Name Mandala Apparels (formerly CAOS Apparels)
Year 2002
Company type For-profit
Sector Livelihood
Region of operation Pondicherry
Headquarters address All India Press Compound, Kennedy Nagar, Pondicherry Country: India Zip: 605001
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Target problem Mandala Apparels is a social enterprise creating a range of awesome organic clothing that’s sustainable – economically, ecologically and environmentally. We organise centres of training in tailoring and managerial skills which proves to be helpful to provide employment.

Additionally the enterprise also create impact in the lives of the farmers from whom they source organic cotton.They work with farmer producer groups engaged in cultivating organic cotton

Key product / Service Apparel and fashion
Team size 101-500
Number of beneficiaries
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Funding and Operating Model

Funding round No funding
Total funding raised $ 897000
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Business details Once samples are ready, they are run through a series of quality checks before production. The ISO 9001:2008 certified processes ensure 100% quality check is done all parameters such as fabric strength, colour fastness and shrinkage before the fabric is approved for production. The unique 40 point fabric checking system.
Approved samples arrive at our 11,000 SFT multi-skilled, high-quality production facility of 159 machines that handle woven and knits across various product categories. These machines are manned by our expert tailors who produce high quality prêt-a-porter garments in woven as well as knits.

Once the production is done, the garments are moved to the final stage where the garments are meticulously finished and finally, packed.

About 70% of the workforce is women who come from the local fishing and farming communities.

Partners and key clients 1. Chetna Organic

2. IL&FS Skills Development Corporation 3. Aavishkar

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