Meet Sushma Nandgaokar Mira Road based Business Entrepreneur and Founder of thedecorous.com who shares her Entrepreneurial Journey

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    Female entrepreneurship is vital for our future. Collectively we can make a change by closing the gap between men and women in the workforce.
    Entrepreneurs are those adventurous, daredevils who drive deep into the pressing problems of society and try to find solutions to them, not by leaving the responsibilities in the reins of the government or business, but by trying to change systems as a whole and persuading societies to take new initiatives

    India being a growing economy is a hotspot for young entrepreneurs. With a large population of more than 130 crores, businesses all over the world see it as a potential destination for establishing a start-up. For years, males dominated the business industry, leaving less or no room for females. But the trend has changed now. More and more women are jumping into the business and many have successfully established globally renowned brands. Creating job opportunities for a large number of people, the women have braved the societal pressures and stereotypes to come up with the solutions that are far more reliable and innovative.
    recent years, Maharashtra has witnessed an increase in women-owned businesses in fields such as household Industry, fashion, farming, IT, manufacturing, oil, and more. The development has broken the gender stereotype where women are depicted as weaker and incapable.

    These bold and fearlessly ambitious entrepreneurs are shaping the future of Maharashtra, serving as mentors to millions of women and youths.

    In our Entrepreneur series today we are introducing you a very dynamic and popular Entrepreneur of Mira Road who is known  for her remarkable and outstanding performance in the field of Decorates who always believes in Women Empowerment. Yes we are talking about Sushma Nandgaokar, she shares her Entrepreneurial journey with Hello Mumbainews.com reporter Sejal Bhise 


    Hello Everyone Myself Sushma Nandgaokar,

    Welcome to my Profile,

    I started working at an early age. I always wanted to gain knowledge and experience. I successfully completed my 10-12 years in Financial markets. Post that I headed Operations for an educational institute and then took my maternity break. But within one year I knew I wanted to start something. My mother has always been my inspiration, she guided me and my entrepreneurial journey began. I have always been fascinated with handmade and eco-friendly products. I started looking for some fine handmade, eco-friendly products and realized there are not many options available in the market and the available products are overpriced.

    I started working and researching on it and developed my brand “thedecorous.com”

    Here I am focused on upcycling fabrics and making unique designs and patterns for my clients. We encourage textile owners, tailors, boutique houses to collaborate with us for upcycling their excess fabric.

    Apart from upcycling fabric, we also upcycle waste material received from sofa manufactures, curtain manufacturers, etc.

    I design and manufacture the best quality of sustainable and eco-friendly bags and fashion accessories.

    I have a huge range of handmade products like handbags, backpacks, pouches, potlis, wallets, etc.

    I have a huge range of eco-friendly, lightweight jewelry completely handmade with crochet.

    Knitting, hand painting, embroidery, quilling are different skills which incorporate with our products. All my products are made by woman artisans of lower-income groups and karigars from Dharavi.

    I also have training programs for underprivileged women by which we encourage them to be self-independent.

    To date, we have completed more than 200 exhibitions in Mumbai and Pune. During each exhibition, I educate people on how our products are made and how they can start making the smart choice of using eco-friendly products.

    My USP is we customize a single product to bulk quantity.

    My dream is to make handmade, sustainable, and Made In India products available in global markets.

    When you have a supporting husband and cooperating family you are certain to achieve your goals. Just be determined to do it.

    “What we save today will save us tomorrow” Remember there is no planet B.

    Follow the mantra – REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE

    You can visit us online :

    facebook.com/thedecorous

    Instagram : decorous bags

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