He is small manufacturer with a big heart. I was able to have a few a minutes here and there with him to talk about his business.
Aman is an artist first, business man second. This is not to say he isn’t a wonderful business man because he is however, you can see the artistry of his work and his ability to be really hands on with all the new designs and concepts. He draws and creates many of the intricate appliqués that are a staple of Jayli designs. Honestly, the embroidery is gorgeous.
His philosophy is quite lovely. His business may be a small one, but the integrity and quality of what he puts out is impeccable. It is about quality over quantity. He also cares deeply for all of his employees. For him, ensuring his employees are paid well and taken care of is extremely important. It is not about making more money for himself but rather ensuring all those who are part of his company are taken well care of.
He used the analogy of having a massive feast, “How much can you really eat? Why do you need more? You only need maybe one plate so why not share the other plates with others?” Share the wealth, love it, we need more of that in this world.
He is a very sharp man, yet kind as well. A self taught artist. His wife as it happened went to design school so together they are a perfect match in creating beautiful garments and that they do. He has been a part of the Jayli world since the beginning and there is no doubt to as to why.
There are many different steps required to designing their new lines each year. Every company and designer have their own methods and ways of doing things. After 20 plus years Jayli has come down to a process that works really well for them and their manufactures. Designing the basic body design - This is the process [...]
A lovely incense aroma fills the air as they gather in Arjun’s office to discuss and go over new designs for the 2017 Jayli line. Rain is pouring down outside adding an intimate atmosphere to the creative process.The creative process with Arjun has a calmer almost more organized feel than the experience from the day [...]
Upon arrival at Arjun’s he kindly gave me a tour of his factory, a four story building he had built himself. It is a much bigger operation than that of Aman’s, whose factory is much smaller. The first floor is where a group of tailors work on designs that include any woven material. Today however, it [...]
Kathmandu, NepalAfter two whirlwind days in Thailand, we hopped on a plane to head to Kathmandu, Nepal. It is here where the majority of our trip will be spent and where most of the design magic happens. For the past 20 years Jayli has been coming to Nepal to design their hippie bohemian clothing line [...]
The first factory and manufacturer we visit is Aman’s. His factory is literally two blocks from the hotel, a short walk on the busy streets of the more well known neighborhood of Kathmandu, Thamel. Upon arriving, there are warm greetings, another delicious cup of chai tea and more sharing and catching up on on each [...]
In a small jammed packed booth of amazing mudmee styles and colors I clumsily bump into the mannequins on display each time I try to squeeze by them. Even more, I continuously find myself in the path of the poor young lady working there along with the gentleman talking with Christina and Liora."Excuse me, excuse [...]