There’s a famous age-old phrase used in everyday Indian life. It’s called ‘Chalta hai’, meaning ‘it works’, that nudges us to settle for anything good enough.
At Andamen, we challenge that notion when it comes to designing great-quality garments. Through months of conceptualising, sampling and crafting, our commitment to industry-leading quality drives us to bring you nothing less than a great product, that’s built to last.
At Andamen, ‘good enough’ simply nahi chalta hai.
Every inch of an Andamen product tells a story—a story of our uncompromising passion for precision.
It’s evident in how our fabrics feel on your skin, the way our collars hug your neck and how impeccable our stitching looks & feels at the seams. Let us break down what makes a good garment, great.
We choose materials that last, are good for the planet and, above all, make you look & feel great all day. From European Linen to Indian Cotton, our lineup includes all your wardrobe staples and each material is meticulously crafted into rich, resilient fabrics that cover all your wardrobe —and style—needs.
All materials are rigourously tested to ensure:
All Andamen garments are designed to maximise wear. That means that they need to stand up to the most dreaded force of nature: time.
One of the ways we increase the longevity of each garment is by adding an extra layer of fabric to our plackets, cuffs and collars to give them added strength. This process is called fusing. It not only improves durability but also brings structure, making you look a whole lot smarter and sharper.
Designed to add strength & sharpness to the fabric, used mainly in garments that require a structured drape (like for plackets, cuffs, collars etc)
These are interlinings that keeps the fabric relaxed & non-stiff mainly used for our casuals.
We test our fusings by washing the fabric at upto 140-150ºC for five seconds to see if the structure is sound. If any bubbles form due to incorrect fusing, the fabric is immediately rejected.
We repeat this process at least five times for good measure.
We prioritise natural materials over their plastic counterparts while choosing buttons for our styles. Oh and we also put them through the ringer to ensure their durability.
Tested for strength & durability by pulling with a force of 70N (Newton) for 15 seconds. That’s equivalent to lifting weights of about 7.5kg.
Meticulously pre-washed in hot water to ensure our wooden buttons don’t bleed colour.
All our buttons undergo a shanking test, to ensure they sit on the garment the way they’re meant to.
Stitching is one of those things that can make or break a garment. A well stitched garment goes a long way in elevating your style and also adds to a garment’s longevity.
How do you know if a shirt is well-stitched? For starters, every stitch should be perfectly straight, feel smooth on the surface and seem almost invisible to the eye. Our garments tick all of these boxes, and some more.
We’ve partnered with the world’s leading thread manufacturer.
Our threads are made majorly from recycled plastic bottles.
We’re often asked what makes our product different? Is it the materials we use? Or maybe it’s the way we stitch. Or the buttons we choose.
It’s actually all of that and more. It’s everything that goes into a garment from the beginning to the way it’s finished.
Premium dyes, superior machines, expert craftsmanship, ethical practices, a clean environment & a whole lot more. Every element contributes to our garments being the way they are—sophisticated, refined & durable.
Behind every quality product is a series of tests, meticulously crafted to check and ensure quality at every stage of the production process.
Between both internal and external inspection of the fabric & the finished garment, there are a total of 30 unique tests that are performed.
Done in labs with state-of-the-art machinery, these tests focus on all aspects of the garment, testing for things like stability, colour fastness etc.
These tests focus on the finished garment, testing for overall durability, strength of the seams etc.
Each element of our garment is inspected for defects like tears & holes, marks, colour variation, dis-colouration etc.
On top of this, random checks are also perfomed at different stages of the production cycle. The first one happens after 25% of our goods are recieved in our warehouse, then at 50% and the final one, after we receieve everything.