios at Orient Craft focus at keeping abreast with latest trends in fashion, usage of innovative trims & fabrics based on colors of the season and providing customized ranges and storylines. Across various divisions we have over 900 people dedicated to design development and support services, producing over a 1000 new samples each working day.


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We are committed towards the communities around which we operate, the environment and our people. We go behind and beyond the needle point.

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In 2011, the Chopanki unit attained the much sought-after IGBC Green Certification. The avant-garde project at Chopanki also houses its workers at the in-house dormitory.



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Our People

People at Orient Craft are the pillars of its success. Their commitment, dedication and passion drives the organization to great heights. Our teams are a combination of young enthusiasm & treasured perfectionists focused at understanding trends, market requirement, forecasting fashion and therefore customer satisfaction.

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Behind & Beyond the needle point

At Orient Craft, we believe in not only giving back to the society but also in reaching out and uplifting its socio-economic status. We value skill development of the local rural youth, we nurture talent and execute sustainable programs as part of our CSR endeavours.

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Our initiatives

Worker Welfare

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Monetary Schemes:
– Employee Referral Scheme
– Attendance Incentive Scheme
– Production Incentive Scheme
– Skill-set/Critical Tailor Incentive Scheme

Education:
– Sponsoring education for children of employees
– Adoption of local schools
– Distribution of uniforms, books, shoes, etc. at various schools

Healthcare:
– 24X7 medical facility at all units
– Sponsoring medical aids for critically diseased employees or their family member

Other:
– Jobs for the physically challenged
– Monetary support for weddings
– Cycle Distribution as per company policy & Haryana Labour Welfare Board
– Adhaar Card (Identity Card) facility

Some of the OC policies for Workers are:
– Non-discriminatory employment opportunities
– Child-Scholarship
– We also adhere to policies listed under the Haryana Labour Welfare Board (HLWB) such as cycle distribution, Kanyadan & financial help to widows. While the Government extends these benefits, it is very difficult and becomes impossible for wage earners to reap its benefits due to long paper-work, complexities & extra time needed to execute. At Orient Craft, we have a special provision to help workers receive these benefits

Women Empowerment

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Job opportunities for the local women

– Transferable jobs (within the family)
– Jobs for the physically challenged women
– Safe transportation facilities
– Regular health check ups
– Regular on-job trainings

Our focus is to reach out, train, uplift and empower women. A female domestic help, performing menial jobs, living in poor conditions, earns merely $12-15 per month. On the other hand Orient Craft reached out to train & enhance skills of these women and enable them to earn $150-200 per month.

Local Vendor Development

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Orient Craft decided to build a factory unit in an economically backward zone of Rajasthan. The village Chopanki, housed people with mostly agricultural backgrounds. The villagers had no exposure to amenities like school, hospital or even proper living conditions.
However, the face of the village began to change for the better with Orient Craft’s investment into building its 1st Green Factory, a state-of-art, customer’s delight unit in the neighborhood of the villagers.
Jobs like construction, carpentry, painting, transportation, etc were given to the local community members.
This movement helped many local vendors sustain their livelihoods as agriculture alone was not able to. As they got these opportunities from Orient Craft, their income increased and they began to expand their businesses.
Today many of these vendors have transformed into registered small scale businesses and work for many other organizations in Rajasthan. In the last 5 years, local vendors have been provided business worth -~88,000 USD by Orient Craft.




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Skill Development

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At OCFIT, we aim to:

– Provide a wide range of programs and training based on the market requirement
– Impart education through hi-tech software and machinery to enable students to use cutting-edge technology at work
– Offer financial assistance and job opportunities
– Invite superior faculty to train our students
– Apart from training the local rural youth at OCFIT (Orient Craft Fashion Institute of Technology), we conduct training sessions at our factory level training centers. These trainings are provided to workers who come with little or no skills at all.

Health & Education

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The OC School Library Project & the OC Mobile Medicare Unit are the two programs focused at creating a positive impact on “health & education” with communities.

The School Library Project was launched as part of the International Literacy Day 2014 celebrations. OC helped 6 Government Schools, establish Libraries/ reading rooms.

Reading books, training material & reading sessions have been arranged through Scholastic India. We aim to provide children with reading and learning opportunities that will cultivate their minds to the utmost capacity and enrich their lives.

The Mobile Medicare Unit, is an initiative in collaboration with HelpAge India – aiming to provide basic medical aid to the local communities at their doorstep.

The mobile health services are designed to provide free, quick & effective healthcare in rural areas. The on-site services include doctor consultation, diagnostics, medicines, home visits for bedridden patients and linkage to local hospitals for critical cases.

