She describes the time she spent living in France – the fashion capital of the world – as an eye-opening experience that allowed her to fully embrace her love for design.
âI have spent a lot of time thinking, researching and immersing myself in fashion. When you start something so young, sometimes you don’t think too much about it. But those three years away from the family business made me realize that fashion is something I’m good at. And if I had the chance, that’s something I want to do, âshe said.
Having devoted her life to the family business, would she expect her children to take over one day? “Do you know what I did?” I ruined the deal for myself, because my kids saw me working so hard, I think they got scared, âThulasidas replied with a laugh.
While she describes her 23-year-old daughter as “artistically talented,” she is currently pursuing a career as a lawyer, she shared. Her 18-year-old son, however, showed interest in the business.
âHe enjoys chatting with me about business processes, the things I do well in my business. He also has a lot of advice on the things I do wrong, âThulasidas said with a laugh. “I think he could get involved in several companies in the future, and mine could be one of them.”
But at the end of the day, she thinks the business should be handed over to the most capable person. âOne thing about family businesses is you always think they should stay with the family. But I am open to offering it later, when the time is right, to a deserving and talented candidate, and not just to someone in the family.