If you are looking for handicrafts from Pune, then this is the treasure house for you. This quaint store is located in the historic precincts of Vishrambaug wada. Handcrafted items include an array of bags, jewellery boxes, pouches, mobile pouches, photo frames, batwas, warli art, soft toys, vanity case, folders, file made out of ‘khaan fabric’, ‘batwas’ smart bags, pouches, artefacts like gift boxes, soft toys, photoframes. All these items are hancrafted by budding women entrepreneurs. Another section provides Ayurvedic hair oils, aromatic herbal body scrub called ‘utna’, attar that are pure and organic. SMILE intends to start a full fledged organic section soon.
Smile is a joint venture of the Sfurti Mahila Mandal and the Pune Municipal Corporation started under the leadership of Vandana Chavan. Smile provides a platform to women and beneficiaries from other economically vulnerable sectors to sell their products.
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