CNN - Hong Kong Tailor touts London trade

Hong Kong tailor touts London trade

May 6, 2002 Posted: 7:17 PM EDT (2317 GMT)

From Richard Quest CNN Correspondent

LONDON, England (CNN) -- A top London hotel is not an obvious place to find a tailor that will make business suits or other formal attire.

But Raja fashions from Hong Kong sets up business once a month dragging the cloth, designs and salesmen halfway across the globe.

Tailors from the former British colony have been making this journey for years, yet it is only recently that the business has boomed.

Raja used to sell just 100 suits in three days, but now they sell over 1,000 with a constant stream of new and old clients.

"Initially you have a lot of resistance, for us we are Hong Kong's largest tailors, we have our clients buying with us in Hong Kong, so they know us from Hong Kong," says Raja Daswani of Raja Fashions.

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