Is that kurta you bought in last sale too tight to wear now or that favourite dress from last summer now hangs loose on your body? Is your wardrobe full of clothes you love but can’t wear because they don’t fit you anymore? Is your local tailor too fussy to take up alteration jobs and makes you wait for months to do a simple job? If your answer to the above questions is YES, then we have a super solution for you. Refittings.com – a one stop solution to all your clothing alteration needs. All you need to do is visit their website or whatsapp them your address and requirement details. A doorstep pickup will be scheduled. You need to give them all the clothes that need refitting along with a sample for sizing reference. Once the job is done (current turn around time is 7 days), the clothes will be delivered back at your doorstep. Now that’s a life saver of a service.
Refittings is the brainchild of Mrs. Yamika Mehra, who herself was too tired of the unprofessional attitude of the local tailors, specially in case of alteration jobs. She thought if it’s a problem for her, it must be a problem for a lot of other people as well. Hence, Refittings was born.
Having spent 10 years in IT Sales, Yamika started this venture with absolutely no idea about the fashion industry. But the key to her motivation was solving a widespread problem. “Refittings” caters to both men and women. They even alter kids’ garments. They even can increase the size of the jeans (yes, magic) and this is one of their specialties. So you can now take out your favourite jeans from the closet and have it altered to wear once again.
There is a social angle to this venture as well. Refittings is a woman first organisation. It is a woman led and women operated business. Most of their tailor partners are women who stitch from home, thereby providing them with sustained income source.
It’s been only a few months since they have started full fledged operations and within a very short time have grabbed great public response. With their efficiency and quality of work, they have already served close to 200 customers and altered approximately 1000 garments.
Future plans include scaling their presence in Kolkata and expanding to other metro cities. They are also soon going to launch a unique – “designer on call” service for new stitching jobs.
According to Yamika, the two things which inspire her to work hard are the smiles of the tailor partners and the satisfaction of her customers.