Binwani’s was founded by Mr. Rupchand in the year 1925 in Riau, Indonesia. Within a short space of time, Mr Rupchand opened 2 more branches, one in Jambi and another one in Riau. He invited 2 of his cousin to help him in managing the business in 1938. He opened another branch in Singapore at No 102 North Bridge Road.
In 1940, Mr Rupchand opened his first store in Malaysia which was in Penang. During this time, business flourished. In 1948, Mr Rupchand passed away leaving a wife, 6 sons and 2 daughters behind. During this time, the store was managed by the Wife Devi.
In 1955, straight after form 5, Chandru Binwani joined the family business and started learning about the business. In 1972, Chandru Binwani came to Kuala Lumpur and opened the first branch in Jalan Raja Chulan. From the year 1984, the reigns of the company fell onto Chandru Binwani’s hand as his brother, Tikandas retired from business.
Binwani’s philosophy has always been that customer solution are priority no. 1. The business was built on this philosophy and foundation. It has been practised for 3 generations and has proved to be more effective way of handling competition today.
Board of Directors
Chairman and FounderWith a vast experience of over 60 years in the fashion retail business, Chandru Binwani has been the pioneer in high fashion textile industry in Malaysia. He is responsible for bringing the business from Penang to the Klang Valley in 1972 and has seen a steady growth. Currently still active as an advisor and Chairman of the Group.
DirectorMaya Binwani spent 40 years in the Binwani’s retail business and is currently serving as a non-executive director. She however, consults on issues pertaining to restructuring and business development.
DirectorThe oldest son of Chandru & Maya Binwani is a Business Graduate from University of Oregon, officially joined the business in 1994.Founded Silk Street Sdn Bhd, an entity that was initially formed to operate the travel retail business. Silk Street was the first company to have a fabric retail concession in Malaysia Airports back in 1996. Today, Vijay heads Silk Street Sdn Bhd, which focuses on wholesale and B2B to trade. He also founded his own menswear label called Lustro, which is currently exported abroad and retailed locally.
DirectorRavin also a Drake University Graduate in Business Administration has been with Binwani’s for 20 years and is very much in control of Operations and Sales. He recently developed the corporate attire business for Binwani’s Group and has build a network of prestigious corporate clients who demand high quality attires for their executives and reliable services.
Nature of Business
High End Fabric & Apparel Retail Chain
- Cloth by meter.
- Custom tailoring.
Corporate Design & CMT Services
- Designing, manufacturing & custom tailoring services for corporate clients.
- Frontline uniforms, corporate suits, F1 shirts.
- From small to medium to large companies.
- Traditional wear for events.
- Design & manufacture textiles for own retail consumption & wholesale distribution.
- We also manufacture for our own in house brands: Thomas Reed, Via Seta, Massimo Vito, Giovanni Battistoni.
- All production is outsourced in Italy, Germany, Korea, India, Indonesia & China.
- Also manufacture base on corporate client specialization.
Corporate Design & CMT Services
Silk Street Sdn Bhd, part of Binwani’s group is the main wholesaling and purchasing arm of the group. With its great resources from sourcing, purchasing and stitching we are able to deliver the right type of fabric, design and tailoring for our corporate clients. We had embarked on this vision on 2002 but mainly in terms of providing fabrics to our clients/tailors/wholesalers who would buy them for corporate wear. As time went by, we had constant inquiry for designing of garments and stitching for it. Since we were very strong in our bespoke men’s tailoring in all 5 of our branches, we were able to “custom make” uniforms for our corporate clients; from sourcing of the fabric, to designing, producing pre production samples to the actual garment. Our clients are of international and local repute.
|Johor Port Authority||2002 – 2005|
|Kelab Melayu United Kingdom Malaysia||2003|
|University Kebangsaan Malaysia||2011|
|World Gas Conference Kuala Lumpur 2012||2012|
|OCBC Bank||2011 & 2013|
|Persatuan Ann Kooi||2014|
|Westin Kuala Lumpur||2014|