Baron Leather was founded in 1989 in Mumbai. Bijal Maniar is the company's founder
and was the only employee at the time of inception. Graduated from a leading University
in Mumbai, he always wanted to do something innovative and fashionable, apart from
Since inception Baron has always been in the leather Industry, the Company was originally
founded as a manufacturer supplier of "leather goods" which consisted of a wide
range of products & accessories. Customers included various well known brands in
the United Kingdom, USA and Far East.
By the early 1990s, the leather goods industry was in decline with many manufacturers
closing their units due to international competition and low labor rates. During
this time Baron, originally being in the leather industry, had already started developing
leathers for home furnishing. In 1992 as leather accessories industry declined Baron
Leather diversified in beautiful fashionable leathers used for residential, commercial,
automobile, aircraft, yachts purpose & Leather Floor / Wall Tiles.
These pioneering efforts proved fruitful for Baron Leather and brought a fashion
approach to furniture leathers, Indian and international designers appreciated Baron
Leather quality, finish and designs. In early 2000 Baron was selected from various
International leather companies & honored by the Princess of UK by granting a vital
project of leather restoration work at one of her biggest palaces in Asia. Baron
has complete control over the entire leather making process, from the world-wide
sourcing of raw hides to drum-dying and finishing of all our leathers. Strategic
partnerships with tanneries in Italy, New Zealand and Far East have been developed
over the last 15 years to create an extensive collection of superior leathers which
are stocked at a new facility in Mumbai.
Over the period, Baron expanded its focus from medium sized designers; furniture
manufacturers to even larger base international designers primarily in hospitality
design and Hi end residential design areas of Hi profiled customers, restoration
of Palaces. Future plans include development of furniture line specially designed
in-house showcasing superior Baron Leathers and introduction of retail chain of
stores. Today Baron employs over 60 people here in Mumbai, with representation in
major metropolitan cities as well as strategic partnerships overseas.