Rachna Imam has over 16 years of association with the Apparel Industry. A graduate in Fashion Design from NIFT, New Delhi in 1991-94, she worked with Intercraft and Louis Feraud as a designer. She has also been a consultant designer with Sasakawa India, an NGO that works for the upliftment of the lepers and is funded by Nippon of Japan. She was Head Merchandiser (all-India) with Tarun Tahiliani and has been a faculty with IAM (Institute of Apparel Management under the ministry of Textiles).