RmKV was begun as a saree shop in Tirunelveli, in 1924 by Rm. K. Viswanatha Pillai. Earlier, he mainly deals in silk Kanchipuram Sarees. After his son death V. Kumarasamy, who led RmKV from 1955 to 1968, the family concern was led by his grandson K. Viswanathan, a Textile Technology graduate of Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Under K. Viswanathan RmKv established its own weaving and won the first ISO 9001-2000 certification for silk saree manufacture in the industry. He also established a design team for creation of original hand-loom silk sarees. Indian Themes and Traditional Tamil were rendered in silk sarees. RmKv is today led by K. Siva Kumar. Hand-loom weaving of sarees can be witnessed live in the Stores of Coimbatore and Vannarpettai.
Traditional Silk Saree, Embroidered Silk Saree, 9-Yard Silk Saree, Theme Silk Saree, Embroidered Fancy Saree, Printed Silk Saree, Mysore Silk Saree, Arangaetram Collection, Natural Silk Saree, Casual Sarees, Tasar, Georgette, Raw Silk, Cot-Silk are the Saree Varieties available in RmKV.
Churidars both stiched and Unstiched, Churidars Casual Wear Unstiched and Churidars Party Wear are the Churidar varieties available in RmKV. Silk-shirts, Men's Kurtas, Dhotis, Ties, T-Shirts, Formal Shirts are the varieties available for Men in RmKV. Kids wear are available separately for Boys and Girls and a separate section is available for Silk Pavadais.
RmKv has various desings of sarees in woven silk and jari with 33 Bharatanatyam dance poses for Subramanya Bharathi's famous song Chinnanchiru Kiliye, Hamsa Damayanthi Saree based on Raja Ravi Varma painting, Aiswarya Pokkal, Kural Ovium which is depicting from Thirukkural, reversible saree, a line of textured embossed silk sarees, 50000 colour saree and sarees inspired by Op Art also known as optical art (that makes use of optical illusions). Most recently RmKV has released lines of natural-dyed and light silk sarees, using manufacturing techniques.
RmKv won National Award for Master Weavers and Master Craftpersons in 1998 by K. Siva Kumar and S. Rajendran and National Award for Master Weavers and Master craftpersons in 1999 by K. Viswanathan and S. Dinakaran.