11 Fabric Shops Around Kochi To Become Your Own Designer

11 Fabric Shops Around Kochi To Become Your Own Designer

  • 06 Jun 2016
  • Fathima AbdulKader
  • Features

One fine Sunday I go to a wedding in the family. I am working my stylish readymade Salwar and the worst imaginable thing happens- I see a girl wearing my exact same outfit! The rage of looking “mass produced” I felt at the moment, fuelled me to swear off readymades forever.  If you are like me and prefer to choose fabrics, embellishments and design your own outfit head on down to these stores around the city that can cater to your designing needs.

For the Ladies:

Milan Design

Habeeb Towers, Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Opp.Maharajas College Ground, Karikkamuri, Shenoys, Kochi

Phone: 0484 236 0101

10am - 9pm

An all purpose fabric shop to meet your designing needs, Milan Design has the same number of designers as sales people to help any client with their custom designing needs.


De Fab

Address: 12th Cross Rd, Panampilly Nagar, Kochi, Kerala 682036

Phone: 0484 319 1619

10am - 8pm

Owned by one of the renowned designer in Kerala, De Fab is a boutique that also sells fabrics and embellishments by the meter. You can also get custom handworks done if your design requires it.


Threads Clasilks

Address: Panampilly Nagar Ave, KV Nagar, Panampilly Nagar, Kochi, Kerala 682036

Phone: 0484 231 0762


Threads Clasilks is an earthy boutique that sells ethnic prints and natural fabrics like cotton and jute along with traditional jewellery. Their principle is ‘less is more’ and you will find elegant formal options here. 


Level 10

Address: Convent Junction, Market Road, Kochi, Kerala 682011

Phone: 0484 237 2727


Level 10 is a favourite for the college going crowd of Kochi. The shop is filled with colourful and on trend prints and is also easier on the pocket. They have enthusiastic sales people who are always there to help you decide what border would go with that net fabric that could have a print lining to keep things trendy. 


Cameella Boutique

Address: Opp. Catholic Syrian Bank, Press Club Rd, Marine Drive, Ernakulam, Kerala 682011

Phone: 0484 307 1825


Set in Convent Road (the material hub of Kochi), Cameella Boutique is yet another designer store that also sells fabrics. You can design your dream outfit with the help of  in-house designers.


Garden Store

Address: Shalimar Chambers, Convent Rd, Ernakulam, Kerala

Phone: 0484 236 5442


One of the first popular stand alone fabric shops, Garden Store catered to boutique owners and tailors. The variety in fabrics popularized this shop in a short time among the larger public as well. They have many options in borders, laces, embellishments and materials that will have you wanting more.


For the Men:

Linen Club

39/4810 Tharakan Building,Near Sony Centre, Ravipuram, M.G.Road, Kerala
Phone: 0484 2370808

9.30am - 7pm

A linen brand from Aditya Birla group of fabrics with backing by Rohit Bal. With over 11 outlets in Kerala Linen Club is the go to fabric shop for most men in Kerala. Fresh cottons, printed linen and more, they also have their own tailoring unit.


Club Burgoyne

Address: First Floor, Shop No. 33, Abad Nucleus Mall, Pandavath Rd, Shastri Nagar, Maradu, Ernakulam, Kerala 682304

Phone: 0484 393 2629

10am - 9.30pm

A linen fabric brand that can be traced back to 1912 Ireland, Club Burgoyne is a brand for those who prefer their clothes to be made to perfection.


And if you want to keep your options open, head down to the readymade textile shops where you can get readymade outfits or have the option to shop for fabric.



Address: Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Ernakulam, Kerala 682035

Phone: 0484 411 2233


The house of silks has more to offer than ever. Seematti stocks everything from exquisite bridals to delicate innerwear. In fact, choosing between Seemati and Jayalakshmi is one of the most impossible things that a Kochiite can do. Their fabric collection is also one to look to in times of fabric shopping needs and is a popular destination in Kochi for locals and visitors.


Jayalakshmi Silks

Address: Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Shenoys, Kochi, Kerala 682035

Phone: 0484 429 9999

9.30am - 8pm

One of the much-loved textile shops in Kochi, Jayalakshmi is usually looked to for sarees. The shops however, have a large collection of fabrics that can be bought by the metre.The multi-storied establishment is on the list of many tourists and caters to many wedding shopping parties.



Address: P.B.No.1774, Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Ernakulam South, Ernakulam, Kerala 682016

Phone:  0484 237 4175

10am - 8.30pm

Parthas is the go to place if you have to do wardrobe basics shopping such as plain skirts, palazzos, cotton kurtas etc. They also have an extensive collection of daily wear fabrics at affordable prices on the ground floor. They have seperate floors for mens wear, sarees and kids fashion.


Words: Fathima Abdul Kader

Images: Various Sources

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