Creating Social Impact Through Products, Mumbai’s Turn Around Shop Is One Of A Kind

by Tejashee Kashyap
Creating Social Impact Through Products, Mumbai’s Turn Around Shop Is One Of A Kind

When it comes to thrift stores, fair trade stores, and shops that support local artisans and producers, Mumbai has always been a treasure chest. For the ones looking to buy something that also benefits a social cause, Turn Around Shop is here to charm you!

Exploring Turn Around Shop

It was founded by Nandini J Singh, an Indian artist with a distinctive style that blends traditional Indian art forms with contemporary aesthetics. She has exhibited her work in galleries and museums, exploring themes of identity, culture, and social justice.


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The Turn Around Shop is Mumbai’s first Social Impact destination, selling NGO and small social enterprise products from all over India to benefit various causes. Starting on April 2023, the shop has a cosy and welcoming atmosphere, with colourful walls and quirky decor. A number of initiatives have been established to ensure the brand uses its business to create positive change.

Everything in the store has a social impact, with an ethos of sustainability and community. They also carry donated branded pre-loved clothes, with all sales paid directly to non-profit organizations.

Giving Back To The Earth


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Through its partnership with support for local communities, commitment to sustainability, and innovative marketing initiatives, the place aims to become a leading brand in the social impact space. Their donation exchange of preloved clothes, accessories, and homeware also sees proceeds going 100% to various charities they support.

One of the unique features of Turn Around Shop is spreading positivity and optimism while you’re out there shopping. Moreover, it prioritises sustainable and ethical goods that include sourcing products from local and sustainable sources, using eco-friendly packaging and materials and even some designed by young autistic kids as part of their school art projects.

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Overall, Turn Around Shop is a one-of-a-kind store in Mumbai, promoting sustainability and conscious consumerism. With its unique collection of second-hand items, friendly staff, and commitment to environmentalism, it’s no surprise that the shop will soon work to become a favourite among locals and visitors alike.

Where: Sterling Tower, Gamdevi Rd, Gamdevi, Mumbai
When: 11 am–7 pm (Closed on Mondays)

Cover image credits: Wikimedia Commons