Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Kamdar retail takes pride in setting trends for textile sector
Kamdar retail takes pride in setting trends for textile sector
Aug '07
Since opening its first store in Ipoh in 1950, Kamdar, which specialises in textiles and haberdashery, has come a long way. Now, it is a listed entity in Bursa Malaysia, and has a burgeoning franchise.

Question: What is Kamdar's core business at the moment, and what does it offer as a franchise?
Jayesh R. Kamdar: Kamdar is one of the leading textile retailers in Malaysia and continues to set trends in the textile industry, with its attractive and modern outlets. Kamdar liases with designers to produce the latest collections in casual-todressy, modern and traditional clothing.

But it doesn't stop there. Kamdar has extended its merchandise lines to include home furnishing, luggage and related accessories. Kamdar was built on three generations of textile entrepreneurs and has now embarked on franchising, which will be a new chapter in its 34-year history. We are looking for dedicated, dynamic and passionate people to share this highly rewarding experience.

Q: But why franchise? Kamdar is already present in almost major cities every state in the country.
JRK: We already have 23 self-owned outlets in all major cities in Malaysia, except Perlis, Negeri Sembilan, Sabah and Sarawak. Now, we are targeting satellite and secondary towns to capture the rest of the untapped suburban market. Franchise is the new way to organic growth. We want our brand to grow. And managed well, franchising creates a winwin situation for both franchisor and franchisee.

Q: When did the authorities first approve the Kamdar franchise?
JRK: It was at the end of the first quarter this year. But before that, we had already made preparations in anticipation. It has taken us about three months to get our franchise team in order.

Must ReadView All

Digital textile printing sector to grow by 20% by 2020

Textiles | On 18th Jun 2018

Digital textile printing sector to grow by 20% by 2020

The digital textile printing sector is expected to have a compound...

Courtesy: Hela Clothing

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Jun 2018

Hela's latest label revolves around underwear, sleepwear

The latest collection of Sri Lanka’s Hela Clothing is revolves mostly ...

Kenya levies higher duties on mitumba import

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Jun 2018

Kenya levies higher duties on mitumba import

Kenya’s treasury secretary Henry Rotich recently raised the duty on...

Interviews View All

Krishnanand Tripathi
Textrade International Ltd

We believe in vocational education for entry-level employees, offering...

Karan Suratwala
Key Textile Accessories Private Limited

Chinese imports are destroying the supply chain

Poojaa Kumar Deepak

Zeven's performance sports apparel is designed for the Indian body type,...

Rajat Jaipuria

Activewear brand Soul Space promotes organic cotton farming and...

Riddhi Jain

Conceived in Europe and curated in New Delhi, NeceSera is a...

Harmeet Singh

New Delhi-based Jogindra Industries Private Limited provides an assortment ...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir

<b>Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir</b> started their career with the launch of...

Anisha Chaudhari
Threads & Shirts

Threads &amp; Shirts is a freshly-tailored concept providing men/women a...

Pranav Mishra

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


Leave your Comments

June 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category

Related Categories:

Advanced Search