THE JOURNEY


1980 - Prakash Lakhani started the business of making ready-made garments with four stitching machines at Mohtta Market. Back then, the firm was called M/s Ganga & Co.

1984 - Lakhani brothers travelled abroad to gain exposure and insights into building a revolutionary retails phenomenon in India in kidswear segment. In that same year, the brand was registered in the name of M/s Harison.

1987 - business soon expanded. In 1987, they added to their manufacturing unit by taking up additional space at Byculla, Mumbai.

1989 - The Lakhani brothers purchased their first set of galas at Shah & Nahar Industrial estate, Lower Parel, Mumbai to further expand its capacity.

1994 - In 1994, the company Gini & Jony Apparel Pvt. Ltd. was incorporated. In that same year, Shopper’s Stop, India’s first organized retail format store, opened its store in Andheri, Mumbai.

1996 - The first exclusive brand outlet (EBO) of the company was opened at Somajigauda in Hyderabad.
1997 - The company went on to purchase 9000 Sq. Ft. of space for its corporate office at Arihant Industrial Estate, Sakinaka in Andheri, Mumbai.

1998 - The first EBO opened up in Mumbai on High Street, Linking Road, Khar. They also started their own design studio and made its first export to UAE and Saudi Arabia.

2004 - During the year 2004, the company gave life to its characters ‘Gini & Jony’ and their ten friends – Mice Attack, UFO, Jack the Genius, Scamera, Madgun, Maddox, Miss Flamella, Isabel, Chantera, Fixo a2z.

2005 - The company offered equity to Sonata Investments Ltd, an investment arm of Reliance Energy, which was subsequently transferred to Reliance Capital.
The company purchased 12000 Sq. Ft of office premises at Citipoint, Andheri Kurla Road, Opp J.B. Nagar, Andheri, Mumbai, along with 5000 Sq. Ft. of zonal office premises at Signature Towers, Gurgaon, Harayana. It also constructed 2 manufacturing units at Plot No. 2- D and Plot No. 47 at Epip, Jharmajri, Baddi District, Solan and another developed industrial premises of more than 65000 Sq. Ft. at 56/2 and 57/2 Ringawada, Nani Daman along with a merchandising, sourcing and sales office at Bangalore in June.

2006 - Gini & Jony Apparel Pvt. Ltd. clubbed with India’s retail giant, Pantaloon Retail India Ltd. giving birth to GJ Future Fashions Ltd. – a one stop destination for kids’ fashion across the country.

2007 - They went on to launch a concept store - Gini & Jony Freedom Fashions Lifestyle Store that racked exclusive International brands for kids. 1st time in the history of Lakme Fashion Week, TINY’s N TON’s walked the ramp to launch the Rocky S Collection.

2008 - They launched BABY DREAMZ exclusively for the newly born and infants.

2009 - The brand has since moved on to much bigger, path-breaking tie-ups with international lifestyle brands.