Bantams Are Surging On The Subcontinent

A $5 million tannery in Bangalore called Cosmos Leather Exports Ltd. has some new customers that are going to double its business. U.S. shoemaker Kenneth Cole has placed orders for nearly $4 million in outerwear, and The Limited is buying $800,000 worth of leather goods. Cosmos has also scooped up Bloomingdale's Inc. and Saks Fifth Avenue as customers. And even though the company is only four years old, it's gaining a worldwide reputation for marketing savvy and quality. "We have a state-of-the-art tannery," boasts Managing Director Rashid Khan.

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