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Anita Dongre, 55

Founder, House of Anita Dongre

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The first Indian designer to open a flagship store in SoHo, New York, Dongre has 300 exclusive outlets across India in over 80 cities. House of Anita Dongre is a member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, a global industry body working towards reducing the environmental and social impacts of apparel, footwear, and textile products around the world. The firm also works to empower women in rural areas by skilling them to earn their livelihood. As part of this initiative, the company has adopted two villages in Maharashtra. The Anita Dongre bridal business grew 30% this year

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