About

 Curated designs, classy collections and contemporary craftsmanship define Raas the Global Desi—your unique shopping destination for exquisite, designer quality, ethnic Indian outfits with contemporary edge. Our trendy collection boasts of fashion-forward lehengas, dresses, gowns, sarees, blouses and accessories for all Indian occasions and celebrations. The concept and very name of Raas The Global Desi is inspired by the Sanskrit word “Raas.”

Raas literally means “aesthetics” in Sanskrit. However, this word is deep-rooted in Indian tradition and has profound connotations. Synonymous with the legendary tales of Lord Krishna, this term upholds the very essence and fiber of Indian culture and beauty. “Raas.” exemplifies the amalgamation of colors, royalty, tenderness, emotions, nature and above all, creation. Rich colors, opulent decorations and pure, mesmerizing joy permeated the space. This abundance of beauty, vivid hues and grandeur is the inspiration and vision for the idea of Raas the Global Desi. Raas The Global Desi aims to gratify you with a varied amalgamation of colors and craftsmanship. We are honored and thrilled to bring this concept alive through exceptional Indian ethnic collections of lehengas, salwar suits, sarees and blouses. Every creation from Raas celebrates creativity, colors and unbeatable quality. Through customized craftsmanship, we strive to celebrate your Indian bearing with the finest outfits and add satisfaction and pride to all auspicious events in your life. 

Based in Chicago, USA, Raas The Global Desi caters to the modern expectations of the Global Desi—the world citizen with Indian roots, who is quintessentially Indian at heart. Although she lives in another part of the world, she still cherishes her rich ethnic heritage and embraces it with poise and elegance. While everything around her in a foreign land is different from that of her homeland, the proud Global Desi holds on to the customs that define her origins. So, she celebrates traditional festivities with utmost regard and pride. Raas aims to indulge the ethnic disposition of the Global Desi, by equipping her with traditional outfits with modern edge. We strive to re-invent India’s remarkable ancient clothing design tradition through interpretations that resonate with the expectations of the modern woman. While keeping traditions intact by using age-old techniques and designs, Raas also creates new fashion statements that are relevant in today’s fashion scene.  Each outfit piece from Raas The Global Desi boasts of excellent attention to detail and exquisite quality. Elaborate outfits with “couture” elements are the mainstay of Raas The Global Desi. By blending ethnic elements with opulent embellishments and fine details, our creations are skilful masterpieces that will not go unnoticed. Living overseas shouldn’t restrict you from dressing your ethnic best on traditional occasions. Gear up for epic Diwali, Navaratri, weddings, and more special occasions with bespoke outfits from Raas The Global Desi. Our magnificent lehengas, salwar suits, dresses, gowns, sarees and blouses will not only add confidence to your stride, but also help you look as regal as a peacock on any special occasion. Universally flattering and splendid at every level, they are guaranteed to flaunt your femininity.

Make a positive global when you buy Raas World products

Over the past decades, Mother Earth has sustained enduring damage from our reckless fashion and lifestyle choices. The damage is so significant that at this juncture we are forced to think beyond sustainability.As an eco-sensitive and evolving fashion brand, Raas realizes that regenerative practices are the way forward. And to reverse the existent damage, changes should begin at the grassroots. Raas aims to make significant leaps in this direction by supporting the communities and eco-system at the fundamental level. Our efforts begin right from our manufacturing unit and extend to every aspect of the business. Read on to find out about the different steps we take to realize our vision of sustainability. 

FAIR WAGES AND WORKING CONDITIONS

We believe that satisfied and happy employees are the backbone of a successful business. As an ethically responsible fashion brand, all our employees receive fair wages. They work in safe and secure environments, and we give them ample opportunities for personal and professional growth. 

Every sale makes a difference

We are proud of the fact our intricate and artisan-quality designs are a class apart from the mass-produced stuff plaguing markets. Our outfits boast grandeur, finesse, and unique aesthetic quality because they are handmade. More importantly, choosing to use handmade allows us to support the livelihood of skilled artisans and keep traditional crafts alive. 

Minimizing our carbon footprint

We focus on eco-friendly practices at every level to minimize our environmental impact. Using organic fabrics and reducing fabric wastage, we aim to reduce our carbon footprint. We also use eco-friendly packaging and minimize the use of resources.