You must have seen some people who are always fascinated with big brand name only no matter if their quality of the product is good enough or not but they only go with their Favourite foreign brand. There are a few Indian brand names who failed to gain market and popularity among their customer because of their desi brand name. This might be the reason that we Indians started bending ourselves towards all those names which sound French or Italian or some American. Even though many might have no idea what they mean or how to pronounce them.
Have a Look at some of the foreign-sounding brands which are actually owned by Indians or produced in India:
1. Chandon Wine
This wine is actually manufactured in India only with the grapes which are grown few hundred kilometres outside of Mumbai.
Lakmé is an Indian makeups brand which ranked at number 1 among the cosmetics brands in India. Lakme started as a 100% subsidiary of Tata Oil Mills (Tomco). It was named after the French opera Lakmé, which itself is the French form of Lakshmi (the goddess of wealth) who is renowned for her beauty. It was started in 1952 famously because then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru was concerned that Indian women were spending precious foreign exchange on beauty products and personally requested JRD Tata to manufacture them in India.
This brand is very famous worldwide. It produces leather goods and is based in Pondicherry, India. Now, You will be amazed to know that the Tamil Nadu’s tanneries supply its leather products to some of the biggest brands worldwide. Surprising?
4. Allen Solly
Well, this brand is purely Indian which is an initiative of Maura Fashion and Lifestyle and it also a division of Aditya Birla Fashion and lifestyle, which is one of India’s largest and fastest growing brands. All those shirts and wallets are made in India only. No matter how posh or expensive the brand is, at the end of the day it’s all an Indian mind behind it.
5. East India Company
The company that once exploited India is now owned by Sanjiv Mehta. It is now one of the high-end luxury goods providers. Yes, it is a proud fact that an Indian now owns the company which once ruled India.