Handmade, Heartfelt: CC Shroff Self Help Centre for handicrafts shopping in Goregaon

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It came to me as a very pleasant surprise when I chanced upon the CC Shroff Self Help Centre at Durian Estate in Goregaon east. A humble outpost to an NGO that has been supporting physically and financially challenged people, this is truly a hidden gem in the neighbourhood. goregaon handicrafts shopping

Operating in the garments and handicraft industry for 38 years, the Centre has provided skills training and economic independence for its artists via programmes in tailoring, embroidery and entrepreneurship.

Crafstmen at work at CC Shroff SelfHelp Centre, Goregaon east

What’s in store for you? goregaon handicrafts shopping

The result is a showroom and sales store packed with impressive and colourful contemporary handmade wonders – bags for all needs and occasions, home linen, stationery, garments – that are crafted with exceptional skill and imagination. It was indeed a heartening experience to visit and learn about the journey of this Centre at Goregaon. Chatting at length with Harsha Sajnani, CEO, I learnt that the core strength of the artisans here include patchwork, appliqué work, bead work, embroidery and block and screen printing.

Vibrant bags and pouches available at the store Bag: ₹400; Sling: ₹150; Pouch: ₹150

goregaon handicrafts shopping

Having seen the wide array of silk cushion covers, cotton patchwork bedspreads, tailored western and Indian garments, I realised the innate value of the CC Shroff Self Help Centre. It at once empowers the skillful and talented and preserves Indian crafts.

Why you need to drop in goregaon handicrafts shopping

When you’re on the lookout for some truly unique pieces for the upcoming festive and wedding seasons, be sure to stop by and patronise this store.

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Handmade office stationery
Diaries: ₹200-330; Notepad & Pen stand: ₹250; Card Holder: ₹100

goregaon handicrafts shopping

I can vouch not only for quality and skill but even the very finish of each and every item created here. “We also work on commissioned designs specifically required by customers or brands. Several designers also work with us to manufacture their designs or elements of their designs”, shares Sajnani. International brands like Lush spa and Hachette books have regular shipments arriving from this Centre – customised shopping bags, packing bags and spa slippers. goregaon handicrafts shopping

More Credentials

The CC Shroff Centre is also a member of WFTO – World Fair Trade Organisation. It offers a range of natural, vegetable and azo-free dyes. In association with the Vertically Integrated Fairly Traded Cotton Project, it can arrange for unbleached, knitted, cotton, jersey yardage that has been processed without the use of chemicals. goregaon handicrafts shopping

Details:

Address: CC Shroff Self Help Centre, Unit No.32-35, Ground Floor, ‘D’ wing, Durian Premises,Goregaon Mulund Link Road, Goregaon (East),Mumbai – 400 063

Contact numbers: 022-28726151 / 28769811

Center timing: 9 AM – 5.50 PM; Monday to Saturday


Website: http://www.selfhelpcentre.org/

 

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