Grievance Reporting Desk

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This ensures smooth operations as the welfare officers are easily approachable in case of any grievance. They work on a quick response & rectification process in order to maintain worker’s satisfaction at all times

The officers also execute various micro-interventions, programs and initiatives to engage with the workers regularly such as training sessions, awareness programs etc to help them increase their earnings

 

SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATIONS

Certifications

1.    IGBC Green Building Certificate in the year 2011 (Chopanki Unit, Bhiwadi)
2.    ECO Factory Accreditation under the ECO Factory Review by Marks & Spencers (Chopanki Unit, Bhiwadi)
3.    ISO 9001:2008 from UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) (7D Unit, Gurgaon & Chopanki Unit, Bhiwadi)
4.    ISO 14001:2004 Certification (7D, 7A Units, Gurgaon & Chopanki Unit, Bhiwadi)
5.    C-100 (Factory Energy Reduction Program) (7D Unit, Gurgaon)
6.    GSV (Global Security Verification) Certificate by ITS (Denim Unit, Manesar & 7D Unit, Gurgaon)
7.    Effective Worker Management Gold Standard 2012-13 by M&S & CRB (7D Unit, Gurgaon)

 

 

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Health, safety & environment

HSE is a way of working at Orient Craft. We adhere to the Industrial HSE norms & instil the same in our staff by communicating with them regularly about the same. The safety and compliance teams conduct periodic audits, execute workshops and training to reach out to the staff.

Orient Craft is committed & focuses to protect the health and safety of every individual involved in its operations. Through mandatory compliances & regular communication, we ensure we meet international standards in this regard. In addition, we are also committed to protecting the sustainability of the environment in which we operate.

 

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Orient Craft  has been recognized by the Government of India (GOI) and other authorized bodies for its achievements and contribution to the industry . Some of the awards are :

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Highest exports in Blended Fabric Garment for the year 2012-2013
by AEPC, Ministry of Textile, GoI.

 

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Highest exports in Blended Fabric Garment for the year 2012-2013
by AEPC, Ministry of Textile, GoI.

 

1Third highest ‘Group Employment Provider’ for the years 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012-13
by AEPC, Ministry of Textile, GoI.

 

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Manufacturer Exporter – Gold category winner for the highest exports in 2008-09 & 2009-10
by AEPC, Ministry of Textile, GoI.

     

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2Gold winner for the highest Exports in Knitter Garments for the year 2008-09 & 2009-10
by AEPC, Ministry of Textile, GoI.

 

1Second highest exporter award in the year 2009
by AEPC, Ministry of Textile, GoI

 

2Export Award for Woven Garments Export
by APEC Ministry of Textile, GoI , in the year 1997.

 

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Export Award for Global Exports by
AEPC, Ministry of Textile, GoI in the year 1994.

 

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Tailor made success

– Outlook Business, Feb 15, 2014

Untitled-2Here’s an interesting story. It starts with a young man who grows up on a farm and then travels the world. A casual meeting with a friend when he’s in his 20s leads him to venture into business on a lark. It clicks and he…  Read more

My Turn: How to Keep Your Shirt

– Newsweek, Oct 30, 2006

I probably would have been a lawyer, like my father, if I hadn’t done a tour as a hippie first. I had just graduated from law school in the early ’70s when a friend who had just left the Peace Corps invited me to hit the road in California. I spent nine glorious months crisscrossing the United States. On my  way back to India I passed through London, where a friend convinced me that we could make a killing if I could supply him with 1,000 Nehru-style chees… Read more

The World’s Apparel Maker

– Mail Today, Jul 31 2012

IN MAY, when textile manufacturer and exporter Orient Craft snapped its ties with the German retail brand S. Oliver, it raised many eyebrows. Its founder and chairman Sudhir Dhingra was candid enough to accept that the company has put the retail venture on the backburner for the moment. As S. Oliver hardly fit into his scheme of things, it was better to part ways and focus on his next venture: a textile park.The textile park in Manesar will bring manufacturer… Read more

Building Leadership

– Friday Gurgaon, Oct, 2011

Untitled-3Starting with four employees in 1972, Sudir Dhingra today employs 26,000 people; and his company Orient Craft, runs 24 factories in the National Capital Region. The secret of this success, he says, is…  Read more

Business looks to Narendra Modi to defuse India’s jobs time bomb

– New York Times (Reuters), May, 2014
4GURGAON India (Reuters) – When Narendra Modi talks about creating jobs in labour-intensive manufacturing, textile entrepreneur Sudhir Dhingra hopes the Indian opposition leader means business…  Read more

Friend in need becomes top exporter indeed

– Tribune, Dec 27, 2009

It is a story which can inspire many a movie-maker. A Chandigarh-based fresh law graduate gets a call from his friend settled in the UK, seeking a favour. The NRI friend, who imports garments from India, is in trouble as some supplier has not honoured his commitment. The Chandigarh friend borrows money from his father, goes to Delhi and gets 1,000 shirts stitched and exports to his friend in need. A little … Read more

Sudhir Dhingra: Back From the Brink

– Forbes, April 16, 2010

“I was brought up in a fairly affluent family of educated farmers. My father was a lawyer; he had a good practice and lived quite well in Chandigarh. He wanted me to join the bar. But, for some reason, I am not inclined towards anything to do with paper. If my life depended on reading a hundred pages a day for a living, I couldn’t do that even to save my life,” he adds.So instead of becoming a lawyer, Dhingra flirted with success and failure as a… Read more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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