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Corporate History

First Steps Baby Wear Pvt. Ltd. was established in 2002, for manufacture of baby wear. Currently our product portfolio comprises Baby innerwear and outwear for Ages ‘0’ to ‘3’. First Steps specializes in manufacturing large volumes with minimum turnaround time. Our client profile consisting of retail chains like George Clothing, Mothercare, H&M, Target Australia etc, is a testimony to our ability to meet the product quality and safety requirements of high street retail outlets.

Beginning with a modest factory housing 60 machines in 2002, we have grown into a multiple location company with 6 factories housing over 1000 stitching machines, a design studio, dedicated fabric sourcing and storage warehouse, and liaison offices at Chennai and Tuticorin. First Steps has on its rolls 4000 employees and produces 29 million garments annually.

Our factories are situated in and round Bangalore (India’s IT Capital) with easy access to ports. The manufacturing facilities spread, comprise a built up area of 400,000 sq.ft. A look at some of our facilities.

Our core Strengths

Design Support in UK

6 member Design team to offer customers the latest trends in fashion and liaise effectively with the factories to ensure that what you see on the design boards is what you get from the production floor.

Piece Printing

12 color Automatic(MHM Printing Machine) with advanced in-house facilities for screen development and colour kitchen.

Embroidery

15 Latest Embroidery machines to take care of the entire embroidery requirements in-house.

Production Capacity over the years

Year Pcs / Annum(Millions)
2006-07 16.5
2007-08 19.5
2008-09 24.67
2009-10 24.67
2010-11 27.53
2011-12 29
Year Sales / USD (Millions)
2007-08 20.5
2008-09 21.5
2009-10 28.7
2010-11 36.1
2011-12 42.7
Year Sales / USD (Millions)
2009-10 7.6
2010-11 11.4
2011-12 14.3
Year Overall / USD (Millions) George/ USD (Millions)
2012-13 50 16
2013-14 58 19
2014-15 66 22

Future plans

1-3 years :

  • Enhancing our product portfolio to include offerings for toddlers (ages 3-8).

  • Modest capacity expansion based on demand from customers.

  • Make a beginning by offering basic wovens for babies / kids.

Factory suggestions for product improvement:

  • New make-up/techniques to be added in the current product range.

  • Inclusion of toe safe foot for babies nightwear.

  • Garments made from BCI Cotton

  • Inclusion of toe safe foot for babies nightwear.

  • Use of new fabrics like neppy marls, jacquard in the fashion range.