A whole lot has changed since we first flagged off…
Mr. Prashant Shah, a Bombay-born entrepreneur, after moving out from his ancestral property at the Sindh Cloth market in Bombay, desires to have a good quality Indian flag on his table at his first & newly renovated Kalbadevi office. But he is deeply-disturbed to learn that there are no quality flag makers in India, more-so in Bombay as the city was known to be the manchester of the textile industry. To add fuel-to-fire, he discovers that the good quality Indian flags that he had noticed at his friends homes & offices were not from India, but were imported. Having years of experience in the business of textiles & plastics, he dreams to have an establishment that not only sells Indian flags, but flags of all countries.
With endless research done & many sleepless nights, flag manufacturing finally begins. Only to soon learn that the majority of flags printed were all ‘rejects’ & ‘no good.’ Flag making wasn’t as easy as it had seemed after all! No wonder there weren’t any flag makers in India! But not willing to give-up easily, we go deeper into the world of vexillology, printing & fabrics!
The Flag Shop is finally born. We are the 1st & only manufacturers of high quality flags in India. Our Kalbadevi office in Bombay had 5 employees.
As there is a lack of awareness for good quality flags in India, The Flag Shop yet remains a recreational/part-time business venture.
However, we do our best to promote flags & spread awareness through numerous trade fairs.
All the flags for US President Bill Clinton’s visit to India is proudly fostered by The Flag Shop.
The Flag Shop relocates to Laxmi Mill Estate, Mahalaxmi, Bombay.
We introduce our latest range of car window flags & larger outdoor flags.
We make available our newest range of outdoor national flags of all countries in sizes 12” x 18”, 2ft x 3ft, 3ft x 4.5ft & 4f x 6ft. They are made by appliqué & embroidery / hand sewn.
The Flag Shop launches new miniature flag bases in acrylic, stainless steel & brass, for single flags, cross flags & group flags.
The future finally begins to look bright & we seriously become a full-fledged flag manufacturing enterprise.
We are presented the National Youth Award by the National Youth Project. A decade in the business, we manage to successfully sell a little over 75,000 flags. Get press coverage from various newspapers & channels over the years.
The 2nd generation of The Shah Family, Mr. Gyan Shah, takes interest in The Flag Shop, hoping to extend it’s legacy to a new pinnacle.
The Flag Corporation, a division of The Flag Shop is introduced to the world for exports. Our website is completely revamped with our revolutionary range of quality flags & accessories. We acquire www.theflagcorp.com & www.theflagcorporation.com
The IPL is the highlight of the year, opening up a new avenue of sports flags & hand flags in India amongst thousands of cricket fans.
The world’s largest South African flag of size 60ft x 90ft is proudly manufactured by us. This flag is made exclusively for the annual South African Tattoo 2008 at Montecasino, Johannesburg. Click here to view details.
To top it off, we are presented the Bhartiya Udyog Ratna Award. We throw a party!
We become India’s only giant flag maker, making the world’s largest flag of India – 48ft x 72ft. Mr. Naveen Jindal gives us the Largest Indian Flag Appreciation Award on behalf of his foundation.
Aerial advertising is successfully launched in India for the 1st time with the Volkswagen Beetle aerial flag of size 80ft x 120ft flown across Bombay & New Delhi.
The Wall Street Journal, USA features Mr. Naveen Jindal & The Flag Shop in their international print edition & online for our exemplary efforts in promoting the giant monumental flags. Click here to view the article.
We jointly work with the US Consulate & Secret Service, in providing all the USA & Indian flags (table, car & floor pedestals) during US President Barack Obama’s November visit to India.
It’s the year of sporting events! We provide flags for the AFC Asian Cup, Qatar 2011, ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, DLF IPL, Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix as well as the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon.
In addition, we happen to win many prestigious awards. It’s time to celebrate! 🙂
At the Kargil War Memorial on Vijay Diwas, we are delighted to meet Mr. Naveen Jindal, founder of the Flag Foundation of India, in celebrating & hoisting yet another monumental flag there. Mr. Jindal has been our mentor all along in radically improvising on a common cause that we both strongly believed in – to motivate Indians to fly the Tiranga, especially our youth!
The Flag Shop becomes India’s only flag store that sells exquisite quality flags & flag accessories online with the easiest payment options.