Original Madras Trading Company is a family business with a literal checkered past, founded by the current owner's grandfather in the early 1970s with a trunk full of Madras checks. Over time, he established an office on 38th Street in the garment district with views of the Empire State Building - where it trades from to this day. Now primarily a project to produce seasonal ranges of clothing using exclusively hand-woven cloth, Original Madras aims to remind people of the rich origin story of Madras cloth and its profound ties to both the American and Indian societies.

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