August 21 2021 by Admin
Soon after completing her graduation, Mamta Kharroman, who grew up in Shillong, pursued her flair for designing and stitching by enrolling herself in the tailoring classes offered by PMKVY. During the course of her training, she made acquaintances with a lot of local women, who wished to pursue designing as a profession just like her but lack of financial support deterred them from chasing their dreams. However, this sparked a business idea in Mamta’s mind. An enterprise that manufactures affordable uniforms for institutes, hospitals, corporates, and organizations alike, generating employment opportunities for the local women, who are interested in tailoring and designing to pursue their ambition and develop their skills. Mamta took a leap of faith and founded her business venture, Uniform World, in February, 2020. Initially, she focused on manufacturing uniforms for schools primarily. Unfortunately, the early phase of her entrepreneurial journey didn’t go as planned. The world was soon hit by a pandemic and the country went into a lockdown. And the schools were shut down indefinitely, which was a huge blow to her business.
Uniform World was majorly banking on the orders that it got from the schools and it became extremely difficult for Mamta to sustain her business, which was still in its nascent stages. There was a brief period when the future of her business seemed bleak. However, she noticed a rising opportunity. The demands for face masks and medical scrubs surged in those trying times. And without any further delay, she contacted DIC. She was able to manufacture and supply more than 1000 pieces of masks within a very short span of time. She also took orders and supplied medical scrubs to some of the corona care centers in Meghalaya with the help of PRIME.
A thankful Mamta says, “PRIME is like a parent to me because the PRIME team has nourished and helped my business grow from the very beginning. The knowledge and power that PRIME bestowed upon me and the other entrepreneurs is irreplaceable in our entrepreneurial journey. PRIME has helped me to shape my business and make it refined, and I am proud to be a part of the Chief Minister’s E-Championship Challenge 2020.”
Currently, she is manufacturing triple-layered pure cotton masks to help battle the second wave of the pandemic. Moreover, she successfully bagged orders from two different schools in Shillong, and with the help of her able workforce, she delivered them on time. Uniform World has a strong social component attached to it. Mamta engages local tailors by delegating a substantial amount of work to them periodically, improving their livelihood to an extent.
Mamta dreams to have her own outlet in the coming days and create her own branding with the finest of packaging. She is planning to engage more women from the state by training them and developing their skills so that in the near future, Mamta’s women-led Uniform World transforms itself into a renowned brand, especially known for delivering finished clothing of premium quality.