All in the FAMILY
"Our shop's USP continues to be wedding sarees. We get four generations of customers," says 67-year-old Kuppusami, who has also authored about 20 books.
Nalli’s strength lies in the warp and weft of tradition
Sourcing silk from 30,000 weavers and selling 1.5 m sarees a year, the brand reinvents to retain appeal
The warp and weft of time - Memories of Madras
Going to school in a maatu vandi, selling nine-yard saris for Rs.18 and listening to M.S. from outside his store… Nalli Kuppuswami Chetti revisits the T. Nagar that was
The First Woman to Join the 89-Year-Old Family Business
Lavanya Nalli’s great great grandfather Nalli Chinnasami Chetti started selling silk saris in Chennai in the late 1800’s.
Lavanya Nalli: The dream weaver
A fifth-generation scion has designs on modernising her family's traditional Indian sari business
Lavanya Nalli's leadership mantra
As a fifth-generation businessperson, Lavanya Nalli, vice-chairman, Nalli Group, understands the difficulties
Meet the GenNext entrepreneurs
“We’ve always had a culture of operational excellence and entrepreneurship,” says Lavanya Nalli, 34, the founder’s great-great-granddaughter. After spending six years..
Staying Power: Maintaining Resiliency In Family Businesses
Dr. Nalli Kuppuswami Chetti, Chairman and the grandson of the founders of Nalli, still sits in the first store in Chennai, where the whole journey commenced..
Pleats of Heritage
Started by Nalli Chinnasamy Chetti in 1928, Nalli Silks is usually considered as the go-to place for to-be brides. Starting at around 100,000, the pure Kanchipuram..
Taking the lead
During her initial stint with the family business, Lavanya Nalli was associated with several firsts for the Rs 700 crore revenue company. She saw the launch of a sub-brand..