OUR BRAND

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The Chikan Factory is a brand established by SR Chikan Factory, a renowned Chikankari manufacturing firm in Lucknow. SR Chikan Factory, a family-owned wholesale enterprise, has operated in both B2B and B2C sectors for over 50 years, under various brand names.

Originating as a family-owned business in the 1970s, spanning four generations, our enterprise was among the pioneering chikankari shops in Lucknow. As the family lineage expanded, various divisions emerged. In the 1980s, Mr. Krishan Jivan upheld the family legacy by establishing Kanhaiya Lal Krishan Jivan Chikan in heart of old lucknow.

Then Mr. Jitendra Rastogi, along with his brothers, opened one production and wholesale facility in Lucknow in the 1990s, as well as four additional retail locations. This manufacturing facility is now known as the SR Chikan Factory. Since then SR Chikan Factory has not only sold in local markets but has supplied to various famous markets of Delhi, Bombay, Kolkata, Chennai, and Hyderabad. 

At the moment, Mr. Jitendra Rastogi has two other retail locations: Muskan Chikan Industries and Bindas Chikan, which are well-located near Lucknow’s iconic clock tower. Currently, Mr. Rastogi is the sole promoter of SR Chikan Factory and treasurer of The Chikan Association of Lucknow which is recognized to be the prime group of Chikankari leaders. 

The Chikan Factory is an online e-commerce brand founded by his daughter, Muskan Rastogi. All stores are based in Lucknow, open for your next trip to lucknow! The art of Chikankari is in the blood of the Rastogi Family.

Our Core Values 

At The Chikan Factory, we try to bring some exclusive and selective hand-embroidered apparel for our customers and patron, from the city of Nawabs where the original Chikankari work is done with the love and warmth of our skilled Artisans. To continue satisfying the needs and expectations of our global clientele, we select, make, and produce the best products out of the bunch while attempting to make them stand out from the crowd.

Versatile Collections

Dive into a world of versatility with our wide range of clothing for all genders and ages.

Quality Matters

Immerse yourself in comfort with our high-quality fabrics and expert craftsmanship.

Easy Shopping Experience

Enjoy user-friendly interfaces, secure payments, and swift delivery to your doorstep.

Customer Love

We love seeing you in TheChickanFactory, so don't forget to tag us in your stylish snaps!

Creative Process

The intricate art of chikankari embroidery, originating from Lucknow, India, entails a meticulous process infused with tradition and skill. Here’s an overview:

Designing : The initial step involves designing the intricate motifs that define chikankari embroidery. While these patterns hold ancient roots, decisions regarding the choice of fabric, specific motifs placement, and overall garment style are carefully made.
Procurement of Fabric : High-quality fabric is sourced from Surat, ensuring it meets the exacting standards required for chikankari embroidery.
Fabric Preparation : Upon arrival in Lucknow, the fabric is meticulously measured and cut, according to the predetermined style, whether it’s a kurti or an anarkali, a saree, etc
Stitching : Skilled artisans then undertake the task of stitching the fabric pieces together, adhering to the chosen style. Unstitched pieces are excluded from this stage.
Block Printing : Wooden blocks intricately carved with the chosen designs are used to transfer patterns onto the fabric using eco-friendly dyes. This step serves as a guide for embroiderers during the subsequent stages.
Embroidery : The heart of the process lies in the hands of trusted artisans known as karigars, who distribute fabric pieces and threads to women in neighboring villages. Up to a thousand women are approximatelyinvolved in this process, ensuring each stitch is meticulously executed to achieve the desired pattern and texture.
Quality Control : After the embroidery phase, each piece undergoes rigorous quality checks. Any deviations are addressed promptly to maintain the highest standards of craftsmanship.
Washing and Finishing : Once approved, the garments undergo a thorough washing process to remove any remnants of the printing and embroidery stages. Careful drying and pressing enhance the beauty of the final product.
Final Checks and Packaging : The finished pieces are meticulously inspected one final time before being tagged, packaged in polybags, and prepared for sale. From cutting and stitching to blocking, embroidering, washing, and branding, the chikankari process involves multiple stages, each executed with precision and care.

Future Goals

Having dominated the local market, our aim now is to seize the boundless online market, tapping into its vast pool of potential buyers. Chikankari has long reigned just in Lucknow due to its intricate manufacturing process but our objective is to broaden our market’s scope, unlock its commercial potential, engage millions of individuals, and entice them with compelling offers to acquire this emblem of Lucknow’s heritage at affordable prices.

Our Vision

The Chikan Factory transcends borders, aiming to elevate Chikankari embroidery from a local treasure to a global phenomenon. Through our unwavering dedication to honesty, excellence, creativity, and self-determination, we hope to spread the word about Lucknow’s superior royalty and make it both financially and practically feasible for people all over the world.

Our Outlets

  • S.R. Chikan Factory, Tahseenganj Chauraha, Hardoi Road, Lucknow, 226003.
  • Bindass Chikan, Opposite Nimbu Park, Behind Roomi Gate Police Chowki, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, 226003
  • Naina Collection & Muskan Chikan Industries, 118/108, Cantt Road, Near Odean Cinema, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, 226001.
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