Business Practice

As JAISWAL CHIKAN EMPORIUM is a family run business, the company strictly adheres to the ethical practices and transparency. It enables us to fulfil the diversified requirements of our customers. The timely delivery, unmatched product quality, and pricing policies are the premium assets of our company.

Our Team

Twenty-six years ago, JAISWAL CHIKAN EMPORIUM started by MrAnil Kumar Jaiswal from a small-setup at Lucknow’s old chowk. He had a group of four professionals that gradually increased with success and popularity. Our company soon scored the top rank in the Lucknow’s Chikankaari Business community with a trustworthy and straightforward business approach.

Our company now provides livelihood to people who are keen on regional textile crafts and arts. We also have trained artisans hired from the outskirts of Lucknow who diligently craft chikankaari work on our apparels.

About Chikankaari

Chikankaari artwork was invented in Lucknow. It is a customary embroidery style that depicts long-standing tales. The below-listed designs illustrate exciting facts and stories:

  • The ancient references delineate that Chikan work started in 3rd Century BC India by Megasthenes, who flowered embroidery muslins. 
  • As per Laila Tyabji, chikankaari comes from the shiraz white-white embroidery that illustrates the Persian noble culture at the Mughal Court.
  • One story depicts that a traveler taught a peasant to perform chikankaari work in return for a glass of water. 
  • The most famous origin is Noor Jahan, wife of Jahangir and Mughal Empress, who introduced chikankaari to India.

Chikan Embroidery work is done on silk, chiffon, crepe, pure georgette, semi-georgette, cotton, and other textile materials that are light-shaded and illustrate the embroidery work. The textile should not be hard or thick; otherwise, the embroidery needle will not pass through it. A chikankaari artwork starts with more than one pattern blocks on the base fabric. An embroiderer lays a blueprint and embroidery on the lines. Later, the finished pieces are thoroughly and gently washed to remove the blueprint. The chikankaari process includes:

  • Material sourcing: We procure cotton, georgette, and similar textiles from the providers in various cities.
  • Fabric stitching and cutting by hand in specific sizes and cuts.
  • Block printing and designing using coloring agents, wooden blocks, and special glue ensure that the blueprint designs do not quickly fade away.
  • Embroidery is the most time-consuming, detailed, and intricate part of chikankaari process. Our designers carry out different kinds of stitches or embroidery like Murri, Hool, Bakhiya, etc. 
  • Quality check, washing, and finishing.

The effects and patterns created on the apparels rely on the thread thickness and stitches. More than 32 types of stitches come together to create the chikankaari artform. 

The problem we solve of kurta pajama / chikankari clothes

Lucknow is the birthplace of Chikankaari art that is a traditional embroidery style depicting old stories. Megasthenes, who flowered embroidery muslins, began Chikan work in 3rd Century BC India, according to ancient references. According to Laila Tyabji, Chikankaari is derived from the shiraz white-white embroidery, which depicts the Persian noble culture at the Mughal Court. According to one story, a traveler taught a peasant how to do Chikankaari work in exchange for a glass of water. Noor Jahan, Jahangir's wife and Mughal Empress, is credited with introducing Chikankaari to India.

Today, Chikan Embroidery is done on silk, chiffon, crepe, pure georgette, semi-georgette, cotton, and other light-colored textile materials that illustrate the embroidery work. However, the textile should not be too hard or too thick, or the embroidery needle will not pass through it. This problem of Chikankaari clothes is addresses by Jaiswal Chikan Emporium Company, where a Chikankaari artwork begins with multiple pattern blocks on a base fabric. Our embroiderers create a blueprint and then stitch along the lines. The finished pieces are then washed thoroughly and gently to remove the blueprint. In short, our Chikankaari procedure consists of the following steps:

  • We obtain cotton, georgette, and other similar textiles from vendors in various cities.
  • Hand stitching and cutting of fabric in specific sizes and cuts
  • Block printing and designing with coloring agents, wooden blocks, and special glue ensures that the blueprint designs do not fade quickly.
  • The most time-consuming, detailed, and intricate aspect of the Chikankaari process is embroidery. Our designers use various stitches or embroidery techniques such as Murri, Hool, Bakhiya, and others.
  • Inspection of quality, washing, and finishing

Benefits of working with our company

Mr. Anil Kumar Jaiswal founded JAISWAL CHIKAN EMPORIUM in a small room in Lucknow's old chowk 26 years ago. He had a group of four professionals that grew in size as he gained success and popularity. Our company quickly rose to the top of the Chikankaari Business community in Lucknow with a trustworthy business approach. Moreover, our company now employs people who are interested in regional textile crafts and arts. We also have trained artisans hired from Lucknow's outskirts who meticulously craft Chikankaari work on our garments.

Our company is successful because we make the best use of our employees' skills, talent, and expertise alongside giving seasonal training. In addition, our team members are responsible for various tasks, including:

  • Extensive market research 
  • Present new and trending designs for expanding product portfolio
  • Understand the needs of the customers 
  • Carry out continuous production of goods 
  • Meet the needs of customers on time
  • Every manufactured product testing

We ensure that our employees are paid competitive salaries and work independently to maintain business operations. In addition, we conduct training sessions to help our employees improve their skills and better their careers.  



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