About CAA

Chennai Apparel Association

There was always a long standing need amongst the manufacturers and distributors of Tamil Nadu to come together and have a platform to address issues of mutual interests.

All of us are aware of apparel associations in other states and it was a bit of an irony that Tamil Nadu did not have an association for garments despite being the prime state for textile industry.

This need had given birth to THE CHENNAI APPAREL ASSOCIATION (CAA). The association was formally registered under the Society’s Registration Act in May 2006. The association has nearly 150 members comprising of leading manufacturers, distributors and agents operating within Tamil Nadu.

The objectives laid by the association are as follows.

  • Promote and safeguard the interests of the business of manufacturers, distributors and agents of garments and apparel Industry in general and in particular the members of the Chennai Apparel Association.
  • Represent matters relating to the trade with various bodies, state and central government, statutory and legal bodies for the overall benefit of the members.
  • Conduct exhibitions and fairs for the benefit of the trade.
  • Represent on behalf of the members, if-called upon by any authority on matters relating to the interests of the members or the association.
  • To raise funds for carrying on the above activities of the association
  • To frame such guidelines, rules and regulations for members to follow for overall benefit of the members / trade / society.
  • To set up an exclusive apparel park and
  • To jointly represent for the allocation of space at prominent malls.

The first major activity CAA undertook was to conduct a fashion garment fair in chennai in the year 2006. The response has been overwhelming since then.

The CAA was found in April 2006 drawing from a broad and strong member base. Though many believed that the industry was too segmented to make this possible,leaders of the industry forged ahead and together with the support of apparel manufacturers,distributors and agents formed CAA – an organization that represents every segment of the industry regardless of company size,location,product-line and distribution.

CAA is a trade association representing apparel manufacturers,distributors and agents who compete in the market place.

Our Mission

CAA’s mission is to help create an environment in which the Tamilnadu apparel industry could operate, compete and profit in the global economy. The result of this effort is this organization represented by approx. 80% of the apparel industry of Tamil Nadu.

The Board Members

Mr. Bharat Sarda


Mr. Lalith Bhutra


Mr. Vikram Dhingra

Vice President & Fair Chairman

Mr. Bhavesh Vedant

Vice President

Mr. Raaj Vyas

Joint Secretary

Mr. Parag Sooda


The Advisory Members

Mr. Jagdish Sarda

Mr. Nilesh Batavia

Mr. Ashok Raj Parekh

Mr. Dilip Shah

Mr. Manish Mehta

The Committee Members

Mr. Padam Jain

Mr. Kamal Bisani

Mr. Subash Dave

Mr. Venkatraman

Mr. M.S. Vengatesan

Mr. Suresh Sancheti

Mr. Shantilal Gandhi

Mr. Ramesh Bisani

Mr. Jitendra Sharma

Mr. Paresh Kalantri

Mr. Kalyan Chordia

Mr. Abhishek Bhandari

Mr. M.S. Vinoth Duseja

Mr. Kannan

Mr. Arvind Chordia

Ex. Officio: Iswar Melwani and Sudhakar

The Fair Invitee Committee Members

Mr. Jitendra Jain

Mr. Vikas Mutha

Mr. Shyam Sunder

Mr. Thandapani

Mr. Devendar

Mr. Lalit Sharma

Mr. Rajesh Sharma

Mr. Kamakshi Kannan

Mr. Chetan Jain

Mr. Navin Chandak

Mr. Manish Challani

Mr. Sanjay Pawar